Andy Spade has spoken out in great and heartwrenching detail about his estranged wife's death.
The statement comes a day after we learned that world famous fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide inside her Park Avenue apartment in New York City.
She was 55 years old.
"Kate was the most beautiful woman in the world. She was the kindest person I've ever known and my best friend for 35 years," said Andy to open his lengthy message, which continues as follows;
"My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can't even begin to fathom life without her. We are deeply heartbroken and miss her already.
Andy and Kate were parents to a 13-year old girl.
And Andy is the brother of David Spade, who released his own statement on Tuesday night.
He went on to address his wife's mental condition:
"Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives.
"We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock.
"And it clearly wasn't her. There were personal demons she was battling."
Andy says he and Kate had been living separately for close to a year.
They continued to dine together on occasion and remained a part of each other's lives, however, for the sake of their child.
He references her in the next part of his statement:
Bea was living with both of us and we saw each other or spoke every day. We ate many meals together as a family and continued to vacation together as a family.
Our daughter was our priority. We were not legally separated, and never even discussed divorce. We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how.
We were together for 35 years. We loved each other very much and simply needed a break.
Spade went on to shoot down any talk to the contrary, while emphasizing that his daughter is now his only concern.
"This is the truth. Anything else that is out there right now is false. [Kate] was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last 5 years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety. There was no substance or alcohol abuse.
There were no business problems. We loved creating our businesses together. We were co-parenting our beautiful daughter.
I have yet to see any note left behind and am appalled that a private message to my daughter has been so heartlessly shared with the media.
(According to multiple sources, Kate Spade left a suicide note that assured her child that she loved her and that her fate was not her fault.)
My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother. Kate loved Bea so very much.
Since Kate's passing, a multitude designers, celebrities, fashion lovers and family members have been paying tribute online via photos, statements and personal memories.
We are all devastated by today's tragedy," a family statement read, according to The New York Times, adding:
"We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time."
Our condolences go out to the Spade family and all affected by this tragedy.
Get your tissues ready!
On Wednesday, after 21 years behind bars, the grandmother -- who was originally sentenced to life without parole for drug trafficking -- was finally released!
WVTM-TV captured the exact moment when Johnson reunited with her loving family:
"I feel like my life is starting over again. This is a miracle day."
Alice Johnson thanks Pres. Trump, Kim Kardashian upon release from prison after life sentence commuted by the president. https://t.co/lCCUMOtNta pic.twitter.com/HmIFRusxLQ
— ABC News (@ABC) June 6, 2018
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It's been two months since news of Ryan Edward's arrest brought the Teen Mom OG star's whole world crashing down.
Just one day after news that Ryan had been picked up for a probation violation came reports that he had once again been caught cheating on Mackenzie Standifer, his wife of one year, who is currently pregnant with his girlfriend.
Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Edwards' ex, Maci Bookout, had filed for a restraining order after being threatened by Ryan.
Needless to say, all of this hasn't made for a terribly tranquil pregnancy for poor Mackenzie.
So perhaps it's not surprising that Ryan's beleaguered wife has decided to take a hiatus from social media.
But Mack didn't just delete her account, like most social media stars who have had enough.
No, she wisely realized that an Instagram page with a six-figure following is valuable virtual real estate.
So she gifted the page to her friend, photographer Christian C. George.
And as a reward for not unfollowing him as soon as Mackenzie jumped ship, George offers up the occasional gem, such as the photo above.
That's the first pic of Mackenzie's baby bump, posted by George this afternoon.
"When Mack told me about how much her quality of life improved since letting go of social media a couple of months back I didn’t totally understand," he captioned the pic.
"I see social media as a marketing tool and an additional stream of revenue for influencers. However, what price was she paying? Since I took over Mackenzie’s account- I expected people to unfollow (because after all they didn’t follow me- they followed her)."
George went on to say that he's learned some lessons from walking a mile in Mackenzie's shoes:
"What I didn’t expect was the trail of bullying to continue," he wrote. "These are examples of the messages I’ve received:
"'You’re f—ng ugly just like Mackenzie, your pictures suck and so do you, you’re trash, why did your ugly face show up on my timeline today.'
"It’s unfortunate that these types of cyber attacks actually exist. I'm choosing to find peace with Jesus, and thanking Him for His Amazing grace and truth!"
Then Christian encouraged you to "learn more about" him, but let's be honest, that's not what you came here for.
Anyway, it's nice to see that Mackenzie is doing well (no word yet on whether she's still with Ryan), and it's kind of cool that she discovered such an innovative way to put her old IG account to good use.
Very savvy. Maybe she is the right person to replace Farrah Abraham, after all!
Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the wildly bumpy road that brought Mackenzie to where she is today.
It’s gotta be a tough life bearding for a famous male actor. Take Sarah Jessica Parker for example. She knows that husband Matthew Broderick has neither the time for nor the interest in her breasts anymore, so she’s gotta get those girls some time in the spotlight so someone, somewhere will derive pleasure from them.
It only makes sense that SJP would sign some sort of lucrative contract to hock lingerie. She’s got a great pair of breasts, it’s really a shame she never showed them off. But it’s really never too late to decide it’s time to do nudity.
I also have to admit that her breasts look enormous. Like, substantially larger than I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s the magic of having really nice, supportive lingerie, or perhaps it’s the years of raising kids that have just made those suck sacks more succulent.
Anywho, I’m glad that SJP is able to get her breasts out there in the headlines again and hopefully they’ll be bringing lots of dudes to the brink of ecstasy, and not just her husband. Oh, who am I kidding, I don’t think she’s ever brought him to the brink of ecstasy.
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Naughty, but not surprising. Timeless singer Tommy Lee switched worldwide focus from his singing career to his bedroom antics when he famously got biblical with Pamela Anderson for a very private and definitely not intended to be seen by anyone else sex tape. Wink. Well, his claim to fame seems to not only follow Lee, but those around him as well, including his new fiancé Brittany Furlan. The sextastic and talented thirty-one-year-old actress is known for films like, um, well, she was in a Pitbull music video, and was recently caught by the paps while hanging out in a mall parking lot. When asked if the duo would ever release a sequel sex tape, Furlan had a very revealing response. Hit the link below to check out what she says about her and Tommy Lee between the sheets, and check out some of Brittany Furlan’s hottest Insta moments below.
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Mexico knows they have no shot at winning the World Cup. In the last six World Cups, they’ve never made it past the round of 16. They open against Germany, the defending World Cup champions. They might make it out of the group stage, but they’ll be bounced in the first round of knockouts once again.
Knowing all this, they decided to get the most out of they World Cup experience.
According to The Sun, following a 1-0 victory over Scotland, the Mexican national team partied for 24 hours. This included 30 “VIP” prostitutes/escorts.
They were given the day off after their victory and they made sure to take advantage of it.
A source said, “They arrived at the house in Las Lomas around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and had a great time with music, drinks, games and women. They had the night off, without their wives and girlfriends.”
There are only 23 players on the team. Let’s say half have wives/girlfriends. We all know that no athlete would ever cheat on their wife/girlfriend. That leaves 12.5 players and 30 escorts. I’d say the odds were ever in their favor.
Mexico may not hold a trophy in a month, but they’ve already won the World Cup.
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It obviously takes time for a fashion trend to catch on, hence why the look that Angelina Jolie sported at the 2012 Academy Awards is finally trickling down to movie premieres. The sexy stars of Ocean’s 8—along with some sexy celebs on hand just for the premiere—were rocking the bold, single leg forward look, happily heisting it from Angelina, much like their sticky fingered characters.
The film’s stars all looked ravishing, from leads Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock to supporting cast members like Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna. No sign of Awkwafina, though, whose name annoys me to no end, especially considering it’s a variation on a Pepsi-branded product. Pretty stupid.
Then you’ve got to give it up to the hot ladies like Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, and Dascha Polanco for turning up in a show of solidarity for the female-themed caper flick. Just because they’ll never be in movies, doesn’t mean they don’t like to go to the movies and show off most of one of their legs, okay? Get with the times, yo. This movie is nuts and edgy and in your face… just like that one cast member’s name, Awkwafina. Man, it just gets dumber every time I type it.
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This will be the first Christmas in four years without a Star Wars movie to contend with, so the studios are rolling out the big guns in hopes of generating a franchise. Universal is banking on Mortal Engines, a high concept fantasy film that simply wouldn’t have been possible pre-Lord of the Rings.
Speaking of which, this will be the first big post-Middle Earth production from Peter Jackson, though he’s not directing the flick. Storyboard artist and visual effects wiz Christian Rivers is stepping behind the camera for this one, and hopefully he landed the job for more reasons other than his wedding ring was the model for the One Ring in Jackson’s LOTR trilogy.
Also, christ on a cracker can we get Hugo Weaving a nice guy role again? What the hell happened, he’s a heavy in every golldurn movie now. He can be fun, just watch Priscilla Queen of the Desert, he’s fantastic in that. Get him another role like that already.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. It’s based on a series of books, so the potential to franchise it is there. It just seems a tad high concept for American audiences. We’ve generally shunned big budget, high-concept movies like Edge of Tomorrow, Pacific Rim, Valerian, Blade Runner 2049, Jupiter Ascending, the list goes on. Granted those aren’t all good movies, but there are some gems in there and Americans were more or less indifferent to them all.
Hopefully this bucks the trend. Mortal Engines opens on December 14, the same day as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
I find Carol Paredes swimsuit odd, and yet at the same time so sexy. It is like I am looking at the female version of the Borat man-thong. I never thought I would see a hotter version of that swimsuit, and yet here we are. Carol Paredes seems to scoff at the notion that cleavage is necessary for a good swimsuit look. She has her girls spread further apart than a parent separating her fighting children in the back seat of a car. I say she should just let them fight; it might lead to some swelling that would cause those puppies to go up a couple more cup sizes.
That swimsuit looks like something a female superhero would be wearing, which is always something that bothered me. They are going after criminals who have guns, and yet they are only wearing a thin layer of spandex that does not even cover their whole bodies. It just does not add up, unless they are trying to give the person that they are fighting an erection so big it causes them to pass out from blood loss. If that is the case, then I say well played, comicbook guys.
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Meghan King Edmonds is officially twinning at life.
About six months after revealing to the world that she and her husband Jim were expecting, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum has welcomed a pair of healthy and precious babies into the world.
The ex-Bravo star herself confirmed the exciting news on social media.
“Announcing our perfect, beautiful, and healthy twin baby boys!” Edmonds wrote as a caption alongside a black-and-white photo of the newborns lying on a baby blanket with a footprint theme.
Keeping the names a secret for now, she added:
“They arrived at 10:48 p.m. and 11:32 p.m. on June 5 weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, (20 inches long) and 6 pounds (19.25 inches long.)”
Sharing the same image, Edmonds - who hit .284 with 393 HRs and four Gold Gloves in 17 Major League Baseball seasons - added:
“Everyone is doing well. My wife was a rockstar once again and delivered both babies with no medication. #onetoughlady."
Prior to the release of this sweet snapshot, Jim teased the big news by sharing the photo below.
He wrote along with it:
“1 little foot each. They made it. Everyone is safe and healthy. Pictures will come soon.”
The semi-famous couple is also parents to 18-month-old daughter Aspen, whom they welcomed in November 2016, while the retired pro athlete also has four kids from a previous marriage.
Back in December, Jim and Meghan announced they were expanding their family via a family photo that included such signs as:
“Our family is growing by four feet and two heartbeats” and “Edmonds twin boys June 2018.”
Edmonds, meanwhile, ended her run on The Real Housewives back in January, not long after alerting the universe to her pregnancy.
There remains a few questions over whether she quit or whether she was fired, but this is what she wrote on her blog at the time:
"Today is a bittersweet day for me. After three seasons of the rollercoaster that is The Real Housewives of Orange County I’ve decided to hang up my OC Housewife hat."
She went on to add:
"I arrived at this multi-faceted decision after much thought, and then I thought some more.
"As you might suspect filming this show takes a massive emotional toll: I’m literally filming my real life in real time and engaged in situations and circumstances which can be contentious.
"Then, when the show airs, we relive some of the most trying moments in our lives and then endure the public’s reaction; we never come out as winners to every viewer."
Overall, Edmonds explained, "filming is grueling."
Concluded Edmonds (who, yes, actually channeled Beyonce for a pregnancy shoot, as you can see above) in this emotional message:
"I must focus on my family and my pregnancy. I will miss the rush of the first all-cast event of the season, the anticipation of receiving each week’s episode, the thrill of wrapping the reunion.
"I have made soul sisters in Shannon Beador and Tamra Judge and that can’t be lost.
"They have touched my heart and I would do anything for them and I know they feel the same way about me – what a gift to have found that on RHOC!
"But I guess it’s time for me to become an actual real housewife of sorts. Oh, the irony!"
Victoria Clay’s hair is reminding me of a tequila sunrise, which I do not appreciate. I am one of those unlucky bastards that is not allowed to drink at work due to “legal” and “health” reasons, so I am stuck salivating at pictures of them on the internet. And when I say them, I mean both pictures of Victoria Clay and tequila sunrises. Do you have any idea how degrading it is to have to look at pictures on the internet in order to get some satisfaction?
Well, of course you do. You are here after all.
But I still maintain that tequila sunrises hardly even count as an alcoholic beverage. There is so much juice in there that you could probably get away with serving it to a kid. Plus, with all of the vitamin C that it contains it is practically a medicine. I say that any employer who does not let their employees drink at least one throughout the workday is actually being detrimental to their health. That is a lawsuit waiting to happen, if I ever heard one. I think I should forward this to my boss. It might be enough to change his mind.
Kate Gosselin is currently taking Jon to court to sue him for ... many times more money than he actually has.
Newly obtained court documents don't fully explain why Kate is demanding every cent of Jon's money.
But one thing is very clear: Jon Gosselin is pissed. And he's fighting back.
In case you were wondering if Jon and Kate Gosselin still hate each other ... wonder no more.
Kate is hauling Jon into court, suing him for $132,875.
Between the very specific amount and their history together, many suspect that she is asserting that he owes her child support money.
(Remember, folks, that Kate is the one with the reality series while Jon has sometimes seemed to struggle to find work, his celebrity being more of a burden than a help in most situations)
All that we really know is that Kate claims that he breached an alleged agreement.
Now, RadarOnline reports that Jon is fighting back against Kate's lawsuit.
Thanks to some court documents that they obtained, they know what he's arguing.
Within the filing, Jon's attorney says that Kate's six-figure demand is "an inappropriate amount."
The papers also call into question Kate's assertion that Jon owes her anything.
His attorney notes that Kate's lawsuit does "not provide any proof of the language of that agreement."
You know how you can't sue someone for breach of contract without an actual contract?
Always keep documentation, folks.
Within his response, Jon shares that he suspects that Kate is seeking "child support arrears."
This sort of back-payment would, he says, be due if he "filed a petition to modify custody."
Of course, while much is still unclear, none of the documents specify that the couple has made any changes whatsoever to their child custody agreement.
(Sure, many fans would love to see a change in that, but while wishes are nice and all, it takes court filings to amend a custody arrangement)
Jon's attorney is asking the judge to strike Kate's six-figure demand all the way down to zero dollars and zero cents.
The argument is that the money requested, which is more than Jon has, also "prejudices the welfare and is against the best interest of the minor children."
Some wonder -- though, with limited information, it is difficult to be sure of the exact timing of anything -- if perhaps Kate is suing Jon as a way of lashing out over how much time he's been spending with daughter Hannah.
Hannah has been visibly spending time with her father for weeks. Many fans believe that they are now living together.
Even commenters on Kate's own Instagram are celebrating this, writing things like:
"So happy for jon and hannah....she looks really happy...finally shes out of that prison..jon worked long and hard to rescue her from that witch...i thought you being in charge was never gonna change kate....oh brother has it changed."
Commenters on Jon's Instagram seem much more positive about the apparently changed arrangement.
"Hannah and Jon look great. I always loved her personality and Jon you did a great job as well."
Of course, some couldn't help but shade Kate in the process.
"Yes...Jon is the one we liked and respected. No comment on the other."
So ... is Kate's lawsuit backlash for Jon spending time with Hannah (and even some time with Collin!)?
Or is it less emotional than that. Is Kate trying to get payments that she genuinely believes that Jon owes her now he is (at least for now) seemingly Hannah's primary caregiver?
We have to acknowledge that it may be neither -- some huge coincidence.
As this lawsuit continues to play out in court, we will hopefully all know more.
One thing's for sure -- we don't think that Kate is going to get what she wants. Jon can't pay her what he doesn't have.
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Suicide Squad was a divisive film, but it seems as if both defenders and haters of the film are united in their loathing of Jared Leto’s interpretation of The Joker. Everything about it was off from the overall look to the obnoxious riff Leto did on Heath Ledger’s midwestern take on the voice, not to mention his story function made next to no sense, likely the victim of that film’s chaotic post-production.
Nevertheless, Warner Brothers and DC still want to be in the Jared Leto business, driving them to the questionable decision of letting the actor headline his own film. According to Variety, there’s a Joker film in development centered around Leto’s Joker, separate from that Todd Phillips/Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie that’s happening.
Variety’s sources indicate that this will go hand in hand with the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel and the Birds of Prey film featuring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn—who is neither a Bird of Prey, nor a hero. There’s no writer or director attached, but god help those persons that will eventually sign to those positions. This is going to be no small task.
In fact, I’d lay solid money on the movie falling apart before it even goes into production. It’s a thankless task for pretty much any name director to do, so this thing is either going to fold in on itself or they’re going to get a cut-rate director and end up with something unwatchable.
Do you actually care about this interpretation of The Joker and desire for it to continue? Please explain yourself in the comments section below.