‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

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…

Guess Who Took Home the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Sharna Burgess, James Hinchcliffe, Artem Chigvintsev, Jenna Johnson, Jake T. Austin, 
Sasha Farber, Terra Jole, Allison Holkder, Jana Kramer, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, 
Laurie Hernandez, Rick Perry, Valentine Chmerkovskiy, Amber Rose, Calvin Johnson Jr., 
Maureen McCormick, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte and Lindsay Arnold (ABC)
In what seems like just a week ago that season 23 of Dancing with the Stars had just got started and now a new winning couple has been crowned. The final three couple competing in tonight’s broadcast were gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, race car driver James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess and footballer Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold. But before the winning couple could be announced, tributes to all of the other dancing pairs had to be represented as well.

Filmed partly in the DWTS ballroom and partly at the retail center, The Grove, the night featured musical performances by Vanilla Ice, Kenny “Babyface” Edmunds and Jana Kramer (who all competed this season as well) and Andy Grammer.

As has been the tradition in recent seasons, the competition ended with one final routine called the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” where the three remaining contenders had less than 24 hours to prepare and perform one last dance.

When it was all said and done, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy danced away with the prize.

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