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Critics Claim ‘InStyle’ Magazine Lightened Kerry Washington’s Skin On Their Cover, The Magazine Responds

"We did not digitally lighten Kerry's skin tone"

This week, InStyle magazine unveiled the cover of their new issue which features Scandal star Kerry Washington and almost immediately, critics made claims that Kerry had been made “unrecognizable” due to the lightening of her skin color. InStyle has issued an official statement regarding the controversy, claiming that they did not digitally alter Kerry‘s skin tone and blame photoshoot lightening for the lightning of her skin. Kerry, herself, seems content with InStyle‘s explanation … are you? Click below to have a look for yourself and see what you think. More »

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A New Statement Released On Behalf Of Harper Lee Says She Is ‘Happy As Hell’ Over Reactions Of Her New Book

Statement via her attorney Tonja Carter

Earlier this week, we learned that reclusive author Harper Lee will be publishing her first book in 55 years this summer — only her second book after her literary classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. In my previous blog post, I voiced concerns over suspicions that this previously unpublished book is being released without Lee‘s express permission considering the 88 year old author has been unwell in recent years and is deaf and blind. All information about this new book, Go Set A Watchman, is coming from Lee’s new attorney Tonja Carter … who recently took over her business affairs after the death of Harper‘s older sister and longtime attorney/protector Alice Lee. Today, we get a new statement released in Harper Lee‘s name that is meant to refute concerns that she is being exploited but, then again, this new statement comes solely from Lee‘s attorney as Harper Lee declined all interview requests from everyone. Harper Lee, according to this new statement, is “happy as Hell” over reactions about her new book … apparently. More »

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Bobby Brown Says Daughter Bobbi Kristina Never Married Nick Gordon

Plus, the Brown & Houston families are feuding over BK's hospitalization

The good news is that Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s condition (in the wake of her hospitalization after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home last weekend) hasn’t worsened in the past couple days and has actually improved very slightly. This is not to say that she is out of the woods just yet but at least things aren’t getting worse. The bad news is that the two sides of her family — the Houstons and the Browns — are feuding so selfishly amongst themselves that Bobbi Kris was moved to a different hospital so that one side of the family could keep the other side away from her as she recovers. Insane. Additionally, Bobby Brown‘s attorney has released an official statement making clear that Bobbi Kristina never married Nick Gordon, despite assertions from the couple that they did get married last year. This is important because if BK is unmarried, Bobby Brown would be the next of kin and he gets to make the decisions concerning her care while hospitalized. More »

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The Houston Family Issues An Official Statement That Claims Bobbi Kristina Is ‘Fighting For Her Life’

"Thank you for your prayers"

In spite of Bobby Brown‘s earlier official statement requesting privacy, the Houston family had gone ahead to issue an official statement of their own to the media about Bobbi Kristina who remains hospitalized after she was found unconscious in a bathtub over the weekend. Earlier today, TMZ published a report that seemed to suggest that Bobbi Kris is doing better today, making specific mention that “the swelling on her brain has gone down” and that she is now able to “move her eyes”. But this statement from the Houston family about BK “fighting for her life” was released after TMZ published their report. Hmmm. More »

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Remains Hospitalized After She Was Found Unresponsive In A Bathtub Over The Weekend

Conflicting reports about her condition are cause for concern

On Saturday we learned that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home. According to reports, she was revived via CPR and was rushed to the hospital in “stable” condition. Yesterday, members of her extended family provided a public update in an effort to relay the message that Bobbi Kris “doesn’t do drugs”. Today we are hearing much about BK‘s current condition … but the reports are conflicting. The prevailing information going around is that Bobbi Kristina has been placed in a medically induced coma and that she has significantly diminished brain function. But, E! News — who managed to get an official statement from her father Bobby Brown — is reporting that BK has not been placed in a coma but is unresponsive (ie. unconscious) on a ventilator. At this point, we know for sure that Bobbi is hospitalized and unconscious … and it really does sound like her prognosis at this point is grim. More »

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The Original Members Of L7 Are Reuniting!

A new documentary, new tour dates ... a new album?

For a few weeks now, the original members of the rock band L7 have been teasing a possible reunion with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a planned live performance documentary about the band called L7: Pretend We’re Dead. Yesterday, the original members of L7 announced officially that they are reuniting to play a pair of shows this year … with the promise of a full tour to follow. All of this news is fairly new so there aren’t much details about the tour nor is there any info about a possible new album but it sounds like the members of L7 are very excited about this reunion so I’m guessing anything is possible. More »

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ACTUALLY, Tom DeLonge Now Says He Didn’t Quit Blink-182

"Are we dysfunctional? Yes. "

Just a short time ago, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink-182 issued an official statement making it very clear that fellow Blink member Tom DeLonge had decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” from the band so he could focus on other “non-musical endeavors”. The surviving members of Blink announced that Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio would be filling in for Tom at already scheduled Blink-182 shows. Shortly after news of Tom‘s departure from Blink started making the rounds, DeLonge posted a message on his official Facebook profile saying, Nah, he didn’t quit the band … so … yeah, that’s what’s going on in the world of Blink-182 these days. Click below to read Tom‘s statement regarding his not quitting the band. More »

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Tom DeLonge Is On ‘Indefinite Hiatus’ From Blink-182 (Again)

Tom doesn't want to "participate in any Blink-182 projects"

Tom DeLonge, an integral 1/3 of the pop punk band Blink-182 has left the band indefinitely according to an official statement released today by the surviving members of the band Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Early reports that Tom “quit” the band have been refuted because, apparently, there is a difference between a band member going on “indefinite hiatus” and a band member “quitting”. Click below to read the full text of the official statement issued by the now DeLonge-less Blink-182 and draw your own conclusions. More »

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The Black Crowes Have Broken Up

"It is with great disappointment and regret ..."

Bummer news for fans of the rock band the Black Crowes … according to a statement released by guitarist Rich Robinson, the band has officially broken up. It turns out that there has been some infighting in the band about group membership, stake in the band and of course money and because things have reached an impasse, Robinson says, the band has to break up. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of the Black Crowes but I’ve always respected their work and really do like many of their big singles. It’s sad that the group’s legacy has to be tarnished by this messy-sounding break up but … such is rock ‘n roll. More »

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Surprise! Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant!!

Congrats!

Congratulations are in order for actress Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend Jacob Pechenik because today we learn that the happy couple are expecting the birth of their first child! Zooey issued an official statement to People magazine announcing her pregnancy and sharing with the world her excited joy at becoming a first time mom this summer. Click below to read Zooey‘s pregnancy announcement and let’s get excited for the wee Deschanel to come! More »

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