– Robert Pattinson: ‘Every person I know who’s got famous is completely nuts’ [Celebitchy]
You’ll have to visit Paper Magazine’s website in order to get the full scoop, but judging by the magazine’s latest cover, I feel a little embarrassed for Nikki Minaj. Can you just imagine the kind questions and comments Nikki Minaj’s various family members will have when meeting up for the holidays? Then again, if Nikki is picking up the expensive tabs at various high-end ski resorts or other winter vacations spots, I feel like the comments will be generally positive. With that said, what would compel someone to do such a shoot anyway? It’s like agreeing to get a giant penis tattoo on your face–except you can’t ever get rid of it regardless of how hard you tried to scrub the Internet.
Paper Magazine’s photog’s pitch: “Nikki, I hope you’re sitting down b/c I have a great idea for our winter 2017 cover! It’s not going to be just one or two of you, but a total of three Nikki Minajes on the cover! Nikki #1 will be sitting in a chair between the other two Nikkies. One Nikki will be groping a boob while the other will be on her knees pretending to lick your cooch! Tell me how you love it!!”
[Awkward silence lasting 10 seconds]
Paper Magazine’s photog’s pitch: “Nikki, you still there? Seems like we might have a bad connection.”
Nikki Minaj’s response: [Fill in the blank.]
Well, she obviously went through it, but I’m going to give Nikki the benefit of the doubt and assume it took a little convincing before she agreed to the cover!
At least we hope that’s the case! And lucky for her Ana, creepy douchebags like Harvey Weinstein won’t have anything to do with her success—or at least, we think that’s the case! Having said that, let’s face it, there are countless others in the deep-pocketed, creepy producer/director/actor community lurking in Hollywood, so it’s not exactly safe to assume that the entertainment biz is completely clean! Certainly it’s cleaner, but far from sparkling! The rules of the game may change, but people in power will always manipulate the less powerful to get what they want.
Apologies for the slight digression. Let’s turn our attention to Ana De Armas. These photos were snapped at an event showcasing rising stars over the weekend as part of the 7th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival. Ana Recently struck gold with a role in the critically acclaimed “Blade Runner 2049,” which is currently in theaters. You can read more about the actress on her Wiki and follow her on Instagram.
For one thing, it’s really long. You have to assume that by the end of the fourth paragraph, they would’ve started playing the music signaling him to wrap up his apologies and move on backstage for the obligatory photos with his too-long-to-list of co-stars. Oh whatever, we’ll list them anyway (deep breath)…Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Sheen, Ben Affleck, Oliver Stone, Hollywood writer and director James Toback (has a total of 230 accusers FYI!), horndogg photog Terry Richardson, former president-turned-ass-grabber George H. W. Bush, political commentator Mark Halperin, Jeremy Piven, Dustin Hoffman, Brett Ratner, Ed Westwick, Steven Seagal (SNL needs do a skit on Steven Seagal working his mojo!)—just to name the more prominent ones.
Most of you probably skimmed Louis C.K.’s statement already, but if you read it in the context of him winning some sort of award, it’s slightly more amusing. It definitely seems like he’s doing a lot of thinking out loud following long visits to the offices of his various shrinks, therapist and publicists, but hey it’s better than most of the other statements!
And the Oscar for Best Male Comedian in 2017’s Accused Sexual Harassers goes to… LOUIS C.K.!
Enter: Louis C.K. slowly and quietly walks up to the stage with his eyes looking to the floor. Louis reluctantly pulls out a folded note from his suit pocket and reads it.
“I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.
I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of ‘Better Things,’ ‘Baskets,’ ‘The Cops,’ ‘One Mississippi,’ and ‘I Love You Daddy.’ I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.
I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.
Thank you for reading.”
Among all the post-accusation statements, I have to admit, Louis C.K. gets an A for appearance of sincerity and overall clarity. The fact that he’s not in denial or suffering from amnesia gives him a leg up on the others in his path to “recovery.” Also, you have to love how people can check into an expensive “sex addiction therapy” clinic in hopes to come out “cured” or whatever you’re supposed to come out as.
Most people think that Donald Trump could hire a bunch of mannequins to work for him and it wouldn’t make much difference in the way he thinks or acts. For the most part, let’s face it, that’s a fairly accurate assumption.
Enter Hope Hicks.
Wikipedia states that Hope is an “American communications and public relations consultant and former model who is the current White House Communications Director for President Donald Trump.” Her Wiki goes on to add the following:
From January to September 2017, she served as White House Director of Strategic Communications, a role created for her. She previously served as the press secretary and early communications director for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, as well as the national press secretary for his presidential transition team, and before that was an employee of The Trump Organization. She is Trump’s longest-serving political aide.
The 29-year-old came into her current position following Anthony Scaramucci‘s brief stint on the job. Previously I thought Hope was simply one of Scaramucci’s hot assistants and Donald Trump gave her the job mainly for superficial reasons, but this chick has been working her communications A-game for a while now with Team Trump—thanks mainly to her Ivanka Trump connection! I find it somewhat unbelievable that the Trump administration actually created a position of White House Director of Strategic Communications specifically for Hope. Then again, the fact that she’s traveling closely alongside Donald as he maneuvers through Asia should force us to give the former model the benefit of the doubt.
We’re not sure how much work Hope has on her plate while working for such an overpowering public figure like Donald Trump, but she’s certainly enjoying making fashion statements. She apparently wore a lady-tux to a dinner in Japan and Donald Trump tweeted out a photo earlier today of Hope rocking an 80s-inspired turtleneck, complete with poofy shoulder! She’s standing next to Donald Trump’s senior advisor for policy Stephen Miller, who, believe it or not, is only 32 himself!
Congratulations to all of the ”DEPLORABLES” and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory! pic.twitter.com/7ifv5gT7Ur
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
Here’s another photo of Hope working her style at an event in South Korea on Wednesday:
Photo Credit: Daily Mail
I guess that’s one of the many perks of scoring the role of “Wonder Woman.” If that wasn’t enough, Gal Gadot was so good at the role that the film went on to earn a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Let’s face it, it’s not exactly easy climbing over the 90% mountain, so we have to give a lot of credit to the former member of the Israeli military & her decision making skills.
These latest photos are part of a shoot Gal did for the December issue of Elle and the 32-year-old actress is currently making the rounds promoting her latest film, “Justice League” in which she stars alongside other superheros played by an ensemble cast featuring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons. The film, which had reportedly had a $300 million budget, revolves around Batman and Wonder Woman uniting a team consisting of themselves, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to honor Superman following his death. What the hell? Superman died?! That’s possible? I hope I’m not the only wone who’s lost and confused in the world of Marvel superhero movies. You can read more about film’s plot here.
By chance, does anyone know which sushi joint Gal is being so secretive about in the article? You can read the full article on Elle.
Gadot (pronounced Guh-dote) insisted that we meet at this strip-mall hole-in-the-wall, asking that the name of the place stay off the record. “Because, as you can see, it’s small, only eight chairs. It’s fucking amazing.”
Suffice it to say we’re at a sushi joint, and given the prices on the menu, the fish were hand-caught by Aquaman this morning. Gadot orders a beer and the omakase (chef’s choice), telling the waiter, “No salmon eggs, no sea urchin, no clams.” Same here.
“You’re gonna love it,” she says. “They take the temperature of the fish, cut the fish a certain way…remember Soup Nazi on Seinfeld? ‘No soup for you!’ It’s like that—they say, ‘No wasabi! No soy sauce!’ They manage your mouth.” She arches an eyebrow, snaps her chopsticks apart, and leans in. “Do not—do not—talk about this place.”
The accent is definitely working for her. Deep and exotic, it makes whatever Gadot happens to say funnier, or sadder, or sillier, or more serious, and overall extra-charming. Even more so when she transposes words or drops one from a sentence, or furrows her brow while struggling with a definition: “What does this mean, resolute?
IDLYITW: The All-Right Really Wants Taylor Swift; Tuna Digs Into Alexis Ren; Dlsited: Ed Westwick Denies Rape Allegations
– Alexis Ren Is Killing Instagram [HollywoodTuna]
– Nicole Scherzinger Busts Out Her Tanned and Shiny Big Guns [Egotastic]
– Taylor Swift Is Suing A Blog With 225 Twitter Followers [IDonLikeYouInThatWay]
– Jimmy Kimmel: ‘I have no interest in protecting Harvey Weinstein’ [Celebitchy]
– Josephine Skriver Butt Shot of the Day [Drunken Stepfather, NSFW]
Photo Credit: Instagram
Their latest makeup can’t be brushed aside as a your run of the mill PR stunt, right? (Ok, 98% chance that it’s still a PR stunt!) If these two were still 20-year-olds, I might consider it, but they don’t exactly need the extra fame or money that might come bundled with once-again rekindling an old relationship!
We’ll let the numbers do the talking! Justin, believe it or not, has an estimate net worth upwards of $200 million and 100 million Twitter followers along with 93.1 million more on Instagram! As for Selena, her estimated net worth stands at around $50 million coupled with 54 million Twitter and 129 million Instagram followers. I think it’s safe to say that those numbers are just insane.
So, with that said, maybe these two are rekindling with a different mindset this time around? Or who knows, maybe Justin simply knows exactly which buttons to press in order to get Selena considering makeup sex again. Regardless, both people seem to be in a place in their respective lives and careers where they probably don’t care what third parties have to say about their private lives. Now, I’m not saying that Selena’s stupid enough to get knocked up or anything, but fast-forward five years, I think it’s very possible!
This latest hookup will probably last a few weeks at best—or at least until Justin gets drunk one night and posts a selfie with groupies before dabbling in a casual threesome after one of his tour stops.
Let’s just say this isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a presumably “aging Hollywood actress,” who by the way, is supposed to be way past her prime after celebrating her 44th birthday earlier this summer. Kate Beckinsale must be feeling very young & sexy earlier this morning as she posted a photo from 2012 featuring herself laying on a bed while pulling one of her legs over her head. You gotta love her fearlessness (#YoGoGirl)!
Now don’t get me wrong, Brie Larson is a beautiful (in a girl-next-door type of way) woman, but seriously, what’s up with those toes? Sure the dress she’s wearing forces the eyes to stay up north, but for those of us who like to venture off the beaten path certainly got a painful surprise. Come on, Brie! You can do much better than this!