Our American norm continues to confound others
The other day, for the first time ever, Trent posted something on his Facebook page that I immediately took issue with, because I knew there was no way it could be true. It was a small, square-shaped diagram that read 2015: 204 Mass Shootings in 204 Days. I saw that the source was the Washington Post and quickly looked for the article. No way there were 204 mass shootings this year. We’ve only really heard about, like 10 of them! So yeah, I was wrong. And that moment was proof of a certain denial we all have towards this issue, and proof of the fact that mass shootings are so common, we really don’t give all that much of a fuck about them anymore. So here’s another article about another celebrity speaking out against our gun laws and policies in America, even though this new wave of commentary will likely not change anything.
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"In the case of #curvy, we don't like putting restrictions around a term that..."
This is a story that I simply have not understood, from beginning to end. Here’s why. About a week ago, a dear friend of mine who shall remain nameless introduced me to the Instagram hashtag #EggplantFriday. UM WHAT. I could not believe that it was allowed on Instagram and, in case you were wondering, yes it’s related to penises. Of the eggplant variety. So if actual porn makes its way onto the photo sharing app, why in the world did Instagram ban the hashtag #curvy recently? Representatives claimed it was because of all the “inappropriate content” that came along with it, but that never made a bit of sense to me, nor does this explanation for why they’ve unblocked the word. Click inside for more.
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Local news affiliate Fox 59 is reporting that the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, the man who famously lost a ton of weight by using a Subway sandwich diet, was raided this morning by federal authorities exercising a search warrant in a child pornography investigation. Earlier this year, an associate of Fogle‘s was found in the possession of child pornography and the belief is that the investigation this morning led to Fogle‘s home. HMMM. Click below to learn all the known deets about this raid on Jared Fogle‘s home and learn more about his proclivities for pornography. More »
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TMZ reports that criminal prosecutors will be filing murder charges
We learned yesterday that after doctors explained that Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s comatose condition continues to worsen, the Brown/Houston family decided to take Bobbi Kristina off all medication and put her in hospice care, seemingly resigning themselves to the reality that she doesn’t have long to live. Today we learn that in the wake of the family’s decision to essentially “let her go”, the legal conservatorship for BK has filed at $10 million dollar lawsuit against her boyfriend Nick Gordon claiming that he not only physically and emotionally abused her but that he also stole money from her. And if Nick thought his weepy bullshizz on the Dr. Phil show earlier this year was a low point for him, he ain’t seen nothing yet. TMZ is reporting that criminal prosecutors are coming for Nick with charges that his actions led to Bobbi Kristina‘s accident, which led to her coma, which will eventually lead to her death. It sounds like Nick will be facing murder charges shortly after BK‘s death. Wow. More »
"She just told me, 'I'm going to be considered black. Don't blow my cover."
This is the story that just won’t quit—at least not for a little while. Because some of us are still curious as to WTF possessed Rachel Dolezal to invent a black identity for herself, lying to the whole world for inexplicable reasons, here is an explanation of sorts from her black adopted brother, Ezra (the one in the far left of the photo). Ezra spoke to Buzzfeed News and confirmed that Rachel asked him to help her keep up this lie, stating simply that in Spokane, she was to be considered black. We all have family secrets, but daaammmmn Gina! (#AskRachel where that one’s from.) This is insane. Click inside for more!
Also, I take issue with this announcement in general
Ya know, we never talk about how hard it is to be a superfan. It’s draining, it’s exhausting, and there’s just no way to explain to your Mom why there’s a makeshift shrine to DMX on your bedroom floor (true story, circa 1999). So I feel for the Beyhive today, especially since many of them got up at the crack of dawn or something to hear Beyoncé‘s BIG MAJORLY HUGE announcement on Good Morning America, only to be disappointed with maybe the least exciting Beyoncé news ever. Click inside for more!
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Her daughter Brooke is no longer speaking with her
Last month, after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star got arrested for public intoxication, etc. at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Kim Richards paid a visit to the Dr. Phil show to make some money on the incident before she checked herself in to a rehab treatment facility. This past weekend, Kim checked herself out of rehab early so that she could attend her daughter Brooke Brinson‘s wedding in Mexico. Today we learn the sad news that things at the wedding didn’t go smoothly because at one point, Kim turned into an inebriated “mess” during the nuptials. Her behavior got so bad, TMZ reports, that Kim‘s sober coach quit and her daughter Brooke is no longer speaking to her. Ugh. More »
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner all in jeopardy
Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »
After just 1 week, Mimi is already canceling shows
Last week, Mariah Carey kicked off her concert residency in Las Vegas to mixed reviews (including one scathing review by The New York Times that really went in on the elusive chanteuse). She performed a string of shows over the weekend and, as fas as I could tell, did a great job entertaining her fans. Last night, Mimi was due to kick off her second weekend of performances … but she was forced to cancel the show due to illness. Hours before she was due to take the stage, a sign was put up alerting ticket-holders that her show last night was cancelled — not postponed — cancelled. Around the aborted showtime, Mariah posted a statement on her official Instagram profile explaining her reason for canceling the show. Click below to read what she had to say. More »