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Prince Harry Announces His Retirement From British Military Service

"I will continue to wear the uniform ... for the rest of my life"

After serving the British armed forces for 10 years, Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales has formally announced his retirement from the military. Prince Harry issued an official statement earlier today that celebrates his accomplishments in the British Army and hints at what the future may hold for him moving forward. In honor of Harry‘s decade of military service, the gallery presented here showcases various photos of Captain Harry Wales over the years as a proud British solider. Click below to read the full text of Harry‘s military retirement statement as issued by Kensington Palace. More »

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Kathy Griffin Just Quit ‘Fashion Police’ On E!

"My style does not fit with the creative direction of the show"

It looks like the fallout from the offensive comments made by co-host Giuliana Rancic about Zendaya‘s hair on the E! show Fashion Police continues to wreak havoc for the show because late last night night, new co-host Kathy Griffin went and quit the show. Kathy posted a lengthy message on her official Twitter profile outlining her reasons for quitting the show just about two weeks after fellow co-host Kelly Osbourne quit the show. Kathy, as you may know, was brought on as a host of Fashion Police to replace the late Joan Rivers who passed away last year. But after only 7 episodes as new co-host, Kathy has decided to leave the show because, she says, she does not what her “comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference“. Click below to read Kathy‘s full statement and a follow-up statement released by E! confirming Griffin‘s departure. More »

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Garbage Frontwoman Shirley Manson Vehemently Denies Reports That She Told Kanye West To ‘Go F#ck Yourself’

"I take great exception to US Weekly rushing to assume who this aforementioned post was directed towards"

A few days ago, Shirley Manson posted on her personal Facebook page an open letter addressed to “He who shall remain nameless” and proceeded to share her personal feelings about an interaction that she had with a very opinionated person in the days prior. Shirley never named a name but she was very free with her honest feelings about the person. She ended the Facebook post with the closing “Go F#ck Yourself” aimed at the nameless person she was addressing. Someone as Us Weekly caught wind of this post and published an article claiming Manson told Kanye West to “go f#ck yourself”. Today, Shirley felt compelled to post a follow-up open letter on her Facebook page addressed to Us Weekly that calls them out on their completely erroneous assumption that she was talking about Kanye West originally … and now it’s a big ol’ annoying mess. More »

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Watch: Bill Cosby Declares That He Is ‘Far From Finished’ With His First Video Message Since His Multiple Rape/Assault Allegations Were Made

"And you know I'll be hilarious"

Bill Cosby released a public video message today on Good Morning America for the first time since he was slapped with numerous rape and assault allegations from different women who claim Cosby abused them over a 30+ year span. GMA was more than happy to air the video message you can see below of a jubilant Cosby attempting to show his fans that he is “far from over”. The video message isn’t made directly to viewers of the video, instead the video shows Cosby trying to woo attendees to his remaining live comedy tour dates on the telephone. It’s an odd video to release, especially in the wake of the horrid allegations, as if he is completely unbothered by the claims. Watch the video below and see what Bill Cosby has to say to the world in the wake of being accused by numerous women of rape and/or assault. More »

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Leonardo DiCaprio Issues A Statement To Let You To Know He Is Single

He has been single "for some time"

In recent days, photos of proud bachelor Leonardo DiCaprio have surfaced that show him spending quality time with pop star Rihanna, sparking rumors that the two are dating. In response to the release of these photos and the dating rumors that are going around, DiCaprio had his press rep issue an official statement to the Los Angeles Times denying that he is dating Rihanna … or anyone. According to the statement released by Leo‘s rep, homie has been single “for some time”. Click below to see the photos of Leo and Ri Ri in question and read the statement that makes crystal clear that Leonardo DiCaprio is single and ready to mingle. More »

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Michelle Rodriguez Says Minorities Need To Stop Stealing White Superhero Roles

And her apology video only made it worse

Guys. There is actually a teeny bit of vomit in my throat right now. But I’m gonna go ahead and keep writing for now. With my mouth clamped shut. Okay. Michelle Rodriguez has become another celebrity to fall prey to the random, TMZ street interview. I don’t get it. Why do people open up to the TMZ “reporters”?! Don’t you know they are there for one reason—to get you to say something stupid, for which you’ll have to apologize the next day? Well, I watched the video in which Rodriguez scoffed at “minorities” in Hollywood trying to “stealing all the white superhero roles.” She actually seemed kinda drunk to me, and I was hoping that was the case—that she wasn’t serious. I even laughed, because it sounded SO ignorant. Then came the “apology” video… in which she went on to blame “minorities” for being “lazy.” OMG. I flash backed to my interview with Spike Lee (yasss), where he made it very clear that the only problem blacks in Hollywood are having is money—funding for their projects. Of which there is often none, or very little. Anyway, click inside for this ridiculous, embarrassing shit.
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The Epic ‘Power/Rangers’ Fan Film Has Been Yanked Off You Tube But Has Found A New Home On Facebook

"This film is a homage to the original creators of the Power Rangers"

Earlier this week, a fan short film homage to The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers was released by director Joseph Kahn and producer Adi Shankar and immediately delighted Power Rangers fans around the world. The next day, we learned that Saban Entertainment, the company that owns the Power Rangers characters, got pissed off by the fan film and started to get the video yanked offline by claiming copyright infringement. Vimeo was the first to cave and then, ultimately, You Tube caved as well. The video was taken off both video streaming sites even tho the short film Power/Rangers does NOT infringe on Saban‘s copyrights. Today we learn from Adi Shankar that he plans to keep fighting for his beloved short film and has teamed up with Facebook to keep the film online. Click below to read Shankar‘s updated statement about this on-going battle over Power/Rangers and watch the short film in a new Facebook hosted embed. More »

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Zendaya Accepts Giuliana Rancic’s Apology In This Follow-Up Statement

The Last Word

In the wake of the uproar that sprung up over her offensive and ignorant comments about Zendaya‘s hair on Oscar night, Giuliana Rancic went on air to formally apologize to Zendaya and anyone else she offended when she “crossed the line” with her comments. Today we learn that Zendaya has accepted Giuliana‘s apology and she offers the last word on this controversy about her hair in a new statement published on her official Instagram profile. Zendaya reveals that she spoke up about the offensive comments in order to take a stand for other people against “hidden prejudice”. She tells Rancic that she appreciates her apology and ends her statement with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read Zendaya‘s statement in full below and get the final word on this whole matter. More »

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The Motion Picture Academy Issues A Statement About Omitting Joan Rivers From The ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute At The Oscars

A pathetic statement, I might add

For whatever inexplicable reason, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences decided not to include the late Joan Rivers in the In Memoriam tribute that aired during the telecast of The Academy Awards on Sunday night. As soon as the tribute was shown, a great many people took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the blatant omission. In response to the angry outcry, the Academy released an official statement that is so pitifully short that it’s almost not worth mentioning. Considering Joan’s long career in entertainment, including her appearance in more than a dozen films over a thirty year period (including Spaceballs, Rabbit Test’ and the documentary film A Piece of Work, to name but three), one would think that the simple mention of her name during the Oscar In Memoriam tribute might be warranted. More »

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Eddie Murphy Refused To Do A Bill Cosby Skit On The ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special

Cosby "applauds" his decision not to

Last weekend, Eddie Murphy returned to the Saturday Night Live stage for the first time in over 30 years to participate in SNL‘s massive 40th anniversary special. As you may recall, those of you who watched, Eddie‘s appearance on the special was super short, not at all funny and severely lacking in … everything. Today we learn from former SNL castmember Norm Macdonald (who also appeared on the SNL40 special) that Eddie was supposed to do a skit lampooning Bill Cosby and, for whatever reason, decided not to do the skit … or anything else. Norm explained what was supposed to happen in a long series of tweets. Cosby caught wind of Murphy‘s decision not to make fun of him on SNL and issued an official statement applauding Eddie‘s decision … which, suddenly, makes applause feel dirty and tarnished. More »

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