Tragic news today out of the music industry:
Justin Carter, a rising country artist, died this week due to an accidental shooting that took place in Texas.
He was 35 years old.
According to a local ABC affiliate, Carter passed away after a prop gun (being used as part of a music video shoot) went off in his apartment.
Mark Atherton of Triple Threat Management, with whom Carter had recently signed, told ABC13 in Houston of the late singer:
"Justin had a potential to, you know, in our eyes, and a lot of people's eyes to be the next Garth Brooks."
The sad news went public on Thursday but a message was shared on Carter's Instagram page on March 17 that reads as follows:
Please Keep Justin’s Family In Your Prayers & Give Them Privacy In This Hard Time. Justin Is No Longer With Us, He Has Passed Away. He Will Be Missed By Us All.
He Was Always Full Of Joy, Laughter, And Loved On So Many People In His Life. Justin Appreciated All His Fans And Their Support. Justin Loved All Of You.
Thank You All For Your Support! We Will Have More Details Releasing Soon On How You Can Help Donate & Help His Family With Burial And Everything!
Rest In Heaven My Brother!
Carter's mother also spoke to ABC11, telling the outlet of her son:
"His music was his world. He was always there for everybody."
She added in a separate interview with Fox News:
"He was a wonderful artist. He was the voice, he was the total package and we’re trying to keep his legend [alive]… He just loved music, he was very gifted and by God, his voice was spectacular."
Atherton, meanwhile, added that he "doesn't know too many details" about the accidental shooting -- except that, as previously mentioned, it occurred during production of a video.
He also described his new client as “kind of like the class clown, but when it was time to get down to business, he got down to it.”
On his official Facebook bio, Carter listed Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Clay Walker, Garth Brooks and George Strait among his favorite artists.
This same profile also says that Carter’s passion came from “the sound of old country, and he clings to that feeling he gets when he hears it and tries to push that into his music.”
Carter, according to that page, had just finished his solo album.
Over a six-month period, he wrote, produced and recorded over 30 songs.
Carter was an Army veteran, and his mother has set up a fund to solicit funeral expenses while waiting to see whether his service qualifies for VA assistance.
"Justin always wanted to reach the top,” reads a statement posted on the singer’s Facebook page. “It’s unfortunate it has to be this way, but Justin’s name is worldwide now & his music.”
Our thoughts go out to Carter's friends, family members and loved ones.
May he rest in peace.
These days, William H. Macy is best known for his portrayal of reprobate father Frank Gallagher on the long-running Showtime series Shameless.
But in real life, it's Macy's wife who's been breaking the law and dropping the ball as a parent.
As you've no doubt heard by now, Felicity Huffman was one of several public figures ensnared in the FBI sting known as Operation Varsity Blues.
In fact, along with Lori "Aunt Becky" Loughlin, Huffman has become the face of the college admissions bribery scandal.
Huffman shelled out far less money than Loughlin to ensure her daughter's place in the school of her choice ($15,000 to Loughlin's $500,000), but it looks as though the impact on her personal life has been just as disastrous.
Macy and Huffman have been married for 22 years and are commonly regarded as one one of Hollywood's most stable couples.
But it seems the fallout from the bribery scandal has shaken their marriage to its very foundations.
"This situation has been very trying on Felicity and William's marriage," a source close to the situation tells Entertainment Tonight.
"They love each other but they've been arguing a lot."
Huffman stands accused working with a corrupt college test prep organization to enable her 18-year-old daughter to cheat on the SATs.
The actress was arrested without incident last week and later released on $250,000 bond,
Macy was not charged.
"Felicity and William have an incredibly strong marriage but this situation has put a tremendous amount of pressure on them," the source adds.
"Their close friends were stunned by the news because they've always a seemed like honest, good people, people who would never lie and cheat to get what they wanted.
"They almost seemed to pride themselves on their honesty."
It seems unlikely that Huffman will serve any jail time, but nevertheless, she faces devastating consequences.
Along with Loughlin, Huffman is being sued for $500 billion by people who claim to have been victimized by the actresses' actions.
Obviously, the plaintiffs will not be awarded such an outlandish sum, but the suit serves as a reminder of the public's profound disdain for Loughlin and Huffman.
And as their careers depend on their likability factor, it seems very likely that neither woman will ever find another job in Hollywood.
Sweep Fashion USA posted a photo:
Mens Sweep Fashion Raptor Waterproof Black Textile Safety Motorcycle Jacket. CE certified material with abrasion resistant outer shell. Waterproof Dry-Tek membrane makes the jacket waterproof. This jacket is ready to hit fast roads all year long. - Detachable breathable warm liner - Light reflective vision tech panels - Zippered vents on front and back - Adjustable neck band size, - Adjustable arms and waist surrounding - Soft touch neoperene materials against skin on arm and neck - Two zippered hand pockets - Cell phone pocket - Place for headphones and cable holder - Rubber puller for main zip - Can be combined together with all Sweep trousers.
Buy Now: amzn.to/2CtGYvZ
On this week's episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny revealed a huge secret about the late Dennis Shields.
Her tensions with Ramona were also on display, but fans can't stop thinking about something Ramona had said.
She had majorly insulted Dennis over his drug use. Now, Ramona is apologizing publicly and profusely.
"How smart can Dennis be?" viewers heard Ramona ask rhetorically in footage from this season of The Real Housewives of New York City.
To make matters worse, she said: "I mean, he was on drugs."
To be absolutely clear, this scene was filmed before Dennis Shields passed away last year.
In fact, it was reportedly filmed three weeks before his tragic death.
Viewers recoiled when she said that -- and, in hindsight, so does Ramona.
To say that Ramona regrets her words is an understatement.
Taking to her Instagram Stories ahead of Wednesday's episode,
"I cringed when I saw what I said about Dennis in tonight's episode," Ramona's heartfelt post begins.
She freely admits: "It definitely wasn't one of my finer moments."
"I respected and liked him very much," Ramona affirms.
Sometimes, people make cutting remarks about people whom they respect -- especially when they are on camera and are aiming for a reaction.
"And," she adds. "I sincerely apologize to his family and Bethenny for my thoughtless comments."
That is a good apology, neither making it all about her nor understating how cruel the statement was.
To be clear, it was an unkind statement even before Shields' death.
Addiction is not a measure of intelligence.
In a recent post on Twitter, Bethenny reflected upon the nature of grief.
"Mourning is tricky business," Bethenny acknowledged at the beginning of her tweet.
"It’s like the weather," she observed.
Bethenny explains her analogy: "There can be weeks & weeks of sunshine then one day you get whacked with a storm."
She is absolutely right.
Certain stories, photographs, songs, and scents can bring all of that grief crashing down yet again.
Shortly after Shields' tragic passing, Bethenny shared her feelings at the time as she was overwhelmed with loss.
"It's hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so," she wrote on social media.
"It's excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s & memories," she shared.
None of us are at our best when we are deep in mourning.
"Our relationship is current so it's painfully raw," she revealed.
Bethenny concluded by saying that she was "Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends."
Bethenny is widely beloved, but she can be controversial at times.
It goes with the territory when you're a Real Housewife.
But any feuds or petty arguments can and must be set aside when someone is dealing with real, personal pain.
The worst reality stars are the ones who don't know when to quit and back off.
Ramona admitted in a recent episode to having "tension" with Bethenny, but she has her limits.
We're sure that she'd give anything to take back that offhand remark from last year.
The States’ answer to Kate Middleton, Heidi Pratt, was looking all kinds of fit any sexy as she spent some quiet time with the fam in Santa Barbara. While her private time was rudely interrupted by some paps, we’re not complaining, because the results give us looks at Heidi’s huge boobs, curvy bod, and tight buns. Honestly, for as much as people dog on Heidi, not many people can say they’ve made a career out of simply existing. She puts on a slinky one-piece, the paps take pics, and we pay money to download them. Can’t really make fun of someone when I’m wrapped around her finger.
Photo Credit: MEGA
The post Heidi Heidi Heidi Ho Pratt Sextastic By The Beach appeared first on Egotastic - Sexy Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News.
Thus far, 2019 has been a tough year for America's favorite band of guidos.
The cast of Jersey Shore has been hit hard by a number of misfortunes, the most notable of which was Mike Sorrentino going to jail for tax fraud.
But while The Situation's situation may have garnered the most headlines, he's certainly not the only member of the Shore family who's been put through the emotional wringer in recent months.
Jenni Farley is in the midst of an ugly divorce from husband Roger Mathews.
At first, the former couple attempted to maintain a facade and indicated to fans that they had simply decided to call it quits.
Eventually, however, it was revealed that Mathews had been abusive toward Farley on several occasions, including at least one that was caught on video.
So it's not surprising that Jenni prefers to keep a low profile these days -- even amidst rumors that she's hooking up with one of her co-stars.
Yes, in recent weeks, it's been widely rumored that Jenni is dating Pauly D.
Like most internet rumors, no one is quite sure where these reports originated or how they spread.
But in this case, many took the radio silence from the alleged couple as an indication that there was some truth to the rumors.
Now, however, a source close to the castmates is setting the record straight and confirming that Jenni and Pauly are, sadly, just friends.
“JWoww and Pauly D find it comical that a story came out about them dating," the insider tells Hollywood Life.
"They are both laughing over the fact that people are romantically linking them together again," the source adds.
"There’s absolutely no truth to any of it. They love each other dearly as friends, but that’s it."
In case she hadn't already made herself clear, the insider went on to say:
"There’s nothing going on and they’re just friends.”
The source says Pauly and Jenni are close -- perhaps even closer than fans of the show realize -- and they do spend a lot of time together.
But past hookups in the Shore house aside, their relationship is completely platonic.
“JWoww and Pauly have nothing but love for one another and are very dear friends and would do anything for one another," says the insider.
"However, Jenni isn’t thinking about dating right now, nor would she look at Pauly like that. She’s so focused on her skincare line Naturally Woww and her kids. Pauly is getting ready to do a dating show with BFF Vinny (Guadagnino), too,”
Yes, it's worth noting that even if JWoww and Pauly D were dating, they would have good reason to keep the relationship on the down-low.
The show probably would probably suffer if one of its stars was revealed to be in a serious relationship.
Besides, if we're 'shipping anyone from the Shore cast, it's gotta be Vinny and Pauly.
Man alive what I wouldn’t give to be friends with Victoria Justice. I know how dumb that sounds as a statement all unto itself, but think of all the incredible times you’d have if you were a close personal pal of Victoria Justice. From the look of things, the party never stops, and Victoria is always ready and willing to hit the town with her pals and head over to some rich lady’s swanky digs for a party.
I suppose the danger that one runs into in such a situation is that being a friend might prohibit you from being more than friends down the line. It’s tough to go from a friend to a lover, but it has happened. It’s just substantially more difficult, putting me in quite the hypothetical predicament. I think I’d still go the friend route because there’d be a chance of something more, but in the meantime there’d be plenty of hanging out and being sexy and visiting the swanky homes of various rich ladies.
Since Victoria Justice is probably not looking for a lover or a friend, let’s just content ourselves to enjoy these pictures of her being hot in some rich lady’s house. It’s the best we can do at a time like this.
Photos courtesy of Getty Images
Until the day I die, anytime I see the name Toni Garrn, I’m going to immediately misread it as Teri Garr. It’s a habit that I can’t seem to shake, thanks to Teri Garr being branded upon my brain as one of the sexiest women of all time. That’s not a knock against Toni Garrn, who can totally hold her own and compete for a similar title, but I just can’t help making this mistake constantly.
Toni Garrn, not Teri Garr, is at the center of a sexy new campaign from a swimwear company called All Sisters, and frankly they couldn’t have picked a better spokeswoman than Toni. She looks absolutely stunning in the handful of sexy suits they put her in, and it almost makes me want to buy one or two of these swimsuits for myself. I don’t know what the fuck I’d do with them, but I’d like to have them on hand.
I guess that’s the power of good advertising, convincing you to buy shit you don’t need. That’s sort of the entire game, and when you’ve got Toni Garrn in your corner selling you that message, it makes resisting that much more difficult. So go ahead, give in to your temptations. It’s clear that Toni Garrn approves. And Teri Garr probably does as well.
Photos courtesy of MEGA
The last time Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt got together for a late summer epic, the result was the Oscar winning Inglourious Basterds, and your attitude toward that film will likely guide your attitude toward their next collaboration, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This looks to be right in line with all of the director’s work: Excess, brilliant colors, retro-kitsch, and celebrities galore. To that last point, it’s surprising how many of the film’s big names aren’t in the trailer like Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Tim Roth, Damian Lewis, Lena Dunham, and Bruce Dern.
Nevertheless, it’s unsurprising that this first tease of the film is focused on its trio of humungous stars at the center of the film: Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt as a fictional actor and his stunt double—modeled on Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham—and Margot Robbie, who is playing the very real Sharon Tate. Tate’s sister had initially come out against the film, but after meeting with Tarantino, changed her tune on the project. This leads many of us to believe that there may be some revisionist history happening in this flick, just like in Inglourious Basterds.
Manson, as played by Damon Herriman, turns up in the trailer right at the 1:09 mark with a big smile on his face, waving at the camera. There’s definitely something afoot in this flick, and we might have the lowdown soon as the film is apparently aiming for a Cannes premiere, not coincidentally just like Inglourious Basterds. You can see where I’m going with all of this.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters across North America on July 26.
Zac Efron’s Epic Dating History: From a High School Romance to a Relationship That Could Go the DistanceAs his 30th birthday edged into view, Zac Efron was ready to get serious--ideally with a woman adept at being her authentic self. Despite more than a handful of relationships in his...
A few days ago, YouTuber Shane Dawson made the best tweet of all time. We don’t need Twitter anymore, because no one is ever going to top this. If you haven’t seen the tweet yet, you’re going to think I’m hyping it up to much but I assure you I am not.
i didnt fuck my cat. i didnt cum on my cat. i didnt put my dick anywhere near my cat. Ive never done anything weird with my cats. I promised myself i wasnt going to make apology videos after last years thing so im just trying to be as short and honest with this as possible. (1/?)
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 18, 2019
Really it’s the (1/?) at the end that makes the tweet. It’s saying “I don’t know how many tweets it’s going to take me to publicly deny that I fucked my cat, so stay with me for this.” By the way, the best response to this is the “Sir, this is a McDonald’s drive-through” meme which I’m sure about a thousand people did on Twitter immediately after he made this tweet.
There were a couple of other really good replies, though.
okay what about these though dude? pic.twitter.com/Q0y5C4c1P9
— jack (@jackdwagner) March 18, 2019
That’s okay, but this is the best one. This is the master class.
hey as someone who didn’t know anything about you before but now definitely thinks you fucked and came on your cat, can I ask what this is all about?
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) March 18, 2019
If you’re wondering where this whole thing came from, Shane once made a joke about coming on his cat on a podcast. We’ve just raised a generation of morons who can’t parse comments to tell when someone is saying something gross just to be gross and assumed that Shane was 100% serious and that James Gunn is a pedophile because they weren’t on Twitter in the days of the manual retweet.
Anyway, Shane has put the whole cat-fucking thing behind him, even though he’s never going to live that shit down if he’s 90 years old and cures cancer. But I’m happy to announce Shane is now engaged to his long-time boyfriend, Mr. Beans. No, I’m kidding, his boyfriend is Ryland Adams and it’s really cute but do you see how he’s never going to live that down?
View this post on Instagram
Ryland, thank you for making the last 3 years the happiest time of my life. Thank you for sleeping next to me even though i sweat through the sheets. Thank you for making me smile and reminding me how loved I am in real life even when I’m being cancelled online. Thank you for letting me cover you in fake tattoos and wigs for videos and sometimes just for a fun saturday night. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and reminding me everyday that i should love myself too. I thank the universe everyday for bringing you into my life and I can’t wait to start a future with you and start every day thinking about how lucky I am. I love you more than i can ever even explain in words. -Shane :,)
HE SAID YES!!!!!! :,))))) pic.twitter.com/phbJZydX2l
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 20, 2019
THIS IS THE BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE AHHHHHHHHH!!!! THANK U GUYS FOR ALL THE LOVE MY HEART IS LITERALLY GONNA EXPLODE
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 20, 2019
we’re engaged!! I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life!! pic.twitter.com/vFHPU8e8m5
— Ryland Adams (@Ryland_Adams) March 20, 2019
See, it’s cute, they’re cute together.
The post YouTuber Shane Dawson, Who Definitely Didn’t Fuck His Cat, Is Engaged appeared first on The Blemish.
People Think Mariah Bell Sliced Fellow Figure Skater Lim Eun Soo With Her Skate Blades, RIP Bell’s IG
Professional skaters Lim Eun Soo, 16, and Mariah Bell, 22, collided during rehearsal for the ISU World Championships on Monday. According Lim’s management All That Sports, Lim was skating on the edge of the rink after completing a turn when Bell channeled her inner Tanya Harding and “kicked and stabbed Lim’s left calf with her skate blades.” Says her management, “Lim Eun Soo was skating close to the edge as much as possible to not interfere with other skaters. It seems it was intentional, considering how Bell came from behind.”
Lim was treated and decided to skate through the pain. She ranked #5 while Bell ranked #6.
According to All That Sports, Bell has been bullying her continuously during preparation for the championships. They added, “In the past, we believed we should just ignore it but it got severely bad as the championships approached,” and said, “It wouldn’t have been this bad if she apologized for once.”
Since the report came out, Lim’s South Korean fans flooded Bell’s Instagram with some posting death threats. If I was Mariah Bell and I could read Korean, I’d be terrified.
Meanwhile, Adam Rippon, who’s skated with Bell, says all this is clickbait.
This article is click bait. I’ve been to the rink multiple times and NO ONE has been bullying anyone. Stop creating shit and spreading rumors. What happened in the warm up was an accident. Don’t distract both Eunsoo and Mariah from the competition.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) March 20, 2019
This also isn’t a comment directed towards you @lynnneposts – towards to people writing the article. Mariah and Eunsoo are competitive and train all the time together at home. Bullying is something Rafael would never tolerate.
— Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) March 20, 2019
Figure skating hasn’t been this exciting since the Tanya Harding story arc. It might even take me two days to forget this happened instead of one!
The post People Think Mariah Bell Sliced Fellow Figure Skater Lim Eun Soo With Her Skate Blades, RIP Bell’s IG appeared first on The Blemish.