- Blac Chyna to Kim Kardashian: I'm Suing You, You Petty B-tch!
- Mike Pence vs. Adam Rippon: V.P. Feuds with Openly Gay Figure Skater
- Khloe Kardashian: Caitlyn Jenner Will NEVER See My Baby!
- Rob Porter's Ex-Wife Speaks Out: He WILL Abuse Hope Hicks!
- Bill Cosby Retrial: Lawyers Move to Exclude 19 "Prejudicial" Accusers From Testifying
- Andrew Garfield: I May Bang a Dude Someday!
- Kendra Caldwell Reveals Pregnancy Struggles in New Promo
- Kourtney Kardashian: My Home is INFESTED and I'm Freaking Out!
- Jessica Biel Teaches 2-Year Old About Sex. But Should She?
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 11:36 AM PST
Back in July of 2017, Rob Kardashian posted nude photos of Blac Chyna as revenge for sleeping with another guy after they had already broken up.
Needless to say, Rob's not the most stable individual, and it doesn't come as much of surprise that Chyna is suing him for inflicting emotional distress and damaging her career prospects.
And now it seems she's broadened her scope in hopes of taking the entire Kard clan along with Rob after being triggered by a passive-aggressive present.
Yes, Blac has decided to include Rob's famous sisters in her lawsuit after apparently being enraged by the Valentine's Day gift she received from Kim Kardashian.
In fairness, the perfume that she received from Kim's new line of fragrances was sent in connection with a Snapchat video in which Kim revealed
"Chyna was furious when she got Kim's perfume Valentine," an insider told Radar.
"It was so rude of Kim to send that to her. Chyna was disgusted that she would be that condescending."
Things get worse from there, with some quotes that lead us to believe this "source" is actually just Chyna:
"Chyna knows Kim is a petty b-tch, she always has been. And this was it for her. She said she wasn't going to hide the truth about how awful Rob's whole family has been to her," the weirdly angry and knowledgeable insider claims.
"She has kept everything with the family to the court and hasn't done anything on social media or anywhere else against the family, but this was low, even for them."
The anonymous tipster went on to praise Blac for her patience in not going after the Kardashians sooner, as well as for her bravery in speaking out against them now:
"Chyna had tried to let all of the personal nasty things everyone had done to her not bother her, but she finally made the decision to stand up to the Kardashians and Jenners with all of the ammunition she had."
In court documents obtained by Radar, Blac's attorney, Lisa Bloom, slams the Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney for all the "false" statements "Defendants Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and/or their respective agents made."
Bloom also quotes Kim as saying:
"The only reason Chyna wants to be with my brother is for this show. She does not love Rob and their relationship is too fake and destructive. The public has been exposed to what a fake relationship they have and it's embarrassing and makes us all look fake."
So the lawsuit isn't technically about Kim shading Blac with free perfume...
...But let's be honest, it's totally about Kim shading Blac with free perfume.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 11:22 AM PST
Mike Pence is heading up the US Olympic delegation in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics. He has Mother in tow, of course, so that he can talk to the lady athletes if needed.
But he doesn't need his wife to chaperone him tweeting to openly gay Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, which is exactly what he did after Rippon reportedly rejected his offer to meet.
What started all of this was Rippon's comments about Mike Pence's alleged homophobia and support for "conversion therapy."
There's no shortage of gay and bisexual athletes in the world, and the Olympics are no exception.
Many of these athletes are not yet out, however. Olympians often hope to profit from sponsorships, and since their very existence can be controversial and lead to calls for boycotts, some find it easier to remain in the closet.
That harmful and homophobic culture is (very slowly) changing. And openly gay figureskater Adam Rippon is a great example.
Naturally, he was asked for his thoughts about Vice President Mike Pence, who is notorious for his conservative views and seen as an enemy of the LGBT community, leading the American Olympic delegation.
Rippon replied: "You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy? I'm not buying it."
Conversion therapy, of course, is "treatment" in which LGBT people are subjected to emotional and psychological torment until they convince themselves that they're, well, straight. Sometimes self-hating people sign up, sometimes parents force their gay children into it.
Rippon's comment, referring to Mike Pence's infamous stint as Indiana Governor that saw him accused of homophobia and laying out policies that harmed the LGBT community among others, did not go unnoticed.
Mike Pence tweeted this:
"Headed to the Olympics to cheer on #TeamUSA. One reporter trying to distort 18 yr old nonstory to sow seeds of division. We won't let that happen! #FAKENEWS. Our athletes are the best in the world and we are for ALL of them! #TEAMUSA."
He then tweeted at Adam Rippon, directly.
".@Adaripp I want you to know we are FOR YOU. Don't let fake news distract you. I am proud of you and ALL OF OUR GREAT athletes and my only hope for you and all of #TeamUSA is to bring home the gold. Go get 'em!"
Adam Rippon reportedly declined an invitation to meet with Mike Pence. He is, however, reportedly open to the idea of a meeting after the Olympics.
Responses to that have been mixed.
There are certain people who feel that a polite sit-down is common courtesy, regardless of ideological differences.
Others disagree, citing that different opinions on tax law is very different from "opinions" that certain groups of people aren't entitled to basic human rights, and that oppressed minorities don't owe anything to the people in power who work against them.
Adam Rippon, however, has other things on his mind right now: the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
"Tonight I walked in the #OpeningCeremony and got to watch my old friend @Yunaaaa light the Olympic flame. Representing the USA is one of the greatest honors of my life and being able to do it as my authentic self makes it all so much sweeter."
In the mean time, Mike Pence -- who famously opposes mixing politics with sports, as he demonstrated with that absurd walk-out stunt last year -- notably refused to stand for the joint Korean delegation.
Why? Probably because of Trump's hardline approach to North Korea.
Twitter is roasting him, calling him out for hypocrisy.
No one questions that the North Korean regime is monstrous and an affront to human rights.
People do question why someone would object to North and South Korea reconciling, since peace between the two nations seems like the best way to put North Korea on a path to softening its stances and allowing human rights to flourish.
Some believe that Mike Pence's overture towards Rippon was yet another calculated political stunt to make him appear to be less hostile to LGBT rights than he actually is.
Pence can say what he likes, after all, but his history as Governor of Indiana speaks for itself and has nothing nice to say.
And it doesn't help that Trump reportedly "joked" that Pence would love to see all ay people hang.
Others, however, feel that perhaps the tweet was genuine.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 10:16 AM PST
This is such a great time in Khloe Kardashian's life, right?!
She's in a solid relationship with Tristan Thompson, and she's pregnant with her first child.
Her career is on fire, if you count allowing camera crews to film your every move as a career.
She seems really and truly happy, and it's been so lovely to see.
Unfortunately, despite all those good things, things aren't perfect for Khloe.
Even though things ended badly between them, she has to be missing Caitlyn Jenner during this time, right?
After all, Caitlyn had a hand in raising her, and she was definitely a father figure for her for many, many years. To be starting a family without her own father or Caitlyn around has got to be tough.
But, Khloe admitted in a new interview, she's not going to make amends with Caitlyn just because she's having a baby.
During an appearance on a U.K. talk show called Lorraine, Khloe was asked about Caitlyn, and if having a baby would affect the relationship they have now.
(Which, to be clear, is nonexistent.)
"I don't think that affects anything with Caitlyn," she answered.
"No?" the reporter asked. "Things are just ..."
"Yeah, just as they are," she finished.
She also laughed after saying that, so maybe cutting ties with her former stepfather hasn't been as difficult for her as we'd imagined.
Or maybe she's just used to it -- it has been a good long while now since things were cool between Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians.
Though they were once extremely close, they've been having issue for a few years now, ever since Caitlyn announced her plans to transition in 2015.
That fall, Khloe admitted in an interview that she had "a hard time" with that because she found out on camera. She said that they'd been asking her what had been happening, but she was never honest with them.
"We felt like we were the last to know, especially me," she said.
She said in an interview in January of 2016 that the first time she and her sisters even heard about Caitlyn's plans to transition was in a meeting with E! -- the network mentioned that they were developing a show about the whole thing.
"I don't give a f-ck what you want to do -- just stop lying to us about things," she said.
Caitlyn has said that after that interview, Khloe stopped talking to her, even though she claimed that she never lied to her.
As we saw on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, they did try to work things out, but when Cait released her memoir last spring, it pretty much destroyed any hope she had at a relationship with Khloe and her older sisters.
Back in November, she revealed that the Kardashians "don't talk to me anymore," and that "they don't want me in their lives."
And judging by Khloe's statements in this new interview, that's definitely accurate.
Here's hoping that somehow, someway, Khloe and Caitlyn can patch things up in time for Caitlyn to meet her latest grandchild!
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 10:15 AM PST
It's tough to keep track of every scandal that emerges from the gaseous swamp of iniquity that is the Trump White House, but nauseating as the task may be, we try to keep up.
This week's debacle is one that would've resulted in a march on Washington complete with torches and pitchforks if it happened under the Obama administration but is currently eliciting less furor among Trump's base than the time 44 wore a tan suit.
It has to do with Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who resigned this week amidst allegations that he brutally assaulted both of his ex-wives.
Despite the fact that Porter's first wife, Colbie Holderness, revealed a photo showing a black eye she'd suffered at the hands of her former husband, Porter is still receiving words of praise and support from his White House colleagues.
Senior officials were reportedly aware of the allegations against Porter long before they became public, but still defended hm and praised his accomplishments this week:
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly hailed Porter as "a man of true integrity and honor, and I can't say enough good things about him."
Currently, Porter is dating Hope Hicks, the White House communications director who is known to be one of Trump's closest advisors.
On Thursday, one of Porter's battered exes gave a candid interview to CNN in which she cautioned Hicks about Porter's abusive ways.
"If he hasn't already been abusive with Hope, he will," Porter's second wife, Jennie Willoughby, told the outlet.
"Particularly now that he's under a lot of stress and scrutiny...I don't think that he has done the self-reflective work to acknowledge this issue."
Willoughby was married to Porter for four years and says their time together was characterized by "low grade constant terror."
"He has not gotten help," she added.
"I don't think that he has really taken the time to deconstruct why it is that he behaves this way and until he's able to do that, I don't know that he has control over it."
Willoughby filed an emergency protective order against Porter after their first year of marriage.
She shared her harrowing tale of abuse in a 2017 blog post entitled "Why I Stayed."
Porter reportedly contacted her and asked her to revise the piece in order to "downplay" the abuse.
He has yet to respond to Willoughby's warning to Hicks.
We'll have more on this developing story as more information becomes available.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 09:29 AM PST
Just a few weeks ago, Bill Cosby went on stage and joked about his rape accusations. People actually went to see him, if you can imagine.
The disgraced comedian's last trial ended in a deadlock, but he's up for retrial over the later this year for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand.
And his lawyers are righting to exclude 19 different women from testifying.
Bill Cosby has more than 60 accusers who alleged that he sexually assaulted them.
That is a tremendous number of women who've come forward with stories of some of the worst moments of their lives.
Of course, convicted sex monster Dr. Larry Nassar has over 140 accusers.
And Director James Toback has over 300 accusers, including Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams.
But this isn't the world's worst contest, and for anyone accused of any crime to stand accused by so many is rare. The idea that a single person could do so much harm to so many people is horrifying.
For many of Bill Cosby's accusers, there are no options for criminal prosecution because of statutory rape laws that allow countless sexual predators to evade justice.
Traumatized victims do not always come forward immediately, especially in a sex-negative society that shames survivors and especially when the sex monster who preyed upon them is wealthy, beloved, or a celebrity.
Or all three.
Andrea Constand, however, is able to take Bill Cosby to trial because she did come forward in 2004. We cannot image how much bravery she needed.
Though Cosby's trial last year ended in a deadlock, one can't help but wonder if jurors might view him differently in the #MeToo era, when people are conscious of how many sex monsters have been prowling the entertainment industry for decades.
When asked about how he thinks that his trial might be impacted by the (slowly) changing culture, Billy Cosby made this face:
We don't yet know whether Cosby will face his #TimesUp moment. Like we said, he went on stage just a few weeks ago in an impromptu performance.
But, though he makes the human equivalent of the shrugging emoticon ... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ... when asked, his attorneys are taking a more proactive approach when it comes to determining what the jurors will decide.
Cosby's team is attempting to exclude 19 of his accusers from testifying at his trial, arguing that it would be prejudicial.
Interestingly, they're claiming that hearing 19 women say that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them won't be helpful in letting jurors decide if it's likely that he sexually assaulted a woman.
In papers filed in Montgomery County Court, Cosby's team argues:
"While the prospect of trotting out 19 other accusers makes for a splashy headline, it does nothing to advance the goal of fairly deciding Bill Cosby's guilt or innocence."
That's quite the claim.
"Admitting evidence of even just one of these uncharged and unproven accusations would be highly prejudicial."
For the record, usually when something is excluded for being prejudicial, it is because it's either irrelevant or, well, subject to actual prejudices, without yielding sufficient probative value for the judge to consider it "worth the risk."
For example, issues or race or religion or sexuality -- of the victim or the defendant -- might impact bigoted jurors who weren't excluded during the Voir Dire process.
We're no legal experts by any means.
Since these are accusations that Bill Cosby did the same crime for which he's on trial, however, it sounds pertinent to our unschooled ears.
Similarly, if a man is accused of robbing a bank, hearing testimony accusing him of 19 other bank robberies might be good to know, right?
Seems like that might be something that jurors would want before they put it to a vote, as it ties him to some sort of pattern. Who knows.
It's up to the individual jurors and their conscience to process all of the evidence and determine who is likely to be telling the truth and who is likely to be lying.
But there's no telling what a judge might determine, especially when an expensive defense team and national attention are involved.
We won't know the ruling until March, and the retrial date is currently set at April 2nd.
If the judge allows the testimony from these 19 accusers, Cosby's team has indicated that they will seek a postponement.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 08:58 AM PST
When it comes to sexuality, Andrew Garfield is just so gosh darn woke.
No, the Academy Award winner isn't gay.
In fact, he's never been with a man or really been attracted to men or had any desire to insert his penis into anything that isn't a vagina.
But Garfield wants the world to know that he's open to other openings!
In July of last year, the actor stirred up a bit of a controversy when he said he was "a gay man... without the physical act."
What made him a gay man, if he didn't engaged in any gay sex?
He watches a lot of RuPaul's Drag Race, Garfield explained to Out Magazine, while adding that he might have an "awakening" someday and explore another "part of the garden.
In other words: heck, he may bang a dude at some point.
Who can ever say for certain?!?
In the latest issue of Out, Garfield reiterates this somewhat strange stance.
First, he acknowledges to the publication that his previous quote was misunderstood.
"I think part of what I was trying to say was about inclusion, and about that openness to my impulses."
But then he basically goes ahead and says the same thing again.
"Up until this point, I've only been sexually attracted to women," Garfield tells the magazine, trying to explain in further detail:
"My stance toward life, though, is that I always try to surrender to the mystery of not being in charge. I think most people - we're intrinsically trying to control our experience here, and manage it, and put walls around what we are and who we are.
Garfield proceeds to use the kind of icky "garden" metaphor as he continues to ramble:
"I want to know as much of the garden as possible before I pass - I have an openness to any impulses that may arise within me at any time.
"But, if I were to identify, I would identify as heterosexual, and being someone who identifies that way, and who's taking on this seminal role, my scariest thought was, 'Am I allowed to do this?'"
The role to which Garfield is referring is Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, a production that featured the star as a young New York resident living with AIDS.
He appeared in this role last summer in London and will soon reprise the role on Broadway.
The play centers on homosexuality and AIDS and related issues and Garfield is very proud to be associated with it.
"To be a part of transmitting all that feels like the most meaningful thing I could do with my life right now," he says.
"I'm in a privileged position, and I want to keep listening, and learning as much as I possibly can. I want to be a part of the world spinning forward as much as anyone else."
This is an admirable point of view.
This is really all Garfield should have said on the subject.
It's great to support the LGBT community and it's great that he wants to feel like he understands all sides of sexuality.
But he doesn't. That's just a fact.
There's nothing wrong with being attracted to women and still believing in inclusiveness, in equal rights. There's everything right about it in fact.
Garfield doesn't need to go so far out of his way to pretend he relates to the gay community by pretending he's part of the gay community.
Or could see himself being part of it someday.
That's just an odd thing to say and it takes away from his overall point, leading to headlines such as the one above.
Don't try so hard, Andy. We all know you're one of the good ones already.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 11:26 AM PST
When Joseph Duggar married Kendra Caldwell back in September, it was widely assumed the couple wouldn't wait to start a family.
And sure enough, Kendra announced that she was pregnant with Joe's baby just three months after tying the knot.
Kendra and Joe both seem genuinely excited about the prospect of becoming parents, and their marriage has thus far been free of the strife and controversy that's marred previous Duggar unions.
But no relationship is entirely without hurdles, and it seems like Joe and Kendra were recently confronted with their first challenge.
Kendra is known as an optimistic, uncomplaining sort, but she recently opened up about some difficulties she experienced in the early days of her pregnancy.
In a recent TLC promo for the new season of Counting On, Kendra revealed that she experienced intense morning sickness during her first trimester.
"During my pregnancy, I've had a lot of morning sickness and I think it's slowly subsiding. But other than that, it's been good," Kendra told the camera.
It's the first we've heard from the couple, who initially seemed to be taking Joy-Anna Duggar's lead and keeping a relatively low profile during Kendra's pregnancy.
Of course, unlike Joy-Anna, Joe and Kendra haven't been forced to contend with any "shotgun wedding" rumors.
But while they've laid low for most of the past three months, the newlyweds have been interacting with fans more than ever over the past few days.
Last week, Joe and Kendra revealed that they're having a boy in a video that appeared on TLC's website.
"I'm excited about all of the little outfits you can put on him and the little bowties," Kendra said about the idea of raising a son.
"I think the thing that most excites me about having a son is that I'm going to be able to raise him up, teach him a lot of things that I do and I think that a lot of our interests will probably be similar," Joe responded.
What's a little morning sickness when you've got a future full of bowties and "similar interests" to look forward to?
Our sincere congrats go out to Joe and Kendra.
It's looking like 2018 will be another year of aggressive expansion for the Duggar clan.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 08:16 AM PST
As Keeping Up With The Kardashians has taken us on a tour of the family's drama. We've watched Scott Disick freak out over Younes Bendjima.
This time, however, it's Kourtney's turn to do the freaking out on camera. And no, it's not over Sofia Richie.
Kourtney's home is infested ... with tarantulas. Watch her panic in the video below!
It was supposed to just be a simple scene of Kourtney and Larsa Pippen chatting in Kourtney's backyard in Calabasas.
They'd chat about stuff and maybe bring up a prearranged topic.
(Honestly, a huge part of the scene's appeal was that they were both looking great in one-pieces, to no one's surprise)
To start things off, they laid out some towels to enjoy that Southern Californian weather.
They start talking about their nails, which is ... not necessarily the most captivating conversation.
(But, for the record, Larsa is asking if her nail polish is too "stripper"-y, since she usually only goes with white or black but decided that, now that she's moved to L.A. she wants to try some new things)
Their conversation takes an abrupt turn, however, when the two of them notice -- with some possible "help" from a producer or camera operator -- that there's a spider near them.
Specifically, a very large tarantula.
We don't know what time of day it is, but the shadow from their chairs and bodies nearly reach the tarantula.
So it's safe to say that this small friend got pretty darn close to the couple.
Who .. squeal and move a short distance away, letting out nervous giggles.
Once calmed, Kourtney talks about her "infestation" problem.
"I just don't even know what to do," she laments.
Then, speaking alone with the camera, Kourtney says:
"I swear, we're, like, outside, like, 50 percent of the time, and I've already had the exterminator come out and spray."
So it doesn't sound like the tarantulas are going into her house. It sounds like they're just ... minding their own business outdoors.
(Obviously, people seldom want spiders inside of their home, and I get that -- I don't either. But tarantulas aren't a threat to humans, so why is she spraying her backyard?)
It sounds like Kourtney has a pretty serious case of arachnophobia, because it sounds like she's obsessing over this.
"I just won't be able to sleep at night. I just will not feel comfortable until these tarantulas are fully gone."
While on camera, she calls the exterminator who had apparently already been out there.
The exterminator says that tarantulas are likely more active and therefore more likely to be spotted now because it's mating season.
That doesn't exactly seem to calm Kourtney's nerves. Or Larsa's.
Larsa says: "I'm going to Beverly Hills. This wild, wild west is not for me!"
Plenty of folks have ethical concerns about exterminating a non-dangerous species that's also not in your house but just happens to be nearby.
Others worry about the larger environmental impact that can come from spraying poison all over a yard, and what might happen when other species eat the tarantulas that have been poisoned to death.
Not to mention concerns over how those poisons might impact Kourtney's young children. Especially if they spend half of their time outside, which sounds awful. (I don't care where you live; the great outdoors are never going to be a match for the great indoors)
Watch the video below and decide for yourself if Kourtney and Larsa are overreacting.
Be ready to hear some squealing!
Posted: 09 Feb 2018 08:05 AM PST
Jessica Biel believes in being open and very honest with her young son.
And this belief system has now gotten the actress in trouble with some critics on the Internet.
Speaking at the 2018 MAKERS Conference on Tuesday, Biel sat on a panel with CEO of WCG and CEO of Evofem Biosciences Saundra Pelletier and ex-Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth.
At one point in their candid conversation, the topics turned to kids, sex and relationships.
"How do parents...pick up where sex education leaves off in the school system?" Welteroth asked the other two women, which prompted some interesting comments from Biel.
"In my household, I have a two and a half year old and we're starting now," the actress explained, referencing her husband (someone named Justin Timberlake) and their son, Silas.
"We shower together, and [we say], 'This is what I've got. This is what you've got.
"We just talk about it. I know it's really young, but I really believe that if you start this early, there's no shame.
"I don't want to tell him, 'Keep your private parts,' and this and that. It's a beautiful thing. You have it and mine is different and it's cool, man.
"We have to respect ourselves and respect each other."
Biel also said that she and Timberlake don't sugar coat the names of their private parts with any silly terms for the sake of their child.
They went him to understand how everything works and what everything is really called.
"I think I still go back to this idea that it doesn't have to be so serious," Biel said of sex education, adding:
"If you want to laugh and say vagina and laugh or say penis or whatever, well do it! Laugh and get it out, get the giggles out and then ask the real question that you know you have.
"I think that's always what happened to me when I was young... you could barely get past the giggles to ask the real question, which was a really probably important question that as a young person you needed to know."
It's a fair point.
If parents are not open with their children about this topic, the kids may very well try to find out certain answers on their own.
And it's not hard to imagine this going very poorly.
However, some trolls out there are aghast that Biel would go anywhere near the subject of sex with her two-year old son.
She's being called "stupid" and "disgusting" and lots of other mean words.
As if these remarks weren't cruel enough, someone else suggested Biel and Timberlake should not even be allowed to have children.
It's a pretty interesting debate, right?
Not whether Jessica and Justin ought to be parents. That's unfair, close-minded and downright absurd.
But at what age do you talk sex with your kids? At what age do you give them an idea of what's going on with their bodies and how they came into the world?
Is Biel being a responsible mother here?
Or is she getting too far ahead of things with young and impressionable Silas?
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