Thomas Menino Dies: Beloved Boston Mayor Was 71

Thomas M. Menino – the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston – died today at the age of 71.

Thomas Menino

Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised.

Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino announced that he was battling an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Menino’s most notable achievement in recent years may have been serving as a source of strength and guidance for frightened citizens in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013.

“Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades,” said President Obama in a statement issued earlier today.

“As Boston’s longest-serving mayor, Tom helped mane his hometown the vibrant, welcoming, world-class place it is today. His legacy lives on in every neighborhood he helped revitalize, every school he helped turn around, and every neighborhood he helped make a safer, better place to live.”

Menino leaves behind his wife Angela, as well as two children and six grandchildren.

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!

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Khloe Kardashian: Posts Booty-ful Lingerie Photo to Celebrate 14 MILLION Instagram Followers!

It’s been a tough few months for Khloe Kardashian.

First she dumped French Montana, presumably after learning he cheated on with every chick he laid eyes on.

Then she attempted to divorce Lamar Odom (finally) but apparently hasn’t been able to locate the dude.

Fortunately, KK has a productive way of dealing with stress: Based on the photos she’s been posting, Khloe hits the gym every day.

So naturally when it came time to mark the occasion of reaching 14 million (!) Instagram followers she decided to celebrate by showing the world that all that hard work has paid off:

Khloe Kardashian Butt Photo

Khloe’s unlikely to win any feminist fans by captioning the pic “#THOT” (Internet slang for “that hoe over there”), but the shot itself should certainly gain her more male followers.

Khloe even blurred out the rest of the pic to ensure that all eyes are on her famous Kardashian asset.

There’s been rumors that Khloe is suffering from an eating disorder, but she certainly looks healthy to us.

Perhaps even more importantly, despite all the break-ups and drama of the past year, it certainly looks as though Khloe isn’t suffering from any self-esteem issues.

Maybe we can all learn something from the youngest Kardashian sister. Or maybe we should just all stare at this pic.

Khloe Kardashian Green Screen Pic

Khloe Kardashian chills here in front of a green screen. She is now the big 3-0!!!

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Juan Pablo Galavis to Nikki Ferrell: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell just called it quits, or so we’re told, but that didn’t stop him from flat out gushing over his former (?) girlfriend online.

Juan Pablo Galavis with Nikki Ferrell Pic

“Happy BIRTHDAY to one of the women with the BIGGEST and most CARING hearts I have ever MET,” Juan Pablo wrote on Instagram. “Besitos @Nikki_Ferrell”

A nice sentiment, but the timing is just plain bizarre.

Earlier this week, we learned that Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell broke up, to the surprise of literally no one who knows anything about the gruesome twosome.

If anything, the surprise was that Nikki seemed to only recently realize just what kind of character she’s dating if you watch Couples Therapy online.

While not exactly endearing herself – Nikki BEASTING on fools because there are cameras on her or she doesn’t get her way is hard to swallow – he didn’t deserve her.

Never did. Yet she stuck with him for a long time.

Last night’s big episode seemed to reinforce what the rest of us have been thinking for some time, as Nikki realized she gives and Juan Pablo just takes.

Add to this a slew of reports that he was using her for fame and relevance while she just wanted a guy who would tell her he loves her … which he never did.

In any case, it’s no surprise who dumped who.

Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Kiss

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

What did come as a shock was his birthday shout out. If she’s one of the biggest and most caring hearts he’s ever known, why treat her the way he did?

Is he honestly, seriously trying to win her back, publicly?

It’s either that or he’s making a desperate bid to salvage his reputation – in the eyes of Nikki and the public – despite how much he protests that he doesn’t care.

If he was using her for relevance and to remain in the public eye (to bolster his changes of representing pro athletes and other celebs, supposedly), well …

Where does the breakup leave him now? Eees over.

Here’s hoping Nikki gives him the cold shoulder she should have offered up almost a year ago on The Bachelor finale. Better late than never, right?

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June Shannon Refused to Believe Her Daughter Was Molested by Mark McDaniel, Source Says

The ongoing Shannon family sexual abuse scandal continues to get uglier this week as a slew of shocking new details were made public.

It all started last Friday when TMZ reported that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.

  • This is June Shannon
  • Mark McDaniel Mug Shot

We later learned that June’s eldest daughter Anna Shannon was McDaniel’s victim and that he abused the now 20-year-old in horrific fashion when she was just 8 years old.

As more information about the circumstances of the abuse became available many expressed shock that McDaniel was allowed out of prison, and that June Shannon is allowed to continue raising children.

A police report revealed that McDaniel threatened to kill Anna if she reported the molestation. He was eventually arrested after she told her teachers, but first the young girl tried in vain to get her mother to intervene:

“June didn’t believe any of it,” says a source. “She listened to her boyfriend’s denials instead.”

Yes, June was reportedly made aware of the abuse, but did nothing to stop it.

That’s just one of the many reasons that former fans of the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are calling for the state of Georgia to step in and take June’s children away.

Shockingly, Shannon has a history of involvement with convicted molesters. “Mama June” had a child with a different sex offender before she became involved with McDaniel.

Difficult as it may be to believe, authorities have stated that at this time, it looks as though Shannon and McDaniel have not violated any laws that might result in a violation of his parole or the state removing Shannon’c children from her home.

Reality TV Family

This family is way more famous than you are. It’s just unclear why, exactly.

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Groom Carries Bride Into Wedding Reception, Drops Her on Face

Talk about taking the plunge!

There have been many viral wedding fails over the years, from melted sculptures that look like penises to a drunk bride ordering Taco Bell on her wedding night.

Okay, granted. That second example wasn’t a fail. It was totally awesome!

But the following video can’t exactly be classified as a success, not when it features a groom sprinting into his party while carrying his bride in his arms… and then tripping and falling… and dropping his newly-betrothed flat on her face.

It looks very painful, but it doesn’t appear as if anyone was injured in the mishap. So it’s okay to watch and laugh!

Heck, it’s okay to watch and laugh twice. That’s some funny stuff!

And of you think that footage is awkward, just check out these wedding photos!

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Okay, you probably have a room. Well… wait until later and continue this then!

Groom Carries Bride Into Wedding Reception, Drops Her on Face


Michigan Couple With 12 Sons Expecting Baby #13, Not Finding Out Gender!

Move over, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Michigan may “only” have 12 kids and counting … but all 12 of them are sons!

They aren’t finding out the sex of the 13th, either!

Jay and Kateri Schwandt, Family

Jay and Kateri are expecting lucky 13 in May, and say they wouldn’t be surprised if when that day comes, they welcome yet another boy in the delivery room.

They don’t exactly know anything else.

“If we were to have a girl, I think we would go into shock,” mom of champions Kateri, 39, said to The Grand Rapids Press. “It would probably be disbelief.”

He or she will join Tyler, 22, Zach, 18, Drew, 17, Brandon, 15, Vinny, 11, Tommy, 12, Calvin, 9, Gabe, 7, Wesley, 6, Charlie, 4, Luke, 2, and Tucker, 14 months.

While both proud parents insist they just want another healthy tyke, Jay can’t help but gush at the possibility of having a daughter at long, long last.

“I’ve experienced all the boy stuff. As long as we are having all these children, it would be really neat to experience the other side,” Jay explained.

“The stuff that goes on in this house is all-boy … roughhousing and wrestling. If there was a little girl in there, I assume it would be a little different.”

On the flip side …

“A little girl would be neat to have in the house, but a little boy kind of takes the pressure off,” Kateri said. “We know what we are doing. Why change things up?”

She says she’s certainly not continuing to have kids to “try for a girl,” a question she no doubt gets all the time. For this mom, it’s just a part of life.

“I love being pregnant,” the matriarch added of the joys of carrying and raising kids. “I’ve spent half of my life being pregnant. It’s very neat and very special.”

These folks definitely agree …

A Duggar Family Pic

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are still working on that 20th kid.

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Miley Cyrus vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Exposed Boobs!

Miley Cyrus and Rihanna both made an appearances last night in Los Angeles the 2014 amfAR Gala, a fundraiser hosted by Tom Ford and Gwyneth Paltrow that aimed to make money for AIDS research.

And make money it sure did, thanks partly to the generosity of Cyrus: she donated $500,000 to the important cause. WHOA!

She also dressed a tad… scantily.

Cyrus wasn’t alone in leaving very little to the imagination, however, as Halloween came early for Rihanna as well. Compare the X-rated outfits on both stars now and decide:


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Both Rihanna and Miley, of course, are famous for baring nearly everything on Instagram.

A day rarely goes by without some kind of Rihanna topless or Cyrus topless picture hitting the World Wide Web.

So we should probably be grateful that they’re at least covered up in the red carpet images above.

Here’s a closer look, meanwhile, at the revealing dress worn by Miley Cyrus for the occasion:

Miley Cyrus at the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala

This is what Miley Cyrus wore to the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala. Apparently, it was a bra-free event… at least as far as Miley was concerned.

Miley Cyrus vs. Rihanna: Battle of the Exposed Boobs!


Kylie Jenner’s Lips: More Plump Than Ever in New Selfies!!

Kylie Jenner is just trolling the haters, critics and pundits at this point.

Following a string of speculative reports – and photos of Kylie Jenner’s lips – suggesting that the 17-year-old may have had injections, she’s taken to Instagram to …

… showcase another couple of selfies starring her VERY plump pout!

  • Kylie Jenner: LIP Service!
  • Kylie Jenner Pouts Lips

“Kylizzle X,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star captioned it.

Sporting trendy black sunglasses, a leather jacket and a sleeveless sweater, she shows us just how hard she loves selfies (and people talking about those lips).

Earlier this week, Kylie said she was sooo bored by the rumors.

“How long are we gonna talk about this lip thing lmao,” the E! star asked, feigning disinterest. “Let’s get our lives together guys and talk about some important s–t.”

“Just talk about something new at least. I’m bored.”

Sure you are, Kylie. Kim Kardashian, meanwhile, defended her sister‘s makeup expertise in a beauty blog video published the same day as Kylie’s tweets.

“She draws her lip [traces the outer ledge] and it looks amazing,” Kim said. “She only wears a lip liner, and then she fills it in. She doesn’t wear a lipstick or a gloss.”

She added that her youngest sister is “really good at makeup.”

Kylie Jenner Then and Now

Kylie Jenner now and just a few years ago. She looks a tad different.

What the reality star is truly GREAT at is posing selfies though.

Kylie also flipped off haters with Bruce Jenner in another photo this week, showing us that the two were bonding over something they have in common lately.

Bruce can certainly give his youngest child some advice in that arena, as he might be the most scrutinized member of the famous family.

Considering who his kids and stepkids are? That says a lot.

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Ariana Grande and Big Sean: "Totally in Love," Spending the Holidays Together, Source Says

Sure, Ariana Grande is terrified of Ebola, but it looks like she has no fear of commitment!

Ariana and Big Sean just started dating over the summer but a “close friend” of Ari’s says the musical power couple is moving fast and already making plans to spend Christmas and Thanksgiving together.

Big Sean, Ariana Grande

Big Sean and Ariana Grande performing live. These two make a cute couple.

“They are totally in love with each other and she feels that he is her soul partner,” says the source. “They are even planning to spend their first holiday together as a couple!” 

Ariana has gushed about Sean in interviews, describing the rapper as one of the “most amazing men” she’s ever met.

As a bonus, it turns out Sean has already received one very important seal of approval:

“Her mother really likes him,” says the insider. “They wouldn’t be together without that approval, as Ari is very careful about who she lets into her heart.”

Sean and Ariana are both fresh from serious relationships.

He broke off his engagement with Naya Rivera just months before they were scheduled to walk down the aisle, whereas Ariana recently dumped Jai Brooks after a several-year on-off relationship.

So hopefully the fact that these two are getting serious so quickly won’t turn out to be one more “problem” for Ariana.

Hot Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is such a young hottie. Just don’t believe those nude pics floating around. Not really her.

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Kim Kardashian Kontinues "Waist Training," Being a Terrible Person

In a recent interview, Kim Kardashian said she deserves respect because she works very hard.

She then took to Instagram and took a picture of her minute body.

Kim Kardashian in Waist Training

“I’m really obsessed with waist training! Thank you @premadonna87 for my new waist shapers! #whatsawaist,” Kim captioned the picture, for which she was clearly paid a hefty sum.

This isn’t the first time Kardashian has acted like an atrocious role model for young fans around the globe.

Instead of passing along positive messages about self-confidence and body image, Kim Instagrammed an image of herself wearing a corset from What’s a Waist in August. It retails at $143.50.

That’s an impressive double from Kardashian: she is telling fans that they should both aim to be as thin as possible AND that they should shell out a lot of money (for a complete ridiculous item) in order to attain that goal.

Anyone else feel really, really sorry for North West?

Women’s Health Magazine asked Mary Jane Minkin – the clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine – about this absurd What a Waist corset and she replied:

“Once you take the garment off, your body will return to its usual shape. It’s also uncomfortable, restricts your movements, and if you wear it really tight, it can even make it difficult to breathe and theoretically could cause rib damage.”

But, hey… keep cashing those checks, Kim!

Kim Kardashian Cleavage Picture

This is a photo of Kim Kardashian’s cleavage. Not that we needed to tell you that, of course. We’re sure you already knew.

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