'Finding Dory' Swims to Theaters June 17th

'Finding Dory' Swims to Theaters June 17th

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming."
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We first met a familiar blue tang fish named Dory 13 years ago as she helped Marlin the Clownfish find his missing son, Nemo. On June 17th, Dory will journey to reunite with her mother and father in "Finding Nemo's" sequel, "Finding Dory."

Thankfully, a few characters from the prequel will return in the upcoming movie, including Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Mr. Ray, Crush, and Squirt. Most of the creatures that appeared in Finding Nemo will be voiced by the same people: Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, Bob Peterson as Mr. Ray, and Andrew Stanton (the director of both "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory") as Crush. However, both Nemo and Squirt will both be voiced by new voice cast members. Nemo, originally voiced by Alexander Gould, will be voiced by Hayden Rolence, and Squirt, originally voiced by Nicholas Bird, will be voiced by Bennett Dammann.

In the new movie, the forgetful Dory that we know and love suddenly recollects past memories with her mother and father and something having to do with the “jewel of Morro Bay, California.” Determined to reunite with her parents, Nemo and Marlin accompany their forgetful fish friend in her long journey.

Although it’s great to see familiar characters in the new movie, we meet some new memorable sea creatures throughout Dory’s quest. Destiny, a whale shark voiced by Kaitlin Olson, is Dory’s childhood friend. They reunite when Dory mistakenly falls into Destiny’s pool at the Marine Life Institute, where Destiny resides. Dory is delighted to discover that her old friend Destiny can speak whale, too. Bailey, a white beluga whale voiced by Ty Burrell, is another resident of the Marine Life Institute. He struggles with his biological sonar skills and believes that they have ceased working properly altogether. Hank, an octopus voiced by Ed O’Neill, also meets Dory at the Marine Life Institute and agrees to be her guide in the mission to find her parents. Hank is most likely the least friendly character, but agrees to help Dory in order to advance in his travels to a facility in Cleveland, where he plans to spend the rest of his life alone in peace. If you enjoy Burrell and O’Neill’s relationship in the hit TV show "Modern Family" as Phil Dumphey and Jay Pritchett, you’ll love their relationship as Bailey and Hank.

When Disney officially announced that there would be a sequel to "Finding Nemo," DeGeneres spoke about her satisfaction of a sequel on her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She said:

“I have waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time. I'm not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16. But the time they took was worth it. The script is fantastic. And it has everything I loved about the first one: It's got a lot of heart, it's really funny, and the best part is—it's got a lot more Dory.”

So make sure to “Just Keep Swimming” to theaters everywhere on June 17th.

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​An Open Letter To The People Who Don’t Tip Their Servers

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Dear Person Who Has No Idea How Much The 0 In The “Tip:" Line Matters,

I want to by asking you a simple question: Why?

Is it because you can't afford it? Is it because you are blind to the fact that the tip you leave is how the waiter/waitress serving you is making their living? Is it because you're just lazy and you “don't feel like it"?

Is it because you think that, while taking care of not only your table but at least three to five others, they took too long bringing you that side of ranch dressing? Or is it just because you're unaware that as a server these people make $2.85 an hour plus TIPS?

The average waiter/waitress is only supposed to be paid $2.13 an hour plus tips according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

That then leaves the waiter/waitress with a paycheck with the numbers **$0.00** and the words “Not a real paycheck." stamped on it. Therefore these men and women completely rely on the tips they make during the week to pay their bills.

So, with that being said, I have a few words for those of you who are ignorant enough to leave without leaving a few dollars in the “tip:" line.

Imagine if you go to work, the night starts off slow, then almost like a bomb went off the entire workplace is chaotic and you can't seem to find a minute to stop and breathe, let alone think about what to do next.

Imagine that you are helping a total of six different groups of people at one time, with each group containing two to 10 people.

Imagine that you are working your ass off to make sure that these customers have the best experience possible. Then you cash them out, you hand them a pen and a receipt, say “Thank you so much! It was a pleasure serving you, have a great day!"

Imagine you walk away to attempt to start one of the 17 other things you need to complete, watch as the group you just thanked leaves, and maybe even wave goodbye.

Imagine you are cleaning up the mess that they have so kindly left behind, you look down at the receipt and realize there's a sad face on the tip line of a $24.83 bill.

Imagine how devastated you feel knowing that you helped these people as much as you could just to have them throw water on the fire you need to complete the night.

Now, realize that whenever you decide not to tip your waitress, this is nine out of 10 times what they go through. I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to realize that this is someone's profession — whether they are a college student, a single mother working their second job of the day, a new dad who needs to pay off the loan he needed to take out to get a safer car for his child, your friend, your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, you.

If you cannot afford to tip, do not come out to eat. If you cannot afford the three alcoholic drinks you gulped down, plus your food and a tip do not come out to eat.

If you cannot afford the $10 wings that become half-off on Tuesdays plus that water you asked for, do not come out to eat.

If you cannot see that the person in front of you is working their best to accommodate you, while trying to do the same for the other five tables around you, do not come out to eat. If you cannot realize that the man or woman in front of you is a real person, with their own personal lives and problems and that maybe these problems have led them to be the reason they are standing in front of you, then do not come out to eat.

As a server myself, it kills me to see the people around me being deprived of the money that they were supposed to earn. It kills me to see the three dollars you left on a $40 bill. It kills me that you cannot stand to put yourself in our shoes — as if you're better than us. I wonder if you realize that you single-handedly ruined part of our nights.

I wonder if maybe one day you will be in our shoes, and I hope to God no one treats you how you have treated us. But if they do, then maybe you'll realize how we felt when you left no tip after we gave you our time.

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10 TV Shows You Need To Watch On Hulu

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I have recently moved to watch shows and movies on Hulu and Netflix. Hulu has a lot of great shows and movies to offer that aren't on Netflix. While Netflix is still great, Hulu is definitely starting to grow on me. Here are some shows that I have watched or have started watching on Hulu that I think are pretty great!

1. 11.22.63

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If you love James Franco and Stephen King, you'll love this show. The first episode is a bit long, but all the other episodes are only 45 minutes. The plot line is pretty interesting. I also like that it doesn't tell you everything, it shows it to you and you piece things together.

2. The Act

The fact that this show is based on a true story is just insane. The acting is really great, especially if you watch actual videos of Gypsy, Joey King does a great job.

3. Castle Rock

Another Stephen King masterpiece. This show is riveting and really makes you think about what the truth is in the context of the story, and brings in some ethical questions.

4. Future Man

I've only recently started this but it's pretty interesting and funny.

5. The O.C.

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This show was great. Sometimes it was a bit annoying, but it is a classic show from the early 2000s. You really become invested in all the characters and your opinion may change on some characters because they grow and develop throughout the show.

6. The Handmaid's Tale

If you've read the book, you should definitely watch the show.

7. Obsession: Dark Desires

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I just love true crime stories and this really dives deep into crime stories and the darkest parts of humanity.

8. Intervention

This show can be really sad or frustrating, but I think it's good for people to see the reality of addiction.

9. Smallville

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I also started this one very recently and I've always wanted to watch it. It can be cheesy but it's pretty entertaining.

10. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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This is a great show if you want to laugh. I love all of the characters and everything they bring to the table.

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