Diane Sawyer Interviews Caitlyn Jenner — Major #FAIL

It might be unfair to call the new Diane Sawyer sit-down with Caitlyn Jenner an “interview,” given that it was more an informational voice-over than a Q&A. I’ve long insisted Caitlyn Jenner is not compelling without the Kardashians at her side, and I have also long insisted that Diane Sawyer is not a good interviewer. Gone are the days of Barbara Walters, where the purpose of her question was to actually gather information. Walters’ disarming nature allowed her to ask the hard-hitting, invasive questions that everyone wanted to know. In the interview below, Caitlyn Jenner likely talked for about ten minutes of the hour, and we did not learn much.

So what SHOULD she have asked? First, I want to know about Caitlyn’s feud with Kris Jenner and the current status of the relationship. I want to know why there is such a disconnect between what Kris says she knew about Caitlyn’s transition. I also want to know about Caitlyn’s sexual orientation and whether she was attracted to her ex-wives. In fact, Kim Kardashian asked Caitlyn this very question, as she also wanted to know. Additionally, does Caitlyn empathize with her family’s struggle to accept her transition? Can she understand the incredible shock of being married to a man for 23 years that then confesses this gender-identity struggle? And why did she abandon four children but then have the wherewithal to have two more and raise four step-children as her own? If it’s true that her gender struggle negatively impacted her ability to parent, then why was she able to effectively parent six children?

Caitlyn Jenner took the wrong path to her transitional process. Instead of getting to know the trans community which she conveniently was never interested in at all, she should have provided a stark lens into her physical transformation. I realize being a woman is more than one’s physical being, but never before has anyone of that magnitude provided such insight. She should have also discussed her sexual preference more heavily. But those are all the things she is vehemently opposed to exposing. Instead, she introduced herself to the world post-transition, as if we’re all just interested in Caitlyn’s boring personality. If the Kardashians can’t stand on their own with individual shows, Caitlyn Jenner certainly cannot.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

Lamar Odom came clean about cheating on Khloe KardashianContact Music

Kim Kardashian wants another baby. E! Online

Mary J. Blige opened up about the end of her marriage. BET

Jared Pedalecki and his wife welcomed a daughter. Popsugar

David Arquette had another baby. Us Magazine

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are back together . . . again. Bossip

Scarlett Johansson’s divorce just got messy. Newser

Don’t call Candace Cameron Bure a homophobe. Wet Paint

Naya Rivera and David Spade are dating. Entertainment Tonight

Alec Baldwin discussed his drug abuse. Too Fab

ARod and JLO are twinning. Wonderwall

Lauren Conrad showcased her baby bump. MSNBC

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Drake and JLO are heating up . . . for publicity? E! Online

The Brangelina battle rages on. MSN

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj broke up. Celebuzz

Mariah Carey’s ex-husband has something to say about her career. Contact Music

Jonathan Rhys Meyers welcomed a son. People

Kim Kardashian is ready to exploit her robbery. The Superficial

T.I. and Tiny are putting their divorce differences aside. Wet Paint

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going strong. Wonderwall

Britney Spears‘ boyfriend has some serious abs. TMZ

Ciara dropped her defamation lawsuit against Future. Idolator

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC. Jezebel

Pink and Carey Hart welcomed their second child. Pop Sugar

Vivica A. Fox landed in hot water from the gay community. Too Fab

Lamar Odom finished rehab. LA Times

Serena Williams flaunted her engagement ring. LA Times

Bella Hadid Blows a Banana — Cause That’s Cool

There’s a fine line between empowering and humiliating when it comes to selling sex, and it’s difficult to articulate. For instance, I don’t mind Kim Kardashian posing naked or baring her genitals, and I would guess it’s because that’s been her brand from day one. To quote Howard Stern, she might be the most famous porn star in history. So why does the new video starring Bella Hadid for Love Magazine make me cringe? Is it because I find blowing a banana inherently gross? Though I fully support the actual act, I draw the line at simulating it for clicks. Love Magazine is known for their off color features for their holiday advent calendar, and Hadid kicked off their 25 days until Christmas countdown with the video below. Need I also point out that smoking a cigarette in a “sexy” way is grossly objectionable in 2016 (80’s throwback or not).

Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint: Here Are My Thoughts

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I know plenty of rich people, and none of them walk around wearing an engagement ring worth $4 million. First, it’s a tacky display of wealth. Second, it’s an aesthetic miss. Bigger isn’t always better, and at some point you move away from the beauty of the bauble. Lastly, it’s dangerous. Though Kim Kardashian is surrounded by security, the recent ass-kissing incident proves that she’s not as protected as she’d like to think. If that prankster had a knife, he’d have enough time to stab her. Her bodyguard pulled him to the ground, but not before he severely invaded her space.

When Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris, many asked about her bodyguard. Kardashian won’t place blame, saying he was with her sisters instead and she felt completely safe in the comfort of her hotel room. Should the bodyguard have pushed to stay with Kardashian or asked for extra security? She’s not the First Lady, but it’s a thought worth entertaining. Many have also questioned whether this was an “inside job,” given the professional nature of the hit, the knowledge of her solitary status, and the timing. But one doesn’t need to look far to discover the right time and place to access her treasure trove since she documents nearly her entire life on social media. To quote legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, “You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you.”

I’m not blaming the victim, but she should consider this a blessing in disguise. She was not hurt, her children were not present, and the perpetrators were exclusively after her jewels. Perhaps she will learn a lesson. Her brand is about excess, but in this case, the price of fame is too high.

Celebrity News: Your Weekend Rundown


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds had baby #2. E! Online

Nicole Kidman thinks she was too young to marry Tom Cruise. Yahoo

Blac Chyna tweeted Rob Kardashian’s phone number. HipHollywood

Marion Cotillard has a bun in the oven. People

Benedict Cumberbatch won’t ask Tom Hiddleston about Taylor Swift. Mtv

Kim Kardashian was assaulted. WGO

Mandy Moore supports ex Wilmer Valderrama dating her friend Minka Kelly. RTVW

Hilary Duff is dating the guy who founded Rise Nation. Style Caster

Taye Diggs ex and Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel is engaged. Bossip

Charlotte McKinney has very beautiful boobs. Egotastic

AnnaLynne McCord got real about her ex Kellan Lutz. Too Fab

Jana Kramer’s ex-husband is in rehab for sex addiction. Radar Online

Lindsay Lohan lost part of her finger. TMZ

Bethenny Frankel lost her radio show over her poor behavior. Wonderwall

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are back in business. Just Jared

Did Angelina Jolie just hire Olivia Pope to “fix” her divorce? Pop Sugar



Tabloid Gossip – Your Week of Links

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Rosie O’Donnell and her daughter reunited. MSN

Keshia Knight Pulliam named her baby after her divorce drama. ABC

Former Desperate Housewife star Jesse Metcalfe is engaged. Just Jared

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber traded Instagram barbs. Yahoo!

Actor Thomas Gibson was fired from Criminal Minds. E! Online

Kylie Minogue got married. Contact Music

JLO beat Britney. Shade Room

Lisa Marie Presley is receiving help for her addiction. Wet Paint

Leo and his new supermodel had a crash accident. Popsugar

Ivanka Trump has an adorable baby. People

Ryan Lochte is still a bozo. Vanity Fair

Chris Hardwick just proved that nerds can get the girl too. Us Weekly

Kim Kardashian has a look-a-like. TMZ

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are moving in together. Bossip

Nick Cannon is still broken over Mariah Carey. Rolling Out

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

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Is Bethenny Frankel engaged? Wonderwall

Jenna Jameson is pregnant. E! News

Drew Barrymore is officially divorced. RTW

Calvin Harris has a harem of girls. People

Cristiano Ronaldo has a spicy hot senorita. Just Jared

Michael Douglas’ son was released from jail. Contact Music

Supermodel Bar Rafaeli gave birth. Brides

A Dancing With the Stars couple tied the knot. MSN

Mary J. Blige is ending her marriage. Dlisted

Kendall Jenner has a new love interest. Pop Crush

Kim Kardashian has a very cute kid. Mtv

Thomas Gibson was fired from Criminal Minds. E! Online

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill split up. Hollywood Life

Lisa Marie Presley is getting help for her addiction. Wet Paint

R. Kelly, 49, is dating a 19 year old. In Touch

Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp broke up. ET

Former playmate Holly Madison had baby #2. MSN


How Kim Kardashian Just Tanked Taylor Swift’s Career

Is there anything better than watching two rich divas duke it out, especially when one such diva has perpetuated a squeaky clean image of propriety? Such was the case when Kim Kardashian West boldly released footage of her husband, Kanye West, receiving verbal approval from Taylor Swift for using her name in his song, ‘Famous,’ which is featured in his most recent record, ‘The Life of Pablo.’ During the phone call, Kanye can be heard reciting the lyric, “To all my southside n—-s that know me best, I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,” to which Taylor responds, “it’s like a compliment, kind of,” and “It’s obviously very tongue in cheek.” She then mentioned the flowers sent to her by Kanye and bragged about the amount of likes the photo received. 

Kim Kardashian had previously proclaimed Swift’s consent to the lyric, and Swift’s team countered with condescension, implying that Kim was merely her husband’s puppet, saying:

Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.

Kim also claimed that Swift was set to reveal her approval at the Grammys, but backtracked, which can also be heard in the conversation when Swift says, “right after the song comes out I’m going to be on a Grammys red carpet and they’re going to ask me about it and I’ll be like, ‘He called me.'” Swift immediately countered on twitter, insisting that although she can be heard approving the sex line, she cannot be heard approving the words, “that bitch,” as if the tiny dichotomy makes a difference. Plus, her entire Grammy speech was about Kanye wrongfully taking credit for her success, not about the misogyny of the word “bitch.” In fact, Swift also says, “You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that I sold 7 million of that album before you did that which is what happened, you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.” I can only assume that’s in reference to the line about making her famous. And though she has tried to worm out of this by claiming she was never “played the song,” for approval, as one twitter user rightfully pointed out, she did not call John Mayer for approval of “Dear John,” nor did she call the plethora of other exes she bashed in her music using very specific references to their identity. Furthermore, most rappers don’t call for approval at all. Ask Eminem.

To quote Katy Perry, Taylor Swift is “Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” and she’s been exposed. It’s time to stop attacking Kanye and open our eyes to the Swift machine that is now breaking down. Having said that, it must be noted that an industry insider friend of mine is insistent that this is one big publicity stunt involving all three parties, and it’s spinning too far out of control. He predicts that there will be a very public amends, followed by an appearance by Kanye on Taylor’s upcoming record, which is all part of the master plan or long game. It’s certainly possible, and time will tell. 

Kim Kardashian Talks Taylor Swift on KUWTK

Kim Kardashian almost had me in the clip below, but she took an unfortunate left turn when she once again defended Kanye’s infamous Taylor Swift stage-crash. In reference to Swift “playing the victim,” Kim explains that she felt it was time to defend Kanye over a lyric in ‘The Life of Pablo’ in which Kanye claims that he “made that bitch famous.” According to Swift, she did not approve the line, but team Kardashian-West insists otherwise. It’s still unclear whether Kim personally witnessed Swift’s approval or simply heard a second-hand version from Kanye. I agree that Swift is humorless, takes herself too seriously, and is a bit of a hypocrite, but Kim should have simply stopped at “Kanye should not continue to be punished.”
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