But Chrissy says she's done getting into social issues on Twitter
It’s been so incredible watching protestors take to the streets all over the world demanding justice in the name of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and the countless other victims of police killings in America. Some celebrities have taken to social media to voice their support, and I also really appreciate this new story coming out about John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The husband and wife decided to quietly do their part by hiring food trucks that came and fed protestors at NYC protests. Click inside for more.
An epic, timely cover story for 'The Hollywood Reporter'
I don’t think this article could have come at a better time. Seriously. Chris Rock penned a brilliant (and hilarious) essay for the December cover story of The Hollywood Reporter, and I finally got the chance to read it today. The actor and comedian has been a favorite of mine for some time now, and I am so insanely excited about his new movie Top Five, I make everyone in the house quiet down when the trailer comes on TV… in spite of the fact that I’ve seen it just about every day. Tracy Morgan, Rosario Dawson, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union (and I just realized Jay Z and Kanye West are two of the producers)—it’s going to be great. Click inside to read my 10 favorite moments from his amazing article!
Protests are happening all over the United States right now in reaction to the Darren Wilson decision. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you bore witness to my response, as I tried to share as much information as I could get my hands on, and everything I read about the case. This is one of the first times I’ve actually read and tried to process all of the statements, and notes from the trial, and I am just beyond disgusted at the things I’ve been reading. I feel like I’ve done my homework, and there’s nothing anyone can say to convince me that Darren Wilson is an innocent man who did not have probable cause to go to trial. As one MSNBC reporter put it, “With prosecutors like this, Darren Wilson never really needed a defense lawyer.” I support all protestors speaking out—and raging out—against this trend of cops killing young black men and boys. One group went so far as to shut down an entire mall in St. Louis yesterday, and I wanted to share that story. Click inside for more.
Posted under: #Ferguson
For the past few days I’ve been waiting to hear news about the grand jury trial in the case of Michael Brown‘s death. It sounds like today, finally, may be the day that a decision is announced. I can honestly say that my expectations for justice are at an all-time low. The fact that the Missouri governor has called in the National Guard seems like a pretty bad sign. Nine white jurors, and three black jurors are supposed to reconvene today to make the decision. Click inside for more.
Posted under: #Ferguson
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 »
Posted under: 'Scandal', Rihanna
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 »
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.
Posted under: Sash Nemphos
"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 »
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.
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.