"It is with heavy heart ..."
Back in 2012, we learned the somewhat surprising news that pop star Avril Lavigne got herself engaged to be married to Nickelback (ugh) frontman and fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger. And, in spite of his embarrassment, Chad and Avril eventually got themselves married. Today we learn from Avril herself that the couple’s marriage is over. Avril posted a photo from her wedding night on her official Instagram profile along with the news that she and Chad have decided to separate. Now, it’s possible that a separated married couple might find a way to salve their marriage and stay together but at present, it would be appropriate to declare that Chavril are dunzo. Sad. More »
The ignorance is real
So, I did not watch the MTV VMAs last night, although I did have a blast following much of the shenanigans on Twitter. One of the biggest issues people had with the show was host Miley Cyrus. I think I expected she would wear… exactly what she wore. And I knew she’d probably, like, show her boobs or something. But I was really surprised about her using the word “mammy” in some apparently not-very-funny skit with Snoop Dogg. Why was I surprised? I dunno… because I’m ridiculous and I expect that, even if it was her idea, MTV would have been like, “Nah. We can’t let you invoke that dangerous racial stereotype, especially while you’re culturally appropriating the hell out of dreadlocks.” But that’s not what happened. Click inside for more.
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 »
Whatever, I'm psyched
Yesterday I asked you all not to judge me RE my obsession with the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood super trailer. One of you has already publicly judged me, but that’s cool. It’s cool. You may be forced to judge me again, as there’s another reality show headed our way, and I confess that I’ll probably be tuning into this one as well. Amber Rose and her BFFL Blac Chyna are taking their wild antics and sexy sexified sexy party times to MTV in a new series I didn’t know I needed… but I think I kinda do. Click inside for more!
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"Happy 2nd bday to my little maverick"
A while back I got to interview Josh Duhamel for an indie film he was starring in, and I remember he so giddy about becoming a father. I think Fergie was due in a few weeks, and you could hear it in his voice—he was super psyched about meeting the little one. Now, baby Axl‘s all grown up and rocking stunna shades and aviator jackets! Fergie just shared the cutest picture of him, in celebration of his 2nd birthday. Click inside for more!
Whatcha got there, Finn?
Yesterday we got our first look at some of the awesome toys that will be released for sale in conjunction with the forthcoming release of the anticipated Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens in December. Today we get to see a short clip of new footage from the film which was debuted on the official Star Wars Instagram profile earlier today. Instagram now allows photos and videos to be shared both vertically and horizontally (rather than just merely squarely) and they used this new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to announce this new functionality. The clip embedded below features mostly scenes from the movie that we’ve seen before but there are a couple of new scenes so … what are you waiting for? Have a look. More »
The Beckhamiest Place on Earth
The entire Beckham family — David, Victoria, Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and Harper Seven — made their way to Anaheim, CA yesterday to spend a fun-filled day at the Happiest Place on Earth … Disneyland! Reports that Les Beckhams were in the park started to make the rounds on social media in the morning and all day long, photos from the family and of the family in Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure parks started showing up online. Click through the gallery to see some of the fun that the Beckham fam enjoyed at Disneyland yesterday (the first 4 photos come from David and Victoria Beckham themselves, the remaining photos in the gallery were shot by the paparazzi). Alas, I was not able to get down to Disneyland yesterday to partake in the fun with Les Beckhams but I know that they had the best day ever!
"Say you'll see me again even if it's just in your wildest dreams"
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are going to be a big night for Taylor Swift who is not only nominated for some of the biggest awards of the night but also because that is the night that she will world premiere the music video for her the next single from her album 1989. The music video for Wildest Dreams will be released in full during the pre-show on VMAs night but, in order to tide us over until then, Taylor has released a very short snippet of the music video on her official Instagram profile. As you can see below, this video preview features short flashes of scenes from the video … which appropriately teases what’s to come. Have a look below and get your first tiny taste of Taylor Swift‘s Wildest Dreams. More »
The good ol' days
Actress Alyssa Milano shared a really fun photo this week in celebration of #ThrowbackThursday and as you can see below, it’s a photo of pretty epic proportions. As a child star now grown, Milano has enjoyed a lifetime of hobnobbing with her famous friends … which means she very likely owns a massive collection of amazing throwback photos for possible sharing with the world. This week, she decided to share a photo of her then-friends Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake from back in the day when they were much younger and so in lurve. We have seen many photos of Britney and Justin together from their days as a couple but this photo of the pair is new to me and, I think, far too cute not to pass along to share with all y’all. More »
Prepare to fall in love with this 13 year old phenom!
This story makes me really annoyed with the concept of adults. It’s like, adults act like certain ideas are really hard to accept or understand. Intersectionality, for example, says that if you’re going to talk about one issue (i.e. women’s rights), you should take into account some of the other important issues that pertain to that issue (i.e. race, class, sexuality). If a 13 year-old can understand that—and declare that “police brutality and racism are our issues too”—why can’t all of you crazy people in the comments sections do the same??? Well, Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard has clearly taken some time out of her young life to get schooled on some of these issues, and she’s paying it forward by schooling her 2.4 million Instagram followers, and the rest of the world. Click inside to her Insta-essay on the problems with “white feminism.”