Month: December 2022
Obviously posed shots, not paparazzi pics, but she is naked
Benny Hex, nee Joseph Ratzinger, was a ground-breaker. He was the first pope to resign since 1415, he was the only pope to retire within the Vatican walls, he was certainly the only pope to be a member of the Hitler Youth, and I think he was the only pope to speak modern German as a native language.
SIDEBAR: Benedict may be the only pope to retire, defined as “resigning because of old age.” You can see the full list of Papal renunciations here, and I couldn’t find another who met that criterion.
The most interesting one on the list is Benedict IX, who was the Grover Cleveland of popes, in that he served three non-consecutive terms as pope, starting when he was no older than 19 or 20. (Bertrand Russell suggested in The History of Western Philosophy that Benedict IX may have been as young as 11 or 12 when he became pope.) He’s the only man (or maybe I should say “the only male,” since he may have been a boy rather than a man) to hold the papacy more than once. He made the “renunciation” list because he resigned from his second term, basically having sold the papacy to a relative.
What a guy!
The other two times they basically ran him out of town. One of his successors, Pope Victor III, referred to Benedict’s “rapes, murders and other unspeakable acts of violence and sodomy. His life as a pope was so vile, so foul, so execrable, that I shudder to think of it.”
(Modern historians caution against accepting all the accusations against Benedict IX as factual since they were advanced by his enemies and rivals, who were numerous and bitter.)
Chloe Fineman is a prominent cast member on SNL.
Taken from us so young. She suffered a tragic accident while playing a particularly tough game of rugby.
Seriously, she was really old, and I had no idea she was still alive. I think she was the last living woman to have dated any of the Founding Fathers.
Kidding aside, she had a most impressive career. In fact she had at least two impressive careers, having reached the top in legitimate broadcast journalism, then reaching the top again in that touchy-feely human interest chit-chat.
The Daily Mail story shows her in the swimsuit on Wednesday, and then in the striped shirt.
Here is what happened in between:
Be sure to click through. My e-mail recommended picture 4 (covered topless) and picture 9 (thong). She is so-o-o cute.
My recap, including links to film clips.
The original nomination list can be found here. That includes links to still from each production.
Here are the results of the qualifying round, which determined which of the nominees would appear on the final ballot, and how they would be seeded. Fifty six actresses moved to the final round based on having received at least one first-place vote, and four others were advanced based on a good overall score. In that round, Emma Corrin had the most first-place votes and Sydney Sweeney had the best overall score. Some of the scenes that did fairly well in the qualifying round (like Aubrey Plaza in The White Lotus), dropped far down the leader board because there was no case to make for them as the very best scene of the year.