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 »
"remember when you had a life ..?"
Oh man … here we go. It’s been a few weeks now since Zayn Malik quit One Direction to become a solo artist (and a “regular 22-year old”) and up until now, the split has been fairly amicable — at least, in public. That all changed just a short time ago when Zayn and is former One Direction groupmate Louis Tomlinson got into a beef on Twitter. It all started when Zayn‘s new BFF/producer Naughty Boy posted a photo of the two of them on Twitter and Louis chimed in to make a snide remark. Naughty and Louis went at it back and forth for a bit … and then Zayn inserted himself and now the world is practically over because former BFFs Zouis are now feuding on Twitter and nothing makes sense anymore :( More »
Another big reveal from the Sony hack
I heard about this last night and thought it was a really fascinating story. I haven’t watched Henry Louis Gates, Jr.‘s new PBS show Finding Your Roots, but I’m a big fan of his academic work (one of my favorite books of all time is his collection, Reading Black, Reading Feminist). And—fun fact—my parents used to run in the same circle as he does so I met him a few times when I was a kid. He also did great work on the PBS miniseries The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. So it’s kind of interesting to see his name mixed up in this Ben Affleck scandal of sorts. Apparently, Affleck appeared on the show, but demanded that Gates go against PBS policy and hide the truth about his ancestors—that they were slave owners. Click inside for more.