For the past several months, Kylie Jenner's "quarantine content" has drawn consistent praise from her 184 million Instagram followers.
As many celebs struggled to come up with new ways to keep their social media pages lively and interesting, Kylie thrived in confinement, posting everything from hilarious wine mom jokes to viral fashion statements.
However, the most influential 22-year-old on the planet is drawing criticism for her latest post, which has generated a controversy that deserves our full attention.
Earlier this week, Kylie posted the above photo of herself on vacation in Wyoming.
Today, she was called out for failing to properly credit the Black-owned fashion brand that created her outfit.
"Kylie Jenner is refusing to tag the designer of the dress she just posted, which is a black owned brand, and now limiting her comments," wrote Twitter user @Zoey227.
"[Loudbrand Studios] is the designer!" she added.
Obviously, this has the potential to be a deeply problematic situation.
But fans will be happy to know that Kylie addressed the matter swiftly and in the most beneficent manner possible.
Taking to Twitter, Kylie denied that she intentionally snubbed the brand.
That makes sense, as -- like most people -- she usually doesn't tag the company who made the clothes she's wearing in her Instagram pics.
More importantly, however, Kylie corrected the perceived error by giving a huge public shoutout to Loudbrand Studios.
“ok this is just a reach. why would i ever REFUSE to tag a brand and block comments. this is completely false,” Kylie tweeted.
“i think this brand is amazing and i wanted to show support and will continue to do so. everyone go check out @LoudBrndStudios.”
Loudbrand, of course, was immensely grateful for the exposure.
“Hi guys!!!! We are so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love wow !!! We are so grateful for Jill [Jacobs, Kylie's stylist] and Kylie because this has really changed things for us so excited to be featured on her platform how amazing !!!" the company tweeted.
"Thank you so much Jill and Kylie,”
Not surprisingly, it seems the A-list endorsement has already had a major impact on sales and traffic to the brand's website.
We've been praising Kylie for the quality of her posts since the lockdown started back in March.
But this is almost certainly her best work to date.
She got called out and instead of lashing out defensively, she used her platform to improve the aggrieved party's situation -- and it worked!
Sure, the fans love it when Kylie twerks in a bikini or whatever, but we much prefer Kylizzle offering up a masterclass in how to recognize your privilege and use your platform to help others!
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Suki Waterhouse has been dating Robert Pattinson for a while now and the pair have spent quarantine together in London, so it’s safe to assume he shot the photos below of his lovely girlfriend in various “quarantine fits”. Suki’s a model so she always seems to look her best, even when she’s paparazzi’d on a munchies run to the corner store in socks and sandals, she’s got wicked style and is still playing dress up despite staying at home!
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Elle Fanning is so cute with her hair up in a towel and make-up free! She was interviewed by Wall Street Journal to talk about her quarantine routines and how she starts her day every morning. I actually don’t have a subscription to WSJ because I’m poor, so I can’t tell you what they really talked about but you can read it all here! What I did learn, was that Elle drinks a pink smoothie in her pink blender while wearing a pink robe, she’s cute. She also uses a Barbie themed calendar to plan her days and considers herself a daydreamer.
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When Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce back in 2017, fans assumed that would be the end of one of the bitterest celebrity splits in recent histoy.
Oh, how wrong they were.
Amber and Johnny have been back in court several times in the years since they signed the papers that brought an end to their brief (even by Hollywood standards) marriage.
First, Depp sued Heard for a whopping $50 million after she published a Washington Post op-ed about her experiences as an "abuse victim."
(Heard never mentioned Depp by name, but it wouldn't be difficult for anyone reading the article to determine that the abuse she referred to occurred during her high-profile marriage).
That suit has yet to be resolved, and it's led to both parties hurling shocking accusations at one another.
Amber claimed that Johnny was an alcoholic monster who would fly into fits of rage at the slightest provocation.
For his part, Depp accused Heard of slicing his finger off during one of the couple's many physical altercations.
Needles to say, the situation got ugly in a hurry.
Today, Depp and Heard are expected to once again square off in a London courtroom, although this time, Heard is neither plaintiff nor defendant.
Depp is suing UK tabloid The Sun in response to a 2018 article in which journalist Dan Wootton described Depp as a "wife beater."
It is unknown if Heard will testify at any point, but judge Andrew Nicol has already determined that Heard will be allowed in the courtroom for today's hearing.
"In those articles, it is said, the Defendants accused the Claimant of multiple acts of physical violence against Ms Heard, some of which, it is alleged the articles said, put Ms Heard in fear of her life," Nicol wrote in a recently released court document.
Regardless of whether or not his ex testifies, this case could lead to further damage to Depp's reputation.
On Thursday, The Sun requested that the case be thrown out as a result of Depp's attempt to withhold damaging evidence known as "the Australian drug texts."
The tabloid claims its allegations about Depp's abusive tendencies are based largely on evidence pertaining to “a three-day ordeal of physical assaults” that occurred while he and Heard were briefly living Australia."
During that time, the paper alleges, Depp was taking MDMA and drinking heavily on a daily basis.
The Sun alleges that when Johnny and his lawyers were asked to surrender his communications from that time period, they attempted to bury the drug texts -- in which Depp refers to ecstasy as "whitey stuff" -- knowing how bad they would look in court.
“The Australian drug texts were adverse to the claimant’s pleaded case and/or were supportive of the defendants’ pleaded case," Nicols' wrote.
However he denied The Sun's request to dismiss the case due to the attempted concealment of the texts.
This, of course, is not the first time that shocking Depp texts were made public as a result of his constant legal wrangling with Heard.
“Let’s burn Amber,” Depp allegedly texted friend and actor Paul Bettany in 2013.
“Let’s drown her before we burn her!!! I will f–k her burnt corpse afterwards to make sure she is dead.”
Those messages were eventually read aloud in London's High Court.
The drug texts will probably receive a similar treatment -- and hopefully, it'll be around that time that Depp realizes he should stop filing frivolous lawsuits pertaining to his disastrous marriage.
Shout out to Bella Thorne’s mom for posting this video of our girl dancing to Sweet Home Alabama in a pair of white cowboy boots, daisy dukes and a sexy lil off the shoulder crop top, which I love and want to buy already.
Bella’s mom by the way, talk about a MILF. Her name is Tamara and she has a ton of kids including Bella and Dani, probably many more but I don’t know for certain. Her mother is part Italian so maybe all that talk about an olive oil diet being anti-aging is true! Here’s here mom, using filters but looking hot so whatever!
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Josie Canseco was one of the first celebrities we saw heading back to the gym as soon as they opened up, possibly even before they officially reopened in California. She’s been going to the well known Dogpound gym in Los Angeles and has clearly been going hard at her fitness routine since she’s been back.
You can tell Josie was born with athletes blood in her, she just looks strong and those arms are hard as a rock. I’m a big Josie Canseco fan based on the fact that she’s super hot but don’t really know much about her. I remember she was maybe sleeping with Tana Mongeau at one point? (ew) Whatever, girl’s a beast in the gym!
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There was a time, not even all that long ago, when the Jersey Shore cast only cared about three things:
Doing laundry. Getting a tan. And going to the gym.
But these are very different days and, to a large extent, JWoww, The Situation and company are very different people.
When they get together off screen -- as Mike Sorrentino, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Deena Nicole Cortese and Jenni “JWoww” Farley all did this past Saturday -- issues often come up that go beyond drinking and weight lifting.
A deadly virus that has broken out around the country and how one best safeguards against spreading it.
Yup: The gathering of these MTV personalities sparked a debate this weekend over mask-wearing in public.
The aforementioned stars and their significant others went to dinner at The Butcher’s Block in New Jersey on the night of July 4 in order to celebrate Mike's birthday.
Based on social media reactions and the looks on their faces, these friends had a great time.
However, shortly after photos from the party went viral, the group found itself in scalding hot water.
Take a look at this photo below and the very first one posted above and perhaps you'll notice why:
Indeed, only Vinny is wearing a mask.
In one of the snapshots, he's even standing off to the side while doing so, seemingly because he's being shamed or because he's afraid to be near his NON-mask-wearing pals.
"Happy birthday @mikethesituation. @Vinnyguadagnino the mask won’t protect us with the shit u got jkjk," wrote Farley as a caption to the picture on Instagram.
(For those somehow unaware, all health experts are urging people to wear masks when out and about because it's the most proven way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.)
One of Jenni's followers, meanwhile, angrily addressed his/her frustration in the comment section of her post, writing;
"Vinny, the only one w respect for others. You would think some of u have kids at home u would protect them better."
"You should all take notes from Vinny," another critic wrote.
Especially because children were brought up -- and these strangers were insinuating that she was an irresponsible parent by putting her two kids at risk as a result of this inaction -- Farley quickly fired back.
"We have all been tested and don't see anyone who hasn't been regularly tested," Jenni replied, adding:
"It's also hard to eat and wear a mask. Glad you know all about us and think we would ever put anyone in jeopardy... especially our kids."
Snooki, it should be noted, posted a mask selfie from inside her taxi on the way to this dinner.
The star, however, will not be returning to Jersey Shore for Season 4.
“I’m quitting, I think,” she told Cortese on the season finale, which centered on Angelina getting pissed at her bridesmaids for their disrespectful wedding toast.
“I think this is it," Snooki added at the time.
"This is not fun. … I just love my roomies, always. Jersey Shore is literally my life. I never would have met my best friends, so the fact that it has to end like this, for me, it really sucks.”
The long-time star then expounded on her “It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey” podcast:
You know, when I leave my kids and I film the show, like, I want to have a good time.
And I’m putting myself out there, and I just wanna come off as a good person. And lately, on the show, it’s just been very drama.
Our show, Jersey Shore, is about family and about making fun of each other and having a good time and laughing and just knowing that it’s all in good fun. And lately, it’s just like, everything is so serious...
I just don’t like the turnout of it, and I don’t like the person I’m portrayed as.
Will you still tune in for Season 4 without Snooki?
And do you think these stars deserved their backlash for not wearing a mask inside that restaurant?
Did you think it was weird Marvel killed off Black Widow in Avengers: Endgame and then announced there was a Black Widow movie still happening later this year? It turns out that there’s a reason, and the reason is that Captain America isn’t the only character handing his mantle over to someone else.
Black Widow director Cate Shortland told Empire that the film will involve Scarlett Johansson passing the role of Black Widow onto a new actress and character, Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova.
“[Kevin Feige] realised that the audience would expect an origin story so, of course, we went in the opposite direction,” Shortland tells Empire. “And we didn’t know how great Florence Pugh would be. We knew she would be great, but we didn’t know how great. Scarlett is so gracious, like, ‘Oh, I’m handing her the baton.’ So it’s going to propel another female storyline.”
Turns out there was another Black Widow waiting in the wings the whole time. Just off screen.
Out on the town having the time of my life with a bunch of friends. They're all just out of frame, laughing too. pic.twitter.com/VCbkZwWwvs
— nathan fielder (@nathanfielder) July 12, 2015
So what does this mean? Is Marvel going to be filling Avengers 5 with a bunch of second-stringers taking over for the original heroes from the first Avengers? If that’s the case, why not just recast the characters like the original plan instead of replacing them?
I honestly don’t think there’s going be an Avengers 5, at least not any time soon. See, you might think that the Avengers are the biggest property Marvel has, that it’s like the Justice League where they put all their biggest and best characters, but it’s historically just been a dumping ground for characters that couldn’t carry a title on their own. That’s why Spider-Man and Wolverine didn’t become Avengers until 2005.
Marvel has The Fantastic Four and The Uncanny X-Men back now since they bought Fox, and you better believe that those are the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Don’t believe me?
James Gunn said a few weeks ago that Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 would be the last in the series he directed, and the last one with the current characters. Do you really think that Marvel is going to try to catch lightning in a bottle again with this title? They used a weird group of cosmic heroes no one cared about except for a brief moment in 2006 and made a hugely successful movie trilogy with them, that’s not going to happen again.
Now Marvel has the X-Men. X-Men #1, The second monthly X-Men title that debuted in 1991, is the best-selling single issue of a comic book in US history, and contemporary X-Men spin-off X-Force #1 isn’t far behind. Do you really think that they’re going to dig for even more obscure Guardians of the Galaxy characters when they can make movies with Wolverine?
And Doctor Doom and Magneto are way better villains than Loki or Thanos. Seriously.
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I’ve some sports players make some serious money; David Beckham made $20 million a year playing for Real Madrid and the LA Galaxy gave him $50 million to come to the US for a year and get absolutely no one any more interested in soccer than they were previously. But Patrick Mahomes just signed a new contract that’s paying him an insane $500 million over ten years.
If you’re keeping score at home, that is the biggest contract in the history of professional sports.
This new contract is an extension of his existing contract, so he’s signed to the Chiefs through 2031 when he’ll be like 35, so this basically guarantees he’ll retire as a Chief. It’s also got a $145 million injury guarantee and a no-trade clause. It’s a long-term contract that keeps Mahomes in Kansas City for ostensibly his entire career, but he clearly didn’t get the short end of the stick.
Considering Mahomes lead the NFL in basically everything for the past two years and is about to settle the argument about if Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, I think he’s worth it.
Mahomes is so good that it’s fun to watch him play even if you’re not a fan of the Chiefs. He’s such a good player that no one has even brought up that the Chiefs are really going to have to change that name soon. But once they do they’re going to sell so many jerseys that contract may just pay for itself.
They sounded really high on him in their statement on the signing, too.
“Since he joined the Chiefs just a few years ago, Patrick has developed into one of the most prolific athletes in all of sports,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement about the quarterback who led the team to its first championship in 50 years.
“With his dynamic play and infectious personality, he is one of the most recognized and beloved figures to put on the Chiefs uniform. He’s an extraordinary leader and a credit to the Kansas City community, and I’m delighted that he will be a member of the Chiefs for many years to come.”
And he did all that with fully inflated footballs.
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One of the reasons that the United States has had basically the world’s worst response to the coronavirus pandemic is our government’s absolute refusal to pay people to stay home. Sure, if you open up too quickly and go back to work you risk getting COVID-19 and dying but you also have a pretty high risk of dying if you can’t afford food or shelter, and that one is a lot easier to understand.
Some of the meager scraps the US government offered citizens was a loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program, loans for small businesses to pay employees during periods of shutdown that the government will forgive if companies generally keep people on payroll and keep wages at the same levels they were.
These loans had a pretty limited availability and it has way more overhead than just sending every individual a check. So it’s kind of a slap in the face to find out billionaire Kanye West took a PPP loan of somewhere between $2-$5 million, but he did.
You know how we kind of love Kanye and kind of hate Kanye? This is definitely going in the hate category. Because Kanye took this loan, some small business owner who actually couldn’t afford to pay employees during the shutdown may never reopen. Kanye is a billionaire, he can afford to pay his employees even if he’s not bringing in new income. Billionaires don’t need millions of dollars in government handouts.
And for a dude that’s always talking about Jesus now, does anyone think Jesus would take money he didn’t need away from someone who could actually use it?
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