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Rihanna Lives Out Her ‘Scandal’ Fantasies (And Ours) At The White House

#DayAtTheWhiteHouse

Bad Gal Ri Ri herself paid a visit to the White House in Washington DC and absolutely could not resist having a bit of fun with her trip on her official Instagram profile. Rihanna snapped a few fun photos and gave them Scandal captions in order to live out her Scandal fantasies … allowing us to live vicariously through her. Click below to see Rihanna do her best Olivia Pope impression and seethe with jealousy along with me, won’t you? More »

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A Night Out With President Clinton

The TV Guide

Last night, my good friend Edward invited Darion and me to an event hosted by The Clinton Foundation 20/30 and President Clinton himself on the lot at Paramount Studios. When an offer is extended to be in the presence of one of the greatest presidents of our time, you don’t say no. Fortunately, our other good friend Courtney is a member of 20/30 so she was in attendance last night as well and we all got to hang out together at the event. While it was short, it was very sweet getting to hear President Clinton speak in person. More »

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A Maryland Teenager Planned A School Shooting, Got Too Drunk To Do It

He confessed his plan to police

Recently, Chrissy Teigen announced that she was leaving Twitter after being cyber-attacked for a comment she made about a Canada shooting. Even if she spoke out at the wrong time, or phrased things in a way that offended some people I did feel like she made a good point about the way we view school shootings in America. They are no longer shocking, and the media only considers them to be tragic if multiple lives are lost. A story like this—a planned school shooting that didn’t happen—is really no story at all. But, I think this mindset is, well, killing us. A young teen in Maryland brought a gun to school, and had plans to commit mass murder, kill his parents, and kill himself but, thankfully, was unable to carry it out. Click inside for more.

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Angelina Jolie Tells ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine That She Is ‘Open’ To Running For Political Office

"When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered"

Angelina Jolie is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about her new album, Unbroken, and other entertainment-related things … but the portion of her interview that is getting the most attention is the part where she reveals to VF that she is “open” to running for political office. Angelina is very well aware that her fame comes from being an actress — a celebrity — so that alone could be a huge hinderance should she ever decide to actually run for office but … it’s an option that she is, apparently, considering. Click below to read exactly what she has to say about a possible future in politics in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. More »

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Chris Rock Joked About The Boston Marathon Bombing And 9/11 On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Obviously, people are pissed

Welp, Chris Rock took the stage of Saturday Night Live last night and he was… Chris Rock. Let me tell you about my very personal relationship with Chris Rock. During my junior year in college, someone gave me a copy of his 1996 special Bring The Pain, in which he joked about the OJ Simpson case, lots of race stuff (the infamous black people vs. niggas joke… which Steve Carrell so hilariously reenacted on The Office), and other things readily labeled ‘controversial.’ It became my favorite thing to watch. Every night, for maybe 6 months, and I’m proud to say that I know the whole damn routine by heart. So when I read headlines about Rock being ‘controversial’ on Saturday Night Live last night, I had to laugh a little. I mean, what did people expect? A family-friendly Chris Rock? But I wanna hear what you guys think about his routine, so click inside for more.

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I Just Love These White Lesbians Suing The Sperm Bank Because They Got A Biracial Baby

They've explained that their town is too racist for a biracial child. So. Yeah.

There are so many huge issues at work here, but I’ll start small. Being a parent is hard, and many of the stresses that come from parenting really come from our own expectations of what our parenting experience will be like, what our children will be like, etc. When we’re pregnant, most of us find out “what we’re having” because it helps us (we think) “prepare” for the child, but in reality nothing can prepare you. Knowing a child’s sex, or thinking you know what the child will look like—none of that is helpful or relevant at 3AM. And—while it’s not the same as what this couple is “going through”—I know the feeling of mentally preparing for your child to look one way, and they come out looking like something else. My friends and I used to joke (and still do) that I definitely don’t have any black kids. One of them we lit’rally call “Spanish,” and I spent the first 6 months of his life waiting for him to darken up a bit. No. He’s still “Spanish.” So I get that babies can surprise you—hell, they can even disappoint you (but that’s only if you choose to go into parenting with certain expectations). And now that I’ve tried to identify with this couple—Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon—I’m going to go the eff off, because this story is infuriating. Click inside for more.
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Lena Dunham Wrote About Being Raped In College, And Why It’s More Complicated Than ‘No Means No’

'I feel like there are fifty ways it’s my fault…'

I haven’t picked up Lena Dunham‘s memoir yet, but Not That Kind of Girl is already making headlines for some of its unique subject matter. One particular issue she’s tackling—through her own experiences—is rape, and how to define it. There are many people reading these excerpts, in which she describes a disturbing experience at college (which she comes to classify as rape, so I will too), and they don’t believe that it should be understood as rape. And others are saying it highlights an issue that we have—where if a woman does not expressly say “NO,” consent is assumed. Click inside for more.
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That Ferguson Police Officer Shooting Had Nothing To Do With The Mike Brown Protests

FYI

Last night I saw many people posting this story on social media, and I am just now reading the whole thing, so I wanted to share with all of you. A police officer was shot in the arm in Ferguson last night, and because of the political climate of the city right now, I think everyone (myself included) assumed that the event was somehow connected to the protests surrounding the murder of unarmed teenager, Mike Brown, but it wasn’t. Click inside for more.

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Groundskeeper Willie, From ‘The Simpsons’, Reacts To The Outcome Of Scotland’s Vote For Independence

Aye or die! The morning after.

Last week, ahead of Scotland’s vote for independence, Groundskeeper Willie, from The Simpsons, came out in favor of the YES vote for independence. As you should know by now, Scotland voted NO and opted to stay a part of the United Kingdom. Today we get to see how Groundskeeper Willie took the vote outcome. Honestly, he took it much better than I thought he would. Bless his heart.

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‘The New Yorker’ Weighs In On The Scottish Indpendence Vote With A Hilarious Cartoon

Nessie votes Aye!

The cartoonist for The New Yorker responsible for the celebrity nude photos leak cartoon and the tribute to Joan Rivers cartoon has weighed in on the vote TODAY for Scottish independence. Right now, the people of Scotland are voting to decide whether they will remain a part of the United Kingdom or they will separate and become their own country. The clever cartoon below shows us how Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, has decided to vote on the matter. More »

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