Blink and you missed it
The normally social media reclusive rapper Jay Z jointed Instagram yesterday for the first time so that he could give a birthday shout out to the late Michael Jackson (who would’ve turned 57 years old yesterday on August 29). In honor of MJ‘s birthday, Jay shared a couple photos of the two of them back in the day, posing awkwardly. The caption that Jay shared with the photo suggested that his first Instagram post might be his last … which turned out to be true because after the post was online for about 14 hours, the entire Instagram account was deleted. Click below to see what you missed if you didn’t get the chance to see Jay Z‘s first/only Instagram post. More »
"Don't worry though"
Yesterday we learned of a horribly tragic report that made the bold claim that the members of the British boyband One Direction are planning to “separate” in order to take on individual solo projects after they release their next album next year. At the time of the reporting, the PR team for 1D offered suspicious “no comments” in response to the break-up claim. Today we are hearing from 2 members of One Direction who insist that the group is NOT breaking up for good and clarify that the group is merely “taking a break” from boybanding … which, I’m sure may agree, sounds an awful lot like a prelude to a break-up. BUT, a promise is a promise and Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson SWEAR that we shouldn’t “worry” because One Direction isn’t “going anywhere”. More »
"The break was planned 'with or without Zayn' Malik"
A new report out of the UK, from the British tabloid The Sun, is reporting today that the members of the hugely successful boy band One Direction are planning to “go their separate” ways and pursue solo careers after the release of their next (and final?) album next year. As you should be well aware, former 1D member Zayn Malik already left the group earlier this year to pursue his own solo career and this new report maintains that the rumored forthcoming 1D break-up has been in the works for some time now, before Zayn left on his own. At this point, this report should be considered rumor because there has been no official confirmation of the split BUT when reached for an official statement on this report, the PR team for One Direction gave an suspicious “no comment” rather than a flat out refusal. HMMMM. More »
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After 5 years of marriage, 11 years overall
After 11 years together as a couple, almost 5 of those years as a married couple, actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have decided to formally separate. It turns out that the couple have been living separate lives for some time now and have finally decided to make the separation official (likely for legal reasons should the couple decide to move forward with a divorce). No real cause has been given for the split but a “source close to the couple” is talking to People magazine about the break-up. Click below to hear what this “friend” of the couple has to say about the seeming end of Megan and Brian‘s relationship in their own carefully crafted words. More »
"I am going to step away from the game at this time"
Michael Sam made sports history back in February of 2014 when he came out publicly as a gay man right before he was to be drafted to play professional football in the NFL here in the US … and a lot has happened since that time. In June of 2014, he signed a 4-year contract to play football for the St. Louis Rams … 2 months later, he was released from his contract and was cut from the team. In September of 2014, he was signed to play football for the Dallas Cowboys … 1 month later, he was cut from that team as well. In spite of all of this, Sam got engaged to his longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano in January of this year and joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars in March (he lost). In May it was announced that Michael Sam signed to play professional football in Canada and then in June, he ended his engagement/relationship with Vito. Today we learn from Sam himself that he has decided to quit playing football altogether due to mental health concerns. Without question, he has been through a lot in the past year and it looks like it has all caught up with him. More »
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"Bullshit is everywhere"
After 16 years at the helm, Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show last night and went out with the appropriate fun fanfare befitting the brilliant late night talk show host. The Daily Show may have started out as a joke but it ended up becoming an important resource for actual news to many people … people who are incredibly sad that Jon has decided to step down as host of The Daily Show. The final episode last night was jam-packed with guest stars and correspondents, people who have appeared on the show over the years, but for me … it was Jon‘s final monologue that was the big draw for me. As you can see and read below, “bullshit” was the major theme of Jon‘s final monologue on The Daily Show. In case you missed it or just want to watch/read it again, you can do so below. More »
After 13 years of marriage, she files for divorce
Bummer news to pass along today … after 13 years of marriage and 3 children, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have decided to call it quits. The couple met way back in the ’90s when she was just the frontwoman for No Doubt and he was just the frontman for Bush. Since then, Gwen‘s star has been on a metoric rise with a successful solo career, a successful clothing line, a successful return as frontwoman of No Doubt, a successful career as a competitive reality TV show judge on The Voice and most recently a burgeoning successful career as a collaborator with Eminem. Gavin, well, I guess he’s only ever really been the frontman of Bush … but he has also been a seemingly doting husband and father to the couples 3 children Kingston James McGregor, Zuma Nesta Rock and Apollo Bowie Flynn. Citing “irreconcilable differences”, Gwen has filed divorce papers and the couple is now dunzo :( More »
BUT KEY & PEELE WAS MY SHIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTT!
If you can make it through any of the Key & Peele Liam Neesons sketches without laughing, you are clearly a robot sent to take over our planet, and you must be destroyed. If you don’t see the genius behind Obama Meet & Greet, we cannot be friends. The same is true for Negrotown, Gay Wedding Advice and that one epic, feminist bit Mother Majesty, and countless others. I friggen love this show and this is almost as bad as when Chappelle’s Show disappeared into the abyss. Key & Peele is DUNZO, but it won’t be the last we hear from this dynamic duo. Click inside for more!
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"stop pretending we're friends"
Welp, it would seem that the bromance that grew between former boybander Zayn Malik and producer Shahid Naughty Boy Khan has come to an end in the wake of a couple of tweets posted by Zayn on his official Twitter profile calling out Naughty as a “faker” (among other colorful things). As you may recall, Zayn decided to leave One Direction in an attempt at a solo career with Naughty Boy in his corner. There have been a few months of odd behavior on Zayn‘s part and new music leaks supposedly on Naughty Boy‘s part … which, it would appear, caused Zayn to lash out publicly at his former BFF. As you can read below, Zayn is these days referring to Naughty as a “fat joke” who “ain’t shit” but is a “faker”. HMMM. Yeah, I’m gonna guess that these two have had a falling out … which MIGHT suggest that Zayn is no longer interested in being a solo star and MIGHT be interested in getting back with his 1D boyband mates. HMMM. More »
"We have made the difficult decision to divorce."
After a few months of whispers that turned into a few recent weeks of rumors, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced today that they are ending their 10 year marriage. Altho the couple has yet to formally file for divorce, they have released an announcement today revealing their decision to do so. Just about a week ago, moving trucks showed up at the Affleck-Garner abode but the couple insisted that they were not break-up, that the trucks were at their home due to “renovations”. Clearly, we know now, that that is not the case. Click below to read the full text of the couple’s break-up announcement. After a decade of being Bennifer 2.0, the couple is now dunzo. More »