Victoria Clay obviously knows how to make all the boys say “hey.” Or at the very least a howdy, hello, good morning, afternoon, or evening. Either way you cannot walk past a woman this fine without speaking or saying some kind of greeting. For the most part I don’t run into too many ladies with fancy colored hair, but by golly does it sure work for her. She looks a seductive genie that’s escaped from a bottle. I’d I only need one wish from a woman like her and that would be for her to follow me everywhere I go. Because Victoria is a woman you should have by your side at all times.
I wonder what’s the special occasion for Clay to be all dressed up. She looks amazing as per usual. I’d like to throw on a tuxedo and be her plus one no matter wherever she was going. I’d sit through six hours of Mass on Sunday without the slightest complaint if a woman like her was my chair neighbor. I’d even make confessions to her like “I think you’re very hot and I think about you often.” I don’t even think saying a few Hail Marys would get her off my mind.
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Most celebrities live in Los Angeles, Florida, and New York where filming happens frequently. They live glamorous lives with the nicest cars, clothes, and plenty of fans. But we often forget this wasn’t always the case.
In fact, many actors come from incredibly humble beginnings. They weren’t always popular in school, and they may have struggled for money. It’s always interesting to trace celebrities back to their original roots and see how it shaped them into the star they are now.
A surprising number of celebrities actually grew up in Houston, Texas. Housing prices are low, and with such humble living, the talent pool that spent their childhoods there is surprising. Out of the hundreds of actors, actresses, singers, and performers who have grown up in Houston, here are some of the most well-known.
1. Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce has always been a performer. As a child, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions throughout the greater Houston area, and it wasn’t long before she became famous as the lead singer for Destiny’s Child.
Her group was managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, and he helped them become one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Shortly after, Beyonce began her solo career, and has since become one of the best-selling female artists of all time.
2. Jennifer Garner
Garner had her first moments on stage when she was three years old and taking ballet lessons in Houston. She also had a love for the theater through her high school years and ultimately chose a theater major in college.
Her career began when she moved to Los Angeles afterward. She played small, supporting roles in films, including a major supporting role in Pearl Harbor. In 2001, she gained her role as Sydney Bristow in Alias, which made her famous.
She’s won a Golden Globe, an SAG award, and received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She’s still an active actress in films today.
3. Hilary Duff
If you were born between the years 1990 and 2000, you were probably keenly aware of Hilary Duff’s career. She was born in Houston to encouraging parents who owned a chain of convenience stores. Her mother became the agent for both Hilary and her sister Hailey, both of whom had relatively successful acting careers.
Hilary was one of the first and most popular actresses on the Disney channel, primarily for her show Lizzie McGuire. She also starred in a number of Disney films, including Cadet Kelly, Raise Your Voice, Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, and A Cinderella Story. When she wasn’t acting, she was releasing albums with Hollywood Records, her most popular of which being Metamorphosis.
4. Dennis Quaid
If you’ve seen the 2002 Disney film The Rookie, a film set in Thorndale, Texas, it might not surprise you that its star Dennis Quaid is also from the Lone Star State. He went back to his Texas roots for this role, and it felt very close to home for him.
Quaid studied under drama coach Cecil Pickett at the University of Houston, the father of actress Cindy Pickett. His career began in the 1980s, and despite a few rocky years in the 1990s, as he overcame a drug addiction and an eating disorder, he has been a prominent actor over the last two decades.
5. Kenny Rogers
Few people have accomplished as much as this Houston native. Kenny Rogers is a singer-songwriter, record producer, photographer, entrepreneur, actor, and author. His career began in Texas back in the 1950s, his genres ranging from rock’n’roll to psychedelic to country pop.
He has been recognized in the Country Music Hall of Fame for his highly successful country music career with more than 120 hit singles, 200 weeks at the top of the country and pop album charts, and 100 million record sales. All of this makes him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
6. Phylicia Rashad
This Tony Award-winning actress, stage director, and singer started in Houston. She comes from a very talented family, although she’s the only one who chose to pursue a career showcasing those talents.
Rashad is best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which earned her two Emmy Award nominations. She also became the first African American woman to win a Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Play” for her role in A Raisin in the Sun.
7. Jim Parsons
One of Prime Time’s favorite actors, Jim Parsons came from humble origins in Texas. He did theater in high school and went on to pursue theater at the University of Houston.
Parsons spent a lot of time in off-broadway productions as well as a few minor TV roles. He auditioned for and received several roles in television productions, but each of these failed, as they couldn’t find a network willing to produce it.
He earned the role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory in 2007, and the rest is history. He’s earned four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his role as Dr. Cooper.
Khloe Kardashian may be done messing around.
The reality star remained mostly mum on her baby daddy's cheating scandal for about a month or so.
But Kardashian hinted strongly this week that she was done with Tristan Thompson at last.
"You’ve remained strong though many trials and challenges," wrote Khloe a few days ago, adding:
"Nothing broke you. You’re still here standing strong. Now is the time for you to start receiving.”
That was then. And now Khloe has shared a brand new photo of daughter True.
"Mommy's Little Love," she wrote as the caption to the above photo.
Why is this relevant? Aside it always being a very welcome gesture for Khloe to give us a glimpse at her bundle of joy?
Because it appears as though Khloe is almost done even pretending that True has a father.
She is MOMMY'S LITTLE LOVE and that's basically it, Khloe is now saying.
Compare this message, after all, with what Khloe wrote upon announcing her child's name in mid-April.
"Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with LOVE," penned the star on Instagram.
"Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family! Mommy and Daddy loooooove you True!"
Talk at that time was of "our" and "mommy and daddy."
But not so much anymore.
If you think we're reading too much into Khloe's latest social media caption, scroll down for further evidence that she has had it with Tristan...
On May 26, Khloe posted another revealing quote on her Instagram media account.
You may go ahead and interpret it as you see fit, but this what it says:
You can be a good person with a beautiful spirit and still possess the authority to tell someone: 'you got me f--ked up.
That's gosh darn right you can.
Khloe is actually being very vulnerable here.
She's admitting that Thompson's actions have affected her pretty bad because... d'uh.
How could they not have?!?
In case you are just tuning in to this situation somehow, Thompson very clearly cheated on Khloe multiple times while she was pregnant.
There's actual surveillance footage of him going back to hotel rooms with other women.
Khloe gave birth to her first child on April 11, mere days after news of this scandal broke.
We very much understand that Khloe has been preoccupied ever since and has likely been too busy, too stressed, too shocked and too depressed to really comment on the situation.
However, it certainly appears as if she's making her voice and her feelings heard now, doesn't it?
You may wanna pack your bags, Tristain.
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Kelly Brook arriving at the TV Bafta Awards 2012, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London 27th May 2012
This time, Rhymefest put out a statement for a charity in Kanye's mother's name, distancing the organization from Kanye's MAGA views.
Kim Kardashian took to Twitter in a fury, putting Rhymefest on blast and vowing to take that charity out from under him.
Che Smith is better known by his stage name, Rhymefest.
He is an American hip hop artist, an award-winning songwriter, and a philanthropist. He is also a politician from Chicago.
He is cofounder of Donda's House, a charity named after Dr. Donda West, Kanye's late mother. As Snoop Dogg recently alluded, she passed away just over a decade ago.
Recently, Donda's House put out a statement imploring people upset by Kanye's Trump-support and other outlandish statements that they do not share his views.
"While we cannot and do not speak for Kanye West and his views, we can and will speak up for the youth that we serve."
"We ask that as you boycott and protest Kanye West, that you not forget that we are a non-profit organization that like other non-profits needs donations, corporate support, and volunteers"
"We do not want your rejection of Kanye West, to be a rejection of Dr. Donda West and the thousands of lives she impacted including her own son."
The non-profit also accused Kanye of having not provided them with the desired financial support, despite alleged agreements to do so.
Kim sent out a series of angry tweets on Saturday in response.
"U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s @RHYMEFEST."
Hey, even fake Yeezys are closer to the real thing than plenty of people are willing to wear.
"You’re over [leveraging] Kanye’s name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation."
That's quite the claim.
"I saw you at our studio a few weeks ago so why didn’t you bring this up then @RHYMEFEST ? You were trying to get Kanye to listen to your sub par beats. You have the audacity to use Kanye’s mom name to try to shed a negative light on Kanye."
Some, Snoop Dogg included, have suggested in recent days that Kanye's behavior would be better if his mother were still alive to talk sense into him.
"Oh and lastly your flight cancelled to Wyoming. You thought you were really worthy to be on this album."
Kim concluded her roast with an "apology" to her followers that was really just shade.
"Sorry to all of my followers for flooding my timeline I know you have no idea who Rhymefest is."
Rhymefest replied on Twitter, posting a full letter..
"Hey @KimKardashian good to hear from you. Here’s my response."
We'll give you the highlights.
He starts by explaining her attempted callouts about his presence at the studio and such. And then he gets personal.
"How can you criticize an organization that you've never physically been to OR that you've never even talked to the Executive Director or any of the team?"
He points out that, unlike Kim, he actually knew and had a relationship with Kanye's mother.
"I actually knew and was mentored by Dr. Donda West personally and have met with and spoken to hundreds of her students and mentees who not only support the work that we are doing in Chicago, but compel it."
He suggests that Kim is not getting the whole story of alleged broken promises that Kanye has made.
"At this point, if you and Kanye want us to dissolve the organization so that you can do the work, we welcome that."
The way that he sees it, that would just mean more organizations helping young people.
"As we will continue from our home on the South Side of Chicago, to do what we can to support the community we've worked 5 years to build in spite of you & Kanye's lack of interest or support."
At the end, he writes that he awaits her decision, and:
"Our community will be okay, regardless."
Not the most ideal way to spend your time in Florence!!!
Ellen Pompeo was vacationing in Italy late on Friday when she allegedly had her purse stolen "from right under my nose" while out and about walking around the city!
The Grey's Anatomy star revealed the deception and theft on her Instagram account, while also noting how she nearly caught the thief after using technology to track everything down (below):
Grazia a polizia Di Firenzia squadro volanti y resterante Frescobaldi my purse was stolen from right under my nose!! I blame the rose!! But Grazia to who ever stole it for dropping it on the street exactly in tact. I was tracking my phone and chasing you down... had I caught you... it would not have ended well for you... I am nice but lets not forget my heritage... NAPOLITANO.... hai furtuno y io hai destine 👊🏼🇮🇹😘 also I hope you were smiling because e Sarai catturato perche sei in macchina 📷📷🎞 please forgive my horrible ItalianA post shared by Ellen Pompeo (@ellenpompeo) on May 25, 2018 at 8:24am PDT
Just glad everybody was safe and everything... what a weird and unforgettable moment, right?!
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No, Morgan Freeman, insists in a new statement:
NOT me too.
In a disturbing new CNN report that came out this week, the veteran actor was accused by eight different women of sexual misconduct and/or harassment.
The authors behind this report said they spoke to the eight women, along with eight separate witnesses, all of whom offered similar descriptions of Morgan's behavior over the years.
For example, one production assistant on the 2017 movie Going In Style told CNN that Morgan “kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear."
He did until a co-star told him to stop.
Then there was a senior production staff member on the set of the 2013 film Now You See Me who told CNN that Morgan made so many inappropriate comments about her attire that she stopped wearing tight articles of clothing around him.
A CNN reporter named Chloe Melas even went on record with the charge that Morgan frequently looked her up and down and referred to as “ripe” when she interviewed the star last year.
Oh, and she was six months pregnant at the time.
In response to these accusations, Morgan said the following on Thursday:
Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy.
I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected - that was never my intent.
Not exactly the most effective apology ever, right?
He's basically saying he did all this stuff, he just didn't mean to offend anyone via his actions.
Now, with his name being associated with others who have been brought down by the #MeToo movement, the 80-year old has issued a far more strongly-worded statement.
He wants to make a few things clear.
“I am devastated that 80 years of my life is at risk of being undermined, in the blink of an eye, by Thursday’s media reports," he opened, adding:
"All victims of assault and harassment deserve to be heard. And we need to listen to them. But it is not right to equate horrific incidents of sexual assault with misplaced compliments or humor.
"I admit that I am someone who feels a need to try to make women - and men - feel appreciated and at ease around me.
"As a part of that, I would often try to joke with and compliment women, in what I thought was a light-hearted and humorous way."
Clearly I was not always coming across the way I intended. And that is why I apologized Thursday and will continue to apologize to anyone I might have upset, however unintentionally.
But I also want to be clear: I did not create unsafe work environments. I did not assault women. I did not offer employment or advancement in exchange for sex.
Any suggestion that I did so is completely false.
This is all well and good and likely true.
But no one has accused Morgan of assault.
They've said he treated women on set with extreme disrespect, basically viewing them as nothing but sex objects.
Is this as bad as actually assaulting them? Of course not.
However, the behavior is still part of a significant issue in society that is thankfully being addressed more and more often these days. It's simply the issue of treating both men and women with equaly amounts of respect.
Morgan is an Oscar winner who is best known for a handful of iconic movie roles.
His most notable films include: Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption and Batman Begins.
Let's hope he has learned some valuable lessons from the allegations leveled against him here.
Coleen Rooney’s body reminds me of what military grade means, she’s stacked, packed, and ready to go. I doubt anyone could find a more enticing firecracker in a better looking package even if Roman candles, quarter sticks, and sparklers were neatly wrapped together inside a 24 karat gold box. Coleen means business from the inside out. Her walk contains a confidence that tells everyone around her that she belongs at the beach and will have an excellent time no matter what. Now that’s an army of one that I would like to join. I could be her first recruit and guarantee her time at the beach to be filled with great fun. No seaweed stuck to her foot will ruin her day as I combat and neutralize any and all who pose a threat to Rooney’s day at the shore.
I wonder if Coleen knows how hot she is. I’d be afraid to look in the mirror if I looked that good. I’d be terrified of never wanting to leave the mirror. I’ve seen a lot of women but I don’t think I’ve seen any that look like Coleen. Her beauty is special. Special Ops. Her appearance is the best of the best and looks like it took hard work, dedication, and lots of time to achieve it. I would be forced to salute a woman like her every time she walked by.
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What have we done to deserve this???
Blessed with this all-star mega jam!!!!!!
Our favorite females in Spanish language bops have joined forces with Mau y Ricky for a remix of Mi Mala!
We are in heaven!!!!!
This song is the best soundtrack to our holiday weekend!!!
Check it out above!
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English model and actress Kelly Brook attending the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic Theatre, in London.
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When Nicki Minaj spits, Miz Minaj wrote it!
On Friday, after the release of her song with YG called Big Bank, an Instagram troll asked the Pink Friday rapper if Slim Shady penned her verse.
The female MC then clapped back saying she "will always write [her] own... even if it means not being able to drop [records] as frequent as [she wants] to."
Read her full response (below):
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At the glamorous Lafayette Parish School elementary school awards, hosted by teacher Jessica Bordlee, young child Hayden Albert took home “most talkative” and “class clown.” Many considered him the favorite for class clown, but most talkative was an upset win.
LaTosha Alexis, Hayden’s great-aunt, was not pleased with the outcome of either award. She took it up with the voting committee via Facebook.
I am highly disappointed with the inconsiderate decision that Jessica Bordlee (1st grade teacher at Evangeline Elementary School in Lafayette, Louisiana made on today). Out of all the awesome & excellent things happening with my Great-Nephew academically she could have honored him in, she presented him with two certificates. The 1st is for class clown & the 2nd is for most talkative.
This is my sister Shaneka’s grandbaby (my nephew Hakeem son) and I’m told the room went silent when Jessica Bordlee announced the certificates she created for him. My great nephew went up to retrieve his certificates as everyone sat in silence and waited. To make matters worse, Jessica Bordlee called Hayden back up at the end of the ceremony and said, “Oh! Hayden, I forgot your red nose”. Not wanting to disappoint his teacher, Hayden put on the red nose as everyone watched.
Let me tell you something Facebook. This woman publicly humiliated my great nephew and family. It is the teachers job to instill confidence and positivity in the child at a very early age (not just the parents). I am appalled because she really went above & beyond to try and have her audience to join in with her to humiliate my great Nephew but the audience was too embarrassed themselves while witnessing such behavior from a woman in power of little children.
I’m tagging her school that she work for in this post and I pray they take this cry-out for justice seriously and teach her that her behavior is unacceptable as a 1st grade teacher. She publicly humiliated him, she need to publicly apologise to everyone. She could have given him the most funny certificate and perhaps future motivational speaker. There need to be some action following her behavior.
A Truly Concerned Great Aunt
The school responded, saying they would “recommend disciplinary action” against the teacher. The teacher apologized and claims the child asked for the red nose at the end of class.
Shaneka Hayes, who attended the ceremony, said, “Everything was just so quiet and people had these strange looks on their faces. People kept looking at me to see my reaction. I was so uncomfortable. When our children get certificates, we frame these. We keep these. Who wants to frame something like that?”
And this is why award shows are the worst.
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Elizabeth Sung, a veteran actress whose three-decade career included stints on such small screen classics as The Sopranos and The Young and the Restless, died on Tuesday.
She was only 63 years old.
The Associated Press confirmed this sad news late Friday, but not provide any additional details.
Sung was likely best known to television fans for her popular run on The Young and the Restless.
From 1994 through 1996, she portrayed Luan Violen Abbott, the owner of the Saigon Shack restaurant, on this beloved CBS soap opera.
The character was married to Jack Abbott, played by Peter Bergman, until her passing.
But if this was considered the highlight of Sung's career, it was merely one stop among a great many.
Sung covered this old edition of Soap Opera Digest.
Sung had over 90 credits on her resume, starting with a 1988 episode of The Equalizer, according to her IMDb page.
She also appeared in the films Tango & Cash (1989), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), The Joy Luck Club (1993) and House Under Siege (2010), among other films.
In the world of television, Sung guest-starred on nearly too many shows to even list.
Among them: episodes of CSI, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bones, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary, Shameless, and Mike & Molly.
Also along them: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, House, Crossing Jordan, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Night Shift, Flashforward, Passions, ER, Touched by an Angel and Knots Landing.
Sung was born in Hong Kong.
Multiple outlets have confirmed she was fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, having earned a BFA in dance from Julliard.
Moreover, Sung was a member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and had an MFI in directing from the American Film Institute.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sung was a strong supporter of AIDS charities after her older brother died of the disease back in 1985.
Sung is survived by her husband, screenwriter Peter Tulipan.
"SAG-AFTRA is saddened by the loss of soap pioneer, dedicated unionist and #sagaftramember Elizabeth Sung," SAG-AFTRA said in a statement on Twitter.
A handful of celebrities also took to Twitter to mourn her death, such as actor Carl Weathers, who wrote:
RIP Elizabeth Sung. Your lovliness and talent are unmatched. #BePeace.
And Ming-Na Wen:
I was shocked and sadden ro hear about the passing of Elizabeth Sung. #TheJoyLuckClub sisters/family mourn the loss of this lovely, talented lady.
Wen added: Too soon, too sudden.
My heart goes out to Peter, her family & friends. RIP.
We share these same sentiments.
May Elizabeth Sung rest in peace.