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Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after her Golden Globes speech

During an acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep addressed President-elect Donald Trump.

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"An actor's only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us and let you feel what that feels like, and there are many, many performances this year that did just that," she said. "There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. It was because it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart and I still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie. It was real life."

Trump denied making fun of journalist Serge Kovaleski during a 2015 rally, but was highly criticized for flailing his arms and mocking Kovaleski.

Streep also referenced Trump's proposed plan to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S. and to ban Muslims from the country, as well as his previous demands for President Barack Obama's birth certificate.

"Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem," she said. "Where are their birth certificates? And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in London -- no, in Ireland I do believe -- and she's here nominated for playing a girl in small-town Virginia. Ryan Gosling, like all of the nicest people, is Canadian, and Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London, and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania.

"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. If we kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and Mixed Martial Arts -- which are not the arts."

In response, Trump took to Twitter Monday, calling the actress "overrated" and "a Hillary flunky." 

Trump asserted "for the 100th time" that he did not ridicule Kovaleski.

Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017

Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017

"groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017

College Football Playoff Championship 2017: What time, what channel, who is playing

The College Football Playoff National Championship game is set for Monday night with No. 1-ranked Alabama taking on No. 3-ranked Clemson in what looks to be an exciting match-up.

It will be a rematch of last year’s championship game. Alabama goes into the game undefeated – the same as Clemson did last year. Alabama won last year’s game by five points, 45-40.

Here’s what you need to know about tonight’s game.

Who is playing?

The University of Alabama from the Southeastern Conference plays Clemson University from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

What time does the game start?

Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET Monday.

Where is it being played?

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

What channel is it on?

ESPN will broadcast the game.

Can you watch it online?

Of course. You can catch it on WatchESPN.

Who are the coaches?

Nick Saban coaches Alabama, and Dabo Swinney coaches Clemson.

Who is favored to win?

Alabama is favored to win by 6 points.

Have these colleges ever won a National Championship?

Alabama has won 16 of them – Saban has four championships at Alabama; Clemson won one championship in 1981.

How much are tickets going for?

As of Monday morning, tickets on the ticket-selling website Stubhub were listed from $1,750 to $18,691. The $18,000 tickets are for lower-level sideline tickets. 

Fun facts:

  • Clemson’s coach’s name is pronounced Dab-o Swee-nee. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
  • According to The Weather Channel, at game time in Tampa the high will be 67 degrees, the low 50. There is a zero percent chance of rain. Winds will be northeast at 5-10 miles per hour.

  • Alabama quarterback, Jalen Hurts, is a freshman at the school.

  • Clemson’s quarterback, Deshaun Watson, has played in three bowl games, including last year’s championship game, and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

  • Monday’s game marks the first time two teams will met for a rematch of a Division 1 College Football Championship since the title game was introduced at the start of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) era in 1998.

BLI’s Healthy Women

BLI is teaming up with Siena Women’s Health to bring you tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This month, we are taking a look at women’s heart health. Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface. Understanding Congenital Heart Defects Up to 1.3 million Americans alive today have some form of congenital heart defect and at least nine of every 1,000 infants born each year have a heart defect. Learn more about heart defects and testing in infants. Atherosclerosis & Stroke Atherosclerosis may be caused by high blood pressure, physical inactivity and other factors. It causes the artery walls to harden and may result in stroke. Learn more about atherosclerosis and stroke. Silent Heart Attack: Symptoms, Risks A heart attack without obvious symptoms is called a silent heart attack, or medically referred to as silent ischemia. (Info from: GoRedForWomen)

BLI with WBAB @ LI Cares 12/29

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BLI’s Shoe-Per Bowl Party

Yeah we know there’s a big football game happening soon but forget about that because we’ve got something even better!  BLI’S SHOE-PER BOWL PARTY IS BACK! THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH 6P-9P AT THE EMPORIUM IN PATCHOGUE!   Ladies we’ve got your chance to win $100 Gift Cards from Macy’s Backstage for new shoes every 10 minutes!   Plus, there’s free food, entertainment and tons of other fun games to win prizes with your TEAM all night long! There is a cash bar.  The only way in is to win so keep listening to BLI for your cue to call the BLI Hitines! All winners and guests must be 21 or older to attend.  Sign up here for a 2nd chance drawing to win passes. Remember entry on-line does not guarantee admission. All entries will go into random drawing to win passes to the party.  **Please see rules.** BLI’S SHOE-PER BOWL PARTY IS PRESENTED BY  Greenberg Cosmetic SurgerySecurity Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, JeepThe Emporium And Click here if you’d like any additional information from any from our sponsors.

BLI @ T-Mobile 12/17

BLI @ Metro PCS 12/16

BLI’S TOP 50 OF 2016

ARIANA GRANDE, JUSTIN BIEBER, DRAKE…  Which BLI artist will have the #1 song of 2016! If you missed this year’s countdown, here’s a recap of the Top 50 of 2016! 50. BRUNO MARS - 24K Magic 49. RUTH B - Lost Boy 48. SIA - The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar 47. DNCE - Cake By The Ocean 46. X AMBASSADORS - Unsteady 45. KUNGS VS COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS - This Girl 44. MAROON 5 - Don't Wanna Know feat. Kendrick Lamar 43. CALVIN HARRIS - How Deep Is Your Love 42. SHAWN MENDES - Mercy 41. ARIANA GRANDE - Dangerous Woman 40. ALESSIA CARA - Scars To Your Beautiful 39. G-EAZY - Me Myself & I feat. Bebe Rexha 38. HAILEE STEINFELD & GREY - Starving feat. Zedd 37. THE WEEKND - Starboy feat. Daft Punk 36. ADELE - Hello 35. ARIANA GRANDE- Into You 34. SHAWN MENDES - Stitches 33. COLDPLAY - Hymn For The Weekend 32. KIIARA - Gold 31. SELENA GOMEZ - Same Old Love 30. TWENTY ONE PILOTS - Heathens 29. DAYA - Hide Away 28. ARIANA GRANDE - Side To Side feat. Nicki Minaj 27. ZARA LARSSON & MNEK - Never Forget You 26. GNASH FEAT. OLIVIA O'BRIEN - I Hate U, I Love U 25. DRAKE - Too Good feat. Rihanna 24. SHAWN MENDES - Treat You Better 23. DAYA - Sit Still, Look Pretty 22. ZAYN - Pillowtalk 21. THE CHAINSMOKERS - Roses feat. Rozes 20. TWENTY ONE PILOTS - Ride 19. SELENA COMEZ - Hands To Myself 18. JUSTIN BIEBER - Sorry 17. ALESSIA CARA - Here 16. LUKAS GRAHAM - 7 Years 15. THE CHAINSMOKERS - Closer feat. Halsey 14. ADELE - Send My Love (To Your New Lover) 13. DJ SNAKE - Let Me Love You feat. Justin Bieber 12. FIFTH HARMONY - Work From Home 11. FLO RIDA - My House 10. TWENTY ONE PILOTS - Stressed Out 9. THE CHAINSMOKERS - Don't Let Me Down feat. Daya 8. JAMES BAY - Let It Go 7. MAJOR LAZER - Cold Water feat. Justin Bieber 6. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Can't Stop The Feeling 5. CALVIN HARRIS - This Is What You Came For feat. Rihanna 4. SIA - Cheap Thrills 3. MIKE POSNER - Ibiza 2. DRAKE - One Dance 1. JUSTIN BIEBER - Love Yourself Brought to you by Security Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram of Amityville

BLI @ Cline Fundraiser 12/10

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