Archive for April 9, 2020
90 Day Fiancé superfan Chrissy Teigan joked about being Lisa Hamme, AKA Baby Girl Lisa's personal assistant. Apparently, Chrissy's new favorite star of the show is no longer Darcey Silva and is hopping on board the "Baby Girl" Lisa train.
Teigan is best known as a model and TV personality. She's made her love for 90 Day Fiancé known to her millions of fans since she's discovered the popular TLC show. The model has been tweeting about the series and its spin-offs since she's discovered them. She even went as far as to make footage of her Thai mom pretending to be a star of 90 Day Fiancé. She's showed her love for the show when she received a Cameo from fan-favorite, Darcey for her birthday. She even took to Instagram to recreate the iconic steak scene between Darcey and Jesse Meester with her husband John Legend.
The Hollywood star is known for her great humor and her love of all things reality TV. The mother of two has been keeping up with the current season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, as she has also posted information regarding Big Ed and Sojaboy. Despite how rough Lisa is around the edges, none of that has scared away Chrissy, as she has continued to show her love for Lisa by setting Twitter bio to "personal assistant to babygirl Lisa," check it out in the post below (via @90dayfiancenews).
Fans wondered what exactly the job description would be as Lisa seems to be very demanding in what she wants. Many followers joked that she would have Teigan running around and getting rid of all Usman’s female fans. Fans and Teigan are well aware that Usman has had it rough thanks to his fiancée Lisa. She has shown herself to be overbearing and totally psychotic. The reality star goes as far as to privately message and fan or source that says anything negative about her and bullies them. In the most recent episode, the odd couple was entrenched in a fight that led to Usman walking out and Lisa doubling down and asking if they should end their relationship. Usman made it perfectly clear that he does not want to be disrespected anymore.
Fans were excited to know that even models enjoy the subtle drama that the TLC hit delivers. The network recently let fans know that the tell-all special would be postponed, but maybe Teigan would be able to step up and deliver her own take and much needed comedic responses to the couple’s journeys. Either way, fans are sure to be hearing more from Chrissy in the future, as the season is sure to heat up.
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days airs Sundays at 8pm EST on TLC.
War never changes, but Fallout 76 is in for a grand overhaul with the addition of its new Wastelanders update, and the free expansion's launch trailer promises a whole new adventure for those willing to return to Appalachia. Upon its release in 2018, Fallout 76 was met with critical derision and a slew of vitriol from the Fallout fanbase. Despite being built on the engine of the generally acclaimed Fallout 4, the online-only Fallout 76 lacked any of the franchise's signature charm or character – literally, there were no human NPCs in the game, only static robots and a plethora of corpses to discover at the end of seemingly every repetitive quest-line.
Fallout 76 also lacked the settlements of earlier titles in the franchise, making the game's massive open world feel like little more than a bland dungeon littered with menial tasks. There was some excitement to be found while playing with friends, but Fallout 76's numerous technical problems prevented the game from being anything more than a colossal disappointment for most players who had been anticipating it's release. Nevertheless, publisher Bethesda seemed committed to making Fallout 76 worth playing, and they slowly patched the game to a more enjoyable state. While still riddled with bugs and technical troubles, Fallout 76 is at least massively improved over its status at launch, and the game's newest update hopes to make it even better.
In a promising development, Bethesda announced the Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 at E3 2019. The free update would add NPCs into the game and include a whole new questline driven by a more tangible story than had been present in the game. Now, after multiple delays, the April 14 launch of Wastelanders is finally imminent, and Bethesda has released a new trailer on YouTube to mark the occasion. Check it out below:
Set to the rock and roll classic "C'mon Everybody" by Eddie Cochran, the trailer shows off some of the much-wanted NPCs and quest moments players will encounter in Fallout 76: Wastelanders. While it's too early to say if the free expansion will effectively reboot the game the way players are hoping, the footage displayed certainly looks promising and will definitely provide a different experience than Fallout 76 players are used to.
The launch of Fallout 76 was nigh-unforgivable, but if Wastelanders truly lives up to its potential, then Bethesda will have truly accomplished something great, turning what was once almost an abject failure into a genuinely good game. It might not be enough to make up for the numerous controversies which have defined Fallout 76's existence for the past year-and-a-half, from nylon bags and mold-prone power armor helmets to overpriced DLC and an outrageously overpriced Fallout 1st subscription service, but if Fallout 76: Wastelanders lives up to its potential, maybe players will find it in their hearts to give the game a second chance.
Stephen King had to change the setting of his new book because of coronavirus. Despite many of the world’s day-to-day routines being drastically altered by the pandemic, it’s often easy to forget how the virus can also have subtle effects on life.
So far, the world has watched as one major event after another has been canceled. Anything and everything that brings large groups of people together in close proximity has been put on hold. While it’s anything but convenient, it is an unfortunate yet necessary measure. The coronavirus (aka COVID-19) has infected 1.5 million people around the globe, and an end to the pandemic still isn’t within sight. While initial measures such as event cancellations and eventual lockdowns have made it clear what sort of stranglehold the virus has on the world, everyone is experiencing their own issues and difficulties during this challenging time. However, as with everything, there is always an upside. For creatives, at least, being forced to stay home can potentially unlock new ideas and projects. With nothing but time on their hands, some artists have seen a surge in creativity.
At age 72, American author Stephen King has earned a career in which he is internationally known as one of the greatest horror novelists of all time. King has already touched upon the issue of a pandemic in his 1978 novel, The Stand. But while the plague that haunts the characters of that novel is far more severe than that of coronavirus, King has found himself affected on a creative level by the real-life pandemic. On the one hand, social distancing and a lockdown have helped him to get to work on a new novel. Still, as King revealed in a recent interview with NPR, the unexpected rise of coronavirus has made creative alterations necessary as well:
“I set [the book I'm working on] in the year 2020 because I thought, "OK, when I publish it, if it's in 2021, it will be like in the past, safely in the past." And then this thing came along, and I immediately looked back through the copy that I'd written and I saw that one of the things that was going on was that two of my characters had gone on a cruise. ... And I thought, "Well, no, I don't think anybody's going on cruise ships this year." And so I looked at everything and I immediately set the book in 2019, where people could congregate and be together and the story would work because of that.”
The title of the new novel has yet to be revealed, but it does appear that the current global situation is steering the narrative in a direction that King had not anticipated. It may seem that those small details, such as whether or not people would be taking a cruise in 2020, are very minor, but, whether we like it or not, the coronavirus has now made itself into a significant historical landmark. For King to ignore even a cursory mention of the disease in his work would feel wrong - like omitting any mention of World War II in a novel set in the 1940s. It’s because King has the foresight to understand how such an event will be seen in hindsight that makes him such a skilled author. Tapping into the fear and uncertainty of his subjects is part of what has made King so successful.
Whether or not the coronavirus and its grim global reality will gradually make up more of King’s new novel remains to be seen. However, King is certainly no stranger to the whims of creative inspiration. Many of the author’s past novels have come about as the result of a slight incident or experience that suddenly took precedence in his life. Coronavirus has certainly taken precedence in all our lives at the moment, and it will be interesting to see just how this tragedy affects King’s creative work.