Sugar Bear Thompson Won’t Fight For Custody of Honey Boo Boo… Under One Condition

Ever since the world first learned that June Shannon is dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, it’s been widely assumed that Shannon’s youngest daughter would be removed from her care one way or another.

Shannon is in danger of losing custody of her three youngest children.

But even if the current investigation by the state of Georgia finds that “Mama June” is a fit mother, surely Sugar Bear Thompson – father of 9-year-old Alana – will do everything in his power to gain full custody, right?

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Not necessarily. Sources close to Sugar Bear tell TMZ that as of right now, he has no plans to fight for custody of Alana (better known to fans as Honey Boo Boo).

Sugar Bear apparently believes he would not be able to provide a suitable home for Honey Boo Boo as he has been living with friends ever since he and Shannon broke up last month.

Insiders say Sugar Bear is pissed at June for exposing his daughter to the man who molested her sister, but he feels there’s little he can do about it at the moment.

He reportedly fears that if he convinces a judge that Honey Boo Boo isn’t safe at home and then he’s found to be an unfit father himself, then Alana might end up in state care.

However, sources say that if Shannon continues to bring McDaniel into her home, then Thompson will take his chances in court with the belief that any living situation would be better than allowing his daughter to share a roof with someone as dangerous as McDaniel.

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Eddie Redmayne claims he’s not a movie star: ‘I’m just trying to pay my mortgage’

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Eddie Redmayne isn’t my particular cup of tea, looks-wise. He’s too pretty and model-y for my taste, although I’ve seen many photos of him where all I can think is “wow, such a beautiful, interesting face.” So, is this the best photo of Eddie on the cover of Variety? Nope. I think they were aiming for sultry and it just became… weird. The Variety article is about Eddie’s career thus far, how he struggled to find work in the early days, and how he prepared for The Theory of Everything and playing Stephen Hawking. It’s a great read – go here to read the whole thing. Eddie comes across as a really nice dude with a big group of friends and colleagues who adore him. He even talks about Benedict Cumberbatch and the possibility that two posh Brits could be going head-to-head for the Best Actor Oscar. Some highlights:

Eddie on his friend Benedict Cumberbatch: “I totally see why people are (comparing us), because of the subject matter; we both play geniuses. But I won’t be engaged in that. I think he’s the most beautiful actor. I’ve long admired his work, and continue to do so. I hope there’s room for both our films.” Cumberbatch had played Hawking in a 2004 BBC TV movie, and the actor’s name even showed up on set one day, when “Theory of Everything” was filming at his old boarding school. “There was this hilarious moment when we were shooting a scene at Harrow School,” Redmayne says. “There was a wooden board with names engraved on it, and by my head was ‘B. Cumberbatch.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re haunting me!’ I took a selfie of me dressed as Stephen and sent it to Ben.”

He’s not a movie star: “A movie star is someone who has to open a film to gazillions of dollars. I’m just trying to pay my mortgage.”

This is what Kristen Stewart says about him: “We had a great time together. This is not a word I use a lot, but it describes him perfectly. He is a f–king lovely man. And he’s astounding as an actor. He’s the type of actor, and guy, you want to go on an adventure with.”

His time in LA, struggling with Andrew Garfield, Tom Sturridge & Jamie Dornan: “You’d come over for a month. We used to go to the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, and split a sandwich between us because that meant we could get cheaper parking. We’d swim and play table tennis for hours. We were staying on friend’s agents’ floors, and renting places together. I’d be driving the cheapest rental car. But then you’d get to turn up at the CAA party. All these huge limos would arrive. I’d be in this red blob.”

E.L. James dissed him when he said he would be open to playing Christian Grey: “She took to her Twitter feed to go, ‘Under no circumstances!’ I was like, all right, all right! Am I that bad? I can put a whip in my hand. I can get all kinky, can’t I? Apparently not.”

[From Variety]

He should take it as a badge of honor that E.L. James dissed him. That should get him MORE work. Anyway, most of the article is about the process Eddie went through to show Hawking’s physical deterioration and it’s pretty clear that Eddie put a ton of work and research into the role. Hawking even liked Eddie’s performance so much, he agreed to lend his computerized voice to the film to make Eddie’s performance more authentic. Eddie also says that Hawking totally flirted with Felicity Jones, the actress playing Hawking’s first wife. Here’s something else I didn’t know: at one point, early in the process of casting this film, producers wanted Michael Fassbender. That would have been a fascinating casting choice, but I’m glad it went to Eddie.

So, if it does come down between Benedict’s Alan Turing and Eddie’s Stephen Hawking, who has the upper hand with the Academy? The Academy loves posh British actors, so that’s kind of a wash. I feel like Benedict is more “familiar” to the average Oscar voter, but I think Eddie’s physical transformation will be a huge factor. Sigh… I just hope they BOTH get nominated. Seriously.

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Reese Witherspoon All Smiles After Lunch With A Gal Pal

Reese Witherspoon Lunches In BrentwoodLook at Reese Witherspoon’s smile! I think it’s safe to say the ‘Wild’ star had a fun lunch with a gal pal yesterday afternoon. Sometimes there’s nothing more rejuvenating than spending some downtime with your girlfriends, right? RELATED: Reese Witherspoon speaks out about her 2013 arrest.

As usual, I’m a fan of Reese’s casual chic style. She’s wearing simple jeans and a sweater but those stiletto pumps elevate the whole outfit. No “soccer mom” sneakers here. One accessory really can make all the difference. And I’m practically salivating over that bag. Seriously. LOVE it.

Reese is definitely one of the Hollywood stars whose closet I’d love to raid. I wouldn’t be able to wear anything in it, since she’s tiny, but the accessories alone would make the opportunity worthwhile.

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Taylor Swift is the new ‘Welcome Ambassador’ for NYC: offensive or fine?

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Real question for all the tall girls: why would you ever feel the need to wear a platform heel? I’m not judging tall girls for wears heels, mind you, but I’m side-eyeing Taylor Swift’s platform heels, which must make her well over six feet tall. She probably towered over everybody at Good Morning America yesterday. Anyway, you know how Swifty has a new album? Like you could avoid it. She’s completely oversaturated the media promoting this thing, but maybe that’s smart. I don’t know. Well, on her album, there’s a song called “Welcome to New York,” all about how Swifty is now a New Yorker and she struts around Manhattan in high heels, carrying her cats. That’s Swifty’s version of New York. And now the song has made her the “Global Welcome Ambassador for the Big Apple.”

Taylor Swift may have only welcomed herself to New York in March, but she’s already explaining city to the world. The mega music star has been named the “Global Welcome Ambassador for the Big Apple” — and has made a series of tourism videos in which she gushes about things such as: how she just realized that New Yorkers are friendly and what a bodega is.

“I’m still learning, but I’m so enthusiastic about this city that when I love something, I’m very vocal about it,” Swift said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday morning, when she announced her new role. In the tourist videos, made in conjunction with NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing and tourism organization, Swift gushes about the city she’s lived in for about five minutes.

She advises people to “carve out your own New York” — something that’s easy to do when you can afford a $20 million home like the one she bought In Tribeca in March.

“People kind of pick out their favorite little neighborhoods and get to know people around those neighborhoods,” she observes.

She also give New Yorkers credit for having manners.

“People talk about Southern hospitality, and that’s a real thing, but there’s also a really interesting hospitality about New York too,” Swift says.

The Pennsylvania native then gives lessons on how to talk like a real New Yorker.

“A bodega is a corner store that’s open pretty much 24 hours most of the time,” she explains in one clip as she sits on the roof of a Manhattan apartment. “You can get almost anything in a bodega. Bodegas are our friends.”

Stoops, according to Swift, are similar to what most people call porches, “but not in New York… Anything that is basically a stairway entry into a dwelling, home, apartment, brownstone or townhouse is referred to as a stoop,” she explains.

Swift — who is known for her many romances — said she quickly fell for the city, similar to her quick dive into love with former flings. The campaign also comes in conjunctive with her latest album, “1989,” which has a song called “Welcome to New York” which is used in the background for the clips.

[From Page Six]

Is this silly? Of course it is. It’s silly at every level. I can see why people are mad because Taylor is being used to literally white-wash a very diverse city, rich in culture and history, with amazingly diverse populations and enclaves and languages. This is part of the Disneyification of Manhattan too, the attempt to turn Manhattan into some kind of theme park. Who better than Taylor Swift, who is basically Bambi come to life? But still… it’s just a silly tourism campaign and Swifty’s just promoting her album. Is this really a big deal?

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Vintage scandal: John F. Kennedy Jr. & Madonna had an affair in the late ’80s

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I remember being a kid and hearing about John F. Kennedy Jr. in NYC. I remember vague stories, gossip about his glamorous New York life as a bachelor. I remember hearing about his relationship with Daryl Hannah and I remember rumors about John-John and Sarah Jessica Parker back in the day too. My mom had a subscription to People Magazine, and back in those days, it was all about Princess Diana, JFK Jr. and, like, Dynasty. Anyway, I’m trying to put this in context in my own mind – there’s a new tabloidy kind of book about John-John called The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved. It’s all about John and Jackie’s relationship, obviously, but it’s also about the women John dated in his New York Years and how Jackie rarely approved. Apparently, John had a thing with Madonna in the late ‘80s. Sure. I’ll buy that. Some highlights via NYDN:

Bob Littell recalled the day six-foot-tall Sports Illustrated cover model Ashley Richardson showed up at their 86th Street apartment looking for John, wearing nothing but a mink coat and Prada booties. On another occasion during this period between serious girlfriends, John failed to hang up the phone properly when he was in bed with one girl, giving an earful of noisy sex to another. The girl on the phone remained on the line long enough to scream at John, but forgave him the very next day. John was “sleeping with every hot chick on the planet,” Billy Noonan said.

John liked to call his best friend and leave a taunting message. “Check out the cover of People (or Vogue or Vanity Fair),” John would say. “I banged her last night. Just thought you might like to know.” Later, Noonan would get all the juicy particulars from John over the phone. “The possibilities were limitless,” he said, “and John played them out.”

The temptation to draw parallels between the Sexiest Man Alive and his womanizing dad was irresistible. Ever since the revelations about JFK’s affairs began to emerge in the late 1970s — with Marilyn Monroe, Judith Campbell Exner, and others — Jackie and John just looked the other way. “Obviously,” Gore Vidal said, “it’s not the kind of thing a boy brings up to his mother. They just pretended none of it ever really happened. All the Kennedys are very good at that.” One unwelcome reminder of JFK’s torrid affair with Marilyn — the affair that most troubled Jackie — arrived on her doorstep in the form of another blond bombshell by the name of Madonna.

The Material Girl and JFK Jr. met briefly at a party following one of her concerts at Madison Square Garden in 1985. Three years later, after the breakup of her stormy marriage to Sean Penn, she went after John. Beyond the obvious — stories of her sexual escapades abounded — Madonna was convinced that destiny was taking a hand in bringing together the undisputed heiress to Monroe’s platinum persona with the son of JFK. She told friends she believed that her affair with JFK Jr. would be nothing less than “cosmic.” Like his mother, John was perfectly capable of being starstruck. “You could see it in his eyes that first time they met,” said dancer Erika Belle, one of Madonna’s closest friends at the time. “John was totally in awe.”

In a clumsy effort to avoid detection, the couple rendezvoused at the health club where they both worked out and shared the same trainer, venturing outside together only for a quick morning jog through Central Park. She quickly came up with her own handles for John; Madonna called him either “Johnny,” or just “Kennedy.” It wasn’t long before John took Madonna to meet his mother.

At 1040, Madonna stepped off the elevator and signed the guestbook “Mrs. Sean Penn” (technically, she still was). Not surprisingly, Jackie was anything but thrilled with this particular liaison. There were many things about Madonna that rubbed Jackie the wrong way, not the least of which was her habit of thumbing her nose at Roman Catholic rituals. Madonna’s use of crucifixes and other Catholic images was deemed sacrilegious by the Vatican, and across the globe she was being condemned as a heretic. Nor did it help when Jackie picked up a copy of Life only to see Madonna dolled up as Marilyn on the cover. “I imagine it was all hitting a bit close to home,” Vidal said. …

One day while he was staying with Billy Noonan in Hyannis Port, John phoned New York to check his messages. On the other end, a woman with a familiar voice was calling from Rome. “Kennedy,” she began, “I’m drunk and when I see you next I’m going to take your …” The rest was decidedly X-rated, and after John played it for Noonan, his friend asked to hear it again. Unable to quite place the voice, Noonan begged John to tell him who it was. “Madonna,” John answered matter-of-factly. Noonan was speechless. “You are banging Madonna?” Noonan asked. “How do I not know this until now?” So what was it like sleeping with Madonna? “Let me tell you,” Kennedy replied, “she’s a sexual dynamo.”

The only place the superstar couple could let their guard down was in Hyannis Port, where they bundled up in sweaters and jackets and jogged on the beach. Inside the compound, they curled up by the fire, sipping daiquiris from Waterford crystal glasses marked “Caroline” and “John-John” — souvenirs from the family’s first trip to Ireland after the assassination.

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There are more details in there, like the fact that Madonna was still technically married to Sean Penn and he was still very possessive of her. When John tried to introduce himself to Sean, Sean was super-pissed because he knew all about their affair. John also had a steady girlfriend at the time too, plus he was seeing other women. There’s a possibility that John might have been sleeping with Madonna around the same time he had a fling (that lasted a few months) with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Here’s why I question the extent of this alleged affair though: I think Madonna would have talked about it more. She would have dropped some info about John to Vanity Fair years ago or she would have mentioned it in some documentary. But hey, maybe I should give her more credit for being able to keep a secret?

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Kim Kardashian Is NOT the Worst Person in This Photograph

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West returned to the scene of the romantic crime last night.

The famous couple attended Game Five of the World Series in San Francisco, visiting AT&T Park for the first time since Kanye proposed to Kim there way back in 2013.

Kardashian and West took in the Giants’ shutdown victory from a private suite, but they were joined there at one point by someone even more despicable than they are:

Lying and cheating home run king Barry Bonds!

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“#WorldSeries #Barry Bonds,” Kim captioned the above Instagram photo of herself, Kanye and Major League Baseball’s all-time leader in career home runs and steroid use.

As you can see, Kim and Kanye looked totally thrilled to be hanging out with Barry, too.

For Kardashian’s 32nd birthday a little over two years ago, West shocked his long-time girlfriend by bringing her to the home stadium of the Giants (which he had rented out) and getting down on one knee to pop life’s most important question.

After she said yes, the couple was swarmed by friends and family members… and E! cameramen, of course.

You can check out the official engagement video to relive the special occasion and you can click through photos from it here:

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True Tori Sneak Peek: Who Wants More Kids?!

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are still undergoing therapy, which you know if you watch True Tori online or read any celebrity gossip on the web.

On the Season 2 premiere, Tori faked/had a pregnancy scare, which she was not too thrilled about, given all they have been through in the last year.

Well, talking to her therapist in a sneak peek from this week’s show, she makes it clear that she’s glad she isn’t with child … and doesn’t want to be again:

“How does that make you feel, Dean?” McDermott is asked for his take on the situation, and admits that yeah, it hurts, but Tori is sticking to her guns.

Dean just goes through the motions of married life, and it’s sad that she didn’t realize this about him until now, but at least she’s gotten a clue eventually.

In another sneak peek from True Tori Season 2 Episode 2, a producer asks her why she stays in the troubled marriage, she admits that it’s all for the kids.

“When there’s children involved, you look at a relationship differently than if there were no children. I think every woman would agree with that,” she declares.

The couple’s rocky relationship is clearly taking a toll on her. She was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown last week, and posted a photo with a cryptic caption:

“This sick in hospital I finally see how quickly life can take it all away from you. We all need 2 step up from inside & go 4 it! W/our friends by our side.”

“Sadly I’ve finally faced truth that 1 person will never be there 4 me. #TrueTori”

We know 1 person who would rather be with Emily Goodhand, at least for 1 night last year if not 4 ever. Just saying. Sometimes U need 2 tell the truth.

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Amal Clooney’s signature drink does not include Casamigos Tequila: OH NO.

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As I covered yesterday, Amal and George Clooney had a second wedding reception in England over the weekend. The invites were sent out by Amal’s parents, and as it turns out, most of the guests at the second reception were friends or family of the Alamuddin clan. For what it’s worth, almost everyone who saw the photos of Amal and George in the car on the way to the Danesfield House thought they both looked kind of “over it.” Like, George wished he could be back in LA, partying with Rande and Cindy. Amal looked like she bit off more than she could chew. Is the bloom already off the rose? HA! Of course not. Because George Clooney is perfect and he would only marry a perfect woman. Anyway, People Mag had some details and I just thought you would enjoy:

The party’s not over for George and Amal Clooney. Nearly one month after their wedding in Venice, the newlyweds celebrated again, this time with a party on Amal’s home turf. The Saturday night bash was hosted by the bride’s parents, Baria and Ramzi Alamuddin, at the historic Danesfield House Hotel and Spa 40 miles outside London in Buckinghamshire.

On the guest list: more than 200 friends and family members – more than attended the wedding itself – many of whom traveled from Amal’s native Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Among them were CNN’s Hala Gorani, former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri, government ministers and ambassadors from several Middle Eastern nations and colleagues from Amal’s legal firm, Doughty Street Chambers.

“We’re so proud to have George in the family that I’m traveling from Beirut to London just to kiss him and say, ‘Welcome!’ ” one family member told PEOPLE.

Ramzi Alamuddin spoke first to welcome guests and thank them for making the trip to London, according to a source. He then introduced George, who joked to the crowd: “Being Irish, I’m used to large families but this is the first time in my life I’ve seen a family as big as this one.”

“George was very nice, absolutely adorable. Amal looked incredible and they seem very, very much in love,” adds the source. “George went from table to table to meet everyone and at more than one table, when he noticed glasses were empty, he got a bottle and poured wine into everyone’s glasses.”

‘It was a very sympathique soiree,” says a guest. “Very polished and a little low-key than you thought it might be.” Adds another source: “There were no other famous people. It was 90 percent her family. It was a lovely family celebration.”

The Clooneys have both been back to work since the multi-day wedding celebration, which quickly established Amal as a fashion force. No gondolas were involved in the British bash, but it didn’t lack for glamour. Located on 65 acres of formal English gardens overlooking the Thames River, Danesfield House, which dates to 1725, features fairy-tale Tudor-style towers, historic tapestries and ornate ceilings. Guests arrived via a hedge-lined path leading to a doorway decorated with orchids draped over a tree stump. After a reception in the hotel’s main hall – with a high vaulted wooden ceiling and a vast fireplace at one end – festivities moved to a large tent, where tables were set for dinner with black tablecloths, centerpieces of leafy branches and, in a quirky touch, ceramic cockatoos. Potted laurel trees and white roses also decorated the party.

The menu came from the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, with choices of foie gras or smoked salmon starters; roasted filet of beef, sea bass or a risotto for mains; and mousse au chocolat or a strawberry tart for dessert. The couple also served his-and-hers signature drinks: a cocktail made with tequila, citron vodka, lime juice and ginger ale for him; one with vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur and lime juice for her.

[From People]

Of course George’s signature drink involved tequila (CASAMIGOS TEQUILA IS THE REASON FOR ALL OF THIS!). But I’m shocked (!!) that Amal didn’t bother adding tequila to her “signature drink.” Doesn’t she know that tequila shilling is the reason for all of this?! Divorce in 3…2…1…

Oh, and Amal’s mom Baria Alamuddin apparently hopes that this will become an annual thing – they want George and Amal to “renew their vows” every year at the Danesfield. Yeah, that would be amazing.

Anyway, even though I joke… I think it’s probably a good sign that George flew in to England just for this, what amounted to a Alamuddin family reunion. The marriage is still going strong, one month on!

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Tori Spelling Sick Or Nervous Breakdown?

tori spelling instagramWhat in the world is going on with Tori Spelling? The ‘True Tori’ star posted this pic on Instagram. She’s supposed to be starting the publicity tour for the new season of ‘True Tori’ but is in the hospital. Her cryptic caption for the pic indicates one thing, while sources tell TMZ something quite different. RELATED: Tori Spelling meets with Dean McDermott’s ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace, in ‘True Tori 2.’

Tori posted the pic with this caption:

This sick in hospital I finally see how quickly life can take it all away frm you. We all need 2 step up frm inside& go 4 it! W/our friends by our side. Sadly I’ve finally faced truth that 1 person will never be there 4 me #TrueTori

Who could that person be? Dean McDermott? Her mother, Candy Spelling? Who knows? Meanwhile, sources are telling TMZ that what’s going on with Tori isn’t physical at all: they’re saying this is all mental, as in “nervous breakdown” mental.

Our sources tell TMZ … it all came to a head when Tori checked herself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend. We’re told her “Ebola scare” was all a ruse … “a lie” to cover up what we’re told is her crumbling personal life.

So what are the problems? Here’s the list:

  1. Tori and Dean are still experiencing marital problems.
  2. The couple are “financially strapped if not broke.” We’ve heard this one before.
  3. Tori started out faking illnesses but has actually managed to make herself sick in the process.

A friend told TMZ that s/he wanted to stage an “intervention” for Tori so that she will makes some changes in her life.

Hmmm… on one hand, I wouldn’t be surprised if things are stressful enough at home that Tori is struggling. She’s been open about their financial struggles, and the reality of the situation is that they probably don’t make enough to support the lifestyle she really wants, especially with FOUR kids. The idea that she and Dean could still be having marital problems isn’t exactly surprising.

Yet the cynical side of me can’t help but notice this is a far more effective publicity campaign than a round of interviews. Note that Tori hash tagged her Instagram pic #TrueTori. Could all of this be a bid to ensure we tune in for the new season? Maybe I’m getting too jaded, but I could see that. It’s compelling, right?

Well, I hope Tori’s taking care of herself. Nothing is worth compromising your health! Will you be tuning in to the new season of ‘True Tori’ to see what’s going on?

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Chrissy Teigen receives death threats, quits Twitter over Ottawa shooting tweet

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Here’s a photo of Chrissy Teigen last night at the FGI Night of Stars event in NYC. She looked gorgeous in hot pink; she won’t be tweeting about the evening after the abuse she’s suffered on Twitter. Chrissy isn’t a stranger to controversy on Twitter. She loves to troll the trolls, and she’s very skilled at throwing shade back in their faces. Is that a skill? Sure it is. Some people find Chrissy abrasive, but she’s fun to follow. She’s definitely not the typical stuck-up, showbiz kind of tweeter. She engages with people and “follows back” a lot more than other celebrities. Plus she mostly tweets mundane things instead of simply pushing a PR agenda.

Chrissy’s tenure on Twitter took a turn for the worse when she made an innocuous comment on Wednesday after the Ottawa shootings. She wasn’t commenting upon the incident itself or on Canada. Chrissy’s comment, “active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday,” was a remark on US gun culture. The tweet was misinterpreted by many, and the fallout has been severe. For over 24 hours, Chrissy received death threats and other abuse. Here’s an abbreviated version of what happened:

(1) Active shooting in Canada, or as we call it in america, wednesday

(2) That’s not a joke. It is a fact.

(3) Sorry you don’t understand that is a knock at america and our issues with gun control. No one is minimizing the Ottawa shooting.

(4) I’m not apologizing. If you take it wrong, that is your fault.

(5) For some reason, Canadians think I am saying they have a lot of shootings. I am not saying that. Sigh.

(6) I’ve lost faith in this world. Sorry if it comes off as being unemotional. There is just so much bad.

(7) 90% of my mentions. RT “you should probably stick to having your picture taken for a living.”

(8) And this is where @twitter needs to step their game up. RT “You f—ing c—. You’ll get yours soon enough.” RT “Wish ISIS would give Chrissy a permanent haircut.”

(9) Yikes. RT “So, how much of an stupid bitch are you?”

(10) my timeline is a nice mix of toast talk and death threats

(11) I can’t see anything through the sea of hate and anger that is now my Twitter. Seriously I can’t sift through it all.

(12) It’s gotten to the point people don’t even see he simplicity of the original tweet and have just wanted to get shaking-mad over something

(13) Amazing this isn’t punishable. RT “@f—— I hope someone murders some you love, like your f—– husband”

(14) I feel sick. Bye Twitter. Taking my talents to instagram.

[From Chrissy Teigen on Twitter]

I don’t blame Chrissy for taking a step back from Twitter. Hopefully, she hasn’t quit for good. She needs a break, and Twitter needs to take these threats seriously. They allow abuse like this to happen all the time. I’ve had friends report similar threats, and Twitter acts like it isn’t their problem until enough people report a certain user. That’s a major issue. All it takes is one crazy person to carry out a threat.

Forbes says that Twitter generates over $1 billion in ad revenue per year. They should have no problem devoting the funds to investigate abusive tweets like this. If it takes celebrities quitting Twitter to spur them into action, so be it.

Chrissy Teigen

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Originally posted here:
Chrissy Teigen receives death threats, quits Twitter over Ottawa shooting tweet

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