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ella commented on North West Will Be Forced To Get A Job, Says North West's Mom

at 9:48AM on Oct 23

“We didn’t get anything [from my parents]”

It’s this kind of thinking that is complete BS, and I think that’s kinda the point of your commentary, Shannon. When your parents are rich, even if they’re not buying you $400 Prada shoes whenever you want them, they’re giving you a hell of a lot that poorer kids aren’t getting.

That she thinks that whether or not her parents bought her high-end designer goods when she was in high school is the mark of whether or not her parents gave her “anything” shows how incredibly privileged she is. That she could even take the luxuries of living in a big house, the cost of her education, as much great food as she wants, the opportunities associated with coming from a rich, prominent family etc for granted – not even counting that stuff as things her parents provided for her – shows just how out of touch she is.

ella commented on Beyoncé & Jay Z Have Renewed Their Wedding Vows

at 9:34AM on Oct 23

This does make sense to me. It seems almost undeniable to me that there have been some major issues going on behind the scenes. But, I think that Jay and Bey are people who are obviously willing to work extremely hard and do whatever it takes to get what they want. And I think they both want a united family to raise their daughter in, and the extreme professional/financial success that they have achieved together.

I have no trouble believing that when major problems come up in their marriage, rather than giving up, they’d put their family and their empire first and do whatever it takes to stay together.

ella commented on Watch: Russell Brand Hilariously Responds To The Renée Zellwegger Coverage

at 9:19AM on Oct 23

“This is the thing that made Renee Zellwegger herself, is her eyes. Not any kind of a central relationship with an unknowable entity. Not her personal experiences that she’s been through. Not her talent or her charm or her individual experience as a woman. It’s her… eyes. That’s what made her herself.”

Pretty much sums it up.

ella commented on 'Sex And The City' Creator Michael Patrick King Says It's OK For Chris Noth To Call Carrie Bradshaw 'A Whore' Because He Was Only Joking

at 9:04AM on Oct 17

Sometimes jokes are offensive, and they’re also funny. Sometimes people tell “jokes” that aren’t clever or funny, and just rely on everyone’s mutual bigotry to get a laugh out of someone else’s oppression.

This “joke” wasn’t some shining example of comedic genius, and no one is doing comedy or our culture any favours by defending it. It was just an example of a man degrading women for laughs because he had nothing interesting or clever to say.

ella commented on Doctors Reportedly Want To Keep Amanda Bynes In Their Medical Care For The Next Year

at 4:32PM on Oct 15

So sad. Being locked up and forced to take medication against your will is going to be traumatic for almost anyone, even if you later realize that it was in your own best long-term interests. I really hope that she’ll finally get the treatment that will put her back on solid ground now, but it’s just such an awful situation :(

ella commented on Kesha Has Sued Dr. Luke For Sexual Assault And Battery

at 10:12AM on Oct 14

Wow. This is so sad. What tremendous courage she has to speak out about this, especially given the negative professional repercussions she is likely to suffer. I hope things turn out okay for her. The decision to “out” a predator like this is so huge, and has the potential to help so many people. I’m just so sad that she went through all that in the first place :(

ella commented on Which Celebrity Breakup Are You Still Not Over?

at 4:41PM on Oct 12

I’m fully in denial that Amber and Wiz are over! I keep thinking maybe they’ll get back together. It was just so sudden!! I’m still in shock. I also think that Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel should have stayed married forever. Maybe there will be a 20th anniversary concert for Rent in a couple of years and they’ll fall in love with each other all over again!

Kelis is too good for Nas though. I’m glad they broke up.

ella commented on Sinéad O'Connor Backtracks And Now Denies That Her Memoir Will Expose The 'Sexual Dirt' On Everyone She's Ever Slept With

at 4:36PM on Oct 8

Maybe she thought that a comment like that idea/the idea that she’d actually do something like that was so outlandish as to be ludicrous and therefore hilarious? I don’t know. I want to be on her side but she makes it hard sometimes. This woman seriously needs to delegate ALL PR/publicity decisions to someone else. Any publicists want to do us all a favour and do some pro bono work?!

ella commented on Sinéad O'Connor Will Release A Memoir Exposing The 'Sexual Dirt' On Everyone She's Ever Slept With

at 10:27AM on Oct 8

Yeah there’s a lot to be interested in when it comes to Sinead O’Connor but giving the “sexual dirt” on people? Seems like a cheap and tacky move more suited to people who haven’t done the things of musical and social importance that Sinead has.

ella commented on Amber Rose And Wiz Khalifa Are Divorcing Because Of Kanye West, Nick Cannon, And/Or Some Random Woman

at 8:04PM on Sep 27

Wiz is upset because he thinks Amber was banging Nick Cannon. NICK CANNON. Nick Cannon?! I keep hearing this and trying to ignore it. How is Nick Cannon a person that can be taken seriously??