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Alec Baldwin Teases His Portrayal Of Donald Trump On Saturday Night Live ‘One More Time…’

Is this going to be it for the Donald Trump impersonation legend of our time?!

Tonight is the season finale of the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live, and there have been doubts whether Baldwin will be back next year to reprise his role as The Donald. (To be fair, there are also some reasonable doubts that Trump will even still be in office by the time SNL starts up again…)

Related: Isn’t Liberty University Supposed To Be A Christian School?!

This afternoon on Twitter, Baldwin shared a photo on set of him dressed up as Trump with a very poignant caption: “One more time…”

Oh no!!!

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!!!

Let’s hope he just means for the season, and not for forever… right?!

Guess we’ll see…

Friendly Reminder: Don’t Fuck With Spicey!!!

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Do you want to see Baldwin stay, or is it time for somebody new to take charge on Trump??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!

Harry Styles Goes To Number One On The Charts — And He Sold HOW Many More Albums Than Zayn?!

We knew Harry Styles had the chops for a HUGE solo career, but did anybody see this coming — and so fast??

According to the folks over at Hits Daily Double, Styles led the way this week with his new eponymous album that has opened to VERY strong reviews — no surprise there, since he was more or less expected to do that.

The surprise, though, is just how many records he’s selling!

Related: Liam Payne Sounds Tone Deaf AF While Speaking About Zayn

For reference, let’s look back at Zayn Malik‘s debut solo effort in April of 2016, which recorded 156,000 sales plus streaming hits over the first week. Not a small number, and it was good enough go to #1 that week, but it won’t beat Harry.

That’s because over the past week, Styles has been stylin’ and profilin’ towards 240,00 sales plus streaming plays — almost 100,000 more than Zayn!

WHOA!!!

Obviously, those are really the only two you can compare from the old One Direction bandmates, considering Liam Payne and Niall Horan have only released singles up ’til now.

But WOW. You go, Harry!

And come to think of it, the Saturday Night Live appearance, the video, all the pop-up concerts and special stars he’s been singing with… Harry has done it wisely! But still, almost 100,000 more albums?!

Amazing!!!

Related: Liam Releases Strip That Down Featuring Quavo From Migos

What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Is Harry going to sweep ‘em all away just like he did this week??

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/Dan Jackman/WENN.]

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 05/20/17



Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 30% Off on Imuto power banks, 63% Off on a USpicy Hair straightener Brush and 40% Off on Plush Mattress Pad Made in the USA with Poly Backing and Fitted Skirt.

Google has another $5 coupon for a book that sells for at least $5.01. Not everyone qualifies, but it’s worth visiting the promo page to see if you do. Combine the credit with the Bestsellers under $10 Promo Page and you’ll have a new weekend read under $5.

Bargain Picks

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers ($3.99 Kindle), by Lois P. Frankel [Business Plus / Hachette]

BEFORE YOU WERE TOLD TO “LEAN IN,” DR. LOIS FRANKEL TOLD YOU HOW TO GET THAT CORNER OFFICE

The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for hundreds of thousands of women have been career opportunities they never thought possible-at every stage of their career, from entry-level to the corner office! Stop making “nice girl” errors that can become career pitfalls, such as:

  • Mistake #13: Avoiding office politics. If you don’t play the game, you can’t possibly win.
  • Mistake #21: Multi-tasking. Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do it.
  • Mistake #54: Failure to negotiate. Don’t equate negotiation with confrontation.
  • Mistake #70: Inappropriate use of social media. Once it’s out there, it’s hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
  • Mistake #82: Asking permission. Children, not adults, ask for approval. Be direct, be confident.

Open Road One Day Deals

The Mr. Moto Novels: Your Turn, Mr. Moto; Thank You, Mr. Moto; and Think Fast, Mr. Moto ($3.03 Kindle), by John P. Marquand

John P. Marquand’s classic espionage series features Imperial Japan’s most skillful spy and the cloak-and-dagger intrigue of Asia between the world wars.

In Your Turn, Mr. Moto, the abrupt cancellation of a transpacific flight strands World War I flying ace Casey Lee in Tokyo, leaving him with little choice but to accept a lucrative job offer from Japanese secret agent Mr. Moto. The mission begins on a steamship bound for Shanghai, where Casey’s fellow passengers include Mr. Moto and Sonya, a beautiful exile from White Russia. When a Chinese man turns up dead in Casey’s stateroom, the trio is caught up in a dangerous game of subterfuge, the outcome of which might just determine the fate of their nations.

Set in 1930s Peking, Thank You, Mr. Moto, follows Tom Nelson, a jaded American expatriate, as he tries to help a gorgeous art dealer clear her name and find the real killer of a British ex-army officer trafficking stolen goods. The search leads Tom and Eleanor Joyce straight into the clutches of General Wu Lo Feng, a notorious warlord from the North who has surreptitiously entered the city. Tom and Eleanor’s only hope for survival is Mr. Moto, but can they trust the enigmatic spymaster—or are they pawns in a secret plot with stakes as monumental as they are sinister?

In Think Fast, Mr. Moto, a Honolulu gambling establishment has become a key strand in a web of political and financial intrigue stretching all the way to the Far East. Sent to convince his cousin, Eva, to close the casino, Wilson Hitchings uncovers the plot and realizes just how much danger his family is in. He and Eva have no choice but to trust Japanese secret agent Mr. Moto, who claims to be in Hawaii on a similar mission. With a cast of shady international characters tracking their every move, this unlikely trio could be facing odds far too long to beat.

First serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, the popular and acclaimed Mr. Moto Novels, which were the inspiration for eight films starring Peter Lorre, provide some of the most compelling and realistic depictions of spycraft in early twentieth-century fiction.

More Daily Deals

There is a collection of romances on the B&N Nook Daily Find and similar sales in the Google Play Book Store and at Kobo today. No doubt these are price matched in the Kindle store, for the most part.

UK Kindle Daily Deals
More Bargain Picks

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day: A Guided Meditation ($0.99 Kindle), by Andy Puddicombe [St. Martin’s Griffin / Macmillan]

How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day: A Guided Meditation. Teaser Bonus!

From one of the world’s top mindfulness experts comes the ultimate tool for clearing out mental clutter and improving every aspect of your physical and mental health.

With this ten-minute guided meditation, learn a simple yet powerful technique that’s been tested by time and now adapted to fit into even the most hectic modern lifestyle. And reap incredible benefits! Doing this exercise on a daily basis can help you relieve stress, have stronger relationships, reduce anxiety, sleep more, find a healthy weight, control your emotions, be more productive… the list goes on and on.
If you enjoy this meditation, don’t miss Andy Puddicombe’s book GET SOME HEADSPACE (coming June 2012), which provides many more techniques and exercises, as well as the fascinating science behind mindfulness.

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran ($1.99 Kindle), by Jennifer Klinec [Twelve / Hachette]

For fans of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a true story of forbidden love set against the rich cultural and political backdrop of modern-day Iran.

Jennifer Klinec is fearless. In her thirties, she abandons her bland corporate job to launch a cooking school from her London apartment and travel the world in search of delicious recipes and obscure culinary traditions. Her journey takes her to Iran, where she seeks out a local woman to learn the secrets of Persian cuisine.

Vahid is suspicious of the strange foreigner who turns up in his mother’s kitchen. Unused to such a bold and independent woman, he is frustrated to find himself, the prized only son of the house, largely ignored for the first time. But when the two are thrown together on an unexpected adventure, they discover a mutual attraction that draws them irresistibly toward each other–but also pits them against harsh Iranian laws and customs, which soon threaten to tear the unlikely lovers apart.

Getting under the skin of one of the most complex and fascinating nations on earth, THE TEMPORARY BRIDE is a soaring, intricately woven story of being loved, being fed, and struggling to belong.

*Includes Reading Group Guide*

May be price matched at eBooks.com, iTunes or Kobo for those needing EPUB.

Please see this post in regards to backing up your books purchased from B&N and this post if you are having problems with the new web design.

All prices current at the time the post is written. Most bargain books remain at their listed price until “midnight” (each store operates on it’s own timezone and schedule), but prices can change at any moment. I have seen prices change within the hour or even minutes after posting.

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Kim Zolciak And Her Family DID End Up Meeting John Legend — Apparently With No Oral Sex Involved! Ha!

Remember a couple weeks back when Kim Zolciak-Biermann tweeted at Chrissy Teigen that the reality TV star was hoping to bring her whole fam out to a John Legend concert and, uh, she’d offer up her daughter for a blowjob if she had to for tickets?!

Yeah, that joke — it was a joke — may not have gone over so well with some on Twitter, but it got Kim what she wanted: the VIP treatment!!

Related: Don’t Be Tardy For Kim News HERE!

Last night, Zolciak-Biermann posted the cutest pic (above) to her Instagram account, noting that yes, the whole fam DID get to see John Legend!!

And judging by her caption of it, too, it sounds like everybody had fun (below):

“Such a great way to end my birthday!! If you haven’t seen @johnlegend in concert you are missing out! He is incredible!! Kash is a huge John Legend fan and watching Kash watch John made me cry! So inspiring!”

Awww!

So cute, and so glad everybody in the family could enjoy — especially including Kash!

Also glad it doesn’t appear there were ANY blowjobs traded for the show.

LOLz!!

[Image via Instagram.]

Feud Alert! Katy Perry Reveals What Swish Swish Is About — Watch The Awkward Moment HERE!

Last night opposite host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, Katy Perry dished some dirt — without naming names — about something that’s been on ALL of our minds this week…

Like, who exactly might her new song Swish Swish be about???

Related: Kris Told The Kardashians To Cut Ties With Monica Rose

Of course, she couples with Nicki Minaj on the brand new track, and rumors both subtle and not-so-subtle have it that the track is all about Taylor Swift!

So would Katy go so far?? Well… kind of.

Ch-ch-check out how she plays up the moment (below)!!!

Inneresting!!!

What do U think of this whole ongoing music biz drama, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via NBC.]

Free Video – Stalingrad



Stalingrad ($12.99 Amazon/$3.99 Rental), starring Mariya Smolnikova and Yanina Studilina, is free to rent from Microsoft.

Video Description
A band of determined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to a Russian woman who has been living there. In Stalingrad, directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, the scale of the battle contrasts dramatically with the human drama of the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians and their invaders into Stalingrad.

Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Rental Expires: 6/3/2017

Get the free video rental from Microsoft.

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NBA Star Enes Kanter Was Detained In Romania, Apparently Over Criticism Of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

This is horrifying!!

NBA star Enes Kanter, a center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has apparently been detained in a Romanian airport with his passport taken away because of what appears to be his criticisms of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey.

Related: Hotel ‘Inundated With Calls’ Of People Wanting To Stay Where Chris Cornell Died

Kanter, who is Turkish, has been a vocal critic of Erdoğan’s authoritarian regime in the country, and when he was trying to fly on Saturday morning through Romania, it appears that the President — or someone in the Turkish government — got to him.

At least, that’s what Kanter thinks.

Here he is describing what happened in a video he posted to Twitter shortly after being detained, on his birthday no less, (below):

Wow.

Here’s the full tweet from Kanter earlier this morning, in which he also calls Erdoğan the “Hitler of our century”:

And a few hours later, he posted a pic with what were purportedly the two Romanian police officers tasked with monitoring him, too (below):

Inneresting…

The Oklahoma City Thunder and the NBA league offices are apparently “gathering information through the appropriate channels,” per reports, and a few hours later, Kanter was released… sort of.

His Turkish passport was completely canceled, and so he couldn’t enter Romania, but he was able to board a flight to London and leave the place behind, according to Fabian Badila, a spokesman for the Romanian border police:

“Today at around 1 p.m. local time an individual arrived from Frankfurt. My colleagues established that his travel documents weren’t valid, that they had been canceled by his home country, so he wasn’t allowed to enter the country. At around 5 p.m., he left the airport on a flight to London. While he was at the airport he wasn’t detained or locked up, he was allowed to wander around, but he couldn’t enter the country.”

Wow.

Scary!!!

[Image via Twitter.]

Free Book – Learning Python Application Development



Learning Python Application Development ($22.39 Kindle), by Ninad Sathaye, is free this afternoon, direct from Packt Publishing.

Book Description
Python is one of the most widely used dynamic programming languages, supported by a rich set of libraries and frameworks that enable rapid development. But fast paced development often comes with its own baggage that could bring down the quality, performance, and extensibility of an application. This book will show you ways to handle such problems and write better Python applications.

From the basics of simple command-line applications, develop your skills all the way to designing efficient and advanced Python apps. Guided by a light-hearted fantasy learning theme, overcome the real-world problems of complex Python development with practical solutions. Beginning with a focus on robustness, packaging, and releasing application code, you’ll move on to focus on improving application lifetime by making code extensible, reusable, and readable. Get to grips with Python refactoring, design patterns and best practices. Techniques to identify the bottlenecks and improve performance are covered in a series of chapters devoted to performance, before closing with a look at developing Python GUIs.

Get the free book from Packt Publishing. Click on Claim, log in and the book gets added to your bookshelf; you can download a DRM-Free EPUB, Mobi (Kindle) or PDF. You can also access any code files and send the the book to your Kindle Library from the My Ebooks page.

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MGM Grand Detroit ‘Inundated With Calls’ Of People Wanting To Stay In Room Where Chris Cornell Died

Why are there people out there like this?!

Apparently, the MGM Grand Detroit has been “inundated with calls” about whether the room where rock star Chris Cornell committed suicide is available.

Fans of the singer are allegedly pushing hard to stay in the same room where Cornell committed suicide on Wednesday night, after hanging himself in the bathroom.

Related: Police Report Details The Timeline Of Chris Cornell’s Death

Obviously the cops have come and gone, and now a few days after the incident, the room is vacant, but the hotel is NOT putting it up to book now.

Furthermore, there’s a chance, according to TMZ, that it’ll never be made available again.

It’s strange to think people would want to stay in a room like this, knowing the situation, but then again a similar scenario did happen after Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in El Lay.

Eventually, the hotel made that room available for guests again, but only after replacing all the furniture.

Related: All The Stars We’ve Lost In 2017

Perhaps that’ll be what the MGM Grand Detroit has to do — but regardless, it sounds like it may not be a while, if ever, before they go through with that.

Strange.

[Image via NBC.]

Harry Styles And Stevie Nicks Perform Moving Duets In Surprise Serenade — Watch HERE!

Harry Styles is doing this whole ‘solo’ look exactly right!!!

On Friday night, he was performing at The Troubadour in El Lay for just a couple hundred people when — lo and behold — Stevie Nicks jumped on stage for a couple surprise duets!!

Related: Liam Payne Sounds Tone Deaf AF While Speaking About Zayn

The pair belted out Leather And Lace, and then turned around and gave a shocked audience two more performances, too: Landslide, and a serenade of Harry’s new song Two Ghosts!

Whoa!!!

Ch-ch-check it all out (below):

#harrystyles #stevienicks Landslide!!!!!!!!! .. Harry pretty much called this the best night of his life