Remember the Fyre Festival where thousands of rich kids bought tickets to what was promised to be a posh music festival in the Bahamas only to be stranded at Exuma island with no music, no food, no housing and no way out? And then people found out it was all a scam put on by a guy named Billy MacFarland who’s now facing prison time?
Yea, well, the XO Music Festival in the Bay Area is shaping up to be it’s disastrous cousin. What was promised to be an 8 stage festival hosted in Antioch by Carmen Electra complete with carnival rides, silent disco, comedy and culinary stages, has turned into a Carmen Electra-less 3 stage event with many performers pulling out because they’ve yet to receive contracts, deposits or performance fees. Sounds pretty promising for three-day tickets ranging from $375 to $2,495.
If you’re still holding out hope because you think the organizers will be able to turn this around before the festival begins on July 13, then I hate to break it to you. It’s not going to happen.
In May, Dave Brooks, executive editor of the concert industry publication Amplify, discovered that the XO Festival’s promoter Sami Habib, a.k.a. Habibullah Said Qadir, was arrested and charged with more than 40 felonies as part of a real estate scam involving high-end properties in Fremont.
“I noticed that they were making all these promises on their website about a seven-stage event with foam pits and celebrities, but their website and marketing materials relied on clip art and images of other events,” Brooks said. “I’ve been to dozens of festivals and nothing felt right about this event.”
XO Festival organizers are trying to do some damage control.
Hi Joe. We removed a few artists from the line up.Due to lack of communication from the agency that we used to book these artists we have to unfortunately remove them from this year’s festival. There are still over 200 other artists and performers to enjoy at this year’s festival
— XO Music Festival (@XOMusicFestival) July 10, 2018
But even that’s not going so well.
— Dave Brooks (@RealDaveBrooks) July 11, 2018
Unfortunately for those who bought a ticket, you’re just going to have to either sell it to some dope who doesn’t read the news or go there and take lots of drugs. Lots and lots of drugs. And maybe reevaluate your life because who buys a ticket for a festival with a Russell Peters DJ set?!
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In a word? Wow.
In another two words? Gosh darn.
On Monday afternoon, Jeremy Roloff took to his Instagram account and delivered some unexpected and unfortunate news to fans...
... he and wife Audrey Roloff are leaving the show that made them famous.
This will be their final season on Little People, Big World.
So Jeremy announced on social media today, much to the shock and sadness of his millions of fans.
"This is an announcement concerning Jeremy Roloff and his family specifically," opens Jeremy's caption, which was posted alongside the photo above.
The father of one continued:
"After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come.
"A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last. It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride.
"We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun.
"We will still be supporting the family as they carry the #LPBW torch onward. This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically - the show must go on!"
That's some good news, at least.
We've actually been speculating for awhile that Little People, Big World may soon come to an end because Matt Roloff is moving to Arizona and Amy Roloff has expressed interest in moving on from the farm as well.
Various family members appear to be going in various directions.
And, let's face it, the show has been on for so long that it's already set a Guiness World Record.
It's simply bound to end at some point.
Jeremy, meanwhile, continued as follows:
"[This] being said, we’re not disappearing. We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to!"
Jeremy and Audrey have a book coming out early next year that will chroncile their love, their lives and offer advice to their many supporters.
"Again, we thank you, and always enjoy when we get a chance to meet one of you," added Jeremy.
"Whether it be in the airport, on the street, at pumpkin season or at one of our upcoming Beating50percent events! THANK YOU for all the love and support.
"Your messages, comments, gifts, and mail are noticed and appreciated. You guys are the best. Thank you for respecting our decision."
Always honest and always grateful, Jeremy made a point of acknowledging producers and all those behind the scenes that made his success possible:
"I also want to give a big thank you to the team at TLC," he concluded.
"Thanks for putting up with us;) You’ve provided us with a grand opportunity and for that we are forever grateful."
Audrey is yet to comment on her departure.
Two years ago, Jacob Roloff also left the series, while Molly Roloff has chosen to live a life outside of the spotlight.
This leaves Amy, Matt, Zach and Tori as the main Roloffs supposedly interested in continuing on with the program.
Will TLC green light a season without Jeremy and Audrey?
Might the cameras follow around Zach, Tori and their son Jackson in a spinoff?
It's too early to say for certain.
But this much we can say for certain:
We'll miss you, Audrey and Jeremy. Thank you for the memories.
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We knew Taylor Swift's relationship was going well, but wow!
According to a source spilling to Us Weekly, Joe Alwyn is making her Wildest Dreams come true!
How? By keeping things on the DL! The insider says:
"Joe has really showed her a different lifestyle and the value of privacy. She's the happiest she's ever been."
More than just an experiment, the source says the couple have actually "vowed to keep their relationship to themselves."
They're doing a pretty darn good job of it too!
Guess we'll just have to get all the relationship deets by deciphering song lyrics!
[Image via John Rainford/KIKA/WENN.]
I’ve been pretty vocal about not enjoying the new Star Wars movies for a myriad of reasons. Every time I write about it I have to leave out some of the things I hate about the movies, like whose idea was General Hux? Someone sat down at a word processor and said “So we want a character like the one Peter Cushing played in the original Star Wars film, but instead of being an imposing presence and the only person with the balls to stand up to Darth Vader, let’s make him Waylon Smithers in space.”
But set aside all your complaints about the plot, characters, directing and fight choreography because Billy Dee Williams is coming back to save the day the way he did when he lead the attack on the second Death Star. That’s right, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Lando Calrissian, the coolest guy in a universe far, far away is going to be in Star Wars: Episode IX.
My reaction to this news was pretty much the same reaction Turk had in Scrubs when he met Billy Dee Williams.
From the sound of the report, which says that “the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention citing a conflict with a movie schedule,” lead me to believe that Williams was a last-minute addition despite being a headlining star in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. With the death of Carrie Fisher after the previous films killed off Han Solo and Luke Skywalker, Williams is the only cast member from the original films left. He deserved to be treated better, but at least he gets to come into the last act and be the hero none of his co-stars have managed to be in the Disney films.
Keri Russell is also joining the cast of Episode IX. No word on whom she’ll be playing, but I’m hoping she’s an actual good villain who kills Kylo Ren and Hux in the first reel. I doubt that’s what’ll happen, but it would be the best change we have of at least one of these Disney Star Wars movies being watchable.
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Not long after the world learned that Jinger Duggar is pregnant, the beloved reality star revealed her due date to be sometime in early July.
Now, we suppose different folks have different definitions, but for most people, that would mean any date between July 1 and July 15.
What we're saying is, if it's not already passed, Jinger's due date is very, very close.
And it seems that even though birthing and child-rearing have pretty much been parts of her day-to-day life since childhood, Jinger is currently experiencing the heady mix of emotions that every first time goes through in the final stages of pregnancy.
Speaking with TLC recently, Jinger revealed that she's more than a little frightened by the prospect of giving birth.
"I get scared thinking about birth and labor," she told her home network.
Her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, didn't offer much in the way of help, admitting that he's flat-out clueless about the entire process:
"I don't know much about birth," he said.
Like we said, Jinger must know a thing or two about birth, what with having 13 younger siblings and 10 nieces and nephews.
But in many ways, she and Jeremy are in uncharted territory.
From the very start, they established that their marriage would be different from those of Jinger's sisters.
The most obvious act of rebellion, of course, was Jinger's decision to begin wearing pants instead of floor-length dresses (with her husband's permission of course).
But the couple also set themselves apart in more subtle ways.
Jinger waited a full year after her wedding to get pregnant.
Obviously, there's nothing unusual about that in most cases, but Duggar women typically get pregnant on their honeymoons.
And soon, Jinger will become the first Duggar woman of her generation to give birth outside of the great state of Arkansas.
Again, that may not seem like a big deal, but the Duggars are second only to the Waltons as Arkansas' most famous family, and their ties to their hometown are very strong.
Anyway, it's refreshing to see Jinger being so candid about her trepidation -- we suppose that's just one more way in which she's breaking the mold.
Watch Counting On online to get caught up on the show that made her family famous before the season premiere later this summer.
Mike Epps hasn’t starred in a big movie since Friday After Next, but manages to stay relevant by keeping Kevin Hart’s name in his mouth. Epps recently came out and said “everyone is funnier” than Hart. I wish I was as unfunny as Hart if it meant making the kind of bank he makes.
Hart responded in the most unfunny way possible, calling Epps a “sad individual.”
Hart takes the high road, stating he’s rooting for Epps and wants him to succeed. If that were true, he would have given Epps a bit part in one of the ten million movies he’s does a year. Instead, Epps is still waiting for Ice Cube to make the next Friday film.
The real story here is Nick Cannon’s response and Epps’ vicious clap back.
Cannon jumps in for no reason with some inspirational quote nonsense. Epps shuts him down by calling Cannon out for never aging. And for Drumline, which is a very good movie. On second thought, it’s not quite as brutal. Maybe just reading it in Epps’ voice makes it funny.
Hart wins this exchange because he probably made another million when he clicked “send.” Epps comes in second for calling out Cannon for not minding his own business. Cannon comes in a distant third because…
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I have just confirmed with the judges that the only photos we are allowed to take into consideration are those that are included in this gallery. It does not matter who is the more talented model, it only matters who looks best on this given day. And in that regard, I do not think there is much dispute in giving the win to Britt Rafuson.
I have nothing against Kaylee, and if anything I would favor her more considering the color of her swimsuit. I always had a thing for the Pink Ranger, and after discovering that the Yellow Ranger died in a car accident it is too painful a wound to reopen. But not even the color of Kaylee’s swimsuit can win me over to the idea of her being hotter on this beach outing.
It almost feels as if Britt knew there was going to be a competition, so she brought her A game. Actually, that makes a lot of sense. Now I feel like I should disqualify Britt for having corrupted the spirit of the game.
If I had more evidence, or any more time to investigate, you can bet I would deal out justice swiftly and unmercifully. But since all I have at my disposal are these photos I am forced to grudgingly give Britt the win.
Photo Credit: Backgrid USA
If you asked 100 people draw a picture of a pizza delivery driver, roughly 60 of them would draw Steve Aoki, and the other 40 would draw Fat Steve Aoki. He may be a famous musician who has collaborated with Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy and Iggy Azalea as well as some good musicians, but everything about Aoki screams “pizza deliveryman,” right down to him being a DJ.
Rather than fight this image, Aoki has chosen to embrace it by opening Pizzaoki, a chain of pizzarias that will be competing with chains like Pizza Hut and Domino’s from coast to coast. According to People, Pizzaoki is starting with five delivery-only locations in the Los Angeles area, but he appears to be planing on taking the chain nationwide.
Starting at just $10.99, fans can indulge in pizzas like the “Just Hold On” (a simple cheese pizza with herb infused dough and homemade pizza sauce), the “DIMMAK” (topped with mozzarella cheeses, pepperoni, ground sausage and homemade meatballs), the “Mayhem” (slathered in cheese, pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, mushrooms, olives, onions and peppers) and more.
Okay, that DIMMAK actually sounds delicious. Aoki’s father was the founder of Benihana and Pizzaoki will use his mother’s pizza recipe, so running a restaurant may be in his blood. Steve probably won’t deliver your pizza himself, but it can’t actually be any worse than Domino’s.
[Image: Caesar Sebastian]
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This Halloweentown Couple Will Give You Major Nostalgia! See Kimberly J. Brown & Daniel Kountz’s Relationship RewindHalloweentown fans, this one's for you! Kimberly J. Brown and Daniel Kountz are an item (according to social media) and our nostalgic hearts can't handle all the love. As...
Johnny Depp might have some anger issues. I mean, we’ve all heard the allegations that he was abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard, herself an alleged domestic abuser, right? Well, Depp got into an incident with the location manager of Depp’s upcoming film City of Lies and now Greg “Rocky” Brooks is suing Depp for punching him in ribs.
Brooks alleges that in April 2017, when the film was shooting under the title Labyrinth in and around the Barclay Hotel in downtown LA, he informed the director Brad Furman that an upcoming take featuring Depp would have to be the last outdoor shot of the night because of legal permits.
The lawsuit says Furman forced Brooks to go beyond his duties and tell Depp himself that shooting had to end. Brooks said he was seeking out the off-duty sheriff’s deputy serving as set security when Depp found him first.
Brooks said Depp smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated as he shouted obscenities then “angrily and forcefully” punched Brooks twice in the rib cage.
Depp then yelled “I will give you one hundred thousand dollars to punch me in the face right now!” at Brooks when he showed little reaction, according to the lawsuit, before the actor’s bodyguards pulled him away.
Brooks said he returned to work the following Monday and was asked by a producer to write and sign a declaration saying he wouldn’t sue over the incident. Brooks says he was fired on the spot when he refused.
Johnny Depp kind of strikes me as a bit of a wuss. I’m pretty sure I could take him in a fight, he’s in his 50s and he’s never looked particularly tough to begin with. Remember when we saw a picture of him without make-up on and thought he was dying? This is not a dude to be afraid of.
Regardless of the fact that Johnny Depp appears to be every bit as physically threatening as present-day Muhammad Ali, Brooks is suing him for causing him physical pain, as well as humiliation, mental pain and wrongful termination. The wrongful termination part seems a lot more believable than being physically injured by Johnny Depp.
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George Clooney was injured in a scooter accident on Tuesday morning. Don’t worry, his perfect face escaped any damage.
Clooney was riding his scooter in Olbia, Italy when a Mercedes crashed into him. Authorities say the person driving the Mercedes did not “respect the right of way.” You’d think someone driving a Mercedes would be more careful as to not run over anyone on a scooter. Mercedes are expensive. Scooters are like $50 in Italy because most of them get stolen anyway.
The actor was on his way to continue filming Catch-22 when he was blindsided. The driver attended to Clooney after the accident and called the proper authorities. Hopefully he was given a Good Samaritan badge for not fleeing the scene. We’ll just forget about the part where he could have killed a national treasure.
People reports that Clooney experienced “a slight trauma to the pelvis and bruises to one leg and an arm.” Clooney was treated at the local hospital and released shortly after.
His pelvis was probably more traumatized from marriage than this.
In exchange for not pressing charges, Clooney now has rights to a future movie scene involving him getting hit by a Mercedes and ending up just fine.
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Sadly for Alessandra Ambrosio’s soul, the answer is definitely yes. But we reap the rewards, as the truly ageless thirty-seven-year-old Victoria’s Secret “Angel” (not if Satan has the final say) continues to have the tightest bod in the modeling biz. What’s even better is that she seems to be on perpetual vacation, and makes sure to splash around in tiny bikinis in whichever beach town she happens to be gracing with her presence. At the moment Ambrosio is joining what feels to be about five-thousand other celebs by choosing Ibiza as her exotic destination. When looking at these bikinitastic pap pics, keep in mind that Ambrosio has already given birth to two children. Sold. Her. Damn. Soul. Worth it.
Photo Credit: Instagram
Last time we checked on Russell Simmons, he was laughing at 50 Cent mocking Terry Crews for being sexually assaulted.
Let’s see if he’s laughing after this story.
Alexia Norton Jones has come forward, alleging Simmons raped her in 1990. Here’s what she told Variety:
Within a few minutes, he got what he thought was amorous. What was shocking to me was that it wasn’t. It was one of these things, where he had so many hands on me. But he only has two hands. It began with us kissing. There was something about kissing him, his heart was racing. It seemed out of pace, like he wasn’t relaxed. My mind went to, “Is he on something?” I also thought, “How could I be such an idiot?” Here I am, I’m trusting him. I had been a survivor of sexual abuse as a young teenager.
I didn’t want to go further. It was such a fast attack. It was literally an attack. Because he was overweight, I remember thinking it was like being attacked by a flabby walrus. I remember being pushed up against a wall. He pulled my dress up. I must have said no seven to 10 times, and then I acquiesced. It was very fast. I would say it happened in less than 10 minutes.
Jones goes on to say that she would have been intimate with him on that night, had he not forced himself on her. She even admits to forgiving Simmons and likely staying silent. If not for Simmons getting in his own way.
I’m a victim, but I didn’t end up living like a victim. The other thing that you do is you have to forgive. I ended up forgiving Russell simply for one reason: time. I would run into him at social events decades later, and I saw a difference in him and the way he acted after he got clean. Russell doesn’t get to be my jailer.
I would have kept quiet forever. What made me come forward is his denials of violence toward other women. I don’t want any money from Russell. I’m not suing him. If you look at the women he allegedly assaulted, many of us have a similar look. It’s uncanny. Russell knew that the African-American community was behind him. There are so few black men who make it, we wanted him to succeed. Yet there was also this huge betrayal. He counted on this silence.
Unsurprisingly, Simmons is denying the accusation.
“I’m deeply saddened by this story from Alexia. At no time did she share these feelings about her first sexual encounter with me, which took place roughly 28 years ago. I have taken multiple lie detector tests that affirm I never sexually assaulted anyone. Alexia and I dated, were intimate and attended multiple events together after she alleges the incident occurred in 1990. I considered her a friend for all these years and continue to have a warm relationship with members of her family. I believe we last spoke in 2006 when she called to express her disappointment over the fact that I had not attended an event honoring her father.”
In a bit irony, here is Simmons’ inspirational Twitter quote of the day:
The key to happiness pic.twitter.com/TrwzTpxAQl
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 10, 2018
No wonder Simmons is still happy despite multiple sexual assault allegations. The situation “is what it is” to him.
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Kate Upton, Paris Hilton, Emrata, Charlotte McKinney And All The Very Sexiest Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. Commercials Over The Years
It’s undeniable that the absolute best thing about Carl’s Jr. (or Hardee’s depending upon which coast you’re on) is their advertising campaigns featuring up and coming hotties chowing down on their burgers. The good people at Carl’s Jr. have given quite the career boost to the many women who’ve appeared in their ads, and everyone’s got their favorite.
For me, it’s Kate Upton. Yes, I know, I’m overlooking three INSANELY hot women to declare her my favorite, but I love a big breasted woman with plenty of meat on their bones, and Kate fits that to a T. Then again, looking at Emily Ratajkowski’s ad is making me reconsider. Or maybe it’s just that I’m super hungry. It’s probably more that than anything else.
At the same time, Kate is the only one of these beauties I could see actually eating a Carl’s Jr. burger, which is why she’s the woman for me. So who you got? Everyone’s got their favorite and I know you’re dying to share yours with the world. Sound off in the comments section below!
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Audrey Roloff has proven already that she can sum up her love for Jeremy Roloff in three sentences.
But the Little People, Big World star uses a few more than that in her latest Instagram caption, taking followers through a special romantic journey that focuses entirely on a...
Yes, a trestle.
We'll go ahead and let Audrey explain.
"See that back there? That’s our trestle," she wrote to open a message that accompanied this sweet family photo, explaining further as follows:
"The spot where we first expressed our feelings for each other, the spot where I became Daisy Braids, the spot Jeremy asked me to be his girlfriend, the spot where we threw our shoes to timestamp the summer of 2011, the spot where we had some hard tearful conversations, the spot where Jeremy proposed, and the spot where I prayed the morning of our wedding."
That's quite a lot of things to happen in one spot, huh?
If you're wondering why Audrey may be feeling so sentimental at the moment, especially when it comes to her marriage, it's because she and Jeremy are getting set to release a memoir.
It will chronicle their unique story.
And it will also offer some insight into how they approached their romance and how they think others ought to approach romance.
"Jeremy and I are advocates for being friends first," Audrey writes in excerpts that have leaked online, adding in the wildly-anticipated book:
"Friendship lays the groundwork for pursuit.... If you start by building a friendship, the kind of man you want to marry will be empowered to pursue you.
"He will be willing to risk rejection, determined to be thoughtful and he will text you first, at least the majority of the time."
It's an interesting take on love.
We're not here to judge it really, just to pass it along.
Audrey, meanwhile, went on to tell followers just where she and her husband are standing in that first photo published above -- and why the spot holds such significance.
"4 years ago my parents moved from the house I grew up in and bought the property in the hills just above our trestle!" she says, concluding:
"God sure does have a sense of humor... This is the view from my parents backyard. The trestle. The locomotive of our love."
Will you look at that?!?
Forget Little People, Big World. It really is a small world, isn't it?!?
Audrey and Jeremy got married on September 20, 2014.
The beloved reality stars welcomed daugher Ember into the world almost exactly three years later, with Audrey recently making us cry when writing about her child on Instagram.
This is what she wrote:
You are pure joy. Your dimples and that scrunched nose smile, your cute little wrist wave, watching you eat watermelon, your determination, the baby grunts, how your whole body tenses up with excitement when when Pine the kitty walks in the room, your slobbery open mouth kisses, your belly laugh when Dad plays peekaboo with you, the way you cuddle your fox stuffed animal and burrow your head in my chest when you’re tired.
It’s all just too much to handle.
Grace upon grace. You are the biggest blessing and the sweetest girl Ember Jean. I love you always, always more.
Who sold him another suitcase of Natty Lite?
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