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.
"I'm a hopeless romantic"
Let the reconciliation rumors begin! We all know that breaking up is wicked hard to do, and watching a celebrity breakup is even harder (just kidding… it’s not, but it still sucks). We’ve been watching Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey go through the motions of a really tough split-up, but it’s starting to sound like maybe—just maybe!—it ain’t over yet! (And maybe that Easter egg hunt was our first clue.) Cannon recently appeared on the new Meredith Vieira Show and really opened up about his feelings on their breakup. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon
There are few things that excite more in this world than meeting (or “meeting”) someone’s mom. Characters on TV, characters in movies, celebrities, your friends and lovers—everyone just makes a lot more sense when you can bear witness to the human from whence they came. I know I’ve seen photos of Nicki Minaj‘s mother before, but something about this one she just shared on Instagram is just… perfect. The [probably] newly-engaged rapper comes from what appears to be royalty, so things are making more sense now. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Carol Maraj, Nicki Minaj
The most Fashionable Family
British fashion brand Burberry hosted a special London in Los Angeles event at the Griffith Observatory last night which included a who’s who the fashion elite at the runway show. The entire Beckham family was seated in the front row next to Vogue magazine editor/fashion goddess Anna Wintour. Yahoo! Style‘s Joe Zee was seated directly across from Les Beckhams — Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, Victoria, Harper and David — and he shared a really cute photo of the family on his official Twitter profile, which you can see below. More »
Seriously, Bey hit the jackpot here
PITNB reader schmee gave me the head’s up about a follow-up to the story about Beyoncé‘s mother Tina‘s new husband Richard Lawson that blew my mind so entirely that I have to share it with all y’all. Yesterday we learned officially that Bey‘s mom Tina got remarried on Sunday to man named Richard Lawson, which is all well and good, but it turns out that Richard‘s daughter Bianca Lawson is an actress … and not just any actress … but the actress who played Kendra the Vampire Slayer on The WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. FOLKS, Beyoncé‘s new step sister is KENDRA THE MF VAMPIRE SLAYER!!!!!!! More »
Mama Knowles becomes Mama Lawson
Beyoncé‘s mother Tina has found new love with a man named Richard Lawson and on Sunday night, the pair got married in a lavish ceremony on a yacht off the coast of Newport Beach, CA. Bey, her husband Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy and sister Solange were among those in attendance for Tina‘s big day. Beyoncé happily shared a photo of her mother, wearing a dress by Romona Keveza, on her official website and TMZ happily shares deets about the nuptials … which you can see and read below. More »
"Good morning Jerusalem!"
Yesterday we learned that Kanye West and his wife took their baby daughter North West to Jerusalem so that she could be baptized in an Armenian church there and today we learn that the West fam woke up super early this morning so that they could make a family trip to the site believed to be the place where Jesus Christ was crucified. I can’t say that such a location would be high on my must-visit places but I suppose when one is holidaying in the Holy Land, these are the sorts of attractions that are on the tour agenda. Kanye‘s wife shared a photo from their visit this morning, which you can see below. More »
Trouble In Mother/Daughter Paradise
Lindsay Lohan has pretty much always been ride or die with her mother Dina Lohan but it looks like those days are over. Lindsay has been growing more and more apart from Dina ever since she moved to London and started getting her life in order. Recently, it was revealed that Dina is planning to appear on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK which Lindsay is NOT happy about at all. Today we learn that Dina has been reportedly selling off Lindsay‘s stuff to clear up space in her garage and make money to pay her bills which, we’re told, has really strained things between mother and daughter. Apparently, Lindsay will put up with most of Dina‘s bullshizz behavior but when it comes to selling off her personal belongings, Lindsay won’t stand for it. More »
Posted under: Dina Lohan, Lindsay Lohan
The Holy Child
After the family spent some time in Armenia over the past few days, Kanye West, his daughter North West and his wife made their way to Jerusalem for the next leg of their holiday. Earlier today, little Miss North West was baptized at St. James Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem because, duh, as the only begotten child of Yeezus, the Holy Land is the only place she could be baptized. As you might expect, the church was swarmed by fans and photogs which resulted in a scene of madness as the family made their exit. Click below to see crazy video from little Nori‘s blessed day. More »
"This is something my family and I thought you should know about"
Very sad news to pass along today … Taylor Swift has updated her official Tumblr with the sad news that her mother, Andrea, has been diagnosed with cancer. Taylor shares that, for Xmas, she asked that her mother get a medical check-up so that she and her brother Austin would have the peace of mind that their mom was OK. Very sadly, Taylor reveals today that the results came back showing that her mother has cancer. Wow. Because Taylor is so open with her fans about pretty much all things, she felt compelled to share her personal story with the world, I think, in the hopes that her mother’s diagnosis may be of help to other people. Click below to read the full text of Taylor‘s revelation about her mom’s health. More »