Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Elicits Stern Celebrity Response: Read the Tweets

On Monday night, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri voted NOT to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed 18-year old Michael Brown in August.

Riots broke out in the streets for days following the incident and, as documented in the following video, unrest followed the grand jury verdict once again last night.

Prosecutor Bob McCulloch explained via press conference that the grand jury found no probable cause for any of the charges considered against Wilson.

The officer could have faced prosecution for first-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Michael Brown, whose death has led to so much unrest.

In response, President Barack Obama addressed the nation, pushing for calm, while celebrities from across all industries expressed their reaction on Twitter…

Russell Simmons: the D.A never represented the people properly. He never wanted an indictment. violent ones in the streets are likely those who didn’t vote. 

LeBron James, who posted a drawing of Michael Brown arm in arm with Trayvon Martin, wrote:

“As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well.”

“#PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter.”

Charlie Sheen: Officer Wilson, You are a murderer. Shame on you. Parents are NOT supposed to bury their children. You think about that. #Losing.

Katy Perry: Feeling stuck all the way over here in Sydney seeing the news just now… Sending my prayers to Ferguson & praying for an equal America. 

Kerry Washington: Surreal.

Lena Dunham: All my love is with the family of Michael Brown. I applaud their strength and courage, mourn their loss, pray they see justice and change.

Katherine Heigl: My heart and sympathy goes out to Michael Browns family. They’re words and actions are remarkable considering their deep sorrow and grief.

Gabrielle Union: Heavy heart, angry soul… we matter. ALL our lives matter. Hear us, feel us, respect us…

Shonda Rhimes: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Magic Johnson: We must work together to stop the unnecessary loss of young men of color. Justice was not served in Ferguson.

Josh Groban: My thoughts are with the Ferguson community. I hope the frustration, as well as the love for the Brown family, shows itself through peace.

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O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, leading to the trial of the century in 1994-95.

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Billy Gilman, Country Music Singer, Comes Out as Gay

Billy Gilman became the second country singer today to come out as gay.

A few hours after Ty Herndon made this admission to People Magazine, Gilman opened up in a movie video he posted online.

“It’s difficult for me to make this video, not because I’m ashamed of being a gay male artist or a gay artist or a gay person. But it’s pretty silly to know that I’m ashamed of doing this knowing that because I’m in an genre and industry that is ashamed of me for being me,” Gilman says in the above footage.

In 2000, at the age of 11, Gilman became the youngest artist to land a Top 40 song on the country music charts with his first single, “One Voice.”

His debut album of the same name was certified double platinum in the United States soon afterward.

Gilman’s next two albums were also certified gold.

“I’ve been an advocate for so many things in my life that I thought why not now be an advocate for me and the cause that I believe in with my whole heart,” Gilman says.

Ellen Page


Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She’s gay. We applaud her for it.

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Tiny Cottle Changes Eye Color to Gray Via Controversial Procedure: See the Photo!

Forget Kylie Jenner’s lips. VH1 reality star Tiny just underwent the wildest cosmetic procedure you’ve ever heard of, changing her eye color from brown to gray.

For good.

Tiny Cottle Eyes

Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, best known as T.I.’s wife and co-star on their VH1 reality show, revealed her new eye-popping (sort of literally) new look this week.

Along with a close-up of her new ice-gray eyes, she wrote on Instagram:

“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and lovin it!! Huge thanks to the incredible doctor for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true!”

Brightocular is essentially a permanent colored contact that is applied over one’s actual iris, a controversial concept that has sparked lots of debate.

Is that even safe? Not enough to have it done in the U.S., at least not yet. As for why she decided to have this done, and if its something she’ll regret?

“I had been wearing colored contacts for a couple of years and they were making my vision blurry,” said Tiny to People, looking to quiet some of the critics.

“A friend of mine mentioned that she had heard of a procedure where you could permanently change your eye color and we looked into it.”

“We researched it for a bit but I was nervous because … it’s your eyes! But two years later it came up again. I spoke to the doctors and to patients who’d had it.”

Heidi Montag Boob Job!


The queen of plastic surgery. It’s shocking how different Heidi Montag used to look and how badly this obsession turned out for her.

“I learned that there was no downtime, that it only took about 15 minutes … plus it’s reversible. When I found out that your could reverse it, I was sold.”

“The implant that they use to cover your natural eye color is a medical implant usually used on patients with eye illnesses like glaucoma,” Tiny explained.

It costs around $10,000 … not including your plane ticket to Tunisia, one of the few places you can legally have it done. The only other price she paid?

Not being able to wear makeup for weeks. It’s rough. We can only hope to see this when we watch T.I. and the Family Hustle online in the future.

As for the “haters” she faces? Tiny has a parting shot: “Do what makes you happy. As long as you’re being healthy and safe, just do what makes you feel good.”

“People are saying I must have low self-esteem, but if you really know me, I have no problems in the self esteem department!” Cottle says emphatically.

“[T.I.] always thinks I’m crazy. But when I told him I researched it he didn’t have a problem with it. He loved my eyes before and he loves them now too.”

“He just loves me.”

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Revenge Season 4 Episode 5 Recap: Damaging and Lasting Repercussions

On Revenge Season 4 Episode 5, Emily sets out to reunite with her father, the formerly late David Clarke, but needs to find the right plan to do so, of course.

Victoria has the upper hand, as well, so that’s complicating matters.

Since the Ice Queen herself was the first one to get to David, she is in total command of how the media sees him and who gets access to the mystery man.

This has – to quote the Revenge Season 4 Episode 5 title – lasting “Repercussions” for Emily Thorne as she seeks to come face to face with David this week.

David’s got a lot on his plate as well, considering he’s … well, him.

No sooner does the media gather for an appearance by David than someone with a mysterious crescent moon tattoo on his hand attempts to run him over.

Emily believes the would-be hit man was hired by Victoria, which wouldn’t be hugely surprising, and goes to Charlotte for help getting access to David.

Victoria tells Charlotte that there’s no subterfuge here, and that it’s Emily who’s the manipulator, lying about her identity at the expense of people’s lives.

Meanwhile, Margaux wants an exclusive on David Clarke’s return.

That may not happen soon with Victoria in charge, but she also looks to help Daniel re-tool his public persona, though he wants to keep his personal life personal.

Of course, the young Grayson then complicates things himself.

Doing whatever he has to do to maintain her portfolio, as Margaux instructed, Daniel gives in to Louise’s advances in a move that will surely have consequences.

The media is all over Jack as well, and his boss sidelines him.

Until David Clarke’s return blows over, he’s ordered to step aside. Given all he’s experienced with these odd and tragic deaths and rebirths it’s not a bad idea.

Speaking of strange deaths, Ben wonders why Conrad Grayson’s demise has sort of been glossed over, and he sets out to look into that matter himself.

Charlotte takes David to meet Jack, not Emily, who gets a text telling her to come to a hotel room, implying but not stating that David would be there.

Instead, Victoria opens the door. The plot thickens …

David meets with Nolan, who urges him not to believe what people say about his daughter. Emily, Nolan, and Jack plan to bring David to the beach house.

There, she will reveal herself as Amanda Clarke.

She will use Daniel and Margaux to pull that off, giving her the exclusive after all. Follow the link to watch Revenge online and see it all go down for yourself!

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“Tina Fey paid tribute to Jan Hooks, burned Rob Schneider while doing so” links

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Tina Fey totally burned Rob Schneider. Good. [The Blemish]
Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating People of 2014 list includes ScarJo, Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah and… Chelsea Handler?! UGH. [Wonderwall]
Gwyneth Paltrow deigned to appear on Web Therapy. [LaineyGossip]
Joanna Krupa goes grocery shopping in skinny jeans. [Moe Jackson]
Kourtney Kardashian does have cute maternity style. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Some NSFW photos from Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour. [IDLY]
More evidence that Tori & Dean are really gross. [Bitten & Bound]
Lady Gaga is back to being a mess. [I’m Not Obsessed]
January Jones in Marni. She’s still got bangs too. [RCFA]
OMG, the Breaking Bad action figures are awesome! [The Frisky]
Here’s some info about yesterday’s Ottawa shooter. [Gawker]
You can win a copy of Annie Lennox’s new album! [PopBytes]
I totally forgot Justin Theroux was in Romy & Michelle. [Seriously OMG WTF]

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Ronda Kamihira: Dating Bruce Jenner!

Bruce Jenner has moved on from Kris Jenner.

But not all that far away.

According to People Magazine, the former Olympian is getting it on with Ronda Kamihira, Kris’ longtime personal assistant and best friend. AWKWARD!

Bruce Jenner Olympics Photo


Bruce in his hey day. He certainly has changed a lot since then.

“Kris is devastated,” says a source in the know. “This was her former assistant and best friend of 20 years.”

According to this same insider, Kendall and Kylie Jenner grew up with Kamihira’s two kids and “have been their best friends.”

What happened to the amicable split? What happened to the couple who nearly didn’t get a divorce and were simply living separate lives in separate houses for a few months?

It’s hard to say. You can’t fight feelings sometimes and Bruce may not be trying to intentionally hurt his ex-wife.

However, “Kris is just shocked” by the news,” this mole tells People. “She’s so sad and completely heartbroken.”

Bruce first publicly stepped out with Kamihira at an Elton John concert in Los angeles on October 4. Just a couple months earlier, Kamihira had vacationed with Kris in Punta Mita.

“It really stings because Ronda never told Kris she started seeing Bruce,” another source tells TMZ.

Bruce and Kris Jenner in 2012


Awww, remember when? Bruce and Kris Jenner act all silly circa 2012 in this photo. They have since split up.

Ronda Kamihira is 51 years old. She is a divorced mother of two.

Kris Jenner, meanwhile, filed for divorce from Bruce Jenner in mid-September. The two had been keeping separate bank accounts and the process moved along very quickly and peacefully.

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Blake Lively Pregnancy Cravings, Other Hints Dropped Before Big Reveal?

Less than a week after Mila Kunis gave birth to a sweet baby girl, we’ve learned that Blake Lively is pregnant, giving us a new A-list celebrity mom-to-be.

Even crazier? The way she revealed the news in a stunning photo taken by her brother Eric Lively, and subtly posted on her website, Preserve.

Blake looks to be in her second trimester, easily, meaning she hid her baby bump for some time now. Did she drop any major clues prior to today?

The former Gossip Girl cast member and her husband of two years are very private, having married in secret before any media knew about it.

The couple was more candid about their mutual desire to start a family, but still, no one said anything about a timeline and she’s been out of the spotlight.

Now we know why.

In late July, though, Blake answered 73 questions in six minutes as part of a Vogue video interview, and she may have dropped a couple of hints.

She revealed that her favorite dessert is “chocolate soufflé” and her favorite food is “melted cheese,” adding that her favorite condiment is “mayonnaise.”

Yes, it was a conversation about food anyway, but it’s easy to look at it in a different light knowing she was a few months into eating for two at the time.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds


Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are expecting their first child together! Congratulations to the happy duo.

Lively also shared that she would order “eggs benedict” for brunch and she prefers cake over pie in addition to “Truffle pappardelle at Scalinatella.”

That would be a famous NYC eatery … and probably a very solid pregnancy craving. As for what snack she would choose at 4 a.m. if she had to eat one?

“Cookies because the only reason I would be awake at 4 a.m. on a Saturday night is because I’m baking them,” Ryan Reynolds’ spouse revealed.

She is a domestic diva, don’t forget.

Blake also provided a baby bump glimpse, now that you mention it, although that colorful dress and the way it fits her concealed any legitimate reveal.

Congratulations to couple on the exciting news, and kudos to them for keeping the information private until they found just the right way to announce it.

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Blake Lively, after closing the book on Serena van der Woodsen, married her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds and is now pregnant with their first child. Since Gossip Girl wrapped, she moved on to film projects as an actress, and has kept a pretty low-profile, which doesn’t always mesh with her fashion icon status and being named one of TIME‘s 100 Most Influential People. She also launched a new lifetyle website, Preserve, on which she revealed her pregnancy.

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Blake Lively: Pregnant With First Child!

Blake Lively is pregnant with her first child, according to the actress herself, who broke the news somewhat cryptically on her new lifestyle site Preserve!

Lively, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, just launched a Preserve Celebration of Family on her site, in honor of “that special moment at the creation of family.”

Publishing a host of pictures of happily pregnant women, Blake congratulated “all the expecting mothers out there,” then shared one more special photo:

Blake Lively Pregnant

The photo of the Gossip Girl beauty and her baby bump was taken by her brother Eric Lively. Posing in the twilight, she cradles her future offspring proudly.

Lively has been quite vocal about wanting to start a family since marrying Ryan Reynolds in 2012, and as one of five kids, she says she wants a big one, too.

Still, no one saw this pregnancy coming.

The couple, who met while filming their 2011 movie, The Green Lantern, secretly wed in an intimate South Carolina ceremony and keep a low profile.

Since tying the knot, the two have been working on movies (or lifestyle websites) and have maintained minimal public presence, living quietly in Bedford, N.Y.

It won’t be as quiet in a few months!

Blake Lively is Pregnant

“We’d love to have a big family,” Reynolds told Details in 2013 issue. “We both come from big families … my parents did four, Blake’s did five.”

“A lot of people say it’s crazy, but we’ll only know when we’re there, you know? We’ll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think,” the actor added.

Blake gushed to Vogue in August that Reynolds “is going to be a great father and leader and patriarch … he’s so meant to be all of those things.”

“The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he’s the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he’s become.”

“Now, we both get to grow from there.”

Reynolds was previously married to Scarlett Johansson from 2008-10. Johansson gave birth to her first child, daughter Rose, with Romain Dauriac this fall.

Congratulations, Ryan and Blake!

Blake Lively Then and Now


Blake Lively is stunningly beautiful. And always has been. She is so gorgeous.

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Taylor Lianne Chandler: Michael Phelps’ New Girlfriend Was With Him the Night of His Arrest?

Early on Tuesday morning Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI. The following day Phelps apologized for the incident, but offered no new details with regard to the arrest.

Well, we’ve received some information that may shed some light on it …

Several days later, very little has been confirmed, other than the fact that Phelps was boozing and gambling in a casino for several hours before getting behind the wheel.

Though neither Phelps nor local law enforcement have been forthcoming with regard to new details, we may now know the identity of the new lady in Phelps’ life.

One who was reportedly with him on the night of his arrest.

An anonymous tipster informs THG that locals in the Canton area of Batlimore in which Michael lives have determined that Phelps is romantically involved with Washington, D.C. resident Taylor Lianne Chandler.

And from the sound of things, their relationship is a dramatic one:

“We saw a blonde model type leaving Michael Phelps’ place,” our source says. “She went to the bar across the street, Plug Ugly’s, where she was on her phone… calling and texting and crying at times.”

“The name on her phone she was texting was Michael… She said she was in town from DC for business in crisis management, but she did not seem like she was there on business.”

“She paid with a credit card, Taylor Lianne Chandler. Later she was back and came out of his place crying hysterically as he put her into an Uber.

“People at the bar say they have seen her many times going into his place over the past few months…She was supposedly with him the night he was arrested for DUI.”

The source describes Chandler as a “tall, swimsuit model type.”

The last time we received an update on his love life, Phelps was dating Win McMurry, a sportscaster best known for her work on the Golf Channel.

It is not known if Phelps and McMurry are still romantically involved.

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Justin Bieber looks pretty darn happy here in his mug shot, doesn’t he? Perhaps that’s because he is under the influence of… something.

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17 Celebrities Married to "Normal" People: Who Needs the Limelight?

Celebrity power couples tend to make the most headlines, but not every star requires someone who shares the limelight when it comes to finding love.

For every Beyonce and Jay Z, or Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, there’s a happy union between a celebrity and their somewhat unlikely match.

Here are 17 celebrities who ended up marrying totally normal people:

Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon married Jim Toth, a talent agent previously unknown to the public, after divorcing her first husband, actor Ryan Phillippe.

Some “normal” folks do work in the industry, of course. Reese Witherspoon (pictured) is married to agent Jim Toth, who has many celebrity clients.

Julia Roberts’ husband Danny Moder is a movie and TV cameraman, but he could be sitting right next to you today and you would likely have no idea.

Tina Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond may be totally unrecognizable to you, but he’s a producer and composer who worked on her show among others.

Others have fallen in love completely outside the celebrity realm, marrying assistants, bartenders or lawyers (George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin).

Scroll through the gallery above to see which stars found their lifelong mate in a person with a “regular” job … and wonder how they got so lucky.

Maybe it’s not a coincidence that a lot of these relationships – at least the more established ones – appear to be the most stable in Hollywood these days.

Just some food for thought.

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