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TikToker, 27, goes viral in ‘By no means Been Kissed’ video

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Emily Lewis just isn’t one to kiss and inform. 

The truth is, she’s by no means even had a kiss. 

“I’m 27 years outdated, I’ve by no means dated anyone, by no means kissed anyone,” the smiley blonde mused in a TikTok video final week. “I’ve by no means been bodily in any manner, form or type with the alternative intercourse, and I’m interested in males… Not even come shut, ever, not as soon as.”

The smooch-less saga racked up a staggering 1.9 million views, and prompted greater than 20 mothers to supply up their grownup sons to attempt to make a love connection.

“I take it as a praise,” the Californian advised The Submit. “I inform them that I’m flattered, however ‘no,’ within the nicest manner attainable.”

Regardless of the propositions from well-meaning mamas all over the place, Lewis advised The Submit she’s really comfortable dwelling a life with out lip-locking.

“It’s simply by no means occurred for me,” Lewis, who works as a customer support rep for a health firm, mentioned. “That TikTok wasn’t a cry for assist or a ploy to get dates. I’m genuinely comfortable being single and kiss-free.”

To her shock, hundreds of viewers flocked to her feedback part, admitting that they’ve additionally by no means been kissed and thanking her for talking out. 

Others wished they’d waited earlier than getting concerned in ill-fated romances, saying they’d have averted years of heartache. 

The Tik Toker's video Her video has since garnered about 1.5 million views and more than 230,000 likes.
Lewis additionally revealed that she misplaced over 140 kilos.

“I’m shocked by the response my video acquired,” Lewis mentioned of the greater than 17,000 responses it generated. 

Her story resembles the arc of the coming-of-age traditional “By no means Been Kissed,” starring Drew Barrymore. Within the 1999 rom-com, Barrymore, now 46, performs a 25-year-old who too had missed all the everyday making-out milestones throughout her youth.

As a child, Lewis attended a small, non-public faith-based faculty on the West Coast and was later home-schooled till her senior 12 months of highschool. Whereas she did go to promenade — an event most teenagers use to discover, at minimal, preliminary ranges of lust — she’d banished her date to the pal zone.

It’s principally been a matter of timing, mentioned Lewis, who famous she’s “all the time been somebody who’s form of gone towards the grain.”

“I’m not ashamed or embarrassed by the truth that I’ve by no means kissed a man. I simply by no means had emotions for any individual else who’s had emotions for me on the similar time,” she mentioned. “I’ve by no means been tempted in a face-to-face scenario with a man. In fact there are wishes, particularly when hormones are raging, however I’ve by no means felt the necessity to act on it.”

Lewis additionally as soon as weighed 325 kilos. However since August 2019 she’s misplaced 140, and credit her transformation to a finest vendor on the science of overcoming meals habit, “Shiny Line Consuming,” by Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson. 

Lewis revealed that she lost over 140 pounds.
Her video has since garnered about 1.5 million views and greater than 230,000 likes.

She underscored that her weight didn’t have something to do along with her abstinence.

“In my most insecure moments, I’ll begin questioning if my weight stopped me from assembly Mr. Proper,” she mentioned. “However after I’d take a look at {couples} round me, I’d see different lovely full-figure girls with scorching guys, so I’m like no, weight has nothing to do with it. It’s not your weight, it’s simply not your time.”

And he or she’s not kissing off potential lovers to be able to abide by any spiritual restrictions — though she is a Christian. 

As a substitute, Lewis merely doesn’t consider hooking up with somebody will enhance her already full life along with her associates, household and golden retriever, Lawson.

Lewis and her golden retriever pup,Lawson.
Lewis and her golden retriever pup, Lawson.

“I’m simply actually comfortable and content material on my own. I simply know kissing or hooking up with somebody gained’t make me any happier than I’m proper now,” she mentioned.

And whereas she’s open to in the future assembly a man and having fun with her first kiss, Lewis is in no rush for a crush. 

“I’d like to expertise romance with the person of my desires some day,” she mentioned, noting her affinity for Chris Hemsworth lookalikes. 

“However till then, I’m cool not kissing.”

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Inside David Schwimmer’s ‘crappy summer time jobs’ earlier than he landed ‘Pals’

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Earlier than he made it huge on “Pals,” David Schwimmer labored on wheels for seven lengthy years.

“I used to be a roller-skating waiter in Chicago for seven years,” Schwimmer instructed The Guardian. “You make your actual cash by doing stunts. Everybody will get their burgers and fries, you then say: ‘Hey, you need me to leap over your children for 5 bucks?’ They’d have their children lie on the bottom and I’d simply bounce over them at 30mph.”

By then Schwimmer was used to laborious work as he’d been hardened by a collection of “actually crappy summer time jobs.”

“I labored at this place referred to as Steve’s Ice-cream the place you needed to combine in all of the sweet or cookie crumbs by hand on this huge marble slab for 3 bucks an hour,” Schwimmer recalled. “At 16, I labored at this copy machine place. I needed to faux to be some man from Xerox. I’d cellphone up clients and say: ‘I see you have got a Xerox 2-2500. Seems to be such as you’re operating out of toner.’ Some harmless secretary would say: ‘I don’t suppose we’re?’ and I’d say: ‘I feel you might be, let me ship you a few containers.’ It wasn’t precisely authorized. I turned up at some point and the entire place had been raided.”

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Schwimmer mentioned doing methods acquired him some additional money as a roller-skating waiter.
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As a child, Schwimmer said he wanted to work in the medical field.
As a baby, Schwimmer mentioned he wished to work within the medical subject.
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Whereas he made the world fall in love with him on “Pals,” Schwimmer nearly didn’t turn into an actor in any respect.

As a baby, “I wished to be a surgeon,” he instructed the paper. “I used to be fascinated by the human physique: I knew the whole lot in regards to the lymphatic, the vascular and the skeletal techniques. I used to be a giant science geek, however I discovered that I may discuss to extra ladies in performing class than within the science lab. In order that sort of derailed my medical profession.”

One other enjoyable truth: whereas attending a summer time program at Oxford, Schwimmer opted to take a clown course, saying “[It] simply spoke to me. So I went to clown faculty, too.”

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Earlier than he made it huge on “Pals,” David Schwimmer labored on wheels for seven lengthy years.
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Tribeca Film Competition 2021 was the weirdest film fest ever

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Probably the most surreal second I’ve ever skilled at a movie pageant got here Wednesday night time in Battery Park. I used to be on the out of doors world premiere of the documentary “Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James,” a part of the Tribeca Film Competition, when the film stopped with 40 minutes nonetheless to go.

“We are going to now pause for 15 minutes to look at the fireworks,” an announcer mentioned. Huh? Cannes has by no means shot off pyrotechnics throughout a Lars von Trier debut. (Maybe they need to.)

The shock show was Gov. Cuomo’s swiftly introduced celebration of many COVID restrictions being lifted within the state. Mayor de Blasio barely knew about it, which, granted, isn’t unusual for him. 

Normally at such an occasion, all I’d have to look at is the brand new movie and some obnoxious speeches in regards to the significance of artwork. However, from begin to end, this was no regular Tribeca.

The 20th anniversary version was the primary main in-person movie pageant in the USA since Sundance in January 2020 — though there was an non-compulsory at-home factor — and it was a profitable experiment in how you can get these shindigs off the bottom once more. 

To not point out a hilarious one.

Simply because the screenings happened open air doesn’t imply the movies have been PG-ified to appease New York youngsters for whom the phrase “bedtime” is as overseas as “tractor.” 

Throughout a taut, if underdeveloped thriller known as “Catch the Truthful One” at Hudson Yards, there was nudity, a personality was waterboarded to demise, F-bombs have been thrown round like confetti and unhealthy guys have been shot level clean within the head. All of the whereas, energetic kiddos have been rolling round on scooters and posing for selfies by the Vessel.  

One boy — he was perhaps 10 years outdated — ducked underneath the velvet rope and pulled up a chair to absorb some R-rated cinema up shut. Nothing he wouldn’t see just a few blocks away at Penn Station, I suppose.

Additionally humorous was the lax masks enforcement. Bulletins repeatedly got here on-screen through the pre-shows telling audiences that face coverings have been necessary always, even exterior. Precisely no person adopted that rule. 

The movies themselves have been first rate. Tribeca is totally different from Toronto, Venice and Sundance in that its motion pictures usually will not be awards-season fodder, so that you get to expertise unconventional new expertise and voices. 

Effectively, apart from New York’s most well-known voice in 20 years, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie adaptation of his musical “Within the Heights,” about Washington Heights residents hustling throughout a sweltering summer season, appropriately premiered right here throughout a heatwave. The triumph was Tribeca’s finest get in years.

Vanessa Kirby, fresh off her Oscar-nominated turn in "Pieces of a Woman" is back in "Italian Studies."
Vanessa Kirby, recent off her Oscar-nominated flip in “Items of a Lady” is again in “Italian Research.”
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Of the aggressive entries, I loved “India Sweets and Spices,” a buoyant New Jersey-set rom-com a few wealthy Indian daughter who falls in love with the son of a grocery retailer proprietor. A let-down, although, was “Italian Research,” starring a characteristically luminous Vanessa Kirby as a author in Manhattan who’s forgotten each element of her life. Like her character’s recollections, the snoozy film has left my thoughts.

The documentary slate was juicy: “Rick James” delved into the singer’s dayslong coke binges, “The Misplaced Leonardo” gave new perception right into a $450 million da Vinci portray and Rita Moreno opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Marlon Brando in “Rita Moreno: Simply A Lady Who Determined To Go For It”. For followers of New York historical past, footage of 25-year-old fledgling composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in 1950s Manhattan in “Bernstein’s Wall” was a marvel.

And the way refreshing it was to see celebrities carrying actual garments onstage at an occasion as an alternative of lounging in athleisure of their multimillion-dollar properties on Zoom. Friends Emily Ratajkowski and Amy Schumer have been candid throughout a chat by which Ratajkowski criticized the movie “That is 40,” then requested who made it.

“It’s Judd Apatow,” Schumer mentioned of her good friend and collaborator. “I don’t care, I’m able to burn that bridge to the bottom tonight.”

The strangest Tribeca ever will finish Saturday night time in an enormous manner: with the world premiere of Dave Chappelle’s new documentary at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor at 100-percent capability.

That provides me hope that subsequent 12 months, we’re gonna social gathering prefer it’s 2019.

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‘Indiana Jones’ making life ‘a dwelling hell’ for Londoners

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Residents of Hackney, East London, are whipped-up in a frenzy over the filming of the fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” collection, “Indiana Jones and the Empire of Evil.”

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