It's no coincidence that international superstar design legend Chiara Ferragni has a name that sounds like a dish at a fancy Italian restaurant. Because she looks good...
Khloe Kardashian has been undergoing a huge transformation for years now.
She looks different today than she did yesterday, and she looked different yesterday than she did the day before.
It's just that today she looks really, really different.
She shared that photo above on Instagram yesterday, and although she's cuddling with the fluffiest little puppy that ever was, people couldn't help but notice her face.
Or whatever's going on in the area where her face used to be.
Seriously, this barely even looks like Khloe.
Her followers had many, many feelings about the photo -- a whole lot of them were actually positive that this isn't even Khloe we're looking at here.
Several people made a "new face, who dis?" joke, which is fine. It's an obvious place to go when you see something like this.
Some thought she looks like Hilary Duff here, which is accurate, and lots of commenters made Michael Jackson comparisons, which is unfortunate.
A fair amount of Khloe's followers believe that this is the result of plastic surgery -- that she's gotten a nose job, or a face lift, or an eye lift, or cheek implants, or a combination of all of these procedures.
As one person pointed out, "money can't buy you happiness but it sure can buy ya a new face!"
If she did get one or two or twelve plastic surgery procedures, it would be disappointing, because she is naturally gorgeous.
But if she did it now, when she's widely rumored to be pregnant?
Well, that would be a whole new low. And for this family, that's saying a lot.
Before you get too worked up though, know that while surgery is a popular theory, an equally popular theory is that this face came about with the help of Photoshop or another photo editing app.
Another possibility -- people have seriously put so much thought into this girl's face right here -- is that she's just wearing her makeup a little differently.
As one of her followers explained it, "Nothing wrong with her face. She just contoured a lot. It's what a lot of pregnant women do."
(That's another theory, by the way, that pregnancy is changing her appearance.)
"LMAOOOO, contouring?" a more cynical father replied "Contouring doesn't make your nose disappear and actually shrink in size. It's sad that you still believe the Kardashians' lies."
Hilariously though, most people just couldn't seem to figure out what's going on here at all.
"What is wrong?" one person asked. "Is this photoshopped?"
"Your face looks very weird," another pointed out.
"What happened to your normal face??" yet another concerned follower questioned. "I am not being rude, I just don't understand the transformation."
Honestly, we don't understand it either.
But it sure is fun to talk about, huh?
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Gemma Merna has the stage presence of a seal smoking a cigar while riding a tricycle. Which means that when one is around, people tend to take notice.
Don't come for Kim Kardashian West!!!
The KUWTK superstar and her daughter, North West, made their way to Katy Perry's El Lay concert on Friday night -- and while the pics they shared were adorable and everyone loves it when celebs get together blah blah blah, the real story here is the never-ending feud with Taylor Swift.
Friday was, of course, the same day that Swift released a new album, and because it also happened to be the day Perry was performing at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles... And because this is apparently forever going to be a thing, Kim knew exactly what to do.
Here's Kim, Katy, North, and the crew -- which includes friend Larsa Pippen and her daughter along with some other kids -- out backstage at Katy's concert from last night (below):
Cute!!! And fun!!!
...But also always sending a message.
Kim's been around the block with this stuff before, she knows how it's done!
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For the past few weeks now, more and more people have been coming forward with horror stories about sexual assault and/or sexual harassment committed by various Hollywood figures.
Needless to say, it's been an overwhelmingly depressing time.
Harvey Weinstein's accusers opened the floodgates -- so, so many women have shared their horror stories about him, and a few of the stories have been about rape.
From there, everything just kind of fell apart.
Several men claimed that Kevin Spacey assaulted them, including actor Anthony Rapp, who was only 14 at the time of the alleged incident.
Writer/director James Toback has been accused of assault by literally hundreds of women, and Louis C.K. was accused of (and admitted to) abusing his position of power in the comedy world to masturbate in front of female comedians and coworkers.
And now we have one more name to add to the list of the accused: George Takei.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, a former actor and model named Scott R. Brunton recounts a tale that took place in 1981, when he was living in L.A. and trying to get his career going.
He says that he met George at a bar, and that they exchanged phone numbers and struck up a friendship.
When Scott went through a bad breakup, he says George reached out to him and offered to take him out to dinner and a show.
"He was very good at consoling me and understanding that I was upset and still in love with my boyfriend," he recalls. "He was a great ear. He was very good about me spilling my heart on my sleeve."
When the evening was over, the two went back to George's home for a drink, but Scott claims that when he had had his second drink, "I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out."
He says that he did end up passing out, and "The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear."
"I came to and said, 'What are you doing?!' I said 'I don't want to do this.' He goes 'You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.'"
Scott claims that he told him "I don't want to do this," and then he left.
It's a horrible story -- all of them are.
But for what it's worth, George has already strongly denied the story.
"Friends," he began a series of tweets, "I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Brunton. I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at this claims as you must feel reading them."
It's true -- people are especially shocked at these claims, because unlike Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., there have never been any rumors about anything like this.
George continued with "The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now."
"I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do."
"But I do take these claims very seriously," he added, "and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment."
"Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago. But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful."
He wrote that his husband is "100 percent beside me on this" and that he "stands fully by my side. I cannot tell you how vital it has been to have his unwavering support and love in these difficult times."
"Thanks to many of you for all the kind words and trust," he finished. "It means so much to us. Yours in gratitude, George."
Do you believe him?
It is hard for me to believe that the two straps at the top of her shirt actually serve a purpose and are not there just for show.
Andrew Kreisberg is the latest big name to be accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Warner Bros. TV has suspended the executive producer due to an investigation into numerous allegations of sexual harassment and offensive physical contact.
This is what the production company said in a statement related to the suspension and troubling accusations:
“We have recently been made aware of allegations of misconduct against Andrew Kreisberg.
"We have suspended Mr. Kreisberg and are conducting an internal investigation.
"We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."
Kreisberg is a producer on Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
Variety broke this piece of news and said it has spoken to 15 women and four men who all claims Kreisberg harassed them in various ways.
To be specific, the publication cites a "pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years."
It goes on to say that Kreisberg "strongly denies" these allegations.
None of the men or women behind the story wanted to reveal their names out of fear of retaliation.
"We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners,” said Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, who head Berlanti Productions which oversee Kreisberg’s shows.
They add in their statement:
“We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros.
"There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff.
"We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe to work in and safe to speak up about if it isn’t."
Kreisberg is accused of often touching individuals without their permission.
The alleged victims say he would ask for massages from female staff members... and kiss women without asking.
Nearly each of the sources also mention sexualized/inappropriate comments about women’s appearances, their clothes, and their perceived desirability.
The producer denies making any sort of advances or unwanted touches, but does acknowledge the following to Variety:
"I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized.
"Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”
In response to the charges that he "scares people" and makes the "workplace feel unsafe," Kriesberg replies:
“I have proudly mentored both male and female colleagues for many years. But never in what I believe to be an unwanted way and certainly never in a sexual way."
We'll have more on this story as it develops.
Every year I’m annoyed by how Christmas seems to begin earlier and earlier, as other, perfectly fine holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween get big-footed out of the way by retailers’ attempts to squeeze out a bit more of our hard-earned dollars in a bacchanal of capitalism, convincing us our family will hate us if we don’t buy them a bunch of crap they don’t need.
Psychologist Linda Blair told Sky News that the early onset of Christmas music can actually have a detrimental effect on our mental health, especially for workers in retail shops. Especially that Paul McCartney ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ song. Compare that to Lennon’s ‘Happy X-Mas (War is Over)’ and you’ll know why all the Beatles songs are credited Lennon/McCartney and not McCartney/Lennon.
“Music goes right to our emotions immediately and it bypasses rationality,” says the clinical psychologist Linda Blair.
“Christmas music is likely to irritate people if it’s played too loudly and too early.
“It might make us feel that we’re trapped – it’s a reminder that we have to buy presents, cater for people, organise celebrations. Some people will react to that by making impulse purchases, which the retailer likes. Others might just walk out of the shop. It’s a risk.”
She says that shop workers have to “tune out” songs that they’re hearing multiple times every day for weeks on end.
Basically, Christmas is stressful, and pumping music into stores when people are doing back to school shopping is even more stressful.
Sky also talked to Gary Grant, owner of The Entertainer Toy Shop, a chain with 140 locations in the UK, who starts playing Christmas music in October and who also doesn’t sell Harry Potter merchandise and closes his shop on Sundays because he’s one of those kinds of Christians. You know the ones I’m talking about.
“In the middle of October, it starts off as being one in four songs. Now it’s one out of two. In a couple of of weeks time it’ll be all Christmas music.
“Once we get past fireworks night, the focus it totally on Christmas.”
Okay, so, for my non-UK readers, “fireworks night” is Guy Fawkes day, and it happened last Sunday, on November 5th. Now, the British are godless heathens who don’t celebrate proper American holidays like Thanksgiving, but they could at least wait until Remembrance Day, which we here in the US call Veteran’s Day, and is this weekend.
So you’re not the only one whose skin crawls when you hear Michael Bublé doing Christmas songs in October. Or Michael Bublé singing anything at any time, really, but Christmas is really the bread and butter time of year for when your spinster aunt gets all lubed up with Bublé and Chardonnay. Personally, I’m a Rat Pack guy, but Christmas with Weezer is pretty festive, too. Just keep it in December.
So yesterday The New York Times published the accounts of five women and their encounters with Louis C.K., who masturbated or wanted to masturbate in front of them, and I broke that article down and did a lot of equivocating that I said I’d probably regret today. Well, Louis issued a statement on the issue that says he did in fact abuse his power to put these women in these situations, which is unequivocally unacceptable.
Here is Louis’s statement in its entirety.
I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.
I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie. and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.
I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother.
I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.
Thank you for reading.
I think it is easy to see how Louis didn’t realize how he was abusing his power, since that power was so indirect. But the comedy world is fairly insular and C.K. being at the top of the heap meant women, especially female comics, felt they couldn’t say no to him even if he had no intention of retaliating against them.
I don’t think Louis C.K. is a monster, and I don’t think he’s like Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey. His behavior was unacceptable, but I don’t believe that he’s irredeemable the way they are. I think he realizes now the position he put people in, and I don’t think he realized that at the time. He admitted what he did, says he realizes it was wrong, and pledged to do better. He didn’t hire an army of spies to protect his reputation. I hope. Please don’t let Monday’s headline be “Louise C.K. Hired An Army Of Spies”.
That doesn’t excuse what he did, but I think he means it when he says he regrets it and I feel that moving forward, he’ll be more thoughtful about it. And I think that’s probably the important thing, that no more women feel victimized. I don’t think Louis has to go away forever for that to happen, he just needs to reflect on what he’s done and not put any other women in that situation. I don’t think his statement absolves him of anything, but it’s a start towards being better.