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Wednesday

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June 2015

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Jon Stewart Criticizes the Media’s Caitlyn Jenner Coverage

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Jon Stewart took aim at the media’s Caitlyn Jenner coverage, suggesting that the commentary focused too much on Jenner’s looks. While I tend to agree that women bear a larger burden when it comes to outward appearance, perhaps a corset and lingerie is not the best pick if Caitlyn cared to avoid that feedback. Furthermore, if Jenner always identified as female, then the looks are the last part of her journey, given that she’s lived internally as a woman for her entire life. Watch the video below.

Tuesday

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June 2015

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Mariah Carey’s New ‘Infinity’ Video: Tit’s Out, High Notes Abound

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The tits-out, glitter-fested image is tired, and instead of replacing her idea-men in favor of a fresh, younger focus, Mariah Carey will continue the untouchable diva routine into eternity. And while the melody is mildly satisfying, ‘Infinity’ won’t chart the way a Carey single should.

As a devoted Mariah Carey fan through every phase of her career, my advice is a serious PR, management overhaul with insiders accustomed to the music industry’s new model. Carey recently denounced ‘American Idol,’ in a funny move bringing her closer to a more authentic image, but that’s just the start, and her new video takes many steps back. Joining Match.com inside your new release is an embarrassing, dated move. Couldn’t she at least join Hinge? If you’re going to insert a bad idea, at least make it current. Watch the ‘Infinity’ video below.

Tuesday

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June 2015

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Listen to Eminem’s Phenomenal New Song

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Eminem will self-empower you with his ‘Phenomenal’ new track slated for “Southpaw,” where Jake Gyllenhaal takes on a role originally offered to the rapper, playing a widowed man who hopes to regain custody of his daughter through his rising, boxing-star status. Listen below.

Monday

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June 2015

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Bruce Jenner is Now Caitlyn; SEE PIC

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Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn, and she’s graced the cover of Vanity Fair, courtesy of Annie Leibovitz’s stunning photography. One notable part of the interview is that Caitlyn finally admits her failings as a father, given her complete absence from the lives of four children, saying “I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce. I’m very much looking forward to that.” As for the photo itself, I must admit complete shock. She looks good, but if this is difficult for me to accept, I can only imagine the reaction of her children. Hat’s off to Caitlyn though for pushing the trans community forward, and for her brave debut. There are far too many suicides in the LGBT community, and hopefully this will provide the necessary ease and awareness as we move to a more accepting world.

Monday

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June 2015

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Tracy Morgan’s First Interview on The Today Show: WATCH NOW

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Tracy Morgan made his first public appearance since his tragic car accident, and the result was very emotional. Morgan made it clear he has not fully recovered, and the large source of emotional pain is attributed to the loss of his close friend James McNair, who died in the accident. He also took the time to thank the staff that nursed him to health, and to explain that Walmart made him and McNair’s family financially whole. Watch now.

Sunday

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May 2015

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Chris Pratt Debuts His British Accent

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If you’ve never watched Graham Norton, you’re missing out. The always-fresh format places unlikely celebrities on a couch beside one another, and hilarity ensues. Watch as Chris Pratt declares his love for trashy reality television, and impersonates the British version of America’s ‘Jersey Shore.’

Sunday

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May 2015

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Tabloid Gossip Roundup: Get Linked In

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Bristol Palin broke her silence on her called-off engagement. Wonderwall

Keira Knightly had a baby. Billboard

Aloha is accused of being racist. Moviefone

Kristin Cavallari is having a third child. US Magazine

Bruce Jenner will pose as a woman for Vanity Fair. USA Today

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson are dating. OK Magazine

Zac Efron and his girlfriend are going strong. Pop Sugar

Another couple from The Bachelor bites the dust. Wet Paint

Eric Balfour is married. Just Jared

‘Teen Mom OG”s Maci Bookout gave birth. TV Guide

American Idol producers HATED Nicki Minaj “with a passion.” Rumor Fix

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have some crazy fans. Hollywood Life

Colbie Callait is engaged. People

Iggy Azalea canceled her tour. Entertainment Weekly

Kelly Rutherford has a small victory in her child custody case. TMZ

Friday

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May 2015

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Julianna Margulies v. Archie Panjabi: Feud Reaches New Levels

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Fans of ‘The Good Wife’ have long suspected a feud between Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick) and Archie Panjabi (Kalinda Sharma), and CBS has done a stunning job of controlling any and all press-leaks about what might have caused their chasm. The two characters have not shared a scene together since mid-fourth season, and any contact has occurred over the telephone, which has conveniently kept them apart. When Panjabi announced her exit after season six, fans were elated at the idea of their reunion. Since CBS promised they’d finally share one last scene, viewers naturally assumed they would actually . . . share one last scene. In fact, when creator Robert King was directly asked, he artfully dodged the inquiry, saying, ““I think they’ll be happy with the last episode — the last episode goes there.”

When the much-talked about scene finally aired, social media got to work. Fans noticed the odd lighting and lack of eye contact, and rumors began to circulate that the scene was filmed separately using green screen. When asked, Panjabi gave a cryptic response effectively confirming the suspicion. In response to their lack of screen time, Panjabi has consistently implored the audience to ask the producers, given that she has no creative control (that’s a subtle dig, given that Margulies is a producer).

While there’s no confirmed evidence of any hostility, the answer is obvious. If only I could walk into a desk job and throw down demands as to who I do and do not want to work with, and then ask my entire team to accommodate those demands no matter what the cost or inconvenience. Their vitriol is shocking, and juvenile, and they should be forced to be adults.

Wednesday

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May 2015

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The Story of Josh Duggar And His Family’s Cover-Up

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I believe in forgiveness, redemption, contrition, and rehabilitation. I believe that both rehabilitation, retribution, and protection are the purpose of prison, and without all three, society will remain stagnant.  When the news of Josh Duggar’s vile molestation of young women (including his sisters) made it’s way to the media, I was floored. You’d guess that a family with such stringent, judgmental views on what should and should not define child-raising would think twice before boasting about their chosen path, when their path produced such a deplorable act. They have long espoused that gay people should not raise children, that transgendered individuals should not share bathrooms with young kids, and so on. 

The sad story was revealed by In Touch Weekly, who obtained the police reports via the Freedom of Information Act on a hunch I can only assume began when various social media comment sections exposed this hidden truth. Someone knew this secret, and through relentless  comment campaigning, a tabloid took the reigns. 

The official police investigation of Duggar only began when Oprah’s team got wind of the allegation shortly before a planned interview, and subsequently cancelled the sit-down along with tipping off authorities. The most damning part of the story is that upon first learning of his son’s acts, it’s alleged that the family’s patriarch did nothing. When the acts continued for another year, he then sent his son to seek help at a “treatment center,” which it’s later revealed consisted more of physical labor than psychological help. Following his “treatment,” Jim Bob turned his son into then-Arkansas State Trooper Jim Hutchens who personally knew the Duggars and decided to also do nothing other than give “a stern talk.” By the time the rumor mill got wind and Oprah’s team turned them in, the Statute of Limitations had lapse and Jim Bob refused to cooperate with police. In short, it appears they protected their son at the expense of their daughters.

Since this very sad set of events has been revealed, some are coming to Josh’s defense, and the family has conveniently reminded the public that God is forgiving, and they are closer to God more now than ever. I will now take a moment to reiterate the start of this post. While faith in God is a sweet sound bite and forgiveness is a virtue, there is zero evidence to suggest that Josh received the necessary help or that his family did anything to protect their own children. I am willing to believe that there is rehabilitation for pedophiles and child molesters (albeit rare), provided the proper steps are taken. Those steps were not taken here. I don’t know this family, and statistics suggest that child molesters were often molested in their own childhood and that trauma manifests into inflicting trauma on others. It’s possible that Josh’s story is far more complex than we know, but what I know for sure is this. A family with demons should be the last to demonize others, and depraved individuals deserve help. This family should not be celebrated, TLC should cancel the show, and they should take more responsibility for mishandling this. 

Friday

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May 2015

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Blogging Break: See You Soon

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I’m taking a much needed break from all things technology, and I’ll return after Memorial Day. If you’re looking for a taste of The Dishmaster in my absence, head on over to my interview page for in-depth look at some awesome musicians. Catch ya later!!

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