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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

‘DWTS’ Winner – is Anyone Really Surprised?

Bindi Irwin won Dancing With the Stars.
Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin celebrate their win. (ABC)
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In the two-hour season finale of Dancing With the Stars, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough were awarded the coveted mirrorball trophy for the 21st season of the show. But this is hardly a surprise as Irwin started out in top form from the very first episode and never really had a bad night. The ever-smiling and humble proved to be the most likeable contestant ever on the show. Some wonder if the pairing of her and Derek wasn’t a form of stacking the deck. Hough has won the competition many times in the past and ABC did its best to remind its audience every week that Irwin is the daughter of the late Steve Irwin, the former “Crocodile Hunter” which brought her to tears nearly every week and heartstrings were pulled everywhere.

Sharna Burgess was gracious that she missed the win again with partner Nick Carter who came in second. Lindsay Arnold and Alek Skarlotos came in third.

The two-hour finale included reuniting all of the seasons contestants (except for Tamar Braxton who is still receiving medical treatment for blood clots found in her lungs) including the infamous Gary Busey and the sassy Paula Dean who were featured in a “Twas the Night Before Christmas” spoof serving as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Jockey Victor Espinoza appeared as an elf.
 

It was also announced that Dancing With the Stars will return in the spring and head judge, Len Goodman, will be back.

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