Rachel Lindsay is very happy that Matt James has been cast as The Bachelor.
Don't get her wrong.
But the reality star, who had been the only African-American lead of this franchise up until Friday's confirmation that James has landed this role, also wants to make one thing clear:
Racism still exists.
And it will take a lot more than one decision by The Bachelor executives to fix things.
Appearing on The Ringer podcast Bachelor Party, after the decision was made public, Lindsay sounded skeptical of the choice, simply due to the timing.
(James was chosen after a petition circulated around the Internet that urged ABC to finally select a person of color as The Bachelor.)
"I hate that it is in response -- or it seems like it is a knee-jerk reaction and in response -- to what happened in our society, what happened with George Floyd, and the pressure that you're getting from society," Rachel said on the podcast.
"It's almost like a man had to die in such a gruesome and public way for us to get a Black Bachelor.
"That's what it feels like."
Lindsay, of course, is referring to the heinous killing of Floyd last month by a white police officer in Minnesota.
The act has sparked renewed calls for social justice and police reform across America, and also regenerated the debate over how few African-Americans have been featured on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
"This announcement, without any further commitments regarding diversity, sweepingly brushes deeper issues under the rug," Lindsay said in a responsive statement.
"Until we see action to address the systemic racism within the franchise, the casting news today is equivalent to the trend of posting a black box on your social media account without other steps taken to dismantle the systems of injustice.
"I look forward to hearing more about the additional efforts the franchise plans to make towards change."
Lindsay has been outspoken on this topic of late.
She said just a few days ago that she's ashamed to be associated with Bachelor Nation due to its lack of diversity.
"I want producers of color," she also said on Good Morning America.
"I would like for them to cast leads that are interested in dating outside of their race that aren’t just getting their first time experience for the first time on national TV.
"I need the acknowledgment of that."
Lindsay added that she doesn’t want the network’s historic decision in picking a black male lead to be like “putting a Band-Aid over the situation and just saying:
"‘Here, we’re going to put this here. Are you happy now?'"
For his part, James understands the unique nature of his situation.
For now, he just sounds grateful for the opportunity.
"It’s an honor [to be the first black Bachelor],” he said on Good Morning America.
“I’m just going to lean into myself and how my mom raised me, and hopefully when people invite me into their homes on Monday nights, they’re going to see that I’m not much different from them and they see that diverse love stories are beautiful."
No word yet on when The Bachelor Season 25 will air.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is returning for Season 5, and TLC has released a sneak peek to get fans excited.
In this case, to get fans excited to once again hate one of the most reviled men in the franchise: Andrei Castravet.
In a sneak peek released in advance of the upcoming Season 5 premiere, Andrei Castravet is at a family gathering.
As always when he is among the family Potthast, he is causing trouble, even with his baby daughter in his arms.
This time, he started off by being late, and it looks like he's only making things worse from there.
"Do you want a plate?" Elizabeth "Libby" Potthast asks her husband, to which he replies "Yes, please."
Andrei being Andrei, he then immediately challenges his in-laws.
"The only one that offered me a plate today is my wife," he gripes.
To hear Andrei tell it, you'd think that the family Potthast had conspired to starve him before their very eyes.
Jen Davis, one of Elizabeth's sisters who is known for butting heads with Andrei when he needs it, pipes up.
"Maybe if you had been on time," she suggests, "you would have been offered a plate."
"Oh," Andrei says as others laugh. "The women are ganging up on the men over here."
Sure? But also no, Jen just made a good point about being a polite guest. Show up on time.
Clearly some time passes, as Chuck Potthast has clearly teleported from the kitchen to the living room where he is watching all of this from afar.
But Jen speaks up, suggesting that Andrei just try to make his wife happy, like a loving husband might.
"Haven't you ever heard the saying, 'Happy wife, happy life?'" she asks.
It's a legitimate question, as he is from Moldova. But Andrei's answer is something else.
"No," Andrei says, before speaking a quote of his own.
"When the man is happy, everybody is happy," Andrei insists.
Happy wife, happy life has always seemed like an innocuous saying, as a happy spouse will make your marriage go smoothly.
Andrei's turn of phrase ... something about it seems both authoritarian and vaguely threatening, you know?
But Andrei insists that his saying is more accurate, declaring: "That's how reality works."
In his case, we suppose that this is true.
When he's happy, he won't whine and complain about everything and make life pointlessly difficult for his wife and her family.
That said ... have we ever actually seen Andrei happy?
Everyone is stunned by Andrei's ridiculous assertion.
Jen asks for clarification, if the nonsense that Andrei spouted is a common saying "in Moldova."
But Andrei doesn't quite say that.
Instead, he insists that this is simply true "everywhere."
Elizabeth's other sister, Rebekah "Becky" Lichtwerch, counters.
Wearing a party hat and in the middle of enjoying something yummy, she calls Andrei on his BS.
"No," she asserts to Andrei, "that's what you say."
Contrary to what he may believe, saying something does not make it a saying. It also does not make it true.
"In this kind of situation, when Libby's family is around," Andrei then complains to the cameras.
He states: "We always have drama over here."
Andrei says that there is drama "because they're always going to find some mud in the puddle to throw at each other."
"That's what it is, Lib," Andrei declares.
"Yeah," Elizabeth fires back, "when you enter the room."
If you couldn't see the outlines of his arm muscles through his long-sleeved shirt, you might wonder why Elizabeth stays with him.
Actually, we can see his silhouette just fine, and we're still wondering. Fans have been speculating about them for years.
Season 5 premieres on Sunday, June 14. Let's find out if Andrei is behaving himself ... or at the very least, if he finally has a job.
Bella Thorne’s newest movie Infamous was released today which means she can finally release some of her behind the scenes content that she shot during filming down in her home state of Florida. The best part about the BTS photos is I cannot tell the difference between her co-star and her boyfriend Ben. I have no idea where Jake Manley ends and Ben Mascolo begins! I’m sure it wasn’t hard for Bella to play the part of this guys girlfriend considering she does it in real life already. She also mentioned that she felt really comfortable filming the nude / sex scenes so you know they get down and dirty in this film.
Here’s the trailer to Infamous, will you be watching?
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Gabby Epstein is a hot and hilarious model on instagram you best be following. HERE .
She’s a wild and crazy Australian living in America, who like your typical Australian (at risk of being considered racist for stereotyping them, even though they wouldn’t take offence to it, but some social justice warrior who never met an Australian would fight for their rights”) she’s got a great sense of humor.
Her bio may make you impregnate your floor because she mentions Battlestar Galactica. A girl into nerd shit, in this world where everyone is a nerd….awesome even though I am not into nerd shit.
Some of her captions set to these hot pics include:
1- anyone else reckon we put the Christmas tree up now and call it a fckn year?
2- I guess the murder hornets read the room and were like…we’ll come back later
3- man I miss precedented times
4- I know I’m too old for Tik Tok not because of the teenagers on it but because every time I see a kitchen I’m like gorgeousss granite…
5- Me to my parents: “see ya later”
Me to River (her dog): “bye, I love you so much, I’ll miss you, see you soon puppers, love you, bye!!!” Repeat x7
Someone get this girl a Netflix Comedy Special..
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Jenelle Evans and David Eason currently seem to be going through a bit of a rough patch in their marriage.
We know, we know, they go through rough patches nearly every other day.
But this one seems to be extra serious.
It all started earlier this month when they got in a little spat over Jenelle's behavior regarding her longtime friend, Tori.
The three of them had apparently planned to go out on Jenelle and David's boat one day, but somehow, things turned sour.
(We don't know the details, but we're pretty sure it had something to do with David and just who he is as a person.)
Jenelle went from posting about happy boat times on her Facebook to posting "God forbid I hangout with my friends."
And David went full swamp monster by replying "GOD FORBID I GET A BABYSITTER AND TRY TO HAVE A NICE DAY WITH MY WIFE BEFORE SHE FLIPS OUT AND DESERTED ME FOR HER DRUG ADDICT, WHORE FRIEND."
They proceeded to get into a Facebook fight, which is something that happens in really healthy, not at all toxic relationships.
At one point Jenelle told him "At least my friend can pay for her own bills ... uhm ... when's the last time you paid for ANYTHING? History repeats itself lol."
So obviously there's been some tension about him not working -- remember that, it'll be important later!
They eventually unfriended each other on Facebook and unfollowed each other elsewhere.
Right around this same time, everyone started calling her a racist, so she started devoting more of her energy to that.
And in one of her ignorant Instagram stories she shared in which she tried to defend herself, it looked like she was in a hotel.
It sounded like a pretty nasty fight, right?
But it didn't take long for them to make up.
Over the weekend, they were spending time together and following each other on social media again.
Don't call it a happy ending yet though, because those two wild and crazy kids are back at it again.
As of now, they've unfollowed each other again, so something new happened.
If you look at Jenelle's Facebook, you can find some clues.
Yesterday morning, she wrote "Who wants to play some mind games? Yeah ... me neither."
She even added one of those little emotion things you can attach to your Facebook status -- it seems that poor Jenelle was "feeling annoyed" when she posted that.
And then this morning, she posted a little meme of a woman carrying a gun and a trash bag that read "Ain't no point in having a man around if you gotta do everything by yourself."
At this point, it's pretty clear that Jenelle is finally taking an issue with David's refusal to work.
We imagine that money is starting to get tight now that she's gone a year without a Teen Mom check and since she's been having trouble getting paid from anyone else due to her horrible reputation.
Whenever a company does ask her to promote their products, they take back the offer after people suggest that perhaps it wouldn't be a good business move to associate with someone like her.
And no one could have seen this coming, but it's starting to look like her eyebrow kit business is a bust, too.
They've got a mortgage, David has child support for his son, and they've got three kids full-time with Jace coming around sometimes, too.
How can they afford all of that?
We're not sure, but if money is what drives Jenelle to finally leave David and not all the alleged abuse and dog-killing and racist, homophobic rants ...
Well, crazier things have happened on The Land, that's for sure.
Gwyneth Paltrow has positioned herself as a health and wellness guru for years now, so it makes sense that she partnered with Shape magazine to talk about staying healthy during this pandemic. She also had a conversation with California’s Surgeon General and talked about COVID-19 and the stress the pandemic has caused for everyone. The GOOP creator said that the quarantine life has actually been more relaxing for her aside from the natural stress and panic brought on by it, saying:
“Now I feel different, letting my body go to sleep and wake up in its natural rhythm, having my kids around all the time, eating meals together and having meaningful conversations. We linger at the table; our dinners are an hour and a half long. My heart feels fuller, and my mind feels calmer in that respect.”
The conversation she had with the Surgeon General came with good timing and lines up with the current Black Lives Matter movement, because California’s Surgeon General is a black girl.
“When I saw that Dr. Burke Harris was a female African American M.D. and had spent her career helping children who’d grown up in adverse childhoods in disenfranchised neighborhoods, I watched her TED Talk. And I sort of fell in love with her.”
You can read the whole interview here!
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Nadine Velazquez is so racy, she’s been giving us all kind of semi nudes on Instagram to ogle at over the years and yesterday she let us in on a little secret of hers. Nadine was showing off a rose quartz egg shaped ball, called a Yoni Egg which is said to have been used in ancient China by the concubines of the emperor for youth, sexual prowess and vitality. Yes, you stick this egg up your front hole and leave it in there to marinate your walls.
The eggs typically come in Jade or Quartz and were hyped up by Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP when she praised them for helping with better sex. I guess Nadine hopped on the bandwagon and is enjoying shoving pink eggs up inside her like the Easter Bunny!
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Kim Garner is hot in a bikini!
From my vantage point, which is hardly a vantage point, I mean we all have the same view on the same content, I don’t have any inside scoop here, but from my vantage point, Kimberley Garner has so much going on for her, at least when it comes to bikinis and for whatever reason she is just not famous at all.
So many lesser bodied women are killing it on social media with the same kind of content, and they were never on UK reality shows or in the UK paparazzi.
Meaning, Kim Garner should be far more famous than she is, but for whatever reason, despite the paparazzi coverage, the bikini body, the reality TV and the WIKIPEDIA page, she’s been skirting around 200,000 IG followers for many years.
I realize that IG followers is a lot to do with digital marketing skills when you’re not famous, on reality TV, or in the paparazzi, but when you have all those things going for you, your fame is usually reflected in your IG. Especially when your content is all half nude.
I almost feel bad for Kim Garner for being unable to break through, since 200k followers is less that the Barista at your local Starbucks who makes cool Latte Art. If you know what I mean!
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“What happens at the end of The Sopranos?” is a question people have been asking since the second The Sopranos ended in 2007. Everyone involved has been mum for 13 years, telling you that what happened after the infamous cut to black was for you to decide. But David Chase accidentally gave away The Sopranos ending intended meaning during an interview for The Sopranos Sessions, a companion book to the beloved series, as reported by The Independent.
Alan Sepinwall [co-author]: When you said there was an end point, you don’t mean Tony at Holsten’s, you just meant, “I think I have two more years’ worth of stories left in me.”
Chase: Yes, I think I had that death scene around two years before the end… Tony was going to get called to a meeting with Johnny Sack in Manhattan, and he was going to go back through the Lincoln Tunnel for this meeting, and it was going to go black there and you never saw him again as he was heading back, the theory being that something bad happens to him at the meeting. But we didn’t do that.
Matt Zoller Seitz [co-author]: You realise, of course, that you just referred to that as a death scene.
[A long pause follows]
Chase: F*** you guys.
So Chase confirmed what you probably thought, that the cut to black the show ended on was meant to represent Tony getting killed. Everyone was very coy about that scene and had opinion son what it meant, but come on, we all knew. If it wasn’t meant to be Tony’s death, there wouldn’t have been armed guys about to bust in and shoot him. Chekhov’s Gun extends to Chekhov’s assassins here, there’s no reason to show them if you weren’t supposed to put together they were going to shoot someone.
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