It's finally happening, Little People, Big World fans.
There was some doubt for awhile. There were many questions and a lot of speculation.
But despite the challenges imposed by a globall pandemic, and despite the changes that have been put in place as a result, it's now official...
... ROLOFF FARMS IS OPEN FOR PUMPKIN SEASON!!!!!!
Because this weeks-long event brings an endless array of tourists and patrons to the property, there had been concern all summer long that the family would have to close up its beloved farm for the fall.
For safety's sake, that is, in order to avoid large gatherings of possibly infected individuals.
However, Matt Roloff assured fans last month that pumpkin season would be a go -- and the farm then opened for this business on Friday, October 2!
"Pumpkin season 2020 is officially under way!!" wrote Tori as a caption along with the precious photos above and below.
'It’s Lilahs first pumpkin season and Jackson’s favorite time of year!
"He’s been asking every day if he gets to put his new boots on and go to the farm! Well the day is here and it’s our favorite!"
Tori proceeded to acknowledge that things will be a tad bit different this year than it has been in the past, for obvious and understandable reasons.
"This year is a bit of a challenge but @rolofffarms has done such an amazing job making everyone feel comfortable and safe!"
And she concluded as follows:
"Unfortunately with Covid me and our kids will be less involved. But Zach Matt and Amy are all around and doing such an amazing job!! If you see us out at the patch don’t hesitate to wave and say hi!"
Despite selling a large portion of her farm land to her ex-husband, Amy Roloff recently confirmed that she'd be around for this profitable and popular season as well.
As for how things will look?
Matt says visitors will need to make a reservation prior to arrival and that, yes, for the first time ever, he'll need to charge guests a fee upon entrance.
"It's going to take place in a more intimate setting, although we're going to stretch out," Matt explained in a recent Instagram video of how the farm will be open during COVID-19.
"We're going to give everybody access to a walking trail here on the farm [for the first time]," he continued.
"Never let everybody kind of walk into this area of the farm. They've seen some of it from a distance on the wagon tours."
Roloff also teased some "new, cool surprises" ahead for those who stop by.
"Kids are going to love it and all of our play zone and our wagon tours are put away for the season until COVID is over," he told followers.
"You can come out with your family and do the walking tour, 90 minutes to two hours here and then we're gonna get a new group of people that are gonna come in and be able to do that," Matt added.
He said these restrictions are all simply meant to keep everyone "safe," expounding:
"We're going to have disinfectant stations and everybody we're going to require to wear a mask, so don't come out if you're not ready to wear a mask, even when you're walking outside."
"It's going to be a good time!
"It's going to be different than before, but it's going to be a good time."
It’s hard to debate that the last decade didn’t belong to Drake. The former Degrassi star was without a doubt the most successful popstar, let alone rapper, of the 2010s, with never more than a year between projects debuting at #1 on Billboard.
That being said, if we’re all being honest, on a quality level Drizzy just hasn’t been great in years. His second studio album, 2011’s Take Care, was a certifiable classic, and launched him as music’s newest superstar. Since then, though, Aubrey Graham has been on a consistently downwards slope.
Nothing Was The Same (2013) and If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late (2015) are both decently well-regarded; however, later projects have not been met so kindly. 2016’s Views, 2017’s More Life, and 2018’s Scorpion all demonstrate how lazy Champagne Papi has been in recent years.
Each new album (or ‘playlist,’ in the case of More Life) is lazier than the last. Gone now are the days of the concise, streamlined 13-song tracklist found on Nothing Was The Same. In its place are 24-track behemoths, over an hour and a half of mediocre pop bangers with zero lyrical depth and nothing remotely interesting to speak of.
Basically, Drake traded in quality for quantity. Where once we got fifteen certifiable classics from the 6 God each year, now we got thirty to forty flavorless pop songs, bringing in the styles of other regions and countries and taking any sort of originality out of them.
Worse yet, Drake’s character has shown itself to be consistently weak, as we saw in 2018. He was going to reveal his child to the world with an Adidas press run, plans that were ruined by Pusha T’s controversial “The Story of Adidon” diss track.
Instead of replying, as is customary in rap circles, Drake pulled back, putting out a well-produced interview on The Shop with LeBron James where he implied Pusha T had gone too far. Since then, every interview has featured Drake revising history, claiming he wrote a phenomenal response but just chose to never put it out. He also had that weird two-hour interview with Tidal’s Rap Radar where he expressed that he felt he hadn’t lost in the original barb.
All of this is just hip hop controversy, of course, with little stakes. But it goes to show how, in the past few years, Drake has become both an increasingly boring artist and a crybaby with a crown, claiming he’s the king but taking all criticism as heresy.
Quite simply, the 6 God of Toronto is just not what he used to be.
Which brings us to 2020. This has been a whirlwind of a year, for a variety of reasons that include a pandemic and a presidential election, but it’s been a change of pace for Drake. And in this author’s humble opinion, this has the potential to be Drizzy’s year.
Why? Well, it’s simple, really. Drake finally got a sense of humor.
Let’s start with “Life is Good,” the Future collab that dropped in early January. This ominous song, which blends Drake’s traditional style with Future’s southern trap leanings, was accompanied by a fun video, in which the two rappers work menial jobs – garbage men, chefs, mechanics, fast food workers, tech support.
Is it an amazing song? No. Is it a bit disjointed, seeming more like two separate demos that were thrown together rather than the unavoidable chemistry seen on their joint 2015 project What a Time To Be Alive? Definitely.
However, the sheer fun of the song carries it. Watching Drake dance while filling up a McDonald’s customer’s drink is so absurd that you find yourself returning time and time again, which explains the video racking up over a billion views on YouTube this year alone.
Drake followed this up by dropping Dark Lane Demo Tapes in March, a care package for quarantined America of loose singles that had been floating around on the Internet previously. “Toosie Slide,” the Tik Tok sensation that had shown Aubrey’s staying power in the meme world, while “Chicago Freestyle” was a welcome throwback to the brooding 2011 Drizzy that most fans missed.
He followed up his release of the project with the announcement that his sixth studio album would be arriving before the end of the year. With the horrid aftertaste of Scorpion still in my mouth, you’ll understand how little I cared about that bit of news. I mean, twenty-five tracks, stretched out for over an hour? Two years later, I’m still disgusted by that.
Then came mid-July, which brought us two surprise singles from – well, from DJ Khaled, but featuring Drake, which basically makes them Drake songs that just happen to include Khaled’s trademark yelling at the beginning of the tracks. The two tracks were changes in pace, and served to accomplish different gains.
“Greece” sounded like Drake’s best impression of The Weeknd. It’s a sultry track, luxurious and buttery smooth, most of all tailor-made for a very specific crowd who knows what evening summer parties off the Mediterranean coast.
And then there’s “Popstar,” the classic club banger we’ve all come to expect from Drake, boasting about the rooms he’s in with the women while the other dudes are out in the cold. This song was largely unremarkable, if perhaps catchier than its sibling song, until the music video came out.
The video features DJ Khaled spamming Drizzy with phone calls, desperate to get the music video made. Drake, still in lockdown due to COVID-19, finally snaps, and calls in a favor from none other than fellow Canadian superstar, Justin Bieber (an allusion to a Drake line in the song’s second verse).
The video is infectious, much like the one to “Life is Good,” and boosts the playability of the song. Bieber spends the whole video dressed and acting like Drake, in the process turning the whole experience fun for fans of both artists. He even has Scooter Braun make a cameo appearance, before the end of the video, where we learn that the whole thing was a nightmare by the now-retired Bieber.
This comedic turn by Drake, an artist who usually takes himself oh-so-seriously, has even translated to the album he’s been working on, which we even see in the title. The upcoming album’s title, Certified Lover Boy, is dripping with irony and self-awareness, as Aubrey has been the certified lover boy of hip hop for over a decade now.
Where once Drake was trying to sell himself as hard (in his Pusha T feud days) or overly pained (see: any songs he put out in 2011), now he’s more willing to crack jokes, take the piss out of himself. It’s a frankly ridiculous title to what will hopefully be an equally-ridiculous album, and it shows strong growth for Toronto’s biggest popstar, which we can see in the lead single.
“Laugh Now Cry Later,” the first song to drop from Certified Lover Boy, is a Lil Durk-assisted banger that features a chilled Drake throwing shots, crooning about love in his position, and harmonizing the word ‘baby’ on every line in the chorus.
Both Drake and Durk throw minor shots – to Kanye West and 6ix9ine, respectively – but overall the song is a self-aware ode to being on top of the game.
The accompanying music video, which feels like a glorified Nike ad (I mean, it was filmed in the Nike headquarters, after all), is at once fun and refreshing and somewhat absurd, featuring a plethora of cameos from Nike-sponsored athletes.
Drake splits his time between shopping with an Instagram influencer who has him buy the whole warehouse of shoes, being shown up on the court and on the field by the likes of Kevin Durant and Marshawn Lynch, and crying alone to himself, before trying to save face when Odell Beckham Jr. questions him on it.
It’s all in such tongue-in-cheek, like the video to “Popstar,” frankly like everything Drizzy’s put out this year. Instead of telling us for the billionth time he’s great, he’s roasting himself along with the rest of us, in the process making his music all the more appealing.
The end result? I’m actually excited for this new Drake album, and that’s not something I’ve been able to say in almost ten years.
No, 2020 has been a nightmare year, but it’s also the year Drake developed a sense of humor about himself. And I for one am looking forward to Certified Lover Boy.
Ah, Tyga. I’m fairly sure most people never would have heard of him if he didn’t start secretly dating Kylie Jenner when she was 14 and I’m 100% sure I never would have. It’s actually kind of a sweet story, and they appear to be secretly dating again almost a decade later.
Tyga isn’t a very successful rapper, and most of his albums sold like s**t. One of them sold fewer than 5,000 copies on its release week, and that was well after his best-selling albums has been released. It makes sense that he’d be looking for a secondary career in case marrying maybe-billionaire Kylie doesn’t work out, and it seems like he’s settled on porn star.
Seriously, you want to see Tyga’s dick? Someone posted it on Twitter (link NSFW).
That is… I mean, it looks bigger than Chris Evans’ dick, but maybe not as girthy, and girth is really what gets the job done.
Is this my life now? Rating celebrity dick pics? I’m not complaining, mind you, but you never know when people are going to decide to get all offended like when we saw Jennifer Lawrence’s butthole. Of course, Evans and Tyga both posted these online themselves, intentionally or not.
It’s not the first time Tyga’s had naked pictures online, there was a previous leak of nude photos he had allegedly sent to porn star Mia Isabella, who he was cheating on Kylie Jenner with.
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They're coming back, folks.
Yes, even Kelly Dodd.
Despite a nationwide push to get Dodd fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County -- due to her an onslaught of insensitive and dangerous comemnts -- this veteran reality star is booked for Season 15 of this long-running franchise.
She and her colleagues will return to the air on October 7 at 9/8c on Bravo.
What can we expect from these women over the next several weeks?
The network has released a teaser descriptions for each cast member, all of which we've posted down below.
Ready for an early glimpse of what's ahead for Dodd and company? Let's do this...
Shannon Storms Beador
Shannon starts the year off in complete bliss with her boyfriend, John, and a new place to call home for her and her three daughters in Newport.
As the sole member left in the Tres Amigas, Shannon makes peace with Kelly, but quickly gets herself into hot water with a few of the ladies.
When the news of coronavirus hits, it brings her anxiety to an all-time high and causes tension between her and John when a division arises over house rules with the kids during lockdown.
Shannon’s worst fears eventually come to fruition when she learns that along with her three daughters, she too has contracted COVID-19. She documents their journey to recovery on her cell phone.
Starting the year off on a high following her engagement to Fox News reporter Rick Leventhal, Kelly is eager to settle into their new home in Newport as she waits for him to officially get transferred to the L.A. bureau.
During stay-at-home orders, Kelly makes waves among the ladies when she jet-sets around the country visiting New York City, the Hamptons, and Miami.
As the election looms, Kelly’s political beliefs and tone-deaf jokes threaten her relationships with the women.
After a difficult year, Gina is happier than ever as she moves into her new townhome with her boyfriend, Travis, and their combined six children.
Tensions with the ladies arise when she hears that some of the women are criticizing her new home. Trying her best to co-parent, Gina celebrates her daughter’s birthday and invites her ex-husband and his new girlfriend.
Meanwhile, she faces a tough decision regarding her ex-husband that could change the dynamic of her family. With the coronavirus shutting down schools,
Gina faces new challenges as she struggles to homeschool the kids while facing criticism for not joining the ladies for a "quarantine happy hour."
With a new hip and outlook on life, Emily experiences a rebirth in her marriage with Shane.
She even lets “fun Emily” out and finds an unexpected ally in the group. When she is presented with an opportunity to design a bathing suit, she dives headfirst to pursue her true passion.
While in quarantine, Emily and Shane really lean on each other when times get tough, ultimately testing the true strength of their marriage.
2020 is a year of renewal for Braunwyn as she moves into a new 8,000-square-foot home in Newport, celebrates 20 years of marriage to her husband, Sean, and embarks on a new journey of her own.
During the lockdown, Braunwyn settles into parenting seven children without the help of her nannies and housekeepers.
From supporting her son Jacob’s desire to dress in drag to addressing the children’s anxieties, Braunwyn has her hands full as she strives to give each child individual attention.
As she opens up to the women about her past, she finds a common bond with new housewife Elizabeth, yet struggles to see eye to eye with some of the other ladies over her participation in local protests and her political views.
And when the ladies learn that Braunwyn’s friend Shari spends nearly every day with her during quarantine, they begin to question her choices.
Elizabeth Lyn Vargas
Elizabeth is welcomed to the group through Kelly, who she has known for a few years from the Newport party circuit.
Born and raised in Missouri, Elizabeth always dreamed of living a life of luxury on the beaches of Orange County and with the help of her soon-to-be ex-husband, her dream has become a reality.
Currently a CEO of an online music company, Elizabeth is ambitious, outspoken, and ready to have fun.
As she deals with her ongoing divorce, her lifestyle as well as her complex and sexless relationship with boyfriend Jimmy creates a lot of speculation from the women and they start to scrutinize who she really is.