"Once a champion, always a champion"
Last night we got our first look at Bruce Jenner’s coming out moment during his interview with Diane Sawyer. I’m watching the video right now HERE, and—like the introduction to the interview—I’ll begin with a note about pronouns. Many people have already started referring to Jenner with “she,” (which is what I would have done too) but at the beginning of the piece, they note that Jenner asked that they refer to him using the familiar pronoun “he,” although it should be noted that he also referred to himself with the female pronoun—”That is me. That is her.” He also makes a distinction between the two at times. “He” is the one with the secrets, “she” is the honest one. So, I’m not entirely sure which one to use, but I’m sticking with “she” for now. So, in case you missed it, Bruce Jenner has revealed that she is “for all intents and purposes” a woman. This morning, the first thing I did was check to see if Transparent creator Jill Soloway had spoken out on Twitter. Of course, she had, and she wasn’t alone in sending her love to Jenner. Click inside for more.
What a party!
We’ve previously seen photos HERE and HERE from Beyoncé‘s mother’s wedding day last weekend but today, we get to see a LOT of new photos from her special day. Beyoncé shares a bunch of wedding day photos on her official website that show just how fun Tina and new husband Richard Lawson‘s wedding day was. Everyone, as you may know, wore white and Blue Ivy wore a tiara, OF COURSE. I love that Bey decided to share all of these photos with fans because how else would we get to see how mama Tina got down on her wedding day.
I mean ...
When last we got word about North West, the only begotten child of Kanye West and his wife, she was busy getting baptized in Jerusalem because where else but the Holy Land would the progeny of Yeezus get washed in the blood of the lamb. Today, we get to see a new photo of little Nori that is a throwback to the West family’s visit to Armenia last week. North‘s mother shared the cute photo below of Nori touching toesies with her daddy while they were on holiday and OMG is it adorably cute. More »
"[Bobbi Kristina] remains unresponsive"
Yesterday, after we heard the horribly irresponsible and erroneous news from members of the Brown family that Bobbi Kristina was “awake” from her coma, we learned the actual news that Bobbi Kris remains unresponsive in long-term medical care with no change. Seeking to further clarify BK‘s unchanged condition, her grandmother Cissy Houston has released an official statement confirming once and for all that Bobbi has suffered “irreversible brain damage” and remains, very sadly, unresponsive to all stimuli. As such, Bobby Brown‘s attorney was forced to issue a statement on his behalf clarifying what Bobby meant when he announced to the world that his daughter is “awake”. But, where Bobby is concerned, he seemingly sadly remains in denial about his daughter’s condition and maintains that because “God is hearing” prayers, his daughter will “have a long life”. Sigh. More »
Keepin' it REAL
If Britney Spears isn’t wowing the crowd in concert in Las Vegas then she is most assuredly spending as much quality time as possible with her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James (while also fitting in time with her boo Charlie Ebersol in between it all) which is what she did this weekend with her sons at a skatepark here in SoCal. Britney has shared cute photos and video before of her sons and their love of skateboarding so this update with more photos to share shouldn’t be all that surprising. Britney‘s boys spent some time skating with Alex Midler and from the look of the photos below, it would appear that everyone had a great time. More »
"Yes, she woke up"
It sounds like there could be some really, really great news in the Bobbi Kristina Brown case. Her father Bobby Brown recently gave a live performance and made a very brief reference to his daughter being “awake,” and now we’re learning that another family member has publicly announced that Bobbi Kris is officially off life support. We don’t have any official word from a representative, but if the people close to her are making these announcements, I’m going to assume that there’s been some positive progress. Click inside for more!
OMG, he is a cutie!!
A little over a week ago, we learned that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel welcomed the birth of a baby boy they named Silas Randall. Today, in celebration of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team making the playoffs (or whatever), JT shares the first photo of his and Jessica‘s newborn son. Considering how private the couple usually are, I didn’t expect that we’d get to meet the little dude so soon. Clearly, JT and Jessica‘s intense love of basketball has made them generous. Click below to see the first photo of Silas Randall and meet the littlest Timberlake. More »
Another big reveal from the Sony hack
I heard about this last night and thought it was a really fascinating story. I haven’t watched Henry Louis Gates, Jr.‘s new PBS show Finding Your Roots, but I’m a big fan of his academic work (one of my favorite books of all time is his collection, Reading Black, Reading Feminist). And—fun fact—my parents used to run in the same circle as he does so I met him a few times when I was a kid. He also did great work on the PBS miniseries The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. So it’s kind of interesting to see his name mixed up in this Ben Affleck scandal of sorts. Apparently, Affleck appeared on the show, but demanded that Gates go against PBS policy and hide the truth about his ancestors—that they were slave owners. Click inside for more.