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Someone Please Send Me A Memo For When Donald Trump Learns This News About Greta Thunberg Inching In On His Territory

There’s no denying that the world has an intense obsession with climate activist and queen bee  Greta Thunberg.  The straightforward teen who has had her mind on enacting change for the climate crisis by leading school climate strikes and delivering damning speeches has caught the attention of just about everyone within the past year. And she’s touched people too. In the past year, researchers have reported a massive uptick in positive approaches to helping the environment. In June of this past year, Swedish Railways reported  that t the number of Swedes taking the train for domestic journeys had risen by 8% from the previous year. Recently TIME magazine featured her as their Time Person Of The Year, much to President Donald Trump’s chagrin. 

Thunberg’s impact on the globe and our environment has been so inspiring, Hulu wants to make a documentary about her.

Currently titled “Greta,” the climate activist is ready to talk to you face to face… via a TV screen.

 On Monday, it was announced by the big time streaming service that Thunberg is set to be the subject of one of their latest documentaries. Tentatively titled “Greta” the Hulu documentary is said to focus on the climate change activist and her activism. In a statement to Deadline, Hulu released a longline that describes the film as following Thunberg beginning in 2019.  

“In August 2018, Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school? Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. The quiet teenage girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world-famous activist.”

The documentary is directed by Nathan Grossman, the same creator behind the documentary The Man Who Played with Fire about writer Stieg Larrson of the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Series. Through the documentary, audiences will have a chance to watch journey of Thunberg from her days as a Swedish teen kicking off her own first school strike in Stockholm, Sweden in 2018 through to her appearances as parliaments and massive international protests this year. According to Deadline, the documentary has been made to “make the world understand the urgency of the climate crisis.”

The documentary is set to provide insight into Thunberg’s progression from an early age.

The film, which does not have a known date yet but is slated to be released in 2020, apparently was made possible after Hulu worked to follow Thunberg from her first burst into activism as a solo school strike participant. At the time, Thunberg challenged politicians and adults across the globe demanding them to answer the question “If you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school?”

Within just this past year, Thunberg’s strikes have sparked an international movement. 

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Thunberg has held court with leading world leaders, she addressed the world in iconic speach at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, and more recently she received a nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. During her September appearance at the United Nations summit, Thunberg shamed leaders for imploring her help with this massive and devastating issue.  “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean,” she said. “Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.”

Thunberg’s presence has more than just shaken up our attention to the climate crisis, she’s also gotten under the skin of some of the biggest and conservative world leaders in existence.

Greta Thunberg/TwitterLast month, Trump, aged 73 and an extreme climate change denier, tweeted about Greta’s big TIME honor.

It was announced the Thunberg had been named Person of the Year by Time magazine this week for her uncompromising contribution to changing the course of the climate crisis. Most watching were relieved to find that the magazine had selected Thunberg in favor of a figure like Donald Trump. ( In 2016, the magazine selected Trump after his presidential election and disruption of traditional politics.) His selection had disgusted those who’d watched his horrendous campaign and attacks on women, people of color and other minorities throughout his campaign. So to say that the selection of a person devoted to changing the world for the better delighted most of us, would be an understatement.  Donald Trump however, proved to be extremely unhappy. 

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

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Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

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Ben Affleck & Marc Anthony Spoke Frankly About J.LO And My Nostalgic Aughts-Self Is Giving A Toast

No doubt, as the Latina Queen of Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez has played the better half of quite a few relationships and not just on-screen. From Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy and P Diddy, to Casper Smart Lopez has been The Strong Woman behind some pretty well-known men.

Her exes Marc Anthony (whom J.L o shares twins Emme and Max, 13 with) and Ben Affleck know it, and in a recent interview, they opened up about what they really think of her.

For her recent May cover of InStyle magazine, Lopez’s feature story included insights from her former loves Anthony and Affleck on everything from her drive to her ageless beauty.

In honor of the singer and actor’s 30-year run in the entertainment industry, the magazine featured her and her most prolific exes. For the interview, both Anthony and Affleck commented on Lopez’s character, heart, and business savvy. “The thing about Jennifer is her ability to see and understand things before they happen,” Anthony, explained in his interview.

Anthony, a singer and actor who starred in the 2001 film In the Time of the Butterflies was married to Lopez from 2004 to 2014.

“Before she even brings an idea up, she has visualized it a thousand times. And if anyone says it might not be the greatest idea, she’ll say, ‘You just don’t see it yet.’ Nine times out of 10, she’ll nail it. She’s the first one in the room and the last to leave. The hardest worker I’ve ever met,” Anthony went onto share. “When we were together, it was quite the opposite for me. That has changed since. I learned so much from her. She’s the original!”

Affleck who dated J.LO in 2002 and starred alongside her in the films “Gigli” and “Jersey Girl” also spoke openly about Lopez.

“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out, the seriousness in which she took her work, the quiet and dedicated way she went about accomplishing her goals, and then how she would go back and redouble her efforts,” Affleck, whose romance with Lopez earned him the other part of the nickname “Bennifer” by the media, explained.

“She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,” he revealed, “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.”

At one point Affleck commented, relatably, that he felt J.Lo appeared as if she hadn’t aged since they dated.

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?” he joked.

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