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Wednesday

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May 2016

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Woody Allen Interview: Talks Soon-Yi

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The tortured tale of Woody Allen and Soon Yi Previn is decades long, and it reached its peak when his daughter from a previous relationship with Mia Farrow accused Woody of sexually molesting her (Woody adamantly denies this). He no longer speaks to the family he left behind when he married Soon Yi and needless to say, their relationship is flooded with vitriol. In a recent interview, Allen fanned the flames, explaining that he gave Soon Yi a better life. He still sounds a tad parental, but that might also just be Woody’s general nature.

One of the great experiences of my life has been my wife. She had a very, very difficult upbringing in Korea: She was an orphan on the streets, living out of trash cans and starving as a 6-year-old. And she was picked up and put in an orphanage. And so I’ve been able to really make her life better. I provided her with enormous opportunities, and she has sparked to them. She’s educated herself and has tons of friends and children and got a college degree and went to graduate school, and she has traveled all over with me now. She’s very sophisticated and has been to all the great capitals of Europe. She has just become a different person.

Wednesday

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May 2016

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Rumer Willis Speaks Out About Photo-Shopping

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There’s no bigger proponent of promoting natural looks than myself, and while magazines can certainly airbrush photos to diminish imperfections, there’s a vast difference between disguising a pimple and altering someone’s entire face. When a Vanity Fair photographer severely altered Rumer Willis’ jaw for a photoshoot, the outspoken star took to Instagram to ask for the photo’s removal and likened the act to “bullying.” It might seem like an interesting choice of words, but I’d say it’s accurate. What’s next? Photo-shopping nose jobs? The Willis sisters are especially vulnerable to attack, given that they are spawn of two of the most famous people in history. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There’s no one standard for beauty, and everyone should not look the same. I won’t name names, but there’s certain people in Hollywood whose faces are so altered in similar ways, I cannot tell the difference between them.

Monday

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May 2016

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Old Navy Features Interracial Couple: Racists Erupt

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Old Navy revealed their latest add, which features an interracial family enjoying their clothes, and we’ve learned a few things as a result. First, racist people enjoy twitter. Second, we are not as far along as we once thought. Third, we might be further along than we thought, but racist people are just a little louder than everyone else who chooses not to comment on something that is actually normal. Fourth, Old Navy picked up on the natural hair trend, and that model looks fabulous. Fifth, I must buy a new button-down. And lastly, Louis C.K. is correct when he says that the future looks bleak for white people.

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Monday

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May 2016

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KUTK Premiere: Caitlyn Jenner v. Khloe Kardashian

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You’d think that if your entire fortune was based on the Kardashian empire, you’d be a little more grateful for the family that made you famous. But Caitlyn Jenner missed the memo. When the transgender LGBT advocate caught wind of Khloe Kardashian’s Howard Stern interview, she erupted and insisted that her ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s’ step-daughter should simply smile and say only kind things. You can imagine Khloe’s reaction, given Caitlyn’s extremely honest Vanity Fair interview, which involved a very negative account of Kris Jenner’s actions toward not only her transition, but Caitlyn’s children from previous marriageS. And though I have zero issues with honestly and bemoan biting one’s tongue, I do have an issue with hypocrisy, and Caitlyn takes the cake. She’s so concerned with creating a positive image post-transition that she’s forgotten that what the public truly craves is authenticity. In fact, I’d advise Caitlyn to appear on Howard Stern and tell her own story. And yes, I am aware Bruce Jenner is a gold medalist. But both Bruce and Caitlyn have done absolutely nothing since that win, and without the Kardashians, no one would care at all anymore.
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Monday

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May 2016

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Steve Miller Blasts the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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I love truth tellers, especially when it’s in the name of efficiency for the greater good. When Steve Miller was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary singer/songwriter took the opportunity to blast the organization for its ridiculous policies, including its $10,000 fee for any extra tickets. Miller made it clear that though it’s nice to have ONE TICKET for his wife, his bandmates would also like to bring guests.. He also made note of their ludicrous legal contract, in which Miller was asked to indemnify the Hall of Fame. As a lawyer, I can say that’s pretty standard, but that doesn’t make it any less stupid. It basically means if the Hall of Fame gets sued for any reason related to the music played by Miller at the event, Miller is responsible for any and all fees. As for The Black Keys introducing him during the event? Well, he simply hadn’t heard of them, so he was less than honored by their presence.

All kidding aside, I read a post-interview with The Black Keys, and they had a different perspective that’s actually on point. They are fans of Steve Miller, and they left their children at home to take three days out of their life to honor an icon, and the man couldn’t take five seconds to simply google their accomplishments. For lead singer Dan Auerbach, he hopes that when he’s in his “twilight years, [he] can look back and be grateful to the people who have appreciated [him] and to be able to give back.” According to Dan “music is about sharing and passing on inspiration and that was [Steve Miller’s] opportunity to do that; not just lashing out in a way that was just completely unfocused.” So is Miller just a prickly old rock star that isn’t up with the times? Probably. But during a recent interview with Howard Stern, Ice Cube expressed the exact same discontent with Hall of Fame for N.W.A’s induction, so the man is obviously onto something.

Sunday

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May 2016

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Rebecca Romijn v. Yolanda Foster: “Your Children Aren’t Supermodels”

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After listening to Rebecca Romijn’s recent rant about Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid not being true supermodels, it suddenly occurred to me that the former model and Mrs. John Stamos missed her calling as a co-host of ‘The View.’ When asked for her opinion on the rise of social media supermodels during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Romijn said:

No one has proven yet that numbers of followers translates to revenue. So it is frustrating. I know a lot of people — legitimate fashion people — can’t stand it. Hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels. And the thing is, I have always looked to Vogue magazine to lead the way, not be a follower. I rely on Vogue to set the standard, not follow what everybody else is doing. So I have been disappointed that fashion magazines have been supporting this trend of social media stars to set our style standards. But it will change; fashion always does. “

Needless to say, Mama bear and current cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ Yolanda Foster, responded harshly, saying, “They accomplished more at half your age in the fashion industry.” So is anyone right, and is it even worth the ruffled feathers? For starters, nepotism and connections run just about every industry, especially Hollywood. Without it, we wouldn’t have Drew Barrymore, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Jane Fonda, Angelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., etc . . . In fact, from my limited armchair experience, all of my inner circle (outside of Tinseltown) landed their jobs through connections. But connections are only the first step in a long list of qualifications, and they would go nowhere without natural talent and dedicated work ethic. I’d give a list of many connected people in the industry that have failed to prove that point, but it would not be kind to do so. Rebecca does; however, makes a larger point worth nothing. Just because one has a flurry of followers, does not mean their presence alone will push purchases. It also is a slightly lazy choice on the part of the fashion industry, who is using the public to field their stars, rather than finding them on their own. If the vetting process starts with social media rather than an innate ability to scope talent, then you’re going to miss a lot of potential powerhouses. And that goes with any industry. Also, does their focus on their personal life cloud the consumer? Does it become more about the person than the collection? It’s certainly worth exploring, and I find it refreshing that Rebecca actually gave her true opinion, completely unafraid of the backlash. If we focus too much on politically correct talking points we will all be a bunch of robots.

Saturday

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April 2016

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Madonna Reunites With Son – Shares it on Instagram

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Forgive me for stating the obvious, but one would think that after a long, very-public and painful custody battle over her teenage son, Madonna might think twice about using social media to promote their visits. After all, when it was first revealed that Rocco Ritchie preferred to stay in London with his father, Guy Ritchie, it was believed he wanted a more private upbringing and no longer wished to live his life on tour. Madonna fought hard for his return, and when a judge encouraged her and her ex to act like adults and reach an out of court agreement, they finally relented. So what gives? I understand the desire to share your love for your children with the world, but can’t she do that with her closest friends instead?

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Saturday

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April 2016

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Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ — Is “Becky” a Ploy to Drive Sales

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There’s no doubt that Beyonce is a powerful performer with something to say, and Lemonade is no exception. But while others are picking through the lyrics for evidence of Jay Z’s infidelity and the source of “Becky with the good hair,” I’d like to burst the bubble of this collective narrative in favor of a more realistic explanation. Becky doesn’t exist, and this is an elaborate ploy from two marketing masters to use marital drama as the catalyst for record sales. As for the rollout, it was strategic. It launched on HBOGo for 24 hours, followed by exclusive streaming on Jay Z’s Tidal, and then a general release via iTunes and Amazon.com.  And the stellar sales indicate her “windowing” method worked in her favor. So did Jay cheat, and was that infamous elevator incident the glaring evidence, only to be relayed later via a musical platform? And would Jay place this on Tidal, knowing he’d receive backlash from the Beyhive? This power couple generated buzz in the most blatant of ways, and though I’ll drink their Lemonade because it tastes good, I think I know where it came from.

Tuesday

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April 2016

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Kelly Ripa Returns With Classy, Funny Monologue

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Kelly Ripa returned to ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ after a press firestorm surrounding Strahan’s abrupt departure to ‘Good Morning America.’ Though it might seem impossible to make light of a difficult situation, Ripa stayed true to her classy form with some funny jokes and genuine honesty. She said she deserved to take two days off after over two decades with ABC, and she’s been assured that her show is in fact a priority. She also said there were snipers with tranquilizer darts ready in case she went off script. Strahan seemed to take it in stride, once again assuring Ripa that she is the Queen and he’s honored to have worked beside her. Their love-fest was short-lived; however, because it’s recently been revealed that Strahan will leave earlier than expected.

In everyday life, when one is upset with the executives in charge, he or she might call in sick in silent defiance and fly under the radar. Ripa is not given that same luxury, because the world is watching. I’ve previously noted that she has been given sexist treatment from the media and I still must tip my hat to her maturity. As for Strahan, I don’t blame him for taking a higher-paying job, but I think it’s the wrong move. To quote Andy Cohen, when your name is in the title of a show, how could you forgo that in favor of an ensemble? It must also be noted that Ripa can find solace in the fact that ABC will be punished for their poor, disrespectful move, because it has impacted Strahan’s squeaky clean image, which will make it more difficult to win viewers at his new post. So good job, guys.

Monday

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April 2016

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Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

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Susan Sarandon and Debra Messing had a twitter feud. Just Jared

Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgard are dating. E! Online

Chyna’s family plans to donate her brain to science. TMZ

Paris Hilton and her boyfriend broke up. Perez

Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna called a truce. Us Mag

LeAnn Rimes is back in a bikini. Radar Online

Michael Buble has a very cute kid. Pop Sugar

Zac Efron and Sam Miro broke up. Just Jared

Did Jay Z cheat on Beyonce with Rachel Roy? Daily Beast

Is Chloe Moretz dating Brooklyn Beckham? People

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