It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Kardashian family, huh?
Everybody knows the family thrives on drama, but it's been a little much, even for them.
Just after Valentine's Day, Khloe Kardashian finally dumped Tristan Thompson.
That's been a long time coming -- he got caught cheating on her more than once while she was pregnant with True, and it stands to reason that he stepped out more than just those two times.
Unless he is just very dumb, which is a solid possibility.
She's been trying to make it work ever since then, but something happened last month to finally push her to end things.
What happened was that Tristan hooked up with Jordyn Woods.
According to some witnesses, both Tristan and Jordyn were at the same club on February 16th, and they were "all over each other."
It's bad enough that Tristan was caught once again, but for him to have the nerve to do it with Jordyn, Kylie's longtime best friend and someone who's always been close to the family?
Just keep it in your pants, dude, it's not that hard.
So yeah, when Khloe found out about it, she broke up with Tristan, and since then, we just can't stop hearing about this whole mess.
There have been tons of reports, but on Friday, Jordyn gave an interview to tell her side of the story.
As she tells it, she and Tristan were in the same group at a club, and then the group took the party to his house.
She wasn't with him, like she didn't go home with him, but, you know, she went home with him.
She said that they weren't hanging out all night or anything, they were just in the same place, but that "On the way out, he did kiss me."
There was "no passion, no nothing," so it's not like they got hot and heavy.
"It was like a kiss on the lips," she explained. "But no tongue kiss, no making out. Nothing."
Throughout the whole interview, Jordyn kept saying things like "I allowed myself to be in that position," so it's clear she's taking some responsibility for it all.
And while she admitted that she was drinking, she insisted that nothing else happened besides that one kiss.
She tweeted directly at Jordyn, asking "Why are you lying?"
"If you're going to try to save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story."
"BTW," she added, "you ARE the reason my family broke up!"
It was a little harsh, and she's since taken it back a little bit, tweeting that "Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family. This was Tristan's fault."
So we know how Khloe feels about everything ... what about Kylie?
Because remember, Jordyn is (was?) Kylie's best friend.
The two go way back, and Jordyn was even living with Kylie when all of this went down.
She moved out pretty quick, and although there's been no official word on how their friendship is ... it can't be great right now, you know?
Kylie's got to be pretty upset about what happened, and that's not even considering the reports that Travis Scott has been cheating on her.
Earlier this week, TMZ reported that she'd seen "proof" that he was hooking up with someone else, and that Kylie was so upset that he cancelled a concert to deal with the situation.
At first it looked like she was going to dump him, but now sources are saying that she's willing to try to work things out.
Like we said, it's been a busy time for the family.
So it makes sense that, according to a family insider who spoke with People, she's not doing so well.
"Kylie had a rough week," the source claims.
"She is still devastated about Jordyn and had an argument with Travis after she checked his phone and saw something that she didn't like."
But with Jordyn, "She has basically lost part of her world. She is very, very upset."
"She always trusted Jordyn with everything."
The source says that "Kylie just can't make sense of what happened. She still has so many questions for Jordyn."
As time goes on, we imagine that everyone involved will keep talking about this more and more -- you know Kris Jenner is already pumped about getting all of this on the show -- so she'll probably get her answers.
But we can't imagine their friendship will ever be the same, if they even speak to each other again.
Does everyone know to leave Tristan Thompson alone now?
If any good can come from this, that would be it.
Tragic news today out of the music and television world:
Janice Freeman, a beloved contestant on The Voice in 2017, died on Saturday evening of complications related to a blood clot.
She was 33 years old.
According to TMZ, who spoke to the singer's family, Freeman was at home in West Covina with her husband, Dion, when she began to have trouble beathing.
Dion reportedly called 911 and had to perform CPR on his wife until paramedics arrived.
Janice was then pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. at a local hospital.
"We are heartbroken to report that Janice Marie Freeman passed away on March 2, 2019 from an extreme case of pneumonia," Freeman's rep told E! News and other outlets.
Continues this statement:
"She was a survivor and fighter, and a beautiful force in this world. Janice gained notoriety through her success on NBC's The Voice as a member of Miley Cyrus's team.
"Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus."
Freeman also overcame cervical cancer and meningitis, but this blood clot allegedly traveled to her lungs and there was nothing that could be done to save her.
The artist advanced all the way to the final 11 on Season 13 of The Voice.
She was a member of Team Miley Cyrus and stayed in close touch with the superstar, actually sharing an emotional thank you video dedicated to Cyrus after the celebrity assisted Freeman and her loved ones when they were searching for a place to live last year.
“Thank you ALL but she found us placement until we found permanent housing, gave me the deposit, covered me for 6 months so I can get on my feet!” Freeman tweeted at the time, adding:
“@MileyCyrus you are one of my closest friends and what you did for me and my family Im praying GOD gives you the desire of your heart!”
Wrote Miley as a caption to the photo below, upon learning of Freeman's death:
Thank you @janicefreeman.. for everything. This represents you perfectly.”
She's referring, as you can see here, to the picture of a rainbow.
Concludes the statement from Freeman's rep:
"Her friends and family greatly appreciate your prayers, call, and texts during this time, and ask that they be given space to remember everything that Janice was to them as they process and mourn her loss.
"She is survived by her husband Dion, daughter Hannah, her mother Janice, brothers and sisters , and many extended family."
In response to this awful piece of news, Jennifer Hudson also commented on Instagram.
"@janicefreeman the voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all!" the Oscar winner wrote.
"My heart and prayers go out to @janicefreeman daughter and family ! @mileycyrus @nbcthevoice #ripjanicefreeman"
Just a few weeks ago, meanwhile, Freeman shared her own heartfelt message on Instagram.
This is what she wrote:
"I want to give ALL praises to THE FATHER for this healing process! It has been a difficult, trying, discouraging, mentally draining, etc last 3 months I have had to deal with in a very long time!
"But God is FAITHFUL and HE is healing my body and I'm starting to see a little clearly again!... I'm so grateful and overwhelmed because HE loves me so in spite of me deserving it or not."
This is so awful.
May Janice Freeman rest in peace.
We'll update this story if we learn any new information about what transpired.
And we send our condolences to Freeman's friends and loved ones.
Travis Scott has resumed his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour, days after canceling a concert over illness and amid recent rumors he allegedly cheated on Kylie Jenner, which he…
I think we may have finally solved the mystery of “why is Seal out there borrowing salad spinners from people?” It turns out he’s not much of an “eating salad” guy, he’s more of a “eating an entire loaf of bread, one slice at a time, with nothing on it” guy. We know this because Carly Rae Jepsen watched him do it, which I believe because how do you even look away from that unfolding.
Here’s what Jepsen told Zane Lowe on Beats 1, via Spin:
Carly Rae: They were making travel less expensive. This was their thing. Fun fact, Seal ate an entire loaf of bread one slice at a time. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t say that.
Zane Lowe: Who is this person? Oh my God.
Carly Rae: It was gluten-free though. So that’s good.
Oh, well, it was gluten free, that’s way less weird. It gets better.
Jepsen also revealed that she secretly filmed Seal eating this loaf—pretending-t0-text style—and still has the footage on her cell phone. “He opened the bread, he removed a piece, he closed the bread, he ate the whole piece, nothing on it,” she said. “Then he did it all over again.”
Holy shit. This is serial killer behavior. If someone just eats bread in front of you without talking (he wasn’t talking, just eating bread), call the police. They absolutely have a necklace made of ring fingers somewhere in their house. There’s photographic evidence of this, too.
Why is he holding bread like that? Look how excited he is to have bread. This is either the most elaborate celebrity practical joke on the public ever played or Seal has 100% put his dick inside a loaf of bread. And he probably split that loaf in half. Which, to be fair, is what you’re supposed to do with bread.
The post Seal Will Just Chow Down On an Entire, Plain Loaf of Bread appeared first on The Blemish.
I watched a British TV show over the weekend called Upstart Crow. It stars David Mitchell, from The Mitchell and Webb Look, and it’s a pretty standard multicam sitcom except Mitchell plays William Shakespeare. Despite being set in the late 16th century, the show comments on modern life. For example, in one episode Shakespeare is nominated in every category at the first London Theater Awards, but his enemy Robert Greene stages a one-night revival of his awful play Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay and has all his posh friends who control the awards vote for it so it sweeps every category despite almost no one having seen it and the people who have seen it thinking it’s terrible.
You might be wondering what that has to do with anything, but that is 100% how awards shows work, especially the Oscars. Oscar-bait movies open in three theaters in West Covina on December 16th, get seen by 12 people, and then win Best Picture. For example, Moonlight, which famously beat La La Land for Best Picture after Warren Beatty picked up the wrong envelope, played in 650 theaters and grossed $27 million at the domestic box office. Boo! A Madea Halloween opened the same day and played in over 2,000 theaters and made $73 million domestically. Now, financial success isn’t necessarily reflective of quality; The Last Jedi made $620 million and The Phantom Menace made $766 million adjusted for inflation, and both of those movies suck ass. Still, you’d think if a movie was the best movie made all year, someone would have seen it.
Steven Spielberg has no problem with this, but he’s very concerned that Netflix might distribute a movie that wins best picture, and by god he’s going to stop it. We don’t actually know exactly what he wants to do, but since he probably can’t just get the rules changed to “fuck Netflix” Indiewire reports he’ll probably try to insist on a higher minimum number of screens (the current is technically two, one in LA and one in New York) and a longer wait between the theatrical run and streaming debut.
“Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation,” said an Amblin spokesperson. “He’ll be happy if the others will join [his campaign] when that comes up [at the Academy Board of Governors meeting]. He will see what happens.”
Per the Academy, “Awards rules discussions are ongoing with the branches. And the Board will likely consider the topic at the April meeting.”
This is probably going to have the side effect of completely destroying the chances of any indie film to win because Steven Spielberg wants you to have “The Theatrical Experience.” And I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that he makes the vast majority of his money on the back end of theatrical profits. You know, I watched Ready Player One today, and while I liked the “capitalism is creating a cyberpunk dystopia” theme in it, it was the most by-the-book movie I’ve ever seen that didn’t start with the Marvel Fanfare. Seriously, read this and tell me that isn’t Ready Player One and every comic book movie you’ve ever seen.
Dear @TheAcademy, This is a Board of Governors meeting. And regular branch members can’t be there. But I hope if this is true, that you’ll have filmmakers in the room or read statements from directors like me who feel differently. Thanks, Ava DuVernay. https://t.co/DFBLVWhiJj
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 1, 2019
Ava DuVernay disagrees, which probably has nothing to do with her upcoming Netflix series and her overall deal with Warner who just announced they’re launching a second boutique streaming service. No, according to The Wrap, she and the rest of the pro-Netflix crowd are just looking out for the little guy.
Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List, said that Netflix has boosted filmmakers — including women and people of color — who have struggled to get their films picked up by traditional Hollywood studios.
“I think we can all agree that the theatrical experience is worth protecting. I, for one, do,” Leonard tweeted. “I also think we can all agree that it is more difficult for films by and about women, people of color, and myriad other communities to access the resources necessary to secure an exclusive four week theatrical window.”
Let’s be clear about what is going on here; both sides want to separate you from your dollars. It may be easy to see Netflix as being for the little guy because a single movie ticket costs more than a month of Netflix, but that’s their business model. They spent ten times on their Oscar push for Roma than winner Green Book spent. They want that Oscar so bad. It’s mainly a psychological thing. When Fox got NFL football, people started taking it seriously as a network and they could get better programming. Once Netflix wins an Oscar they’re not going to be seen as the place people dump movies that would have failed at the box office like Bright and like ten terrible Adam Sandler movies. Even they wouldn’t take Holmes and Watson, though.
Ultimately, this doesn’t mean much. But it’s worth keeping an eye on; as streaming services start picking up big-budget feature films, they’re not going want to put them in theaters, they want them on their service so you keep paying them. And people who make a lot of money on theatrical releases don’t want streaming to start grabbing good movies, because it means less money for them.
The post Steven Spielberg, Ava DuVernay Clash On Netflix Oscar Eligibility appeared first on The Blemish.
ratexla posted a photo:
1. I brought my mum’s Swedish edition of "Eating animals" because my English one was sitting in my student flat several hours away; I only found out about the talk after I travelled to Gothenburg for the summer :O
2. I told him the cover of "Eating animals" had been my social media icon for a few years now, and flashed my Instagram profile as an example 😀
3. His handwriting is neat 🙂
4. Our shirts match each other and the background drape 😐
5. My neck usually isn’t that long. What
6. I pretty much blacked out when asked how I spell my name because I suck at spelling stuff out loud even when I’m not in the vicinity of a CELEB!!! but we solved the problem eventually 😯
PS. DID I MENTION THAT "EATING ANIMALS" IS A GOOD AND USEFUL BOOK?! %D
Vegan FAQ! 🙂
Please watch Earthlings.