Last week, Kanye West was forced to flee as shots were fired on set. Also, everywhere near his primary residence is on fire.
Now, he's facing accuastions from Lorde that he totally ripped off her stage designs for his shows.
And she has the photo comparisons to back up her claim.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi's "Kids See Ghosts" Tour has attracted the wrong kind of attention.
Lorde, the absolute legend who won a Grammy before graduating high school, took to her Instagram Stories.
There, she shared a series of images noting what she found to be a suspicious similarity between her tour's stage design and Kanye's.
The suspended box design, creating a second floor to the stage without taking up any stage space, is pretty difficult to miss.
Did Kanye really steal the work?
Lorde suggests so with a few words.
"I’m proud of the work I do," Lorde wrote in reflection.
"And it’s flattering when other artists feel inspired by it," she continued.
Lorde clarified about that flattered feeling: "to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves."
"But don’t steal," she insists.
"Not from women or anyone else," Lorde writes. "Not in 2018 or ever."
Es Devlin is a designer who has worked closely with Lorde.
"It’s hard to come up with stuff that feels new," Lorde shared in 2017.
"And with the tank it felt weird and interesting and quite specific to me," Lorde shared.
She spoke of her collaboration with Devlin: "The two of us just built it from the ground up, bouncing ideas back and forth."
Devlin has also very notably worked with Kanye for many, many years.
In an apparent response to Lorde's post, Devlin made a post on Instagram showing a similar "box" in the opera, Carmen, by Georges Bizet.
Interestingly, this isn't the first time that someone has noticed that Kanye's stage design seems similar to another.
Last time, it was this image (above) of hanging lights.
Kim Kardashian herself took aim at Saint Laurent, suggesting that Kanye's set design had been ripped off.
(One could argue that no one gets to lay claim to the concept of hanging lights, but it really doesn't matter)
That makes defending Kanye against Lorde a little complicated.
That is, assuming that Ye has any defenders left who aren't in his bed or on his payroll.
Some could cynically suggest that Lorde is being opportunistic.
Lorde is famously friends with Taylor Swift.
Even more famously, Taylor and Kanye have a serious beef.
In 2016, Kim orchestrated Taylor's temporary downfall. Now, however, Taylor is back.
Meanwhile, Kanye chose 2018 as the year to purge himself of any lingering goodwill that the public may have for him.
Is Lorde just kicking Kanye while he's down by attacking his art?
So, did Lorde jump the gun by indirectly accusing Kanye of ripping off her work?
Did Kanye and Lorde just come up with similar ideas?
(Great trains run along the same tracks, if Kanye is still considered to be "great")
Or did Es Devlin rip off a design from an opera and then pass it off to both artists?
We would suggest that it's more likely (and also kinder) to suggest that no one is stealing from anyone.
Stages only have so many possible designs, folks.
That said, we can understand why Lorde might be sensitive on the topic.
There is a widespread phenomenon, from business meetings to the art world, of men duplicating a woman's ideas and receiving credit for it.
It's good to be on guard for that -- even if you might, occassionally, be mistaken.
Remember when Cardi B threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj and then left the party with a massive goose egg on her forehead?
Well, now we have a better idea of exactly how the rapper got lumped up.
And from the sound of things, the beef between the undisputed queen of hip-hop and the latest claimant to her throne is far from over.
The latest drama began when Cardi's sister -- who is apparently actually named Carolina Hennessy -- alleged that Nicki leaked Cardi's number to her fans.
“She leaked my sister’s number to her fan pages the same sh-t she did to Mariah Lynn," Hennessy wrote on Instagram this week.
“It’s easy for y’all to ask me why I’m bothered, why I care so much! But not one of you are waking up to death threats every day, made up stories that could effect my REAL life and my REAL relationships!" Hennessy added.
"Imagine if this was your infant child, imagine if this was your sister or ya mother! Who with a real heart and real f**kin feelings is going to continue to let a group of people harass them!! If you wouldn’t defend yourself or ya family cool but not me!! Not NEVER!”
On her Beats 1 radio show, Nicki denied leaking the phone number.
Hilariously, she went on to reveal that her friend -- former Love & Hip Hop star Rah Ali -- was the one who took brutal revenge on Cardi following the infamous Hurling of the Louboutin.
“Rah beat Cardi’s ass really bad,” she said.
“The punches were so hard in your head. Rah beat you so bad that I was mad at Rah. She punched her eight, nine times. Now you got your sister calling me a crackhead.”
Minaj went on to say that she would be "happy" to make the feud "stop" and "never talk about this again."
While a severe head-pummeling doesn't seem like a proportionate response to a thrown shoe, Nicki certainly has some loyal friends.
That said, her fans might be a little too loyal, and if they're really issuing death threats to Cardi's family, then it's time for these two to bury the hatchet before someone gets hurt.
Although if they wanted to toss a couple savage diss tracks at each other before moving on, we would be okay with that ...
Earlier this month, Kanye West went on an apology spree, trying to make nice with others and even telling Drake to "take his good energy." Whatever that means.
Now, however, it looks like Kanye has changed his tune. He recorded a video message for various men in the music industry with whom he has a beef.
The short version? Don't talk about his wife, don't think about his wife, and definitely don't suggest that you've ever boned her.
"I just wanted to express some things that were not sitting right with my spirit," Kanye explains.
Kanye continues: "Now that I’m up out the sunken place I can think and I can just be ‘Ye and express how I feel."
When he says the sunken place, he is referring to Get Out, though some would argue that he is using the reference with the opposite of its intended meaning.
"There’s a couple of things that I want to address," Kanye explains.
"First of all I want to address Nick Cannon," Kanye announces.
"I understand that you used to date my wife," he says. "But you know, you get into an interview, don’t mention my wife."
That is something that many would consider to be an odd or intrusive instruction.
"If someone brings my wife up, say, ‘I respect that man, I’m not speaking on that,'" Kanye demands. "Don’t be making no suggestions -- like nobody f--k my wife"
That demand might have gone over better with some fans if Kanye had asked Nick to respect Kim. But Kanye is all about Kanye.
So, Kanye produced a song of Pusha T's that called out Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter for his music.
"Now if I wasn’t in a medicated state I might have thought and had the wherewithal to say, ‘Hey Pusha, don’t diss Drake on my beat," Kanye admits.
"And I spoke about that and took accountability for that," he says.
"People making rumors or thinking you f--k my wife and you’re not saying nothing…" Kanye continues. "That don’t sit well with my spirit."
It has long been speculated that the "Kiki" from Drake's song, "In My Feelings," may have been Kim Kardashian, even though she never boned Drake.
"You know, if I had a girlfriend from Chicago, her name was Renita, and you was married to Rihanna, I wouldn’t make no song called Riri," Kanye says.
"So when you’re like, ‘Ahhh I don’t know where it come from,’ you too smart for that bro," Kanye insists.
"You know where that come from," Kanye continues to lecture Drake. "Don’t make no record with nothing that can be confused."
These are some hefty demands.
You know how Pusha T revealed that Drake had a secret child?
"Now I told ya, I didn’t tell Pusha no information about your baby, baby mama, nothing," Kanye says. "That don’t come from me,”
“Don’t speak on nobody from our family," Kanye commands. "Nothing that can even be mentioned with my wife period."
"We don’t have to talk again," Kanye says. "I’m not giving no energy to that."
Kanye's dragon energy isn't an unlimited resource, we guess.
Kanye moved on to yet another target.
"As far as Tyson Beckford goes, don’t speak on my wife, bro," Kanye insists.
"Like none of y’all speak on my wife period," he demands. "What are you talking about? I’m married. We’re in love, we’re a family."
We don't think that anyone seriously questions that, but apparently, in Kanye's mind, these men should never mention Kim Kardashian.
"All three of y’all, come talk to me," Kanye instructs. "We’ll work it out."
Kanye just told Drake that they didn't need to speak again in one breath, and then invited him to talk to him with the next.
"Nick Cannon, Drake, Tyson Beckford," Kanye concludes. "All that wasn’t sittin’ right with me."
Yes. That much is clear.
It will be interesting to see how they respond to Kanye's Thursday message.
In this post, we have a combined version of the videos for you. Watch it for yourself and see what you think.
Donald Trump is too short, too out of shape and possesses hands that are way to small to dunk a basketball.
But the President of the United States nevertheless took some time out of his late Friday night to try and slam one home on...
... LeBron James?
Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.
I like Mike!
There are many things to point out about this Tweet.
For starters, Lemon interviewed LeBron on Monday night, meaning there are only one of two options here:
- Trump used TiVo to record the interview and watched it days later.
- Trump was simply watching CNN, the network he often claims "sucks" and is terrible and is full of "fake news," when it re-aired the Q&A.
Either would be a totally normal thing for the Commander-in-Chief to do, right?
Secondly, LeBron James was interviewed by Lemon (along with other outlets) because he just opened a public school in Akron, Ohio.
To reiterate: James donated millions and millions of dollars to the I Promise school, an institution for at-risk children in his hometown that will offer:
- Free college tuition to the University of Arkon for all graduates.
- All students a free uniform, free bicycle and free helmet.
- Job assistance and GED training for the parents of all students.
- A food pantry for families.
- Free breakfast, lunch and snacks for all students.
One could easily argue this is the most generous and impressive off-court gesture ever made by a professiona athlete.
And THIS is the individual that President Trump has chosen to insult as unintelligent.
We wonder why.
Yes, James has referred to Trump as a "bum" on Twitter in the past and he also said in June that whichever team won the NBA title would turn down an invitation to visit the White House.
But head NBA coaches Steve Kerr and Greg Popovich has been far more critical of Trump.
The latter said in March that Trump is a liar and a hypocrite and that he brings out the "dark side of human beings for his own purpose."
Yet Trump has never uttered a negative word about Kerr or Popovich. We really do wonder why.
What makes LeBron different from these two other men in his profession. Can anyone out there help explain it to us?
In his CNN interview, James discussed the impact of sports and how it brings people together, contrasting this experience with the way Trump uses "sports to kinda divide us."
A great example of this would be Trump's constant bashing of NFL players for being unpatrotic because they are protesting violence against African-Americans by taking a knee during the national anthem.
"Sports has never been something that divides people," James told Lemon. "It's always been something that brings someone together."
A few months ago, LeBron expounded further on Trump's self-centered and misguided attitude toward... everything and everyone.
"He doesn't understand the power that he has for being the leader of this beautiful country," James said. "He doesn't understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement.
"He doesn't understand that, and that's what makes me more sick than anything, that we have someone that's ... this is the most, this is the No. 1 position in the world."
In his viral Tweet above, Trump said he likes Mike, very likely making a reference to Michael Jordan in the debate for who is the best basketball player of all-time.
The world now waits to see if Jordan will chime in with his opinion of the President.
It also now waits to see if Trump will get impeached for being a traitor.
It's been about six weeks since Drita D'Avanzo threatened to smack Farrah Abraham in the face.
And yet, Farrah still remains annoyingly un-smacked.
That's the thing with usually-spontaneous gestures like face slaps -- you really need that element of surprise.
You can't announce your intentions publicly and then wait out the perfect opportunity.
It gives your opponent too much time to prepare for the eventual rumble, and it appears that's exactly what Farrah's been doing.
Yes, not only has Farrah been attacking hotel employees, she's also been engaging in a more formal style of combat training.
According to The Blast, Farrah recently began training as a boxer with none other than former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson as her coach.
Hilariously, Farrah says she hopes to participate in a celebrity boxing match with the proceeds going to an anti-bullying organization.
The irony in that sentence will make your head explode if you focus on it too long, so let's just move along to the question of who Farrah will be squaring off against.
She played it coy when asked directly:
“Maybe some of the Teen Moms who talk trash about me and bully me," Farrah replied.
Maybe some of the producers who bullied me off the show I created with them so maybe Morgan Freeman should step out."
She does know that when people talk about putting a stop to bullying, they're not talking about beating up all the bullies, right?
Okay, so obviously Farrah is gonna fight Drita, but first, they have to pretend like the feud was re-ignited organically on social media.
We get it.
The wait will be annoying, but it'll be amusing to hear Farrah's clueless comments about her future boxing career.
“I just want to make sure I know what I’m doing and look my best," she told The Blast.
"Like I’m Floyd Mayweather stepping in the ring for the women."
You're a little late for that party, Farrah.
Floyd Mayweather is already the Floyd Mayweather of beating up women.
There was a moment on this week's episode of Teen Mom 2 that left fans sharply divided.
No, we're not talking about Jenelle's declaration of love for the NRA, or Leah Messer's revelation that she hooked up with Jeremy Calvert.
We're talking about an unexpectedly intimate moment involving Briana DeJesus ... and her mother.
Yes, just before Briana headed to Miami to undergo plastic surgery, her mom Roxanne went in for a kiss that went on a tad too long for most fans' comfort.
And Kailyn Lowry was among the first to point out just how weird the makeout session really was:
1. Roxy Music
2. Going Under the Knife
3. The DeJesus M.O.
4. Happy Endings
5. Unexpected Emotion
6. Surprise PDA
If the headline above does not perfectly sum up the world in which we live at the moment, we don't know what else would.
2018, huh, people?
Earlier this week, adult film actress and former Donald Trump sex partner Stormy Daniels got into a heated Twitter debate with revived sitcom star Roseanne Barr.
The topic at hand was the act of anal intercourse.
The nauseating back-and-forth started when Daniels Tweeted the following:
Have you seen my tits? (Of course, you have) I don't jog anywhere. So I'll just sit here, sipping my coffee and talking shit. Xoxo.
Aside from detailing her affair with President Trump, Daniels has become known for this sort of forthright talk on social media.
She certainly isn't ashamed of her profession.
From here, am Internet user named Sassy Southern Diva (who has since deleted her tweet) replied as follows:
“You’re disgusting and do not represent classy women AT ALL. Your fifteen minutes of fame will be up soon and we will all be thrilled when that day comes!”
Sassy Southern Diva also tagged in Roseanne Barr in this message, because... why not, we guess?
For whatever reason, actress Patricia Arquette then got involved, chiming in with this reply:
Following this logic -If she doesn’t represent “classy women” I guess that means the President represents classless men? Hmm. Interesting. ..
This is where Barr leaped into the very random fray, Tweeting as only she can:
she's known for anal porn scenes.
But this is incorrect.
Farrah Abraham is known for anal sex scenes.
Daniels is just known for having vaginal sex, a point she made in response to Roseanne.
I don't even do anal movies, you ignorant twat," shot back Stormy. That's like saying you are known for your beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
This, of course, is a reference to Roseanne's infamously disrespectful national anthem prior to a San Diego Padres game in 1990.
The comedian grabbed her crotch and spat on the field and was booed at the time by those in attendance.
See for yourself:
Fast forward 25 years and Roseanne is a passionate Donald Trump supporter while Daniels was a one-time semi-passionate Donald Trump mistress.
And now these two are feuding.
Over anal sex accusations.
Like we said above: 2018, huh?!?
Alec Baldwin made his first appearance as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live way the hell back in October of 2016, and the show's been on hiatus for the past three weeks due to NBC's broadcast of the Winter Olympics.
So why was the president angrily tweeting about Baldwin's impression at 5:42 this morning?
It's a good question with several troubling answers.
The most obvious explanation for why the leader of the free world had a man-baby outburst while gnawing on his Egg McMuffin this morning is the fact that Baldwin had some unkind words for Trump in a recent interview.
"Every time I do it now, it's like agony," Baldwin recently told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about his Trump impression.
“Anybody over this guy,” Baldwin added. “It doesn’t matter. We have to get rid of him.”
Those are exactly the kind of comments that get under Trump's skin, so it's no surprise the president was so upset that even autocorrect couldn't reason with him this morning:
"Alex Baldwin, whose dieing mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony," Trump tweeted.
"Alex, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!"
That tweet was only live for about 10 minutes before Trump deleted it and replaced with a version in which Baldwin's name and "dying" were both spelled correctly.
Needless to say, Twitter wasn't so quick to forget the president's spelling boo-boos.
But unhinged Trump tantrums are obviously nothing new.
The weird thing about this one is, the Baldwin interview took place back on Wednesday, and the Donald has been never one to buy into the expression about revenge being a dish best served cold.
(After all, the analogy wouldn't make much sense to someone who only eats food that congeals if it's left to sit for more than a few seconds.)
The best explanation with regard to the timing seems to be that less than thirty minutes before Trump's tweet, Baldwin's interview was mentioned in a segment on Fox News, which is the president's state-run television network of choice when he's lounging around the White House in his bathrobe.
Of course, the real reason that Trump decided to start his morning with an old-fashioned Two Minutes Hate is that he's coming off yet another chaotic week and he'll do just about anything to change the topic of conversation.
It's a typically inept move from an administration that aims for Third Reich, but usually misses the mark and lands more in the Keystone Cops area.
That said, we'll give the Donald credit for one thing - Hammond actually does have the better technical impression, in terms of nailing Trump's "FBI Mafia informant turned used car salesmen" mannerisms.
But wherever you stand on who serves up the best impersonation of our anus-lipped commander-in-chief, there's no denying that Baldwin's response left Trump as roasted as one of those well-done steaks he likes so much:
"Agony though it may be, I’d like to hang in there for the impeachment hearings, the resignation speech, the farewell helicopter ride to Mara-A-Lago," Baldwin tweeted, adding:
"You know. The Good Stuff. That we’ve all been waiting for."
As though that wasn't enough to send DJT into a diaper-filling rage, Baldwin continued:
"Looking forward to the Trump Presidential Library. A putting green. Recipes for chocolate cake. A live Twitter feed for visitors to post on.
"A little black book w the phone numbers of porn stars. You’re in and out in five minutes. Just like..."
Baldwin might want to start using his middle name, a la Lee Harvey Oswald because we're pretty sure that qualifies as an assassination.
Kim Cattrall was known on Sex and the City for portraying a character who always spoke her mind.
And it's now evident that that the role of Samantha Jones was a bit of type-casting, considering the simple and direct share Cattrall just hurled in the direction of a former co-star.
In a very straightforward Instagram message shared on Saturday morning, for ex-HBO star addressed Sarah Jessica Parker, the former lead on the series that made both women very rich and very famous.
"My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” opened Cattrall on social media.
She then set her sights specifically on Parker and wrote:
"Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already):
"You are not my family. You are not my friend.
"So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona."
The bold up above is our own because thought these words required emphasis.
There had long been rumored tension between Cattrall and Parker, dating back to when the actress co-starred on Sex and the City the TV show.
They put aside their differences for many seasons, however, and then also through a pair of movies.
But everything blew up publicly last fall after Parker told Extra that a script had been penned for Sex and the City 3 and that everyone was on board to film...
... except for Cattrall.
She referred to this hold out as "disappointing."
Cattrall then took exception to Parker taking her beef public, considering Kim says she was never, ever open to shooting another movie.
She held no bitter feeling. She even encouraged producers to find another actress for Samantha.
She had simply moved on -- and here was Parker, taking her to task for simply making a personal and professional decision.
"At this very moment it’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva,” Cattrall told Piers Morgan in an interview last October, adding of Parker in particular:
"And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, in that I think she could have been nicer."
So it was obvious at that time that the stars weren't very close.
In response to the tragedy, Parker wrote the following on Instagram:
Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.
This appears to be the basis for Cattrall's latest message.
She feels as though Parker wasn't being sincere, pretending as if she and Cattrall were good friends when, in reality, they are anything but.
Wrote Cattrall shortly after she learned of her brother's death:
"It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall.
"At this time we ask for privacy but we want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time."
Did Parker mean well with her Instagram reply to this confirmation?
Or was she exploiting the sad situation for PR sake, to make it look like she's a caring individual when, according to Cattrall, there's no relationship of any kind about which Parker should care.
It's clear on which side of this debate Cattrall falls.
And it's also now VERY clear that there will no Sex and the City 3, not with Cattrall as Jones at least.
Not all that long ago, it looked like the feud between Jenelle Evans and David Eason's sister, Jessica Miller, might finally come to an end.
After months of truly nasty exchanges on social media, Jessica was arrested for assault, and insiders said the incident prompted her to re-evaluate her priorities and attempt to turn her life around.
We assumed the self-improvement campaign would involve no longer engaging in petty online beefs with her brother's wife.
Obviously, we were wrong.
Not only is Jessica still taking shots at Jenelle, she's stepped her game up and is now peddling anti-Jenelle merchandise!
Yes, Jessica is selling t-shirts inspired by her feud with Jenelle on the Tee Spring website.
Act now, because supplies won't last.
Not because they'll sell out, of course, but because Jenelle will probably sick her lawyers on Jessica and shut this whole operation down any minute now.
As you can see, one of the shirts references the controversy over Jenelle allegedly failing to feed her son Kaiser.
Another shirt--which has apparently already been removed from the site--shows two stick figures having sex in front of a video camera, with a caption reading, "Makin' My Family on the Lannndd."
As Teen Mom 2 fans are aware, Jenelle and David refer to their property as "the Land" for reasons that are apparent only to them.
So yes, it does appear that Jessica is suggesting that Jenelle and David have made a sex tape.
Why that's a fact she felt the need to immortalize on a t-shirt is anyone's guess.
But Jessica claims (probably because she has to for legal reasons) that the shirts aren't intended to make fun of Jenelle.
She insists she simply posted an online poll, and these were the concepts that fans liked the most.
"I asked for requests and ideas and most of the requests were very similar," Miller tells Radar Online.
"There was an overflow of expressions and references. Most of them were #FeedMe related."
Never mind the fact that the only reason Miller has "fans" is because she gets into a public war of words with Jenelle about once a week.
We're sure the "I was just giving the fans what they want" excuse will fly with the judge in Jessica's assault case.
For once Jenelle might actually have the upper hand in a court case.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more on the absolutely bonkers life of the Carolina Hurricane herself, Mrs. Evans-Eason.
Kim Zolciak-Biermann may not be a regular on The Real Housewives of Atlanta anymore, but that doesn't mean she's done bringing drama to the ATL.
Much to the chagrin of some of her castmates, Kim has been making appearances as a "friend of the Housewives" this season, and lately, her feuds from the show have been spilling over onto social media.
On Sunday night's episode, Kim claimed that Kandi Burruss once propositioned her for sex.
Burruss took to Twitter to state quite bluntly that no such exchange ever occurred:
"I’m sick of these b-tches lying on me," she tweeted.
"@Kimzolciak I have NEVER wanted you or your box. And stop swearing on your kids while you’re telling lies. Lying ass bitch. Somebody’s really reaching for a permanent peach here... This is my house. You’re just a visitor!"
Yes, Kandi basically pulled rank, reminding Kim that she's been stripped of her Housewife status and is now just a lowly guest on the show.
Kim, of course, has never been one to back down from a fight, and she stuck by her claim ... albeit not in terribly convincing fashion.
"If anybody is lying it’s you @Kandi You and your husband are full on swingers f--king all kinds of girls and can NEVER admit it. And bitch if it weren’t for me there would be no house. Remember I built this house!" Zolciak-Biermann tweeted.
"If anybody is lying, it's you"?
That's something people who are lying say.
Zolciak's claim came during a conversation with Sheree Whitfield, in which she asserted that Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, attempted to lure her into a threesome.
"The elevator’s not going to the top floor if you’re willing to share your man," Kim remarked.
This all comes on the heels of Kim's ugly feud with Nene Leakes, which has also delivered plenty of bonus drama on social media.
Nene fired the latest shot in epic fashion last week, saying of Kim:
"I think if you cut her open, worms and slimy nastiness will come out of her. I think she is a slimy, nasty person for real."
Tell us what you really think, Nene!
Both of these situations seem likely to get worse in the weeks to come, which is probably exactly what Zolciak wants.
In all likelihood, Kandi hit the nail on the head when she remarked that Kim is a woman who desperately wants "a permanent peach"
Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online to relive all of this season's wildly entertaining drama.
There are random feuds, and then there’s whatever the hell this is.
As you may have heard, millions of grownups want Oprah to run for president because she made a nice speech at the Golden Globes, and having a former TV star in the White House is currently working out so well for us.
But apparently Oprah only managed to win over roughly 99.99999 percent of the Earth’s population.
Sadly, she’s missing the all-important Seal vote.
Yes, Heidi Klum’s ex holds opinions on matters other than which flower is the most kissable.
(Surprisingly, it’s the one with all the thorns.)
For instance, he belongs to the microscopic minority that believes Batman Forever is the finest superhero film ever produced.
And he also thinks Oprah needs to sit her ass down because she’s just another Hollywood heathen.
Seal posted the above meme to Instagram this week, and in case it was too subtle for you, he did whatever the British equivalent of spiking the football is with this scathing caption:
“Oh I forgot, that’s right…..you’d heard the [rumors] but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young [starry]-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood.”
Yes, Seal is accusing Oprah of being complicit in the Harvey Weinstein sex scandals.
Because now is a great time to dogpile on women and blame them for the revolting actions of a disgusting dude.
Fortunately, powerful females like Oprah and Meryl Streep–both of whom have been crucified for having once associating with a guy who was later accused of rape–have an equally powerful defender in Chrissy Teigen.
You may be thinking that Oprah can certainly fight her own battles, and you would be right.
But she also can’t stoop to the level of being with freakin’ Seal on Instagram.
For that, she needs a pitbull like Chrissy in her corner.
The model and media personality basically burned Seal to the ground with a single comment on his dumb anti-Oprah meme.
“Hmm. Let’s just say we’ve all heard things about each other, haven’t we?” she wrote.
Teigen didn’t go into detail, but clearly, she’s got the goods on ya boy Seal.
Here’s hoping he tries to call her bluff and she pulls the trigger.
Or should we say … seals the deal?
We’ll show ourselves out.
Taylor vs. Katy?
Taylor vs. Kim?
Taylor vs... everyone?
No, 2017 was not a year where only Taylor Swift feuded with her fellow celebrities, it just felt that way.
Scroll down for a look at the most memorable rivalries of the past 12 months:
1. Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift
2. NeNe Leaks vs. Kim Zolciak
3. Sarah Jessica Parker vs. Kim Cattrall
4. Caitlyn Jenner vs. The Kardashians
5. Drake Bell vs. Josh Peck
6. Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Ding! Ding! Ding!
It is totally on between Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.
For real this time.
Throughout the filming of Sex and the City the HBO television show and then Sex and the City, the two mediocre movies, there had always been chatter that these two actresses did not get along very well.
Which is fine.
Not all co-stars need to be best friends forever.
But the claws have now officially come out in the wake of Parker telling Extra that plans for a third film in the franchise have officially been scrapped.
“We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story,” she told the entertainment news outlet, adding:
“It’s not just disappointing that we don’t get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie.”
(Note: Have they, really?!? Sex and the City 2 has a score of 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.)
Amidst talk that Cattrall was the one to squash the follow-up flick due to various production demands, the veteran actress sat down with Piers Morgan on the program "Life Stories" to address any and all diva-related chatter.
Her general response?
I've never been on board for Sex and the City 3... and Parker sort of sucks!
"At this very moment it’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva,” Cattrall told Morgan, adding:
“And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, in that I think she could have been nicer.”
So there you have it.
After all this time, that's the first admission from either Cattrall or Parker that they aren't exactly on each other's Christmas lists.
“I really think she could have been nicer,” Cattrall reiterated in her interview. “I don’t know what her issue is. I never have.”
Cattrall went on to explain that she was approached in December about the possibility of Sex and the City 3... and that it simply never appealed to her.
“This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things,” she said.
“This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. I’m 61. It’s now.”
Fair enough, right?
And it's not as if Cattrall is even against a third movie. Go ahead and make it without me, she happily tells the cast and crew!
“I want them to make the movie, if that’s what they want to do,” she said.
“It’s a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it, and another actress should play it. Maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones?’
“I’ve moved on. This is what my 60s are about. They’re about me making decisions for me, not my career. For me.
"And that feels frickin’ fantastic.”
Like Harambe before her, Danielle Bregoli is defying all conventional wisdom regarding the expiration date of ephemerally popular social media trends.
Or "memes," as the kids call them.
If you're old enough to rent a car or run for Congress, you may be thinking to yourself, Who the hell is Danielle Bregoli, and do I really need to devote even one of my precious brain cells to absorbing information about another inexplicably popular celebrity without a discernible trace of talent?
Sadly, you don't really have any say in the matter, because even if you don't know Danielle's name, you're almost certainly familiar with her work.
Bregoli rose to fame by taunting a studio audience at the Dr. Phil show and memorably shrieking at them, "Cash me ousside, howbow dah?" which is apparently an invitation to fight in some language that is most definitely not English.
Admittedly, it was sort of hilarious.
But it was also almost a year ago, and the internet usually has the attention span of a chipmunk on methamphetamines, so it's anyone's guess as to why we're still talking about this girl.
To her credit, Danielle is capitalizing on her ill-gotten fame and cashing in while she can.
Last week, we learned that Bregoli released a hip hop single, and holy hell, is it just as much of a mess as we'd hoped.
In case you don't follow the music industry closely, the quality of a song doesn't matter anymore, and all consumers care about is who you're dragging in the lyrics.
Danielle, of course, is talking sh-t about every person on the planet in her song, but she singles out one particular rival in the forthcoming music video.
TMZ has obtained a clip of Danielle's debut, and in the preview, Bregoli takes dead aim at famed huge lip-haver Kylie Jenner:
Yes, that's someone who looks a lot like Kylie receiving surgical injections in her lips and butt.
Not exactly subtle.
It's also not the cleverest gag, as folks have been making the plastic Kylie comments for years now.
But the important thing is it reminds us that Bregoli is willing to take on anyone.
The audience at a Dr. Phil taping, Kylie Jenner, her own mother ...
No matter who you are, Danielle will find you ... and she will call you a hoe.
Just days after purging her social media, Taylor Swift is preparing her big musical comeback.
Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album already has a release date, and her new single is expected to drop tomorrow (late tonight, really).
Fans may be rejoicing, but reports say that this news has one person quaking in her heels. Kim Kardashian is right to be afraid. …
Last year, Taylor Swift’s omnipresence in all media for about two years had left her vulnerable, because fans are fickle and overexposure makes some weak-minded people grow tired of people they’d otherwise admire.
Calvin Harris and Taylor broke up, followed by Calvin having a mini-tantrum on Twitter in which he ranted against Taylor, as if she’d wanted to destroy him.
It was then, when Taylor was at her lowest point in years, that Kim Kardashian struck, leaking carefully selected snippets of a shadily recorded phone call between Taylor and Kanye that made it appear that Taylor had lied about her knowledge of Kanye’s planned lyrics.
People who sided with Kim and people who just wanted to see Taylor Swift crash and burn immediately started calling Taylor a “snake,” since dishonesty is associated with limbless reptiles in Western culture.
Taylor basically went silent. She used to attend every show, get every interview. Suddenly, she was playing it shy.
She released a single with Zayn Malik last December, but the title, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” was so unrelatable that I sure didn’t listen to it.
For a time, it seemed that Kim Kardashian and Taylor’s other jealous detractors had won.
We have to say that we love that Taylor Swift’s reaction to all of this was basically modeled after one of our childhood Disney role models: Jafar from Aladdin.
You know, the bit where Aladdin calls Jafar a snake and Jafar responds: “A snake am I? Perhaps you’d like to see how snakelike I can be?” And then transforms himself into a giant snake.
Because after hordes of disloyal fans called Taylor Swift a “snake,” mostly in emoji form, Taylor Swift teased her new album with snake videos.
Sometimes the best thing to do with a vicious and unwarranted attack on your character is to turn it right back against your critics.
We don’t know
So, we know when Taylor Swift’s music is coming out.
Her single drops late tonight, and her album comes out November 10th.
And Kim Kardashian is petrified that Taylor Swift will diss Kanye on that album, HollywoodLife reports.
According to their insider, it’s a major concern:
“One of the few people out there that is not very excited for Taylor Swift’s upcoming music is Kim Kardashian.“
“She feels that she will be attacked along with Kanye in a future song over their past differences and she doesn’t want to deal with the fallout of a Taylor Swift song and what that does to people.”
We love the “past differences” line. Kim Kardashian orchestrated Taylor’s downfall last year.
And Taylor has every right to sing about the man who called her a “bitch” in his lyrics while talking about how he could have banged her if he’d wished.
She has even more right to sing about the woman who waged a public image war against her and forced her out of the spotlight for over a year.
Kim might be regretting that, right about now.
“She doesn’t want to be the focus of anything Taylor related, she hopes that her and Kanye dodge a bullet and Taylor ends up talking about others instead.”
Yeah. Good luck with that.
Well, maybe Taylor will have some choice words about Calvin Harris, but … that’s not going to fill a whole album.
Taylor sings about all sorts of things and may even include songs about her current boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.
But, let’s be honest: it’s hard to imagine her releasing this album without discussing three particular targets:
-Kim Kardashian, the mastermind behind her temporary fall from grace
-Kanye West, who was central to that situation
-the people who turned on Taylor, who betrayed her — both disloyal fans and squadmates who suddenly didn’t find being Taylor’s friend convenient anymore
And let’s not forget that Kanye’s public image isn’t anything close to what it used to be.
You don’t get to say that you didn’t vote and then follow that up with an announcement that you would have voted for Trump and have anyone respect you ever again.
Kanye’s “antics” stopped being funny a long, long time ago.
It doesn’t help that Kanye got basically steamrolled by Jay-Z’s diss track.
Kim and Kanye will probably be able to weather this storm, because they’re rich.
Taylor weathered her own storm, and now it’s Kim’s turn.
We can’t wait until her single drops, late tonight.
We also can’t wait until Taylor’s album, “Reputation,” drops this November.
It’s time again for Taylor Swift to give this wretched world the queen it deserves.
We knew this was gonna be good!
Naturally, this was quite the showdown of viciously opinionated blondes!
Ch-ch-check out what Twitter had to say about the debate (below)!!
Look at all these dumbasses claiming Tomi beat Chelsea, when Tomi destroyed herself with her own stupidity and ignorance! 😂 #Politicon2017 pic.twitter.com/kPwUfNhKgn
— Jesse Manuel (@Jesse_Manuel94) July 30, 2017
In the great Tomi Lahren - Chelsea Handler debate tonight, I'm rooting for the meteor.
— Kevin Boyd (@TheKevinBoyd) July 30, 2017
Tomi Lahren is one job loss away from a porn career. She has the perfect skill set, her mouth is always open for no good reason.
— InxsySparxs (@InxsyS) July 29, 2017
Tomi Lahren's idiocy is a reminder of why I got an education. She's the alternate ending in my choose-your-own-adventure & it ain't pretty.
— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) July 30, 2017
Just another day in America, right?!
Fifth Harmony Family Feud! Dinah Jane’s Aunt Gets Straight NASTY Saying Camila Cabello ‘Knows Whose Dick To Suck’!
Dinah Jane Hansen's aunt Leilani has called out Camila before, but this is by far the most savage thing she's said.
In a totally uncalled-for move, she essentially said the Cubano ex-5H member was popular because she was a whore.
See her NSFW tweet (below)!
SUCH A TERRIBLE THING TO SAY! We hope at the very least her niece will apologize on her behalf.
Countdown to Leilani saying she was hacked again...
As you may have heard, Kendall and Kylie Jenner aren't having the greatest week, and they have no one to blame but themselves.
For some reason, the sisters thought it would be a good idea to sell t-shirts emblazoned with trademarked images of artists like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Ozzy Osbourne.
To make matters worse, KJ and KJ superimposed photos of themselves over the images over the legendary artists.
It was like some sort of bizarre experiment in subliminal advertising:
"If we make people think of us when they're looking at iconic artists," the sisters seemed to be saying, "they'll mistakenly think that we're super talented, too!"
Needless to say, the plan didn't work out.
First, Kendall and Kylie were slammed by Biggie's mom in a social media tirade for the ages.
Shortly thereafter, the Jenners were destroyed by the Osbournes, as both Sharon and Kelly took to Twitter to verbally tear them new ones.
Now, relatives of famous musicians who weren't directly affected by Kendall and Kylie's idiocy are getting in on the fun:
Paris Jackson is roughly Kylie's age and two years younger than Kendall, so hopefully her stern words about the importance of respecting one's musical elders will hit home especially hard:
"As a huge fan of zeppelin, the doors, Floyd.. I mean these bands literally helped shape who I am today. I can’t condone this 'fashion,'" Jackson wrote on Twitter.
"Legends like these who completely changed our world today, not just the music world, should be respected and honored. not turned into this."
"Pink Floyd is not Chanel. Led Zeppelin is not Michael Kors. <etallica is not Givenchy. Don't get it twisted. #bandsnotbrands #RESPECTMUSIC
Boom. Hopefully Kendall and Kylie heard the deafening sound of that mic drop.
The sisters issued the following apology on their social media pages yesterday, but it could be a case of too little, too late:
“These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists,” reads the statement.
“We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from theses mistakes, and again we are very sorry.”
Biggie's estate has already rejected the apology, and no one else seems to be in any hurry to accept it.
It'll be interesting to see how many PR crises these girls can endure.
Rihanna may have bagged herself a billionaire in Spain this week.
But she also walked herself right into a feud with veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Or kissed her way right into this feud, we should say.
On Tuesday, photos went viral of Rihanna making out with someone named Hassan Jameel while the two took a private deep in a pool in Spain.
The superstar and Jameel were only spotted swapping spit, but it was an intense session of tonsil hockey.
In baseball terms, Rihanna and her rumored new boyfriend may have only gotten to first base, but it was a sharply hit, line drive single.
Moreover, who knows what went on behind closed doors between Rihanna and Jameel? Even more layers of clothing may have come off.
Not that Campbell wants to hear about any of this.
The long-time model dated Jameel last year; she was spotted at a Stevie Wonder concert with him during the 2016 Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.
And it's safe to assume that Rihanna's relationship with her former flame is the reason why Campbell stopped following the artist across all social media platforms.
“Naomi has known about Rihanna dating Jameel for a while and she is furious about them being together,” a source tells Hollywood Life, adding:
"On a superficial level, Naomi feels she’s hotter and more successful than Rihanna, so it’s frustrating to see the photos circulating online.”
That's a superficial to be sure. It's also a simple falsehood.
We can understand why Campbell is pissed, however.
Hassan Jameel is a lot more than a handsome face. The guy is ridiculously rich!
The businessman’s family owns Abdul Latif Jameel, an organization that – among many other ventures – owns the right to sell Toyota Motor vehicles in Saudi Arabia and several other Middle Eastern countries.
In other words: he makes money every time someone in these nations buys a Toyota.
Just how lucrative is this business?
Jameel is reportedly worth around $1.5 billion.
He's also a good person, however, not just a cold-hearted money-maker.
Jameel is the president of the company’s Community Jameel in Saudi Arabia.
This is a a charitable organization that coordinates programs focused on the “social, cultural, educational and economic development of individuals and communities in the Middle East region and beyond," according to the official website.
Asked by Andy Cohen earlier this year about her alleged beef with Rihanna, Campbell shot back:
She eventually said she doesn’t have a feud with anyone, “especially with black women, who are in the same thing and doing the same struggle."
Or doing the same man, apparently.
An insider has told The Sun that this romance is "the real deal," but Campbell isn't buying it.
She's supposedly not all that upset about Rihanna getting it on with Jameel because she "doubts they will last very long as a couple, given their poor dating histories," Hollywood Life writes.
Only time will tell, but we don't really care what Naomi Campbell has to say.
As long as Chris Brown is sad over this relationship, we're extremely happy.
The are plenty of sequels no one cares about this summer:
You've got Tom Cruise picking up where Brendan Fraser left off (sadly, not in Encino Man 2); Johnny Depp trotting out the same sea-faring Keith Richards schtick he's been working since 2003; and of course, More Motherf--king Minions.
But not even the stalest of movie franchises can compete with eyeroll-inducing tedium that comes with yet another round of the endless feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
If you saw her cringe-inducing dabs during her recent SNL performance, you know that Katy has been waging a non-stop war against coolness, but she's taken time out from that tireless campaign to fire more shots at her lanky, blonde rival.
The beef began anew when Katy released "Swish, Swish," a single in which she took some pretty blatant digs at Taylor.
It continued when Katy challenged Taylor to "finish" their feud during an appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden.
It's still not totally clear what she meant by that comment (fingers crossed for a West Side Story-esque dance-fight), but one thing is abundantly apparent:
Katy has no intention of letting this thing go.
Asked about her comments to Corden in a recent interview with NME, Perry elaborated - but kept it cryptic:
“Well, James Corden makes me and the whole world feel very safe,” Perry said.
“No one has asked me about my side of the story, and there are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth.”
That may sound like a fairly Zen take on the matter, but Katy says she's no ancient Eastern ascetic:
“I mean, I’m not Buddha — things irritate me,” she told the magazine.
“I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know? Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. That’s so messed up!”
Yeah, she kinda upped the ante with the character assassination comment.
Perhaps a bit melodramatic, since this is a woman who was often by Hillary Clinton's side on the campaign trail, and has therefore seen the consequences of true character assassination firsthand.
Speaking of which, we're surprised Katy never reminds her fans of those rumors that Taylor voted for Trump.
You want to make sure your predominantly under-30 audience stays on your side, we can't think of a better method that pointing out that your rival might be in league with the Orange Menace.
Piers Morgan Backtracks His Criticism Of Ariana Grande By Apologizing During Her ‘One Love Manchester’ Concert!
It appears as though hell has frozen over as opinionated journalist Piers Morgan has formally apologized to Ariana Grande for his harsh criticism of her following the bombing at her Manchester Arena concert. Well, well!
As you may recall, the Good Morning Britain host called out the pop sensation for fleeing the U.K. after 22 people were killed during her Dangerous Woman tour stop in Manchester back in May. Specifically, Mr. Morgan noted that if Queen Elizabeth II could visit with the victims, Ari G could've stayed to comfort those who were affected by this tragedy.
However, while writing his shady message on Twitter, the 52-year-old was unaware that an emotionally distraught Miz Grande was putting aside her own issues to plan the "One Love Manchester" benefit show. Thankfully, Piers was able to realize that he was in the wrong in this scenario as he apologized online:
I misjudged you, @ArianaGrande & I apologise.
You're an admirable young woman & this is a magnificent night.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 4, 2017
Good on you, Piers! It's not easy for one to admit they're wrong.
Nonetheless, fans were certainly baffled to see Morgan apologize as many followers commented on his message (below).
There we go. Good man, Piers. *salutes*
— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) June 4, 2017
🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Well done Piers.
— AJ Joshi (@AJ) June 4, 2017
Credit when due, that was a proper apology.
— Mark R. Yzaguirre (@markyzaguirre) June 4, 2017
Piers Morgan, admitting he was wrong... well I'll be damned
— Cerys✨ (@CerysPoole) June 4, 2017
had to blink twice to make sure
— Adrian (@Adr_ian07) June 4, 2017
What do YOU think?? Do you buy Piers' apology?
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
[Image via Rocky/WENN.]
Sorry, Kathy Griffin.
But Demi Lovato is not sorry.
Nor is she having any part of your lame press conference.
On Friday afternoon, Griffin sat alongside her attorney and whined about the way Donald Trump and his family have treated her over the past few days.
Both the President, his kids and his wife have had some choice words for the comedian after she posed for a photo shoot during which she held a bloody, decapitated head of the Commander-in-Chief.
Both Donald and Melania Trump called out Griffin for traumatizing their 11-year old son with this pictorial, while those from both sides of the aisle have also slammed Griffin.
In her press conference yesterday, Griffin accused Trump and his family members of “bullying” her and “trying to ruin my life forever, telling reporters:
"I don't think I will have a career after this. I think he ... I'm going to be honest, he broke me. He broke me, and then I was like, 'No, this isn't right.'"
Griffin may be right about the whole career-ending thing.
She has lost one sponsorship deal and been fired by CNN.
But nearly everyone thinks she deserves it, considering the inappropriate, offensive, ridiculous nature of her actions here.
(Everyone except Jim Carrey, that is, who has stood up for Griffin.)
"There's a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me, and I'm just hear to say that's wrong," Griffin said on Friday, adding:
"You don't have to like me, but you shouldn't silence a comic."
This is a strange line of defense, in our opinion.
FIRST, you need to be funny in order to be a comedian, don't you? So Griffin doesn't really fit the description.
SECOND, why would comedians be free to say and do whatever they want?
THIRD, no one is silencing Griffin. She may utter anything she likes and pose for any photos she wants. But, like anyone else, she also prepare for consequences as a result.
And that's where Lovato comes in.
Someone who has often spoken out against bullying, the singer clearly is angry that Griffin is trying to play the victim card.
She effed up. She has apologized and claims to know she effed up... so what the heck is Kathy talking about?!?
"I find it funny when bullies play the victims," Lovato Tweeted shortly after Griffin's press conference, adding:
"Oops. I spilled my tea."
Point. Game. Match, Demi Lovato, right?
It's hard to find fault with her simple message and logic here.
This isn’t the first time Lovato and Griffin had a spat on social media, either.
In March of 2014, the stars feuded on Twitter after Griffin was asked to call out the “biggest douche celebrity," responding at the time:
Will Griffin call another press conference next week to yell at Lovato?
Or will she maybe come to the realization that she should shut the heck up? And that she's only digging her grave deeper and deeper?
And that she's just flat out wrong in this case and is only helping the other political side by using her platform in this manner?
Seriously, Katrhy Griffin.
Well, it's graduation time, which means there's a good chance you'll soon be forced to cut a check to a nephew you haven't seen in three years and/or make an appearance at a booze-free party that's attended mostly by snapchatting teens.
But there are good things about this time of year, too:
Primarily, the fact that you get to see various celebrities do a little cap-and-gown standup routine without actually racking up a lifetime worth of debt yourself.
Today, graduates at Wellesley College got the super-, mega-A-list treatment courtesy of former Secretary of State and noted popular vote winner Hillary Clinton, who gave her third commencement speech at the Massachusetts liberal arts school.
(Her first was as a graduate in 1969.)
Clinton did not announce that she's running for mayor of New York City (looking more and more like a few media outlets got a bad tip on that one), but she did make headlines doing what so many of us have been doing for the past four months:
Taking dead aim at the low-hanging fruit that is the Trump administration.
After reminding those in attendance that they're “graduating at a time when there’s a full-fledged assault on truth and reason” Clinton really went in:
"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," she said at one point.
"That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done. ... They attempt to control reality."
In case that was too subtle, she also had this to say:
“People [are] denying science, concocting elaborate, hurtful conspiracy theories about child-abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors, drumming up rampant fear about undocumented immigrants, Muslims, minorities, the poor, turning neighbor against neighbor and sowing division at a time when we desperately need unity.
“Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds, and then defending themselves by talking about quote-unquote 'alternative facts.'”
Yeah, it was basically the climactic battle rap scene in 8 Mile disguised as a commencement speech.
Watch the whole thing below:
If you've lived your life up to this point gloriously unaware of the human mysterious mattress stain that is Martin Shkreli, then you may not want to read any further.
There was a time when Shkreli (aka Shkreli-Shkrel, aka F--kface) terrorized social media with heteretofore unknown levels of douchery.
However, after years of using his ill-gotten fame to harass female journalists and pick fights with members of the Wu Tang Clan, the pharmaceutical CEO-turned-supervillain was recently forced to retreat back under from the bridge from whence he came.
Shkreli was banned from Twitter recently after bullying a Teen Vogue writer, but he's clearly devoted his newfound free time to finding new and interesting ways to make life worse for as many people as possible.
You see, one of Marty's favorite activities is messing with hip hop fans and famous rappers, the latter group, of course, being commonly known as a meek and mild-mannered lot, unlikely to do anything but cower in the face of opposition from a 34-year-old trust fund baby.
After his beef with Wu Tang, Shkreli butted heads with Lil Wayne, attracting the rapper's attention by somehow pirating his unreleased Carter V album and releasing portions of it online without consent.
Now, Shkreli has apparently decided that he'll continue antagonizing Wayne and try to piss off the hottest rapper on the planet right now for good measure.
Despite stern legal warnings from Team Weezy, Shkreli has released yet another track from Tha Carter V, this one featuring a verse from Kendrick Lamar.
TMZ has the stolen audio, which doesn't sound all that great with Shkreli shrieking over the track like some prep school DJ Khaled who was recently the recipient of a traumatic wedgie.
No word on what sort of legal consequences might be in play, but considering Shkreli is already facing jail time on securities fraud charges, he's really playing with fire.
Of course, getting sued would probably be a best-case scenario for Shkreli.
If this little stunt goes viral, Kung-Fu Kenny might put lil Marty in a spiral.
If you don't get that reference go listen to Kendrick's Damn in its entirety.
Just don't be like Shkreli and pirate it.
In fact, don't be like Shkreli in any aspect of your life.
Bam! We just hit you with the best advice you'll ever receive. Feel free to call us dad from now on.
We think it's fair to say there's going to be a lot to discuss during The Real Housewives of Atlanta's three-part reunion.
With Season 9 not yet over, Bravo is already promoting what is sure to be a shade-throwing extravaganza like crazy.
One of the bigger feuds of the season has centered around Kandi and Porsha coming to blows over what Kandi and her husband allegedly did to Porsha.
Yes, we are not even kidding. Even after all these years, the series still manages to emerge as the most shocking in the franchise.
At the reunion, which kicks off April 16, Kandi is adamant to prove that Porsha is not as innocent as she would like viewers to believe.
“You accuse me of being a f***ing rapist!” Kandi screams. “The lies, the lies!”
Porsha then claims that Kandi should take it up with Phaedra because she was served with a cease and desist letter about the whole fiasco.
This sends Kandi into a fit of hysterics, claiming she was done with the lies. Both women then made their way off the stage as Andy Cohen tried desperately to keep the cameras on them.
Yes, the drama is never far away from these ladies, but something tells us there's going to be more twists in the tale when the episode airs.
Surprisingly, there is still one more episode before we get to the reunion. As you are probably well aware by now, Kim Zolciak stages a comeback in Sunday's finale.
Yes, Kim Zolciak is taking a break from naked selfies to cause some trouble for Kenya Moore, and we could not be more excited.
Will she say anything to Porsha about the claims she made about Kandi and Todd? We can only hope.
Elsewhere in the reunion, Bob Whitfield is put on blast by Andy, and it sure looks like Sheree is going to open up about their strained relationship.
Are you as excited as we are?
Hit the comments!
For someone who seems to be trying to make a career out of being a douche, Simon Saran simply isn't very good at trash talk.
We suppose if you consider the quantity of shade thrown, he's posting GOAT-level numbers, but his humor is on par with roast night at a community college frat house.
Simon's not sending anyone running to the burn unit, is what we're saying.
These days, the main target of his weak-sauce disses is Amber Portwood and her fiance, Matt Baier.
Now, you really couldn't ask for an easier target than Baier.
The man is a middle-aged Teen Mom obsessive and deadbeat dad who's marrying Amber after unsuccessfully cyber-stalking several of her co-stars.
Saran has taken shots at Baier on several occasions, but they never quite land the way they should.
His latest attempt at insult comedy was inspired by Amber's recent comments about her upcoming wedding.
To the surprise of many Portwood revealed that she plans to invite all of her Teen Mom co-stars - including Simon and Farrah Abraham - to watch her say "I do."
"Every single Teen Mom [star] will be invited," Amber told People.
"Every single one from Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom OG.”
It was a surprising announcement, as the last time we saw all four cast members in the same place was when Amber and Farrah fought at last season's Teen Mom: OG reunion show.
Simon might actually be the thirstiest of the franchise's deeply parched stars, so it was only a matter of time before he sounded off on Amber's comments.
And as expected, his smack talk was as lame as Farrah's claims that her porn debut was actually an amateur sex tape:
“I haven’t been to a circus in a while, it could be fun," Saran told Radar Online.
You bothered to make a statement, but you couldn't come up with anything better than comparing their wedding to a circus?
If you follow him on Twitter, you know that Simon is constantly trying to pick a fight with Amber and Matt.
Saran's insults are usually uninspired, but this latest is corny even by his standards.
“All of a sudden everyone is buying a house,” he joked when Portwood and Baier were looking at homes this season.
“Everyone got their MTV bonuses and got no jobs! You actually need to have a job and do something with your life to have an office Matt!”
That's a bit more like it, but before we can co-sign that burn, we'd like to know what percentage of Simon's income is Teen Mom-related.
If it's more than half, he surrenders his right to take shots at Matt's joblessness.
Them's the arbitrary rules we just made up.
Watch Teen Mom online to enjoy the sight of Simon and Farrah pretending they like each other.
If you're a hip hop fan, by now you've probably heard (or at least heard about) "Shether," Remy Ma's scathing diss track directed at Nicki Minaj.
The Remy vs. Nicki beef goes back several years, but for most of that time, Remy was behind bars, not dropping bars.
As such, the feud is just now reaching its long-delayed climax, and since Azealia Banks can smell beef a mile away, it was only a matter of time before she got involved herself.
Not surprisingly, Banks is siding with Remy, and she's doing so with the sort of brash social media trash talk that keeps her semi-relevant.
Banks has feuded with Minaj in the past, just as she's feuded with ... well, just about every other working rapper, and now she's reigniting the beef.
Yesterday, she came after Nicki with a social media rant that ranks among her most unhinged (which is really saying something):
“I bet nick will do something pussy and try to call the cops on remy. She’s evil enough to try and set remy up like that,” tweeted Azealia.
“Soon you’ll be knocking on my door trying to buy pieces of your soul back. Lol KEEP IT UP. Give me more more energy Onika, I will suck you dry."
Onika is Nicki's real first name, and we assume all the soul-stealing and energy-sucking references have something to do with Azealia's witchcraft practices.
Yes, Azealia practices witchcraft - sacrificed chickens and all.
Naturally, Ms. Banks didn't stop there:
"She’s wants me to retaliate but I’m smart enough to never interrupt my enemy while they are making a mistake. Perfect timing," she continued.
"I literally just put her energy in a bottle. I’ll pull the bottle out and sprinkle it on one of the FANTASEA tracks.
"Thank you Nicki Minaj for the free energy! I will be bottling it up and using it for FANTASEA!!!!!”
Nicki has yet to respond to Remy's diss track, which means she's vulnerable at the moment, and of course, Banks couldn't resist the opportunity to get some jabs in.
Unfortunately for Azealia, Nicki's probably in the studio right now putting the final touches on an absolute murder weapon of a verse.
And now she has more than one name on her hit list.
The best Banks can hope for now is that Nicki will decide such an insignificant target isn't worth her time.
At this point, it's hard to be surprised by anything that Azealia Banks says, does, or tweets.
Azealia feuds with just about everyone who crosses her path, especially those who dare to criticize President Donald Trump.
Yes, for reasons that aren't particularly clear (even/especially to her) Azealia is a yuuuuuge Trump supporter.
In fact, she's so hardcore in her beliefs that Banks went off on Rihanna last week for speaking out against Trump's controversial Muslim ban.
"This is all stupid and wrong. Is she even American??? Can she even vote???" Banks tweeted, and if she'd only squeezed in the words "cuck" and "snowflake," she would've perfectly captured the tone of the typical irate Trump troll.
Azealia is black, a woman, an artist, a young person, a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and (we're just guessing, considering the way her career has kind of bottomed out) a non-millionaire - which makes her a member of half a dozen groups that aren't particularly well-represented aboard the Trump Train.
Of course, she also sacrifices chickens in her apartment as part of her witchcraft ceremonies, so pointing out inconsistencies in Azealia's political ideology is a bit like calling Charles Manson crazy for pouring the milk in his bowl before the cereal.
Anyway, like her bestie Milo Yiannopolos, Banks was suspended from Twitter for doing what she does best (read: trolling the entire planet), but she's back now, and it seems she's already making up for lost time.
This story comes to us courtesy of the Lana Del Rey fan page Planet Del Rey, which claims that Azealia has turned on her former friend Lana for jokingly (we think) threatening to take Trump down with witchcraft.
Lana recently posted a tweet asking fans to find "ingredients" online and use them "at the stroke of midnight."
We're old and easily confused by both hip young Millennials and social media, so we would've thought that Lana was organizing a good old-fashioned Meth cook-off.
But the singer's fans insist it was some sort of sly reference to bewitching the Donald, and apparently Azealia didn't care for it one bit:
“Leave that motherf-cker alone,” Banks allegedly tweeted.
“You witches are only going to make Trump stronger. *rolls eye* hashtag. White girl magic.”
“No shade I will go toe to toe with these white witches because Hillary Clinton losing was a major loss for white feminism.”
She later confirmed that she was referring to Lana in response to a fan's query.
The tweets appear to have been deleted, but as you can see, Planet Del Rey came equipped with receipts.
We'd say this all seems a tad ludicrous, but this is Azealia Banks we're talking about.
The woman once started a feud with the entire country of Australia, seemingly just for her own amusement.
Ya know, now that we think about it, we're starting to understand her love of Trump ...
This exchange on live TV is really something.
On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace went after Reince Priebus, who is Donald Trump‘s Chief of Staff in the White House, regarding Trump’s comments about the news media being the “enemy of the people.”
And you know how it is — when you’re The Donald and you’ve lost Fox News, well, you’re probably losing everybody.
Watch this particular exchange, where Wallace completely calls out Trump and Priebus over the anti-freedom of the press comments (below):
Again, that’s a Fox News host not afraid to call out The Donald’s awful and destructive statements!!!
The entire interview is a thing of beauty, too — and Priebus gets his ass handed to him repeatedly by Wallace, who doesn’t back down for a second.
Watch the full thing (below):
Brutal for Priebus. Brutal for Trump. Sad!
But great for America — and we need Fox News to keep calling out The Donald just like the rest of the media has been for the last two years!!!
What do U think about these clips, Perezcious readers??
Let us know in the comments (below)!!!
[Image via Fox News.]