Future, Ciara, and Russell Wilson Drama Continues

In the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, my eyes have opened to sexism in the media, and one such realization lies in the fact that men are often way more dramatic and messy than women. Such is the case with Future, who took aim at Seattle Seahawks player and husband of Ciara (his baby mamma), Russell Wilson, during a Beats1 interview radio interview saying:

[Wilson] do exactly what she tell him to do… He not tellin’ her, ‘Chill out with that on the internet. Don’t even talk to him. I’m your husband! You better not even bring Future’s name up!’ If that was me, she couldn’t even bring his name up. She know that. She couldn’t even bring her exes’ names up.

It’s interesting that Future recently said the hardest part of monogamy is a woman’s jealousy when his own statement about Ciara confirmed his hypocrisy. Any man that imposes parameters on what his wife/girlfriend can and cannot say is inherently possessive and jealous. That being said, Ciara and Wilson’s response seems even less mature. Posting a picture of Future’s son on social media is an innate jab wrapped in a pretty bow. If Future has inherent issues with his access/role in his son’s life, keep it private. In fact, keep the entire thing private.

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The Revivalists Hit Los Angeles — Catch Them on Tour Now

I have yet to see a show at the legendary Red Rocks  Amphitheatre, but I’ve hiked the venue in the daytime, and it’s jaw-dropping. Below is a video of The Revivalists performing “All My Friends” live from the Denver, Colorado spot. The Top 10 Alternative Radio hit can be found on their ‘Take Good Care’ LP, which was released in November of last year. The band will be performing in Los Angeles tomorrow, January 19, at The Forum for   iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2019  alongside  twenty one pilots, Muse, The Killers, Weezer, Rise Against, and Bishop Briggs.

The Revivalists consist of David Shaw (lead vocals, guitar), Zack Feinberg (guitar), Ed Williams [pedal steel guitar), George Gekas (bass), MichaelGirardot (keyboard, trumpet), RobIngraham (saxophone), Andrew Campanelli (drums) and PJ Howard (drums, percussion). 

Catch them on tour now.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Returns — Midseason Debut Holds Strong

With Meredith and DeLuca trapped in an elevator, Teddy’s baby confession, and some complications with Maggie and Avery, season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy will likely be romance driven. This would be okay if any of those romances actually landed — and for me — they have not.

Giacomo Gianniotti (DeLuca) is a welcome addition the cast, but he simply has not had much to do. He had a somewhat interesting storyline with Dr. Jeanine Mason (Sam Bello), but it was too short to be fully explored. I also adore Chris Carmack (Atticus Lincoln), but much like Gianniotti, he has limited chemistry with Pompeo and a sub-par storyline. As for Kelly McCreary (Maggie) and Jesse Williams (Avery), these two need to cut their losses and find fresh blood. I loved the conflict between Sarah Drew (April) and Williams, and no such conflict has equally sparked my interest. And forgive me if I sound like a broken record, but the chemistry is ALSO lacking. I vote for the return of Scott Speedman, and judging by the twitter uproar, so does all the other Grey’s Anatomy fans. Chemistry is hard to come by and thus far, only Kim Raver (Teddy) and Kevin McKidd (Owen) seem to have it.

Golden Globe Awards – 2019 Red Carpet Standouts

It is not lost on me that the 2019 Golden Globe Awards had some of the best fashion looks in the last decade, and it’s the first year without Fashion Police. Perhaps celebrities and stylists are more apt to take risks without the public backlash that comes with a less than stellar fashion choice? It’s time to celebrate risk, not diminish it. See below for the best looks of the night.

Halle Berry in Zuhair Murad

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Halle Berry and Lena Waithe at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Janelle Monae in Chanel

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Janelle Monae at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Nicole Kidman in Michael Kors Collection

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Nicole Kidman at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Sandra Oh in Atelier Versace

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: (l-r) Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg arrive to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Kevork Djansezian/NBC)

Sandra Oh in Versace (Winner)

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Sandra Oh in Stella McCartney

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Sandra Oh, Best Actress – TV Series, Drama, “Killing Eve” at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Kristen Bell in Zuhair Murad

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: (l-r) Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Rachel Brosnahan in Prada

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Rachel Broshahan, winner of Best Actress – TV Series, Musical or Comedy at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Regina King in Alberta Ferretti

Regina King at the 2019 Golden Globes
76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Regina King, winner of Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Jamie Lee Curtis in Alexander McQueen (another favorite)

Jamie Lee Curtis in Alexander McQueen at Golden Globes 2019
76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Ben Stiller and Jamie Lee Curtis at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Lady Gaga in Valentino

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson, winners of Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Kendall Jenner “Depressed” Over Proactiv Backlash?

Kendall Jenner is the new face of Proactiv
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KRIS JENNER MISLED US

When Kris Jenner teased an open and honest confession from Kendall Jenner, I assumed it was about her crippling anxiety disorder. In the past, Keeping Up With the Kardashians has alluded to Kendall’s mental health issues, which greatly impacted her modeling career, because the star was physically unable to even get on planes without shaking and losing her breath. She also suffers from sleep paralysis, a disorder that I can personally say is terrifying.

KENDALL IS NOT A KARDASHIAN

While I’ve come to terms with the Kardashian machine, Kendall Jenner perhaps cannot say the same. She’s a bit of an outcast, with a personality that is clearly different than her siblings. She’s admittedly more of a tomboy and although she has made some “on brand” provocative red-carpet appearances, it doesn’t seem to quite fit with her personality. She’s just a little too cool for that, and I’m not sure Kris Jenner got that memo.

THE WORD “BRAVE” SHOULD NOT BE THROWN AROUND

White t-shirt, straight-to-the-camera commercials are nothing new. They are meant to illicit a relatable nature, as if the audience and the speaker are friends. But that doesn’t quite work here. If you’re going to get money for a commercial, just own it. Don’t use the word “brave,” especially during the #MeToo movement. And if it’s true that Kendall Jenner is upset/depressed over the backlash, I feel sorry for her given her aforementioned mental health issues. That being said, she should know better. If the Pepsi debacle wasn’t a lesson to change her advisors, what is?

Kevin Hart Addresses Oscar Controversy

Forgive me for minimizing Kevin Hart’s Oscar debacle with a petty analogy, but the man reminds me of every guy I’ve ever dated who is allergic to apologizing. So allergic in fact that he says things like, “I’m sorry IF I offended you,” or “How many times are you going to mention the same thing. I’ve already apologized.” Lastly, “Can’t we just focus on the future, not the past?” When combined with fame, social media, and the a rightfully offended LGBTQ+ community, it gets even worse.

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‘The Masked Singer’ Debuts – And it’s Awesome

Gimmicks can go terribly wrong, but in the case of The Masked Singer and its mysterious head games (pun intended), FOX got it right. The fun format features celebrity performers in an elaborate costume, and it’s up to the judges (Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, Robin Thicke and Ken Jeung) to guess their identity. Billed as “TV’s wildest singing show,” it’s a fun twist on a tired, competitive format that has over-saturated the market. And the best part? The guesses are all over Twitter, including a hilarious tweet from T-Pain who many think is last night’s “monster.” See below, along with videos from the show.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner wedding
Photo courtesy of @Karlie Kloss IG

Toni Braxton and Birdman called off their engagement. Dlisted

‘Boy Meets World’ star Danielle Fishel is pregnant. E! Online

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child via surrogate. New York Post

‘The View’ co-host Abby Huntsman is pregnant with twins. ET Online

Karlie Koss released a new video from her wedding to Joshua Kushner. People

Sofia Richie and Kourtney Kardashian are #newfriendgoals. Hollywood Life

Tiffany Haddish‘s comedy set didn’t go so well . . . and that’s okay. Lainy Gossip

Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have a fourth child on the way. OK! Magazine

Courtney Love got a restraining order against Britney Spears’ former manager. The Blast

Drake seems to generate a lot of drama. The Blast, Vibe

Vincent Cassel, 52, and his 21-year-old wife are having a baby. Celebitchy

Gordon Ramsay and his wife are expecting baby #5. Bossip

Nicki Minaj‘s new boyfriend has a disturbing criminal history. The Blast

Ariana Grande is never dating again. The Blemish

Second Act — Movie Review

Second Act Movie Poster Jennifer LopezI’m no Roger Ebert, and it can therefore be somewhat difficult to articulate why a movie doesn’t quite land. In the case of Second Act, it’s pretty easy.  The movie is so on-the-nose predictable it feels as if the writer took its formula from a screenwriting book on Amazon and just plugged in new names.

I saw Second Act with my folks, and my father’s limited knowledge of pop culture meant he walked in blind to the film’s plot. His confusion was noteworthy. “What is this movie about,” he asked cantankerously. “I feel as if I walked in twenty minutes late,” he furthered. When I told him it’s about reinvention or a woman’s second shot at a new path in life, he barked, “Well that is NOT clear.”

Second Act begins with Maya’s (Jennifer Lopez) attempt at landing a big promotion. When she is passed up for a more education man, her friend Joan’s (Leah Remini) internet-savvy son submits her resume to another job without her knowledge. Because the resume is filled with inflated lies about her education and work history, she lands it. What follows is a poor man’s Working Girl (insert rivalry, a jealous and suspicious employee, and a former boss who could blow her cover). As for the rivalry, it comes with a twist that removes the movie’s conflict far too early in the film. The subsequent schmaltz-fest is just too much to bare. There’s a little levity provided by the very funny Leah Remini but unfortunately for the television comedy veteran, she simply does not have much to work with.

It should be noted that I’m a massive fan of Jennifer Lopez, and I very much wanted this movie to work. Romantic comedies are far and few between these days, and I appreciate the effort.

Adam Lambert Moves Cher to Tears at Kennedy Center Honors

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Adam Lambert is one of the best voices of our generation, and the former American Idol finalist proved his vocal prowess once again with a stunning rendition of Cher’s “Believe” at The Kennedy Center honors, which left the legend in tears. Cher later took to twitter to express her adoration for Lambert’s performance, saying her “senses [were] overwhelmed.”

You can catch Lambert with Queen for their 2019 Rhapsody tour. Watch below.