The relationship between Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez has always been terrible.
It really seems like there's never been a truly good moment between them, it's just been one great big toxic mess for years now.
They met while they were attending the same college, and they started hooking up while Kailyn was still legally married to Javi Marroquin, and she got pregnant with Lux right around the same time that her divorce became official.
Throughout the pregnancy, she complained about how Chris refused to do anything for her or even come to her doctor's appointments, and she even said that he had another girlfriend during this time.
So, you know, not a great start.
After Lux was born, he did start coming around more, but later Kailyn claimed that he was abusive towards her, breaking a window in her bedroom and even breaking into her home while all of her children were there.
Still, she chased after him, and they ended up conceiving another child together.
But before this baby, little Creed, was born, she'd gotten a restraining order against him and accused him of choking her, and he was arrested twice around that time, once for violating the restraining order.
Just a few months after Creed's birth, Kailyn was arrested herself after she allegedly assaulted him when he cut Lux's hair without her knowledge or permission.
Again, not great.
They've been snippy towards each other publicly for the past few months now, and Kail recently announced that he's having another child with a different woman, so it's safe to say they're not on the best terms right now.
But according to a new video Chris posted on TikTok a couple of days ago, things may be worse than we thought.
In the video, Chris pretended to be Lux and lip synced to an audio clip that said "My mom be hitting my dad like 'Bitch, bitch, bitch,' and they be fighting."
He punctuated each "bitch" with a mimed punch, which was charming.
Look, we know how TikTok works, we get that this isn't supposed to be a serious confession, and that Chris isn't even the one who originally said this words.
But there's also a very public history of alleged domestic violence between him and Kailyn, so for him to say something like this in any context is bound to get attention, and he surely knows that.
The best case scenario here is that he's just trying to get under her skin, and even then this is really inappropriate.
The worst case scenario ... well, we'd really rather not think about it.
Do you think there's any truth to Chris' video?
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young are both experts on the housing market.
But you know what they say about one's home, right?
In actuality, it's where the heart is.
Which now means we can officially say the following:
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young are at home with one another.
In far less confusing words?
The Flipping 101 host and the Selling Sunset star exchanged vows on Saturday night near Santa Barbara while surrounded by loved ones that included Young's famous colleagues and Tarek's children from his first marriage.
"We're best friends, we're true soulmates, and our love is so rare and so special," Young told People Magazine. "It's the love I've always dreamed of my whole life
Added El Moussa to this same publicationn:
"I'm just excited to live this life with her. We've got the two babies, we have a family, and we have a very bright future."
The famous couple also went public with their union on social media.
"We're married!!!" Tarek announced on his Instagram Story, along with a video of him and Heather kissing while standing with his kids, Taylor, 11 and Brayden, 6, and the rest of their wedding party.
People, meanwhile, also has some of the more fashionable details from the affair.
Heather wore a fitted white corset dress with French lace, long sleeves, and a keyhole back custom-made by Israeli designer Galia Lahav for both the ceremony and reception, while Tarek went with a black velvet tux with a skull-and-crossbone-print lining
The stars got engaged in July 2020 while celebrating their one-year anniversary on Catalina Island off the coast of California, having met about a year earlier through a mutual friend.
On Friday, the brand new spouses celebrated at a rehearsal dinner. "Ready to say 'I do,'" Tarek wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of the pair.
"Which is crazy. If you had asked me four years ago I would've told you I was never getting married again and honestly I didn't even think I would find love.
"Then one day Heather jumped onto my boat, looked at me, smiled and the rest is history. Thank god for that day.
"My life is so much better with you in it… now let's do this thing!!"
Wrote Young over the summer:
"Marrying my man SO SOON!!
"It's all happening and what's crazy is that I'm actually calm and relaxed about it.
"Tarek and I are on the same page with everything we want and everything else we've left up to our amazing wedding planners.
"We're just excited to spend the rest of our lives together and that's really what we want the whole day to be celebrating."
The wedding and its preparations were filmed for a one-hour special titled Tarek and Heather The Big I Do, which will air on Discovery+ in December.
The marriage was a first for Young, and the second for El Moussa, who split from Haack -- his Flip or Flop costar -- in 2016 after seven years of as husband and wife.
(Haack married her second husband, Ant Anstead, in December 2018; and is currently engaged to Austin-based realtor Joshua Hall.)
Conngratulations to Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young!
Scott Disick is yet to comment on Kourtney Kardashian's engagement to Travis Barker.
His mouth, thus far, has remained closed up tight.
But just because Disick's lips aren't moving when it comes to this subject, that doesn't mean the reality star isn't using the body part at all.
According to numerous sources, Disick has been using them of late on a 23-year old model named Elizabeth Grace Lindley.
The 38-year old self-proclaimed Lord was spotted at Hyde Sunset in West Hollywood on Thursday hanging out with Lindley, according to photos obtained by The Daily Mail.
Disick was dressed casually in cargo pants and a black hoodie in these snapshots, while his alleged new lover rocked a more seductive look, donning a tight black dress and knee-high leather boots.
The twosome “left together in a chauffeured car” after partying into the "wee hours," onlookers told this same publication.
If this report is accurate, Lindley would mark the first woman to whom Disick has been romantically linked since splitting from Amelia Gray Hamlin in September after nearly two years as a couple.
The timing would make a lot of sense, too.
Kourtney got engaged to Barker back on October 17, accepting the rocker's proposal on the beach outside of a hotel in California.
"Forever," Kardashian wrote as a simple caption to a photo of the engagement scene on Instagram, later sharing a bunch more images from the evening... perhaps to taunt and bother her ex-boyfriend.
Disick and Kardashian, of course, haven't dated for a number of years -- but they share three children and a pretty special bond.
It's also been presumed for quite awhile that Disick would happily get back together with Kourtney. Although it's way too late now.
As for Elizabeth Grace Lindley?
She was spotted out with Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton in February and only has 8,800 followers on Instagram.
That relatively low number, however, will likely sky-rocket in the wake of these Disick dating rumors.
We don't know much else about the model, except that Scott was inevitably gonna try to move on with someone in the near future.
“Scott is going crazy,” an insider told Page Six after the Kardashian engagement. “He’s going to go off the deep end. It’s really bad. It’s about to get dark."
Other sources have echoed a similar sentiment.
"He found out about the engagement on the Internet and was reeling when Instagram and social media blew up over it," someone told In Touch Weekly just a few days ago.
The only thing Disick has even said in public since the news went viral centered on his son, Reign.
Lindley, for whatever it's worth, does appear to be Disick's type.
Hamlin, as has been widely reported, is just 20 years old.
Scott also dated Sofia Ritchie off and on from 2017 to 2020. When they broke up, she was just 21.
“They happen to be attracted to me because I look young,” Disick said on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reunion this year of dating women who are barely old enough to purchase liquor, adding at the time:
“That’s what I’m telling myself.”
Hey, whatever helps you feel better about yourself, dude.
We understand why you need a self-esteem boost right about now.
From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure know how to go hard.
Engagements. Breakups. Marriages. Babies.
Moments that made you cringe 'cause they were so painful, or smile ear-to-ear. Scenes that were fights, or made you fight back tears.
The franchise really does have it all, and as such, it's become one of the most entertaining in the history of the reality TV genre.
Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang's most explosive feuds, and however you might rank them, this much is undeniable:
Way back then. Not so way back then. Last year. Last month. Last week. Probably right now. There is no shortage of beef.
NOTE: We’ve saved the craziest for last, so we suggest that you a deep breath, sit back, grab a hat and hold the f--k onto it …
37. Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)
36. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney
35. Jenelle Evans vs. Chelsea Houska
34. Kailyn Lowry vs. Barbara Evans
33. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr
32. Briana DeJesus vs. Luis Miguel
Mackenzie McKee has created quite the scandal for herself.
Are you surprised? Because at this point, this kind of thing really shouldn't come as a shock.
This week, the Teen Mom OG cast filmed the reunion show for this season, and we saw some photos from the set being posted on social media -- photos that showed Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, Amber Portwood, and Cheyenne Floyd posing together.
"Where is Mackenzie?" many fans began asking, and finally Mackenzie herself answered that question in a comment on an Instagram post.
"Chey hates me so I did it solo," she claimed. "They are editing me in."
We knew that Mackenzie and Cheyenne had problems because of that whole thing that happened earlier this year after Mack used the term "colored" to refer to Vice President Kamala Harris.
She insisted then that she thought "colored" was the preferred way to refer to Black people, and she made a point to reach out to Cheyenne, since she's the only Black mom on the show.
Cheyenne agreed to speak with her about this, but at one point she called Mack's comments "ignorant," which really seemed to hurt Mackenzie's feelings, and she seemed to sort of spiral after that.
According to a weepy Instagram Live she did at the time, she called Chey and told her over and over that she loved her and that she wanted to hold her hand through this -- she kept using that phrase -- but she wasn't receptive to her love and she didn't understand why.
So now Mackenzie obviously thinks Cheyenne hates her and that's why she was made to do the reunion stuff on her own while everyone else was together, but Maci was not having it.
She posted a screenshot of Mackenzie's comment and in her caption, she tagged her and wrote "With all due respect there is no editing on my Instagram page and if we're going to call things out we can start now."
"As far as I am concerned, you're far too worried about how you're portrayed to people than you are about how you treat people. If you prefer, we can continue this conversation elsewhere. If not, I won't take offense to you unfollowing me."
"Next time you want to say something that starts a conversation, please don't delete it," she finished.
This upset Mackenzie even further because she quickly took to her Instagram Stories to explain her point of view.
We can't quote any of it for you directly because she's deleted her Instagram (more on that shortly), but we did watch it when she posted it last night, and essentially she said that she was still very, very sorry for what she said back in January.
However, when she tried to reach out to Cheyenne to apologize, she laughed at her when she told her that she loved her, and it really hurt her feelings -- she repeated this many, many times, and she even cried about it.
Her issues now, she said, was that MTV told her that they would take photos of her separately and edit her into the photos of all the moms together, and she assumed that was because Cheyenne directed them to leave her out.
She was definitely playing the victim, and Cheyenne was not here for it.
"I am not a MTV producer," she wrote in a post on her own story, "I don't call the shots. But if you feel the need to keep bullying me over things that haven't happened to make yourself feel seen ... be my guest."
"You have an odd fixation on me. Your rendition of how things happened are beyond delusional and I wish you would focus on yourself and leave me alone."
She also tagged Mackenzie, just in case there was any confusion about the subject of her post.
A little while later, she decided to explain things a bit more thoroughly, saying "I have done my best to keep this off social media for months but at this point I have to tell my side of what happened."
"After Mackenzie's colored comment came out," she began, "she asked to call me and I told her no problem. We had a conversation that she continued to put her foot in her mouth, explaining how she knew nothing about segregation & how black people were referred to as colored where she was from."
"I took my time to teach a history lesson when I did not have to. It is not my responsibility to teach you."
"But since I am the only black cast member on the show she felt like she had to call me and explain," Cheyenne continued. "After an hour long conversation she thanked me for even talking to her because she said her husband thought I was going to be 'one of the angry black women.'"
Pause for yikes.
Chey said that Mackenzie and Josh were "surprised" that she was so helpful when as she said, it isn't her responsibility to teach anyone, then Mack apologized, but she told her that she didn't need to apologize to her because "you can't hurt me because I know my history. I am not your colored."
After that, she wrote that she was asked, presumably by MTV, if she would do a Zoom call with Mackenzie and Color of Change, a civil rights advocacy group, and she agreed.
When that was over, Mackenzie apparently started telling Cheyenne that she loved her -- remember, according to Mackenzie, Cheyenne wouldn't say it back and just laughed at her, which is what seemed to upset her the most.
But Cheyenne tells things a bit differently.
"No I didn't say it back," she admitted, "because I don't know you. When I say I love you to someone I mean it. No I did not laugh at her, I actually explained to her that it was just not a term that I don't throw around, that's not what I was taught."
Next, she that while Mackenzie talked about his on the last reunion, she talked about it too, but they edited out that part.
"They also edited out Mackenzie having to be coached over and over again on what to say as she continued to say uneducated, ignorant and extremely naive comments," she explained.
"Every answer she gave brought me into it, to the point they stopped filming, got her on the phone with Color of Change again to explain how she was in the wrong again. None of this has been shown."
She wrote that it became clear then that she "just didn't get it," and that "She was upset that she had to even apologize or mention 'the black situation.'"
Later, when Mackenzie did that Instagram Live after the reunion aired, Cheyenne said that she was upset at how her footage was edited, "even tho they made her look her best."
She said that she was "playing the victim," which is what she's been doing this entire time, so that's fair.
"I haven't spoken on the situation because I clearly see she needs help and I shouldn't have to explain myself," Cheyenne stated. "Once again tonight she has made herself the victim when in fact she still can't take a second to see what she has done."
"You continue to paint yourself to be extremely loving and apologetic when you're not. You are exhaustingly ignorant and if they showed what actually happened at the last reunion people would understand when I would prefer not to be subjugated to your presence."
She concluded her post with "This angry black woman would like to be left alone now. Thank you."
Sometime after Cheyenne posted this, Mackenzie deleted her Instagram and Twitter pages.
That's a lot to unpack, but after all we've seen of Mackenzie over the years, it's pretty easy to believe Cheyenne's version of events, right?
And even if she did laugh after Mackenzie told her that she loved her, the fact remains that Mack repeatedly dragged her into her own scandal when she didn't have anything at all to do with it, and she's doing the same thing now.
Mackenzie, whether she realizes it or not, is trying to make Cheyenne into the villain when she's the one who did something wrong, and she's trying to make herself appear innocent and pitiful so that people feel bad for criticizing her for being so ignorant.
What do you think about this mess?
I would hate to be Alec Baldwin right now. He has has to live with accidentally killing Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. More than that, he may be subject to an accidental death lawsuit.
Baldwin is listed as one of the producers of Rust. It’s not hard at all to see Hutchins’ family sue Baldwin and the production company for liability.
Rust Movie Productions LLC appears to be the production company for Rust. Every production company should carry forms of liability insurance to protect against these exact types of accidents (using “accident” here lightly, knowing that someone’s death is more than just an accident).
Rust wasn’t a major movie production, so there didn’t’ seem to be a big budget. Per LA Times:
The low-budget production was not a major studio project but an independent film financed by BondIt Media Capital, with CAA Media Finance on board for domestic sales rights and Highland Film Group handling international sales.
It’s possible that the production company may have skimped on certain responsibilities due to a smaller budget. Not saying they did, but this is based on various news reports. Already, we’ve seen news that camera crew walked off the set to protest poor safety.
Insurance comes in many types for production companies: general liability, workers’ comp, etc. Each covers a specific area. For instance, general liability covers bodily injury and property damage. Workers’ comp covers on-set accidents.
Anyone who’s bought insurance knows the more you cover, the more you pay. If Rust‘s production company had a smaller budget, it’s not hard to see that certain coverage may be lacking, possibly exposing every principal of the production company, such as Alex Baldwin, to liability.
Where could Baldwin avoid liability?
While a wrongful death or negligence lawsuit might seem like obvious recourse for people injured on set or for families of loved ones killed, employees who are harmed by other employees fall under workers’ compensation laws, which bar most workers from suing. There are exceptions, such as if the person injured is an independent contractor or a third-party non-employee is blamed for the mishap.
There could be a similar roadmap ahead for Baldwin and Rust‘s production company, and the accidental death of a stuntman on the set of The Walking Dead in 2017.
Stuntman John Bernecker died from an accidental, on-set fall 25 feet high in 2017. During rehearsals, Bernecker missed a safety cushion by inches and landed on his head. Sadly, Bernecker died the next day.
Bernecker’s parents, Susan and Hagen Bernecker, sued “AMC Networks, production company Stalwart Films and others.” According to their attorney:
[Bernecker’s parents] argued those producing the show skimped on safety measures for financial and scheduling concerns. Lawyers for the defendants said the stuntman’s death was an unforeseeable accident.
This sounds very familiar to Rust. A possible smaller budget that leads to possibly cutting corners and poor safety measures. Lax safety measures due to budgeting that then lead to an accidental on-site death.
Initially, Bernecker’s parents were rewarded $8 million in December 2019. Interesting that the courts didn’t find AMC liable, but did find the production company liable.
However, this past March 2021, the Georgia Court of Appeals overturned the civil verdict. They reasoned that the death was barred by Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation Act because Bernecker was considered an employee, not an independent contractor. As an employee, Bernecker was subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act. As a result, the act released the production company from negligence claims.
Something similar could happen in the future for Rust Movie Productions LLC. Hutchins’ parents may file an accidental death lawsuit based on negligence. It could then depend on whether or not Hutchins is considered an independent contractor or employee. Most film crew members, which Hutchins as cinematographer would be considered crew, appear to be employees.
The IRS view is that most crew members, actors, and others working on a film production should be classified as employees, not independent contractors…
New Mexico, where the accident happened, also has a similar Workers’ Compensation Act to Georgia. The kicker is the exclusive remedy portion of the act:
This provision states that a worker injured on the job may only recover compensation through the procedures outlined in the Act. Upon hiring, the employee surrenders the right to seek restitution against the employer for work injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.
Workers’ comp payouts are way less than civil claims. Anyone who’s dealt with an employers knows how eager they are to give injured people more money.
Another consideration would be if Hutchins’ death resulted from a co-worker or third party. New Mexico law states you can settle with third parties for any sum. However, any accident caused by a co-worker falls under workers’ compensation. Since actors appear to be employees and Hutchins was accidentally injured by Baldwin the actor, Baldwin the producer and his production may not have liability.
Yet, people sue whoever has the deepest pockets. Plus, people sue whoever they want. Whether or not Baldwin is liable, he’ll be sued.
Consider the PR part though. Baldwin won’t want this lawsuit to go on forever, unresolved, always coming up in the headlines. Like a lot of lawsuits, this looks like it’ll be headed for a private settlement.
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