Meat Mountain unleashed on Dayton 

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Arby's Meat Mountain has hit the Dayton area. Photo: Arby's/Facebook
Arby's
Arby's Meat Mountain has hit the Dayton area. Photo: Arby's/Facebook(Arby's)

So much for giving up meat for Lent. 

Arby’s has unleashed Meat Mountain on the fine citizens who call Dayton and surrounding communities home. 

What is Meat Mountain you ask? 

Well, it ain’t for two-bit wimps. 

The 1,030-calorie sandwich includes pepper bacon, roast beef, cheddar cheese, Angus beef,  smoked brisket, corned beef, pit smoked ham, swiss cheese, roast turkey and fried chicken tenders on a star cut bun. 

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All that  Meat Mountain madness will set you back $10 or $12.50 if you make it a meal.

 It is billed as the biggest sandwich Arby’s has EVER sold, so there you have it. 

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Meat Mountain is probably not on your diet. 

Nutritional facts for Arby's Meat Mountain. Source: screen grab of Arby's website.

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Want to catch up on Marvel films before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? It'll take more than 38 hours

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

Marvel Studios’ latest mvoie  ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ premiered on  April 23, 2018, in Hollywood, California.  
Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney
Marvel Studios’ latest mvoie  ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ premiered on  April 23, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Marvel’s highly-anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War” film officially hits theaters Thursday night. Are you prepared?

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The Marvel Studios film blazoned with superheroes, villains and warriors follows 10 years of such blockbusters. It’s the 19th movie and third “Avengers” film in Marvel’s decade-long history.

While you’ll likely enjoy the new release without having watched all 18 preceding epics, you may want to brush up on some of the prerequisites, including the first two “Avengers” films, the first “Iron Man,” both “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and Marvel’s recent mega hit “Black Panther.”

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But if you are interested in a serious Marvel marathon, just know you’ll have to spare a little over a day and a half of screen time, or approximately 38 hours.

Here’s a full list of Marvel movies to catch up on, including runtime and where to watch:

Iron Man (2008)

Time: 126 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Time: 112 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTube, Google PlayiTunes.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Time: 124 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

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Thor (2011)

Time: 115 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Time: 124 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

The Avengers (2012)

Time: 143 minutes

Available on: Streaming via FX, AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Time: 130 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Time: 112 minutes

Available on: Streaming via FX, AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Time: 136 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Time: 121 minutes

Available on: Streaming via FX, AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Time: 141 minutes

Available on: Streaming via TNT, AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Ant Man (2015)

Time: 117 minutes

Available on: Streaming via TNT, AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Time: 147 minutes

Available on: Streaming via NetflixAmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Doctor Strange (2016)

Time: 115 minutes

Available on: Streaming via NetflixAmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Time: 136 minutes

Available on: Streaming via NetflixAmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Time: 133 minutes

Available on: Streaming via Starz, AmazonYouTubeGoogle Play,iTunes.

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Time: 130 minutes

Available on: AmazonYouTubeGoogle PlayiTunes

Black Panther (2018)

Time: 134 minutes

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Time: 149 minutes

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Kelis says marriage with Nas had ‘a lot of physical and mental abuse’

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 4:06 PM

In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, singer Kelis says there was physical and mental abuse in her marriage to rapper Nas. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify)
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify
In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, singer Kelis says there was physical and mental abuse in her marriage to rapper Nas. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify)(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify)

Singer Kelis and Nas divorced nearly 10 years ago, but Kelis has revealed new information about her marriage to the rapper that has stunned many. 

In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked posted Thursday, the singer opened up about her marriage to the rapper, alleging that there was infidelity and physical and mental abuse. The two met in 2002, married in 2005 and divorced in 2010.

Kelis, whose birth name is Kelis Rogers, said there were intense highs and lows throughout their relationship and admitted they “were drinking a lot” and “getting high a lot.”

“It was never normal,” she said, adding that she was 22 when she met Nas, whose birth name is Nasir Jones. “There’s no balance. There’s no normalcy.”

“I was really naive. I was madly in love, and so I took a lot that I shouldn’t have taken and that I generally -- it’s not my character at all,” she said.

“I didn’t file for divorce because he cheated. He had been cheating for two years, and I knew it. It was because on top of all the other stuff -- then you’re gonna cheat?”

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Kelis said she decided to file for divorce in 2009, when she was seven months pregnant with her son Knight. She said she couldn’t bring a baby into her toxic relationship.

“It was dark. It was really dark. There was a lot of drinking. There was a lot of, just, mental and physical abuse,” she said. “I probably would’ve stayed longer if I had not been pregnant.”

“Did he hit me? Mhm. Did I hit him back? Mhm,” she said when asked more about it. “It was because he would black out. He would drink too much, he drank way too much, he will never admit it… There are times that we would party and I would drink with him, but then he would keep drinking. And so a lot of the stuff, he may not remember.”

Kelis said she kept the abuse private because she worried how it would affect her public image.

“I remember so clearly when the pictures came out with that whole thing that happened with (Rihanna) and Chris Brown and ... I had bruises all over my body at that time.

“I wasn’t ready to walk (away),” she said. Adding that she stayed with Nas for years after that incident.

Of her decision to ultimately say something about the abuse, Kelis said, “Seeing (Rihanna) the way she looked and then looking at myself… I felt embarrassed.”

She added that she takes ownership for her own wrongs in the relationship.

“I wasn’t perfect,” she said. “I never painted myself as an angel.”

Kelis also discussed her custody battle with Nas. She alluded that the emcee was in and out of their 8-year-old son’s life. 

“A parent isn’t about showing up when you feel like it. You can’t not show up for months and then show up and try to make up your own (visitation) schedule,” she said. 

Kelis said her life now is good. She’s since moved on and is married to real estate agent Mike Mora. They have a 2-year-old son named Shepherd.

The full interview of Kelis with Hollywood Unlocked can be watched on YouTube.

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Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ is No. 1 Billboard 200 album

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 3:44 AM

Cardi B's debut studio album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
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Cardi B's debut studio album is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)(Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella/Getty Images for Coachella)

Cardi B has become the fifth female rapper to have a No. 1 record on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The rapper’s debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” debuted at No. 1 and is the biggest selling album for an R&B or hip-hop album this year. According to Nielsen Music, the release has sold 255,000 equivalent album units.

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Forbes reported that, due to a technicality, the album was eligible to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling 500,000 units. Cardi’s debut major label single, “Bodak Yellow,” has been certified 5-times platinum by the RIAA, selling 5 million copies. Ten track units is equal to one album sale, which works out to 500,000 album units.

Cardi B joins the company of Nicki Minaj, Eve, Foxy Brown and Lauryn Hill who have all had a No. 1 Billboard 200 album. 

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Singer Janelle Monae identifies as queer, pansexual in Rolling Stone interview

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 2:33 PM

Musician Janelle Monae revealed in a new interview that she identifies as queer and pansexual.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)
Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Atlantic Record
Musician Janelle Monae revealed in a new interview that she identifies as queer and pansexual. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Atlantic Records)(Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Atlantic Record)

In an interview with Rolling Stone published Thursday, Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monae addressed her sexuality, a subject that’s long been speculated under the limelight.

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Monae spoke to the magazine about being in relationships with men and women and said that while she initially identified as bisexual, after learning about pansexuality, she realized she identifies with it as well.

“Being a queer black woman in America -- someone who has been in relationships with both men and women -- I consider myself to be a free (expletives),” she said. 

“Later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

Compared with being bisexual, which means someone is attracted to more than one gender, being pansexual “means being attracted to all gender identities, or attracted to people regardless of gender,” according to LGBTQ organization GLAAD.

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Other celebrities that have spoken out about being pansexual include Miley Cyrus, Laci Green, Angel Haze and Jazz Jennings.

“I want young girls, young boys, nonbinary, gay, straight, queer people who are having a hard time dealing with their sexuality, dealing with feeling ostracized or bullied for just being their unique selves, to know that I see you,” she told Rolling Stone.

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Monae also spoke about her long-awaited third solo album “Dirty Computer,” saying,  “A lot of this album is a reaction to the sting of what it means to hear people in my family say, ‘All gay people are going to hell.’” The singer now says she serves “the God of Love.”

“Through my experiences, I hope people are seen and heard,” she said. “I may make some mistakes. I may have to learn on the go, but I’m open to this journey.”

“Dirty Computer” will be released Friday.

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