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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10 seconds left in the 4 quarter hoe’s are Winning. Do you want A range rover, 🤩yes, bitch yassss. Then just run out 🏃‍♀️💨and suck a dick. LOL smh🤦‍♂️#lecheminduroi #bransoncognac

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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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The Oscars — Highlights From the Night

The 91st Academy Awards seemed to be in dire straights with the Kevin Hart debacle, but the host-less ceremony went off without a hitch and even saw a slight uptick in ratings. Does that mean we should forgo a funnyman/woman next year? I’m not sure, but it certainly had to happen this year. No comedian wanted to go near the ceremony after Kevin Hart stepped down, and that was likely the right decision. 

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Justin Bieber, That Vogue Interview, and His Depression

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, March 2019

I like Justin Bieber. In fact, I might be one of the only people to defend his many random rants. But the news that he’s receiving treatment for depression coupled with the insistence that it “has nothing to do” with his wife Hailey is not surprising. The new couple recently did an interview with Vogue Magazine, and while others thought it a cute inside look at their romance, I saw their mutual misery as absolutely alarming.

Read the most telling quotes below:
Hailey
“The thing is, marriage is very hard. That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.”
Justin

“I’ve made some bad decisions personally, and in relationships. Those mistakes have affected my confidence in my judgment. It’s been difficult for me even to trust Hailey. We’ve been working through stuff. And it’s great, right?”

Hailey (of a past betrayal)
“Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through.”
Justin“Fighting is good. Doesn’t the Bible talk about righteous anger? We don’t want to lose each other. We don’t want to say the wrong thing, and so we’ve been struggling with not expressing our emotions, which has been driving me absolutely crazy because I just need to express myself, and it’s been really difficult to get her to say what she feels.”

Hailey (in reference to the Belieber backlash about their marriage)

“I prayed to feel peace about the decision [to marry], and that’s where I landed. I love him very much. I have loved him for a long time.”

Justin (on being homebodies)

“She’s trying to be this grown-up. I think we can be married and still have fun and enjoy our adolescence. That’s something we’re talking about.”

I realize that I’ve plucked out the most negative parts of the interview, so if you’d like to read it in full and judge for yourself, head on over to Vogue Magazine. But be aware that I generously only pulled the actual quotes, because the interviewers observations and asides are even worse.

Tabloid Gossip — Your Week of News

DF-11915_R2 – L-R: Gwilym Lee (Brian May), Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), and Joe Mazzello (John Deacon) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

Pete Davidson is dating my girlfriend. People

Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill welcomed their second child. Us Weekly

NeNe Leakes just came for Lisa Vanderpump. Too Fab

Aly Raisman discussed her ex-boyfriend, The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood. ET Online

Natalie Maines’ estranged husband wants a lot of money in alimony. Dlisted

Birdman and Toni Braxton are back on. The Blast

Cardi B and Offset were spotted canoodling. Hollywood Life

Roger Matthews responded to JWOWW’s abuse allegations. New York Post

Mo’Nique allegedly threatened Steve Harvey during an appearance on his show. The Blast

Gisele’s sobriety ended her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. Stuff

Halsey and Yungblud are heating up. TMZ

Brangelina called a brief truce. Socialite Life

Rami Malek said working with Bryan Singer on Bohemian Rhapsody was “not pleasant.” Vulture

Paris Jackson opened up about her mental health. Just Jared

Liam Payne and Naomi Campbell are enjoying each other’s company. Radar