Is Constance Wu Ungrateful? Fresh of the Boat Star Apologizes

FRESH OFF THE BOAT – ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Constance Wu as Jessica Huang. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Constance Wu dug a deep whole for herself. And given her girl-next-door branding on the heels of Crazy Rich Asians, it’s going to take a lot of time to dig herself out. For those late to the party, Wu was none to please to find out that her hit ABC series Fresh off the Boat was renewed for a sixth season, and she made her objection known on social media, writing “dislike” under an Instagram post about the renewal. She also wrote “fucking hell” on twitter followed by the words “no it’s not” in response to a fan saying it was “good news.”

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Pete Davidson Stands His Ground at Comedy Gig

Can Pete Davidson catch a break? While I understand he invited a world of backlash when he publicly discussed his relationship with superstar Ariana Grande, the time has come to let it go. He’s been honest about his mental health issues, and the man is trying to move on with his life. During a recent standup comedy gig, Davidson bailed because the comedy club owner was allegedly under strict instructions from camp Pete not to mention Pete’s famous exes — and he went ahead and mentioned them anyhow.

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50 Cent Calls Out Randall Emmett and Lala Kent

VANDERPUMP RULES — “Rules of Engagement” Episode 721 — Pictured: Lala Kent — (Photo by: Nicole Weingart/Bravo)

There’s one very important lesson I learned from my mother: When people brag about their relationships, there’s trouble afoot. Note that I learned many other lessons from my mother, but that one holds particular importance today, because of 50 Cent’s beef over money with Randall Emmett, the executive producer of the Starz series, Power. According to 50, Randall owes him one million dollars, and according to Randall’s girlfriend/Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent, Randall has that money to give.

Fans of the Bravo series know that Lala continuously brags about her fiancé’s financial status, including private jets, Gucci slides, and a Rolls Royce. That doesn’t bode well for a man like 50, who makes the most of social media shaming. Perhaps there is trouble in paradise for Randall and Lala, the perfect May-December pair?

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Andy Cohen Calls Out Lala Kent’s Botox

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN — Episode 16060 — Pictured: (l-r) Lala Kent, Ariana Madix — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

While I usually frown upon other men commenting on a woman’s appearance, I condone Andy Cohen’s callout of Lala Kent, whose overuse of botox represents a very troubling problem with women in their twenties — their faces are all freezing! Cohen also once asked Khloe Kardashian, “What is going on with your ass?!” when it became extremely obvious that something big had changed. I once overloaded a concealor that I realized was far-too-light when a co-worker innocently asked “why my eyes looked so bright.” Sometimes you need a bit of a push to put a stop to poor decisions, and if it’s something that can be changed — all the better.

Kim Kardashian Studying to Become a Lawyer — My Thoughts

Kim Kardashian cover of Vogue Magazine
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When Kim Kardashian announced she was studying to become a lawyer in an interview with Vogue Magazine, I was immediately impressed and elated. That might surprise some, given my love/hate relationship with the Kardashians and the fact that I myself am a licensed attorney. In the past, I’ve taken issue with some of their business choices, particularly the alleged copy of other independant designers for their own product lines and their hawking of ridiculous products on Instagram. That being said, I take absolutely no issue with Kim Kardashian studying to become a lawyer. In fact, I embrace it. Continue reading “Kim Kardashian Studying to Become a Lawyer — My Thoughts”

The Best Beauty/Wellness Products for Women in Their Thirties

I’m a sucker for a gimmick, but when I get it right, I want to share the wealth with my closest cohorts, and that includes my readers. Here are the top ten products that are worthy of their hype.

10. Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream

Once upon a time I became paranoid about crow’s feet and a possibly droopy eyelid, so I splurged on this little jar of joy. It’s now a regular on my replacement list, which says a lot given my frugality. It might not be a miracle worker, but it sure feels like it.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck v. Barbara Walters — Backstage Battle Exposed

There’s a tape circulating which features Elisabeth Hasselbeck walking off the show after being scolded by Barbara Walters during a heated Hot Topic about abortion. It offers a fascinating inside look into the The View during its Barbara Walters/Bill Geddie reign. Though I remember lauding Walters for admonishing a far-too-intense Hasselbeck, age, time, and our current climate has resulted in me viewing this exchange with a different lens.

Hasselbeck was on an island alone for years, and she held her own on that island. By all accounts, Walters was not the easiest to work with, and it makes sense to have a conversation about Hasselbeck’s tone OFF the air. In short, she humiliated her in front of a live audience. Even more interesting from the clip, is the genius that is Bill Geddie, for somehow finding a way to comfort Hasselbeck, convince her to go on the air, and simultaneously explain Walters’ point of view without defending it. To do that in less than four minutes is incredible. Watch below.

Abby Huntsman Grabs Zachary Levi’s Bicep — Double Standard?

Call me a troublemaker, but when Abby Huntsman fawned over Zachary Levi’s body by leaving her seat to grab his bicep, I couldn’t help but think of the double standard. If a male co-host had put his hands on a female guest, there would be an uproar. If men have to respect the personal space of women, then women need to do the same.

“Operation Varsity Blues” and a Troubling Unearthed Interview With Lori Loughlin

Just about everyone on planet earth has sounded off on “Operation Varsity Blues,” a detailed effort on the part of wealthy parents to manipulate their children’s chances of entering elite universities via bribes, the retroactive manipulation of SAT scores, and a false declaration of athletic status. Fuller House star Lori Loughlin and Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman are both in jail as a result. I have nothing new to say of any value, but I would like to point out a video with Lori Loughlin and her daughter which initially troubled me, and it has now been put into a greater context.

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Gayle King Interviews R. Kelly — My Thoughts

If I learned anything from Robert Kelly’s interview with Gayle King, it’s that the art of the interview has been lost. Gone are the Barbara Walters days of truncated, tricky questions that illicit admissions, no matter how prepared and media trained the subject. Many are complimenting King’s composure during Kelly’s volcanic eruption, as she gently and effectively interrupted his useless rant and encouraged him to take his seat. While I also think King’s composure deserves praise, I question whether an interview can be deemed effective when the phrasing of a question causes such a rant in the first place.

An interview is not about accountability, despite the desires of social media. It’s about information gathering. And if you aren’t gathering any information and are instead just witnessing his temperament, we’ve gotten nowhere. If it were me, I’d say, “How would you describe your relationship with Jocelyn Savage?”

Though many have also suggested that R. Kelly does not deserve a platform, I’m fine with it. We’ve interviewed serial killers, pedophiles, etc., and I think those interviews are important — as information gathering. I draw exception when there is a pending criminal case that could influence the potential jury pool. Let investigators do their job before you put this man on television. In fact, interview R. Kelly from behind bars instead.