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In a year of celebrity losses, this is the first one that doesn’t require funeral arrangements, unless we’re talking about Rhonda Rousey’s UFC career. After suffering a stunning defeat by Amanda Nunes in a 48-second defeat, Rousey left without saying a word about the upset. The hype of her coming back to reclaim the title after an 11-month leave made Friday’s fight one of the most anticipated since CM Punk’s debut, which ended in a loss as well. But now after her second loss, many are starting to believe that she isn’t as beastly as she used to be and is now time to leave the octagon for other endeavors.
Rousey made her name in the UFC for being the longest reigning champion of the women’s division and has since then been featured on video game covers, hosting SNL, and appearing in box office movies. Maybe it’s time she takes a page from Dwayne, The Rock, Johnson’s book and look for other things to make a mark. For instance, after her Wrestlemania 30 feature fans of the brand wondered if she would step foot into the ring. There was also video of her with Brock Lesner in the WWE locker rooms with other women wrestlers so after tonight it may be a good route to go.
There is also the movies still. She can continue taking on female dominant roles in action movies like she did in the ‘Expendables’. If she still wants to fight but doesn’t want any more damage to her credibility in the UFC, she can take a step down and go to Bellator.
It’s to0 early to find out what’s next for the fighter but despite her 48-second lost, she still holds the record for fastest knockout with 16 seconds against Alexis Davis. At the moment it’s up to Dana White to find out what are his hopes for her as the fight proves that the division is growing with more fierce competitors.
Wow, OMG, WTF, are among the three letter words that fans of the entertainment world have posted on their social media throughout 2016. Just when you thought the year would end without more bad news, Christmas day began the three-day streak of deaths including Wham member George Michael, 53, Comedian Ricky Harris, 54, and today’s announcement of “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, 60. Below is a description of the latest celebrities who have died over the holiday season.
Michael was known for his hits including ‘Careless Whisper’, and ‘Last Christmas’. He was also known in the entertainment world by his addiction to drugs including cocaine. He struggled with his sexuality but came out as gay in 1998. Artists and celebrities including Elton John and Ellen Degeneres expressed their condolences through their twitter after the announcement. Even if people weren’t a fan of him personally, they’re a fan of him if they watch carpool karaoke with James Corden as the late night host gave the credit to Michael for starting it all. He died from heart failure and was found by his partner Christmas morning.
Comedian Ricky Harris was most popularly known in the urban comedy ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ as the ex-con Malvo. Outside of his role on EHC, he worked in other projects including ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Dope’, and ‘The People Vs. OJ Simpson’. He also lent his voice and directed music videos including Snoop Dogg’s ‘Gin and Juice’ and “Doggy Dog World’. He died of a heart attack.
Fisher became an icon to the sci-fi world with her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars Franchise. Her last appearance in the series was when she reprised her role in last year’s ‘The Force Awakens’. Her death comes just a week after the release of the latest title ‘Rogue One’. She suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition leading up to her death this afternoon.
There are four days left in the year and everyone is hoping that the year ends without another death in the entertainment world. in 2016 there have been over 40 celebrities deaths.
With Christmas just weeks away people are already going to the stores to shop for their friends and loved ones. The holiday season is the busiest and the most expensive time of the year and shoppers can expect to have a high credit card bill by the end of it all. Instead of going to the malls and spending hours looking for a gift that will be in the closet a few days later and rack up interest on your cards, there are easier and cost efficient alternatives that can make this holiday less stressful by downloading some of the latest apps that make the season work around you.
Running low on funds this holiday season and don’t want to deal with the headaches of applying for payday loans? Active Hours is the latest payday app that will loan you up to a $100 and will be deducted from your next paycheck. What makes this app different from loan stores is you don’t need a credit check to apply. Members snap a picture of their hours that they’ve worked and upload it through the app. They will receive a response through email or their notifications on when they’re able to access their money. The app is designed for people who work hourly jobs and giving them access to their money early in case of an emergency.
White elephant gifts can be the best gifts for people who are into vintage or unique items. The garage sale like app offers everything from furniture to cars, and even unopen toys and games sold by its owners. The prices listed on the app are reasonable and unlike the department stores you can talk down the price and get the items you want for even less. The only item that may be expensive on the site is the latest craze the Hatchimals which is going for $200 on the app. Its original retail price is $69.99
With items made and shipped from China, the app offers clothes, shoes, accessories, and electronics. Recently the app has been promoting items for games systems for the PlayStation 4 and the XBox One including remotes and skins that are cheaper than what you would find in game stores.
Big Company apps
Stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, and others offer exclusive deals through their apps and websites that different from the in-store price. The best recommendation is to shop through the app then schedule for in-store pickup. This will help you avoid the lines and get your shopping done in time.
What are the benefits of using these apps
The best benefit of these apps is the notification feature. you can set the apps to notify you when a product is in stock or sign up for updates on sales and upcoming events to give you the edge over shoppers who still choose to wait in line for hours.
These are just a few of the hundreds of apps that will make your holiday season more festive by keeping you from flipping through the sales adds. The best part of these apps, they’re all free.