Nev Schulman and his girlfriend Laura Perlongo are going to have a baby! Generally, getting pregnant is seen by most people as a cause for joy and celebration. While the couple seem to be happy about it, it doesn’t look like that’s always been the case. Laura, in an exclusive article for ATTN, shared what eventually led to her and Nev becoming parents.
“After a few teary-eyed nights in an empty bathtub, I had made up my mind. Ultimately I didn’t believe I should deprive myself of a much-wanted experience because of stereotypical perceptions of what motherhood was supposed to look like,” she shared. “We can do it our way. Right? Nev and I. Other couples. Other moms. Our generation. Right? Yeah!”
Congratulations to the happy couple.
The former Florida neighborhood watchman who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager who was walking home from a convenience store in February 2012, is auctioning off the firearm he used to kill the 17-year-old, Reuters reports.
Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in July 2013, will reportedly use the proceeds to “challenge presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s gun control policies,” the news site writes. The U.S. Justice Department recently returned the Kel Tec 9mm to Zimmerman, a weapon he is now describing as “a piece of American history.” Zimmerman also said he plans to use a portion of the proceeds to fight Black Lives Matter, the Black liberation movement created by Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors after Trayvon’s death to counter state violence against Black communities nationwide.
It will be auctioned off on Gunbroker.com on Thursday. Bidding starts at $5,000.
In a statement released through family attorney Benjamin Crump, Tracy Martin, father of the slain teenager, wrote that the Trayvon Martin Foundation has “no comment on the person that murdered Trayvon,” reiterating the organization’s mission to end senseless gun violence.
Amy Heckerling, creator of 1995’s cult classic Clueless, is being honored by Metrograph cinema. Metrograph will screen “four of Heckerling’s definitive films:Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Johnny Dangerously, and Look Who’s Talking.” She also took the time to talk to Vulture about her influences and thoughts on her legacy.
Metrograph will be showing your work, so you won’t be invisible there.
I am extremely uncomfortable with public speaking. In fact, I’m even uncomfortable in an office situation having to pitch something to people.
What do you do to prepare?
It’s not like I can do some yoga or relaxation and it helps me or anything. I can’t prepare; I’m just miserable. But the moments before are much worse than while you’re actually doing it.
The rest of the interview can be read here.