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Kailyn Lowry Reacts to Safaree Samuels' Nudes

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 10:55 AM PST

When Safaree Samuels' nudes leaked, plenty of Twitter users voiced their opinions about what they saw.

Most did not expect to see Kailyn Lowry react, however. Most celebs don't weigh in on each other's leaked nudes.

And certainly no one expected for Kailyn's post to be this darn funny.

Safaree Samuels on Twitter

Over the weekend, Safaree Samuels' nudes leaked. These were fully nude nudes, folks. The kind that you're unlikely to see even on HBO.

Suffice it to say that Twitter was impressed by Safaree Samuels's anatomy.

Obviously, hacking and the leaking of nudes without someone's consent is absolutely no joke, folks.

A lot of people understand that, but couldn't help but heap praises upon Safaree Samuels after seeing exactly what "talents" he brings to the table.

(His penis. They liked it)

But Safaree Samuels being blessed by Priapus aside, a lot of the tweets took different tones.

Some questioned why Nicki Minaj -- or any woman -- would be willing to break up with such a man.

Others shared that they were honestly not up to the challenge that sex with a man so well endowed would present.

Either way, for a little while, Safaree Samuels was virtually omnipresent on Twitter, to very nearly "broke the internet" proportions.

Which is probably the guy's biggest (get it? biggest?) claim to fame since he got a beat down from Meek Mills last year.

Kailyn Lowry Via Instagram

So ... what does all of this have to do with Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry?

The short answer is ... memes? But that's too short to tell you anything.

So, at some point, one of the tweeters who was so impressed by what Safaree Samuels apparently has to offer that they found the perfect image to reflect the spectrum of their reaction to the leaked images.

That image just happens to be a photo featuring Kailyn Lowry. There are a lot of those out on the interwebs.

And this was the amazing result.

Kailyn Lowry Twitter Meme

They're right -- there's fear, anticipation, and curiosity in this very nervous photo.

On a simpler level, their mouths are open pretty wide. We don't want to be crude but ... an open mouth is also a reaction that many had to seeing Safaree in his full glory.

Clearly, Kailyn was delighted to see herself taking front and center in such an amusing post.

(For the record, commenting "I am screaming" is standard internet parlance for a strong feeling of joy, humor, or excitement and is very seldom accompanied by any actual screaming or noise of any kind)

And she knew that her followers would get a real kick out of the post.

Even if some of them probably regretted googling Safaree's name as soon as the first image popped up. Not everybody wants to see that.

Safaree Has Abs for Days

Did Kailyn choose to share this because she's interested in Safaree Samuels?

Probably not.

Oh, she might be interested in him -- she has eyes, doesn't she? But we don't think that this tweet of hers is a not-too-subtle attempt to bridge a connection between the two of them.

For the moment, Kailyn is like the rest of the internet -- viewing news stories as they come up and responding to them on social media.

It's just that, as a Teen Mom 2 star, she's much more likely to have her photo featured in a meme. Even if it's of a story that strikes her interest.

To be clear, though, Kailyn didn't make that meme -- she just shared it. We think that it's safe to say that she's not endorsing the terrible leaking of nudes.

Duggar Fans Slam Joy-Anna: You're Too Young to Be a Mom!

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 10:42 AM PST

Earlier this week, Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child.

As is always the case with this sort of thing, millions of loyal Duggar fans responded to the news with such giddy glee that one might have thought it was their family that had recently expanded.

But in several important ways the public reaction to Joy's birth announcement was different from what we saw when her older sisters became moms.

Joy-Anna Duggar's Baby Bump

For starters, Joy's pregnancy was controversial from the start, due to rumors that she got pregnant before her wedding to Austin Forsyth.

The Duggars are staunchly opposed to premarital sex, and the revelation that Joy got pregnant out of wedlock would be disastrous to the wholesome public image they've worked so hard to cultivate.

Many suspected that Joy was misleading the public, and they expected to give birth well ahead of schedule.

When she delivered little Gideon Martyn Forsyth approximately 39 weeks after getting married, however, those theories were swiftly torpedoed.

But that doesn't mean the haters were willing to admit defeat and offer reluctant congratulations to Joy and Austin.

Joy-Anna Duggar Due Date Photo

Instead, they switched gears to a different line of criticism.

These days, the Duggar-obsessed corners of social are filled with laments for Joy's lost youth.

Yes, some feel that at 20 years of age, Joy is far too young to be a mother.

Others find it ludicrous that Joy and Austin were never permitted to spend time alone together until their honeymoon.

Do they have a point? Of course! 

The latter argument is particularly valid, and the Duggars' approach to courtship often sounds like something out of dark dystopian fiction.

Joy-Anna, Austin Forsyth

But what's done is done, and maybe these days, Joy-Anna needs support more than anything else.

"Too bad y'all couldn't have gotten to really know each other before you brought a baby into the world. You said yourself you were never alone until your wedding night," wrote one fan on the Forsyths' shared Instagram page.

"That's just not a good thing. Marriage and parenting is hard work but your marriages is so important. I think it's just irresponsible of you."

Poor joy. Hasn't even lived her life yet," another commenter remarked.

"God love her, she looks so so young and absolutely exhausted," wrote a third follower.

It's certainly true that Joy looks exhausted these days, but it's important to add - she also looks quite happy.

Watch Counting On online for more on the strange, brief courtship of Joy and Austin.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Confirm Miscarriage, Break Everyone's Hearts

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 09:48 AM PST

If you watched last night's episode of Teen Mom OG, then you know that it contained some pretty heavy scenes.

And if you didn't ... well, just prepare yourself for these heartbreaking spoilers, OK?

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

During the episode, we saw Farrah lose her mind, just like always, we saw Gary deal with some paternity stuff, and we saw Maci consider a new treatment to deal with her PCOS.

But when it came to Catelynn and Tyler's story, the story we're going to be talking about right now, things got just a little more tragic.

For much of this season so far, we saw Catelynn and Tyler discuss having another baby. We saw her doctor's visit when she had her IUD removed, and then her positive pregnancy test.

We saw her tell Tyler the good news, then we saw them tell their families.

But in this week's episode, we learn that she suffered a miscarriage.

Catelynn Lowell with Pink Hair

"It's very traumatic," Tyler explained to a producer after it happened. "When you see her shaking and she's got blood everywhere ... you don't really know what to do."

"She kind of cleaned herself up, and we kind of figured out what was going on. Spotting is normal, but all the clotting is not."

After that, he said that they "just sat in the bed and cried and just held each other."

Tyler then somehow managed to make the story even more tragic by saying "I mean, here's nothing you can really do, so it felt very similar to Carly."

Carly, of course, being the daughter they placed for adoption when they were teenagers.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

"I mean, Carly's a little different," he admitted, "because we have to ... we get to see her every year, but it's a loss, and you feel it."

"Like, I feel like you process it as a loss. So I guess it's something I didn't really understand before."

Catelynn tried to deal with the loss a few different ways -- she practiced breathing exercises, she used a mantra, that kind of thing.

But then a producer told Tyler that Cate had called her and told her that "she wanted to kill herself."

We already know what happened from there -- she checked into a treatment center in Arizona to deal with everything, spent six weeks there, and after a few weeks of being at home she went back for another round.

Catelynn Lowell at MTV VMAs

We never had any doubt that she truly needed the help, and honestly anyone who's ever watched Teen Mom would likely agree, but after seeing this episode, we're extra glad she took those steps to take care of herself.

It's a good thing that Tyler's been getting some therapy of his own, too, because it's obvious the miscarriage affected him greatly as well.

As he explained on Twitter after the episode aired, "That baby may have not been fully grown in the womb... but it was fully grown in our hearts."

"For every parent out there who has lost a baby...it is not your fault & it is more than acceptable & understandable to mourn the loss of that baby & take your time to grieve."

It was a touching message, and it's clear that it resonated strongly with many of his followers.

Catelynn Lowell with Tyler Baltierra Photo

"Last night's episode was hard," one person replied to his tweet, "and you two are so damn strong! I wish I had someone who would have done for me what you did for Cate."

"I'm sorry you guys had to go through that," another person wrote. "I have had 2 miscarriages.. to most people it was just a lost pregnancy but for me I lost my 2 babies. I love you guys stay strong you will get through this in your own time and your own way."

One women even commented that she'd had nine miscarriages, and that "it is the hardest thing in my life I had to go through."

"I wish more people were vocal about it, as it stands it feels so taboo to talk about and makes you feel so alone when you have a miscarriage."

As difficult as it must have been for Catelynn and Tyler to film throughout all of this, it's obviously an important topic for many, many people.

As always, we wish them nothing but the best.

June Shannon: Planning MORE Plastic Surgery?

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 09:46 AM PST

From Not To Hot star June Shannon attained her insane weight loss through multiple cosmetic procedures.

Considering that the show's in its second season and seemingly revolves around her body's transformation, fans and viewers have one major question:

Is June Shannon planning on getting more cosmetic surgery?

June Shannon at the Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Premiere

At her heaviest, June Shannon weighed 460 pounds.

Her surgical procedures began with the installation of a gastric sleeve in 2015. The sleeve was a device that limits foot intake by physically restricting one's stomach capacity.

It's an extreme option for portion control.

Beyond that, she made changes to her diet and also began working out with a trainer.

She also had a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and had excess skin removed from around her arms and neck.

(For some people who experience extreme weight loss, the excess skin that lingers after they worked so hard to lose weight seems like a sick joke. It needs to be surgically removed)

The results are that June is about 300 pounds lighter than she was.

June Shannon Promo Photo

Speaking to InTouch Weekly, June Shannon shares her plastic surgery plans. She starts by talking about her current weight.

"People think that I'm going to gain the weight back."

Sadly, it's not uncommon for people who've lost large amounts of weight to regain at least some of it. The body is resilient and believes that it needs fat stores to survive.

But June says that she's going to be an exception.

"But hello, I've almost been at this [weight] for a year and a half and I'm not gaining!"

That is quite an accomplishment!

June Shannon, Blue Dress

And her present stats are ...

"My current weight is like 165 to 170."

That really is a loss of about 300 pounds. Most people don't have that much to lose -- or wouldn't still be alive if they did. She's really transformed herself.

June credits her change to the tremendous changes that she's made in her lifestyle.

"I just try to watch what I eat and exercise when I can."

She keeps motivated, too.

"I don't ever want to go back."

June Shannon and Boyfriend

With that kind of determination, you might wonder if she plans to go under the knife again, if need be.

Especially if June Shannon wants to impress her boyfriend, a man by the name of Gene Doak.

But June's response sounds very determined.

"Hell no!"

Well, that's not ambiguous.

So she has zero plans to get further plastic surgery, for weight loss or otherwise. Good to know.

She says that she's done enough.

"I did what I wanted to do and that's it!"

Honestly, that's pretty great news.
June Shannon and Honey Boo Boo, Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta Premiere

Of course, not all medical treatments are elective.

Recently on From Not To Hot, Mama June Shannon was going blind -- losing all vision in her remaining good eye.

As it turned out, the issue was her retina -- which was fixed with surgery.

She had to walk around with an eye patch of sorts for a while and was advised to use a walker in order to get around safely.

But obviously, that's a medically necessary procedure. Not the same thing as weight loss surgery or getting extra skin removed.

Catelynn Lowell Returns Home From Rehab, Shares Progress With Fans

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 09:33 AM PST

On last night's Teen Mom OG, viewers received an in-depth look at the heartbreaking struggle of fan favorite Catelynn Lowell.

In the episode, Catelynn suffered a miscarriage that triggered a relapse of the mental health issues that have plagued her adolescence.

Catelynn Lowell with Pink Hair

After revealing that she struggled with thoughts of suicide, Catelynn checked into rehab to seek treatment for trauma and severe depression.

The episode ended with an ominous "to be continued..." and offered little in the way of closure and resolution.

Fortunately, thanks to social media and her candid relationship with her fans, we have new information about Catelynn's plight, and the news is very promising.

The most recent installment of TMOG was filmed back in November, and Catelynn returned to rehab for a second round of treatment in January of this year.

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

Following last night's episode, Catelynn took to Instagram to inform fans that she's back home and working toward recovery.

"Finally home and it feels so good!" Lowell wrote.

Her husband, Tyler Baltierra, also took to social media to share his thoughts on one of the most emotional episodes in the show's history.

"That baby may have not been fully grown in the womb...but it was fully grown in our hearts," he tweeted in response to the outpouring of concern over Catelynn's miscarriage.

"For every parent out there who has lost a baby...it is not your fault & it is more than acceptable & understandable to mourn the loss of that baby & take your time to grieve #ParentStrong"

Tyler and Catelynn Pic

Throughout this season, Tyler has been applauded for the strength and support he's provided for Catelynn.

During last night's episode, he was also praised for opening up about an experience that millions of expectant parents have endured, but few talk about:

"It's very traumatic. When you see her shaking and she's got blood everywhere, it's like … you don't really know what to do," he told one of the show's producers.

"She kind of cleaned herself up, and we kind of figured out what was going on. Spotting is normal, but all the clotting is not. So we just saw on the bed and cried. We just held each other. There's nothing you can really do."

Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the rocky road that brought Catelynn and Tyler to where they are today.

Kardashians Trash Travis Scott: He's Ridiculous!

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 08:26 AM PST

As you've undoubtedly heard by now, Kylie Jenner welcomed her first child earlier this month.

Reports about Kylizzle's new life as a 20-year-old mom have been everywhere lately, but if you're not a fan of contemporary hip-hop you might not know much about her baby daddy, rapper Travis Scott.

So here's a quick crash course:

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott... Together!

For starters, he's apparently successful enough to hand out Ferraris as gifts.

Yes, Travis gifted Kylie with a $1.4 million sports car as a "push present."

The trend of husbands giving gifts to new moms has increased in popularity in recent years, but these tokens of appreciation usually take the form of a new tennis bracelet or a certificate for a spa day.

Obviously, Travis took things to a new level.

The gesture is more than a tad ostentatious, but if there's one thing that the ladies of the Kardashian-Jenner clan love, it's flaunting their wealth, right?

Travis Scott Red Carpet Pic

Well, yes, but apparently they're not too crazy about this particular lavish display.

According to People magazine several members of the Kardashian clan were already on the fence about Travis, and his attempt to impress them with his success didn't go over well.

"Everyone thinks it's the most ridiculous 'gift' ever," a source tells the magazine.

Apparently the family is quite picky when it comes to Kylie's suitors.

They felt Tyga wasn't successful enough to be her partner (even though he also bought Kylie a car), and now it seems they think Travis is a bit too impressed with herself.

Kylie Jenner, Pregnant, and Travis Scott

As for the nature of the present - well, a 7-figure sports car might seem like an odd choice, but apparently flashy vehicles are the way to Kylie's heart.

But it's not because she's a closet gearhead...

"[Kylie] has been obsessed with cars for a while. It's just like a status thing," says the insider.

"She gets a kick out of the fact that people will stare. She likes to show off her wealth," 

You'd think that as one of the most famous young women on the planet, Kylie would be getting sick of the stares and wouldn't feel the need to remind everyone that she's rich.

But at the same time ... it's not like we'd expect her (or any 20-year-old) to turn down a $1.4 million car.

Suzie Hardy: Ryan Seacrest Grabbed Me By the Genitals ... and Worse!

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 09:15 AM PST

Back in November, the world learned that Ryan Seacrest had been accused of sexual assault. The details of the allegations were alarming.

Initially, people mostly just heard that the accusation had been made by a former stylist. Now, the world knows her name.

Ryan Seacrest at iHeartRadio Music Awards

And she's opening up about her very own #MeToo story.

Suzie Hardy was Ryan Seacrest's stylist at E! from 2007 to 2013.

She was a single mother with a preschool-aged daughter who found the idea of a decent-paying job a "godsend." At first.

Hardy alleges that, during her years of employment, Ryan Seacrest subjected her to undesired sexually aggressive behavior.

Ryan Seacrest on a Mic

Among the accusations is that he struck her butt with enough force that it left a mark hours later, that he grabbed her genitals on multiple occasions, and that he pressed himself against her while in his underwear.

E! claims that their investigation found insufficient evidence of all of this.

In a social media video, Kim Zolciak joked about sexual harassment and lamented "poor Ryan Seacrest." He has a lot of fans and sympathizers.

But now, Hardy is telling her story.

Speaking to Variety, Suzie Hardy discusses her allegations against Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan Seacrest on Final Idol

"As proud as I am and as strong as a woman as I am, as smart as I am and as much work as I've done with therapists, it really affected me."

She opens up about what she thought of E!'s investigation deciding that there was insufficient evidence.

"Total exasperation was my definite feeling when I heard about it."

But it doesn't sound like she was surprised.

"I felt like by the third interview, it was obvious the investigator was whitewashing it for Seacrest's side."

Seacrest, Ryan

And she claims that the investigator never contacted four witnesses whose names she provided.

E! objects to the characterization of their investigation as being one-sided.

"E!'s investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough."

E!'s statement continues:

"Over the course of a two month process, our outside counsel interviewed more than two dozen people regarding the allegations, including multiple separate meetings with the claimant."

And they maintain that the investigator is reliable.

Ryan Seacrest is Smiling

"The investigator is an attorney with nearly 20 years experience and is highly regarded professionally."

Therefore, they say, the investigation went just fine.

"Any claims that question the legitimacy of this investigation are completely baseless."

Andrew Baum, the attorney representing Ryan Seacrest, says:

"It is upsetting to us that Variety is electing to run a 'story' about untrue allegations that were made against my client, after they were told that the accuser threatened to make those false claims against him unless he paid her $15 million."

Ryan Seacrest  E! Live From the Red Carpet for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

Claims that accusations come from extortion attempts haven't been uncommon during the #MeToo movement. Or before.

"At that time, the claimant threatened to issue a demonstrably false press statement unless she was paid."

"Instead, my client proactively and publicly denied the claims and agreed to fully cooperate with E!'s investigation about the matter."

Seacrest's attorney seems to agree with E!'s findings.

"On January 31st the network notified us that their independent third-party investigation had concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support her claims, effectively, clearing my client's name."

Ryan Seacrest Smiles

Well ... insufficient evidence can lead to an acquittal at trial, but it doesn't sound like a resounding exoneration, either.

"It's telling that after my client refused to pay her money, and the E! investigation resulted as it did, that she is now coming forward to share her debunked story to the press."

There are further details to Hardy's accusations.

In separate accounts, both Hardy and a coworker witness accuse Seacrest of another misdeed while Hardy was at the Roosevelt Hotel to help him prepare for the Academy Awards.

Ryan Seacrest Smile

Both describe Seacrest as having been in his underwear with a visible erection. He allegedly grabbed Hardy, threw her onto the bed, and climbed on top of her and rubbed himself upon her.

According the the accusation, he stopped only when Hardy's coworker yelled at him.

What Hardy describes as the worst incident was whens he was dating a powerful entertainment attorney. When the two had only just begun to date (and they ended up dating for three years), she says that Ryan Seacrest asked inappropriate questions about their sex life as she tied his tie.

She says that when she asked him to stop asking if she had "f--ked" the man yet, Seacrest allegedly grabbed her genitals.

Hardy says that she fled the room in tears, and that a production assistant approached her minutes later with an offer.

Seacrest Photo

Apparently, the PA was willing to walk her to human resources, but also cautioned her that she'd likely be fired if she reported anything.

Hardy, still a mother to a young daughter, declined.

Ultimately, Suzie Hardy says that she was called in by E! to answer questions. They wanted to know if she had a physical relationship with Ryan Seacrest.

She says that she told them no -- they weren't dating or sleeping together. She says that she also told them about her allegations, and that she spent hours there at the time.

This was in 2013. She says that she was told a couple of weeks later that her services would soon no longer be required. She says that she and Seacrest were kept apart until for her remaining few weeks.

Many find this whole story disturbing.

Jill Duggar: Baby #3 On the Way?!

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 07:28 AM PST

Last night's Counting On season premiere was notable for the absence of two of the show's most popular former cast members.

Derick Dillard was fired by TLC following a recent social media tirade, and his wife Jill has reportedly stepped away from the spotlight as a show of solidarity.

Jill Duggar Rocks Gold Shoes

But just because Jill and Derick are no longer reality stars, that doesn't mean fans have stopped scrutinizing every aspect of their personal lives!

The latest rumor about life in the Dillard home is that Jill is pregnant with her third child.

There's been no official confirmation, but many believe Jill has been dropping hints on social media in recent weeks.

First, there was a seemingly unremarkable Instagram photo in which eagle-eyed fans discovered a hidden clue.

Note the bottle of prenatal vitamins behind Derick's head.

Derick Dillard on the Gram

Shortly thereafter, Jill posted a photo that fans believe contained yet another subtle hint.

The pic showed her holding her youngest son, Samuel.

She captioned the post:

"Love my #babies #samuelscottdillard"

It's the use of the plural "babies" that has fans talking.

Jill Duggar: Baby Bump on Instagram

While Jill does have two kids, only one of them was pictured in the photo.

Which is why some of her followers think Jill's hashtag was her way of suggesting she's got a bun in the oven.

It's a stretch, but the comments section blew up with speculation about a third Dillard baby on the way.

"I think she's pregnant too. #babies and also looks like a baby bump too," wrote one fan.

And it's not hard to see why Duggar obsessives are convinced will be hearing a big announcement from Jill in the very near future.

Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar in DC

Back in 2014, Jill told People magazine that she has every intention of raising a very large family:

"Both of us want as many kids as God will give us and we've talked about adoption," she told the outlet.

"My parents have kept popping them out so we'll see how [our] fertility is!"

While 19 kids is certainly a tall order, it seems Jill and Derick are up to the task ... which means you'll likely hear some big news from the young family very soon.

In the meantime, watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most fertile family.

Stacey Dash: I'm Running for Congress Now!

Posted: 27 Feb 2018 09:16 AM PST

Two years ago, Stacey Dash's Oscars appearance was one of the most painfully awkward moment from any awards show. Move over, Kanye.

Now, the actress and controversial conservative pundit is appearing somewhere else: a ballot.

That's right, folks. Stacey Dash is running for Congress. This is real life.

Stacey Dash Photo

Back in the '90s, Stacey Dash starred in the cult classic film, Clueless.

It's a beloved film, but some of its stars haven't fared so well.

There was the tragic death of Brittany Murphy.

Alicia Silverstone is alive and well ... but wrote a parenting book that espouses views characterized as anti-vaccination. That's never a good look.

And then there's Stacey Dash who emerged in 2012 as a conservative pundit whose outlandish and often unsupported statements made headlines and made heads turn.

Stacey worked for Fox News for a while -- she's both a beautiful woman and a conservative, so she really fit their brand -- but the network did not renew her contract in 2017.

Stacey Dash Twit Pic

Stacey Dash is now, however, running for Congress.

Yes, the Congress of the United States of America. She filed the paperwork to run in California's 44th district, looking to unseat Democrat Nanette Barragan.

And yes, she's making "Dash to DC" a real thing.

It's worth noting that the district tends to vote for Democratic candidates, and includes Compton, Watts, San Pedro, and North Long Beach.

Some guess that Stacey Dash believes that a beautiful woman of color (and celebrity) might have a fighting chance in flipping the district.

Stacey Dash's history calls that into question.

Stacey Dash Oscars Appearance

See, Stacey Dash wasn't always an outspoken Republican. In fact, she wasn't always a Republican.

She apparently supported Barack Obama during 2008. Over time, however, she came to believe that Obama's policies were "socialism."

(This is in part a result of the polarization that causes people on both sides of the political aisle to view free market capitalism as the only form of capitalism, as if welfare capitalism isn't sitting right there)

At that point, she decided that she wouldn't be "pressured" into supporting Obama or other Democratic politicians simply because she's black or a woman.

She supported Mitt Romney in 2012 and has continued to be an outspoken conservative ever since.

Stacey Dash Picture

Stacey Dash running for Congress might be a surprise to anyone who expects people to make good choices, but she's actually been threatening to run for office for a little while now.

On February 9th, she tweeted:

"A number of people online and off have suggested I run for political office. I wanted to see what my online community thinks of this idea as I mull the possibilities. Thoughts?"

On February 22nd, she tweeted: "Things are taking shape." She followed that with "Soon."

Fans and followers who saw those vague tweets could only conclude that she was either making good on her threat to run for office or constructing some sort of laser on the moon. It was the former.

We don't know what her strategy for flipping a district that voted 83% for Hillary Clinton in 2016. That will be interesting to watch.

Stacey Dash at the Oscars

As for Stacey Dash choosing now to run ... we suspect that February being Black History month has little to do with it.

She's stated -- or, as some characterize it, she's parroted racist criticisms in a bid for acceptance from white conservatives -- that Black History Month shouldn't exist.

(Forgetting, perhaps, that without such occasions, some people find it all too easy to focus on white accomplishments. Spending the shortest month of the year to pay attention to the struggles and deeds of a minority isn't too much to ask, right?)

Stacey's taken a number of controversial stances that don't even have to do with race -- such as suggesting that transgender people should "pee in the bushes" instead of using bathrooms with cisgender people. Yikes.

Some ask if Stacey Dash is making this run to try to build her brand. Others wonder if she just wants attention -- though surely she's read enough mean tweets about herself by now.