"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 »
"I was not planning on announcing this, but ..."
Last night my friend Austin and I went to the Staples Center to see Kelly Clarkson live in concert as her Piece By Piece Tour rolled into town. We were present when Kelly announced, mid-song, that she is pregnant with her second child! Kelly began her performance of her new album title track Piece By Piece and she started crying and had to stop the song … she started laughing and apologized to the audience, telling them that she was OK … and then she blurted out the news that she is pregnant for the second time. The audience erupted in cheers, Kelly laughed and cried some more … then she apologized to her husband Brandon Blackstock from the stage because she told us she wasn’t supposed to announce her pregnancy in this way. Everyone was so happy at hearing the news that I don’t think anyone blamed her one bit for the happy slip up. Click below to watch video of Kelly making her impromptu pregnancy announcement last night. More »
"She is finally at peace"
For most of us following Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s story over the last few months, today’s news—though tragic and unwelcome—doesn’t come as a complete shock. The 22 year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has passed away after nearly six months of being in a coma. Bobbi‘s death is incredibly unfortunate, even more so because the circumstances of her passing are not completely clear. Whatever the case turns out to be, 22 is entirely too young an age for anyone to lose their life. Click inside for more.
"Of course Bill Cosby is guilty"
While other former castmembers of The Cosby Show have either spoken out in defense of Bill Cosby or have refrained completely from commenting on the rape allegations, actor Joseph C. Phillips (Martin Kendall on The Cosby Show) has come forward with his fervent belief that Cosby is guilty of the crimes against women that have been alleged over the years. In a sit down interview with CNN, Phillips reveals above what finally caused him to believe the allegations against Cosby and on his official website, he plainly and clearly explains why he believes “of course Bill Cosby is guilty” of raping numerous women over the years. The video above is a short watch, the treatise below is a longer read. It’s all sordid and gross but, sadly, I believe — now, more than ever — that Bill Cosby is guilty of the numerous assault claims leveled against him. More »
Things that make you go HMMMMMmmmm
In about five years or maybe ten, I feel like we’ll get the full story on this one and I cannot wait to find out what exactly happened in that Marvel studio meeting room. But right now, it is official—Ava DuVernay, critically acclaimed director of Selma will not be directing Marvel‘s upcoming Black Panther movie. I just about lost my mind when I heard the rumors that she was signing on, but in a strange way I’m also glad that she’s not taking on the project. And DuVernay‘s also speaking out about why she turned down the role of director. Click inside for 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 »
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
Earlier this week, author JK Rowling blessed us all with a bit of new information about key Harry Potter characters in a new story she wrote for her official website Pottermore. Today, she has announced the STUNNING and very surprising news that we will be getting a Harry Potter stage play next year! Rowling made this exciting announcement on her official Twitter profile and altho she doesn’t give away too many details, she does dish a bit about what we can expect when this new stage play, titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opens on London’s West End in 2016. OMG. An original Harry Potter story is coming our way … Ahhh!!! More »
She is off all medication, in hospice care, it's only a matter of time
Last month, Cissy Houston updated us on her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s medication condition revealing that there has been no change in her status (as she remains in a coma resulting from her bathtub drowning back in February). Today, we learn from family spokesperson Patricia Houston that the family appears to have finally come to terms with the reality that BK is gone for good. Houston released a statement revealing that Bobbi Kristina has been moved to hospice care. Apparently, because her condition continues to deteriorate, Bobbi has been taken off all medication … which means that the family is ready to let God’s will be done. While the family held on to hope longer than most people in their situation would have, it looks like they are finally coming to grips with the tragic reality of BK‘s situation. More »
“It is with complete allegiance to the cause ... that I step aside"
In today’s installment of the odd saga involving Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman pretending to be a Black woman, we learn that Dolezal has formally stepped down as president of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP amid mounting criticism over her odd behavior. As you may know, we learned on Friday that Dolezal‘s ethnicity came into question when her parents revealed that she is of Caucasian descent even tho she has presented herself as a Black woman for years as president of her chapter of the NAACP. As criticism of her actions grew, Dolezal responded to critics by saying that she didn’t “give two shits” about what anyone had to say about her. Over the weekend, Dolezal‘s adopted brother (who is Black) reaffirmed their parents claim that Rachel is not a Black woman, all ahead of a meeting of the Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP that was scheduled to take place today. Dolezal tried to cancel the meeting but because she does not have the authority to cancel, the meeting is set to take place as scheduled. Just a short time ago, Rachel Dolezal issued an official statement announcing that she has stepped down as president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP. More »