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Dear Mr Damon, Recently I read quite a few articles that made references to your comments about gay actors keeping their personal lives private and how coming out will most likely have a negative effect on their careers. (Because who wants to see a gay actor as a leading man right?) Now I need to firstly clarify that I am a massive fan of your work. Good Will Hunting was an amazing, well written, brilliantly acted and ultimately thought provoking film. I have studied and performed some of the scenes myself. It’s a masterpiece. I am a fan. But I need to say after reading your comments and then watching your ‘retraction’ interview on Ellen (the most beautiful cover girl there ever was) with all due respect Mr Damon – you broke my heart. Here’s the lowdown on me; I am twenty-four years...
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When Lena first brought up the idea of Lenny to me, I was excited. Excited to speak to Lena, who I think is a genius, and excited to start thinking about what to complain about (that’s not what she pitched me, it’s just what I’m gonna do). When it comes to the subject of feminism, I’ve remained ever-so-slightly quiet. I don’t like joining conversations that feel like they’re “trending.” I’m even the asshole who didn’t do anything about the ice-bucket challenge — which was saving lives — because it started to feel more like a “trend” than a cause. I should have written a check, but I fucking forgot, okay? I’m not perfect. But with a lot of talk comes change, so I want to be honest and open and, fingers crossed, not piss anyone off. It’s hard for me to speak about my experience as a...
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"Now, I'm writing this open letter to ABS-CBN not as an AlDub fan, but as a long-time fan of "It's Showtime". I know your ratings are affected by this so-called Kalyeserye. I also understand that this is business and that you need to try all possible strategies to keep your advertisers. However, I regret to inform you that you failed me, and I know I'm not the only one. Otherwise, I will not have the guts to write this. To the producers of It's Showtime, let's face the truth. You will not get Pastillas Girl on your show if AlDub is not giving you headaches, right? For now, let's forger that Pastillas Girl cursed on her video. Let's ignore that she only copied that pastillas recipe. I don't care if she had a miscarriage, stopped schooling because of failing grades or has joined a...
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Dear Mr. Cena: With all of the talk you have been doing about “real men” over the past two Raws, I have come to the realization that you have no clue as to what a real man is. Your motto, your creed, your catchphrase is “Hustle, Loyalty, Respect”. On the face of it, those are good words and qualities to live by. But, in your case, they are just about as shallow and phony as you are. Yes, you do hustle. You hustle for WWE. You hustle the fans. You hustle everyone in your endless hypocrisy. What kind of person singles out a child with cancer in the crowd in order to quieten the boos that are about to drive you out of the building? What kind of person uses charitable efforts such as Make A Wish in order to promote his “brand” and his company? While I commend the work you do...
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Dear JK Rowling, I am unabashedly a huge Harry Potter fan. I first encountered Harry when I was in Junior High, volunteering at the public library (nerd status, I know). The children’s librarian handed me book 1, and I was hooked. I even used to frequent Harry Potter message boards back in the day with my friend Kathleen (we were “Parvati” and “Lavender” cause we also shared an interest in divination, ha). Anyway, all this is to say, Harry holds a sacred spot in my heart. But I’m not one of those fans who can recite things verbatim, or remember every tiny detail, so if I’m missing something, I hope one of those fans will help me out. I’ve been interestedly following the news that there is a new Harry Potter prequel-of-sorts in the works, for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...
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Dear Chris: I really did not want to write this open letter, and would have preferred to speak to you in person, in private. Indeed, ever since the domestic violence incident with Rihanna two years ago there have been attempts, by some of the women currently or formerly in your circle, women who love and care deeply about you, to bring you and I together, as they felt my own life story, my own life experiences, might be of some help in your journey. For whatever reasons, that never happened. By pure coincidence, I wound up in a Harlem recording studio with you about three months ago, as I was meeting up with R...
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Open letter for GMA Network and The viewers Masaya ako sa ngayon natatamo kasikatan ng AlDub/ MaiDen dahil naisasama ang pangalan ng Eat Bulaga at ang GMA. Proud Kapuso ako. Madalas sabihin ng tao "Hindi naman marunong mag-alaga ng artista yang GMa na yan eh". Pero sa tingin ko hindi nagkulang ang network, at ang mga artista nila. Kundi kayo mga viewers na ang habol lang para maki-uso lang. Tuloy ang GMA network na maglabas o mag-magproduce na dekalidad na programa para sa atin kaso hindi niyo nagawa pansinin dahil sa pagtapat ng mga Branded nila artista. Naging issue ba sa GMA ang ratings para ipag-walang bahala nila dekalidad na programa nila? I guess not. Dahil patuloy parin sila pagbigay na quality na programa para sa manunuod nila. Katulad ng The Rich Man's Daughter at My Husband...
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I always wanted to write a letter to you. A letter explaining how much of an effect you had on my entire way of thinking. I put it off and forgot about it, because I presumed if I wrote you a letter you would receive so many you might never even get to read it. Now I've missed my chance and it is something I regret. If I had ever gotten the chance to meet you I would've thanked you. Your books thought me how to deal with the world. I first found your books when I was a teenager and in subtle words and sarcasm you explained to a timid teenager what to expect from the world around them. The way you wrote about people, you explained how most people react in different situations. I've learnt so much from your books and your characters, reading "you do the job thats in front of you" as...
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An Open Letter to Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen Dear Joe and Bryan, As a long time listener and fan I’d like to write to you both regarding your views on Education and the Economy. I feel that both of you underestimate the value these institutions have in society and culture as a whole. We have greater autonomy as individuals than ever before. Unfortunately this can create an attitude dismissive towards institutions playing the roles of cornerstones in civilization. On both accounts I feel your misguided views come from a disconnect between created value and inherent value. Ultimately what we all appreciate are good people whose words we can trust. In the long run Education and Economics reward these attributes. Regardless of technical proficiency or perceived skill, if...
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Dear Ms. Rowling, I wanted to write you a letter so that you'd know there are writers, as well as readers, who think Lynn Shepherd is wrong. On their behalf, I beseech you not to give up writing as she suggested. I hope this missive doesn't arrive too late... Like many authors, Ms. Shepherd is frustrated at the rocky, dusty, and rock-dusty path we writers tread. Success seems so far away and despite our efforts to pen works of art and then peddle them to our readers, the best-seller lists contain mostly the names of the already-famous. James Patterson, Michael Connolly, Donna Tartt. You. I mean, where's my castle in Scotland? But don't feel bad, because Ms. Shepherd is wrong. You haven't stolen any of my readers, nor bumped me from the front table at Barnes...
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