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Monday, January 8, 2018

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Princess Charlotte Starts Preschool, Poses for Cutest Photos EVER

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 12:26 PM PST

The world may be anxiously awaiting the birth of Kate Middleton's third child, but we'd like to take a moment and pay tribute to her second child.

Not because there's anything wrong with Princess Charlotte, of course.

But because there's so much right with the two-year old.

Princess Charlotte on First Day of School

Namely, she is REALLY cute!

On Monday morning, the toddler started her run at Willcocks Nursery School, which is situated next door to London's Royal Albert Hall and which is very close to her family's Kensington Palace home.

In recognition of the life milestone, the Royal Family unveiled two new portraits of Charlotte, who turns three years old on May 2.

And, in a fun little twist, both were snapped by Middleton herself!

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace this morning," said a Palace spokesman along with the snapshots, adding:

"The images were taken by The Duchess shortly before Princess Charlotte left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School."

Seriously, Kate, it's not enough for you to be beautiful, fashionable, and, by all accounts, charitable and kind?

You must be an ace photographer as well?!?

Princess Charlotte is Adorable

Charlotte posed for the very cute photos on the steps outside her Kensington Palace residence, holding on to a railing in the picture immediately above.

The tiny Royal donned a $150 burgundy Razorbil wool coat by Amaia and paired  itwith stone-colored tights, red shoes and a matching red bow.

She carried a pink backpack by Cath Kidston.

Saying of Charlotte's famous parents, an insider told People Magazine:

"They chose [this school] because they thought it would be an ideal first step for Charlotte's education and they were impressed by the team who work there."

Makes sense. That's basically why any parents would choose any school.

Princess Charlotte

Charlotte's older brother, Prince George, started nursery school at the same age as Charlotte, back in in January of 2016.

(He's now four years old. How crazy is that?!?)

George attended a Montessori school just a short drive from the family's country house, Anmer Hall.

He began his educational life on a part-time basis, however, while Charlotte will be attending full time. She's clearly serious about school already.

This is all very exciting, of course. And we wish Charlotte the best.

Hey, Kate and Will

But the real exciting news for her parents is that they are about to become parents again!

She's due in April and may be having twins, which, if true, would more or less cause the Internet to explode.

And right after Kate gives birth, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle.

Indeed, it's a very busy time for members of the Royal Family.

Be sure to bookmark The Hollywood Gossip in order to be kept apprised of all their movements, marriages, births and more!

Jessa Duggar Stuns Fans: My Kids Are Growing Up SO Fast!

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 11:54 AM PST

It seems not a month goes by that without some news of another Duggar birth or pregnancy.

At this point, Jim Bob and Michelle have so many grandkids it can be a struggle to keep them all straight.

Fortunately, it doesn't seem as though the kids are wanting for attention.

Duggar-Seewald Family

In addition to the love of their parents, the new generation of Duggars enjoys the affection of an army of aunts and uncles, as well as millions of fans all over the world.

So when a milestone is reached, the occasion is celebrated not only by the family but by the entirety of Duggar Nation.

And lately, there's been so much cause for celebration coming from the Seewald household that it's been difficult to keep up with it all.

Jessa Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald, are parents to 2-year-old Spurgeon and 11-month-old Henry.

Needless to say, it's a hectic home, and quite understandably, Jessa's house is often a mess.

By while the mother of two has been applauded for sharing candid photos of cluttered abode, it's the achievements of her two boys that really win fans' hearts:

Henry Wilberforce Seewald Stands On His Own

This week saw a handful of memorable moments, as Henry (above) stood on his own for the first time.

Jessa shared photos from the big day and noted that it took place shortly after Spurgeon turned two:

"We had a fun time celebrating Spurgeon's birthday yesterday. We're so grateful to God for this sweet little boy," Jessa wrote on Instagram.

"It has been such a joy to watch him grow and learn this past year. Can't believe he's already 2 years old!"

Of course, they call 'em the terrible twos for a reason, and it seems Jessa has already come to accept that she'll need to take the good with the bad:

Jessa posted the above video to Instagram earlier today along with the following explanation:

"Henry tried to break apart Spurgeon's car tracks, so big bro shouted 'Noooo!' Baby replied with, what sounded like, "Yeaaah!" So big bro hovered over his tracks in a protective manner and said 'Nooo!' again.

"Ha! And so it continued. The toddler was distraught, and the baby didn't have clue. #FirstVerbalArgument"

It's a good thing that Jessa has a sense of humor about moments like these.

She's sure to experience many more of them in the years to come.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.

Justin Timberlake Earns Internet Outrage for Tweet, Movie Role

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 11:38 AM PST

A long time ago, Justin Timberlake brought sexy back.

But now many Internet users are wishing the singer and occasional actor would take a recent career decision back; not to mention a brand new, misguided Tweet.

Allow us to explain...

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at the Globes

On Sunday night, Timberlake shared a seemingly sweet and romantic photo on Instagram.

It featured the artist and his wife, Jessica Biel, who was nominated at the Golden Globes for her role in USA Network's The Sinner.

"Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP  #whywewearblack," wrote Justin as a caption.

Both of those hashtags were a reference to the Golden Globes this year serving as a platform for celebrities to stick up for women in the industry and victims of sexual misconduct in general.

Which is why some critics thought JT should have perhaps not used this photo and this occasion to label his wife as "hot."

Justin Timberlake Twit Pic

Granted, Jessica Biel is very hot.

But this simply may not have been the ideal time for Timberlake to objectify his wife, that's all we're saying.

Moreover, as many on the World Wide Web have pointed out, Timberlake will be starring in Woody Allen's next movie, Wonder Wheel.

The controversial director is well known for having married his ex-wife's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.

The 82-year-old is also accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

For this reason, a slew of stars has refused to work with Allen...and a slew of online commentators have called Timberlake out here for some pretty galling hypocrisy.

Justin Timberlake at the Globes

Wrote one individual:

"Wearing black, good. Talking about it, good. Next step, don't participate in projects that profit men like Woody Allen. Have fun at the party. THEN keep striving for better."

And another dragged Timberlake even harder for his past, Tweeting:

"You starred in Woody Allen's new movie. You built a career on malicious misogyny towards Britney Spears. You left Janet Jackson out to dry. This is pure performative fraud."

Yikes, huh?

down on JT

Timberlake has not responded to any of these scathing accusations or remarks.

We doubt he will, either.

Most folks out there think Justin is a good guy, but this is a prime example of how everyone is under an extreme microscope these days.

And, as Rose McGown thinks, you can't just wear black and include a few hashtags and then pat yourself on the back.

If you want to see change in the world, you must take some actual action in order to enact it.

Ellen Pompeo Slams "Fool" Woody Allen & the Actors He Works With!

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 11:24 AM PST

You know how some celebrities always look the same in photos? Woody Allen's one of those. He tends to look bewildered.

And bewildered is how many feel every time that they see Woody Allen out and about instead of, you know, rotting in a jail cell. 

Ellen Pompeo is courageously speaking out and slamming Woody Allen. Honestly? "Fool" is, relatively speaking, one of the nicest thing's Allen's ever been called.

Ellen Pompeo Instgram Selfie

Ellen Pompeo quoted a HelloGiggles (love that site) tweet that read:

"A journalist went through Woody Allen's personal journals and found he was obsessed with teenage girls."

Pompeo quoted that tweet with, well, what we were all thinking:

"I haven't gone through his personal journals and I knew that... shocked the people that work with this man #ambition is [blind]."

And that was only the beginning of what she had to say.

Woody Allen Pic

When someone in a now-deleted tweet apparently tried to suggest that Woody Allen had "made mistakes" in the past (that's what we infer that they said," Pompeo replied:

"I don't call it a mistake... he married his daughter...people see what they want to see or don't...Kind of hard not to see who this fool is."

Like we said -- "fool" is pretty much the nicest word for Woody Allen, considering the damning accusations that he molested Dylan Farrow as a child. Also he married his daughter, Soon-Yi.

But Ellen Pompeo was just getting started

Ellen Pompeo at the PCAs

Ellen Pompeo continued by targeting Woody Allen's alleged racism, tweeting:

"And while we're on the subject & I'm fired up has this fool ever put one poc in any of his movies ever?" and "What about Hispanic or Asian actors? Or are asians only for him to molest? You know me when I get started."

Woody Allen's casting tends to be about as white as snow on a golf course, but one follower pointed out that Penelope Cruz won an Oscar for her role in one of his films.

Pompeo acknowledged this, but notes that she genuinely doesn't know about who's in his films, because:

"I wouldn't know because I don't watch that bougie s--t."

Honestly, it's always nice to see Ellen Pompeo go off.

W. Allen

One tweeter mentioned to Ellen Pompeo that some people try to "separate the professional from the person." 

You know, like going to Chick-fil-A despite their politics, or seeing a Johnny Depp film despite the abuse allegations, or seeing a film by Brett Ratner or Roman Polanski or Brian Singer or ... well, there are way too many names.

Ellen replied: "You know what I call that?? Ducking predators and chasing trophies...it's WEAK AF."

Ellen went on to talk about how, too often, black women's voices are ignored when they accuse a man of sexual predation. 

She cites the many accusations against Bill Cosby, the first of which were ignored for years and years and years before soem famous white women spoke out.

And, in the mean time, famous actresses who should know better -- actresses whom I admire, like Selena Gomez and Blake Lively -- continue to work with Woody Allen.

Ellen Pompeo Red Carpet Photo

It takes people like Ellen Pompeo using their platforms to keep momentum going.

Woody Allen has not had his Weinstein moment yet. While many people eagerly await the day that Woody Allen is no longer among the living, it's their hope that he'll die in prison rather in the comfort of his home. 

He's 82-years-old and those who want to see him brought to justice and publicly disgraced know that the clock is ticking.

Now is the perfect time to talk about this. Even the Golden Globes, with Oprah's epic speech and Debra Messing taking a stand for pay equality, had its flaws.

James Franco, accused of having an inappropriate interest in underage teen girls, won for The Disaster Artist last night. And accused wife-beater Gary Oldman won Best Actor.

Society has a long, long way to go.

But even among other controversial and despised figures who still roam free, Woody Allen continues to stick out like a sore thumb.

Brad Pitt Drops Insane Amount of Cash Just to Hang Out With Emilia Clarke

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 10:29 AM PST

At one point or another, we've all daydreamed about what we would do if we had a virtually unlimited supply of time and money.

Perhaps you'd like to sail around the world on a yacht that's twice the size of your first apartment, or eat manatee burgers on Richard Branson's private island.

Brad Pitt is So Cute

There are many ways to blow staggering amounts of cash in frivolous and obnoxious ways, and as far as we can tell, that's the best reason to amass staggering amounts of cash.

Of course, saying you want to pull a Magellan or feast on some ground endangered species is that tres noveau riche sh-t that'll get you tossed out of the Secret Rich Guys' Club before you can say "DJ Jazzy Jeff."

The folks who have been annoyingly well-heeled for most of their lives have moved beyond such pedestrian fantasies and are now only excited by displays of wealth that work-a-day schmucks like you and I would never even dream of.

Take for example, the latest expenditure by Mr. Brad Pitt, who began life by winning the genetic lottery, and then rode that wave all the way to unimaginable financial success.

At 54, Brad's been rich and famous for nearly three decades, which means those nightly Illuminati orgies are just a tedious chore to him at this point.

Brad Pitt is Attractive

This is a guy who's done it all, which means he needs something truly wondrous to get his motor running.

You can only drive so many luxury cars and observe so many alien autopsies before you begin to crave the purest and most universal pleasure known to man.

We're talking, of course, about enjoying the company of the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke.

Proving once again that he's living the very best of lives, Pitt recently bid $120,000 for a chance to spend an evening watching Game of Thrones with Emilia.

Obviously, Clarke is gorgeous, but it seems Pitt ponied up the dough simply out of sheer GoT fanboy geekiness.

Clarke auctioned off her time as part of a benefit for Haiti organized by Sean Penn.

Emilia Clarke Sizzles

Sadly, like the Red Wedding, this tale has a tragic ending.

It seems Brad's colossal bid was insufficient, and someone who we're just gonna assume was George R.R. Martin in disguise dropped an astonishing $160,000 for an hour of Emilia's time.

That may seem ludicrous, but the way our cable bills have been looking lately, we'll all be dropping six figures to watch HBO before the year is out, amirite?!

Yes, that was an incredibly lame joke, but if we told it you while we were clinking glasses of $800 champagne aboard our private space shuttle, you'd be in hysterics right now.

Maybe money can't always buy you a night with the Khaleesi, but it can always buy you fake friends.

Oprah Winfrey 2020: Golden Globes Speech Prompts Presidential Run Demands!

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 11:04 AM PST

Sunday night's Golden Globes award ceremony had a number of big moments, but the biggest by far was Oprah Winfrey's incredible speech. People are still talking about it.

But some people -- particularly on Twitter -- are talking about more than just Oprah's speech.

They're talking about Oprah's potential political career. They're talking about Oprah 2020.

Oprah Inspires

Oprah Winfrey, clad in a gorgeous black dress, accepted the prestigious Cecile B. DeMille award.

The speech that she delivered touched hearts and minds. Talking about the changes and milestones that she's seen in her lifetime, and all of the positive change that still needs to happen, 

In that speech, she speaks up for so many marginalized people who have endured similar abuses to what so many women in Hollywood have undergone, but who aren't in any position to speak up. 

Even with the #MeToo movement and now the #TimesUp movement, some people's jobs or lives make it impossible for them to speak up without potentially condemning their children to lose everything.

You know what some would call everyday folks in those circumstances? Voters.

Oprah Backstage

Twitter's reaction to Oprah's evocative speech was pretty intense, with one tweet reading:

"As I sit here in tears...I have never ever seen such a speech. @Oprah, my friend. Please run for President. This world needs more of THAT. WOW."

That was a very popular sentiment. And it still is.

The idea of Oprah running for President isn't new. After Trump's alarming electoral victory in 2016, a number of Democrats started to wonder if the Left needed a billionaire celebrity of their own.

Oprah is a self-made billionaire who has touched the lives of millions. She's intelligent, well-spoken, thoughtful, compassionate, and her positive contributions to society are well-known.

Oprah Winfrey with Big Glasses

On the other hand, some wonder if Oprah's lack of any governing experience should disqualify her from the position.

Prior to 2016, Presidential candidates were usually either former members of Congress or former Governors. People need to feel confident that their candidate knows what they're doing.

Some question whether Trump's disastrous Presidency is simply making people desperate for any alternative whom they believe could win, rather than for the best and most qualified person for the job.

Is Oprah the answer to our nation's problems? Or just an inspirational name that some hope will bring in the right votes and bring an end to our long national nightmare in 2020?

Oprah W. Photograph

Some criticisms of the idea are less about Oprah and more about ... other political beliefs of there.

It's been pointed out that Oprah becoming President would mean that Oprah would be the one ordering drone strikes.

For some people, the US' ongoing drone warfare as a counterterrorism strategy is controversial.

For some, very validly, there's concern about collateral damage. (Though still, fewer innocents die in drone strikes than would die if the US sent in soldiers to perform the same duties)

For others, however, there's a general objection to some of the roles that a modern Presidency fulfills. Some of these people are anarchists, others merely pacifists.

And there are plenty of folks who would hate to see Oprah committing what they believe to be "atrocities."

Oprah Red Carpet Image

Some say that you can't fix the problems of an evil billionaire celebrity with a good billionaire celebrity.

Under no circumstances would Oprah's candidacy mean that the Democratic Party would be "sinking to the level" of the GOP.

Oprah worked herself from nothing and became a billionaire. Trump inherited his father's riches and, with repeated failures, is worth less today than he would have made if he'd simply invested his inheritance.

But while Oprah is an incredible human being, is she the best choice?

Would an Oprah Presidency see cabinet positions filled by unqualified charlatans? Would Doctor Oz be Surgeon General? Would Doctor Phil be ... whatever cabinet position is usually filled by walruses?

Let's wait and see what sort of campaign Oprah would run before we rush to judgment in either direction, okay?

Kylie Jenner Pregnancy Reveal: This is How It'll Happen!

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 09:22 AM PST

The time is nearly here, good people of the Internet.

Your patience is about to pay off.

The questions will finally end and the rumors will cease to exist for much longer...

... because Kylie Jenner is about to reveal that she's pregnant!!!!!!

Granted, we've been fooled before - most notably by the way the family drew out its Kardashian Christmas card reveal - but what other conclusion can be drawn from the following promo?

It was released by E! and it teases a very special, two-part, two-night episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

It will be an episode "“full of Kardashian surprises," the teaser states, adding:

“Because when it comes to making announcements, the family’s got news so big we need Sunday and Monday just to cover it."

In the 40-second preview, we see Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner reacting to some apparently quite shocking news from someone off-camera.

Khloe also cannot believe her eyes and/or ears:

We also see Kylie on FaceTime, seemingly lying in bed...and definitely excited over something.

Jenner, of course, has been pregnant for months. And the Internet has known about it for months.

Yet she hasn't uttered a word about the child growing inside of her womb yet. Moreover, she's barely been seen in public or on social media.

What's she been waiting for, many have asked and wondered? Is she ashamed of being pregnant? Ashamed of her baby bump?

Might she be ashamed of baby daddy Travis Scott, who recently blew off questions about the pregnancy?

Again, no one really knows. Because neither Kylie nor any family member has said anything on the topic.

The 20-year-old reality star has been MIA from the reality show of late and didn’t appear in the family’s Christmas card, as previously mentioned.

Could this upcoming FaceTime session tell us more? We'll need to tune in and find out!

(For the known record, Khloe Kardashian is also pregnant.

And she recently said she would reveal the gender of her child on a future episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. So, indeed, many surprises are in store!)

Do you agree that the Kylie reveal is finally happening?

Watch below and then chime in!

Kylie jenner pregnancy reveal this is how itll happen

Bam Margera: Arrested For DUI In the Dumbest Way Possible

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 09:20 AM PST

Let us make clear right off the bat that there's nothing funny about operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

That said, the details of Bam Margera's DUI arrest are mildly amusing.

Bam Margera Photo

According to TMZ, Margera was taken into custody early Sunday morning by some California Highway patrol officers who had already stopped another vehicle.

For reasons that defy logic, Bam slowed down to chat with the cops, despite the fact that he had been drinking.

The officers say they detected an unmistakable odor of alcohol, and they proceeded to pull Margera over after he drove away from the scene.

The 38-year-old former MTV star failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on the scene.

We can only hope that as they slapped the cuffs on him, Margera turned to a non-existent camera and exclaimed, "I'm Bam Margera, and this is poor life decisions!"

Bam Margera Image

Details of the arrest are scarce, but TMZ reports that Margera's bail was set at $15,000, which is about $10,000 more than is customary.

We joked about the circumstances of the incident, but we'd like to reiterate there's really nothing funny about Margera's situation.

Back in 2016, Margera reportedly got sober following a shocking appearance on VH1's Family Therapy, during which he revealed that alcohol had nearly claimed his life on multiple occasions.

Just weeks after the show's final episode aired, however, it was revealed that Margera was back to boozing, much to the chagrin of his deeply concerned loved ones.

Bam claimed to be sober in a recent interview, but it now looks as though he's stuck in a cycle of getting clean and falling off the wagon shortly thereafter.

Bam Margera Red Carpet Pic

The DUI arrest is particularly troubling, as Margera's lifelong friend and Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn was killed in a car accident while driving under the influence.

Ironically, Margera has stated that his grief over the loss of Dunn is what drove him to increasingly heavier drinking in recent years.

As a first offender, it's unlikely that Margera will face jail time, but the news of his arrest is unsettling for reasons that go well beyond the possible legal ramifications.

We'll have further details on this story as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, here's hoping Margera is able to finally get the help he seems to so desperately need.

Blanca Blanco: Slammed For Revealing RED Dress at the Golden Globes

Posted: 08 Jan 2018 09:07 AM PST

There were many winners at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night:

Nicole Kidman. Oprah Winfrey. Anyone associated with the movie Lady Bird.

In the aftermath of an event that celebrated female empowerment, however, one clear loser has emerged. Her name is Blanca Blanco.

Blanca Blanco

Yes, Blanca Blanco.

We're guessing you haven't heard of this actress, considering her IMDB page for projects in 2017 includes movies titled Spreading Darkness, Fake News and American Romance.

She isn't exactly an A-Lister.

But Blanco still managed to make many headlines at the Golden Globes because she walked the red carpet in the ensemble pictured above and below.

Pretty much everyone on the Internet has noted both the dress color and the abundance of skin Blanco flaunted in the outfit, both of which went against the evening's theme.

As detailed in the photo gallery down below, nearly every other celebrity at the ceremony was dressed in black as a protest against the sexual harassment endemic that has plagued Hollywood for decades.

But not Blanco.

Blanca Blanco Picture

She thumbed her nose (and exposed her cleavage) at this convention, rocking a seriously red and revealing ensemble.

And social media definitely noticed.

Some folks replied with humor:

blanco note

And others with a critique of Blanco, both for defying the all-black fashion statement and also for the actual dress she chose.

To wit:

Blanco image

Still others, meanwhile, thought it was hypocritical to call out a woman for what she was wearing, considering the entire point of the "protest" at the Golden Globes was to show that females are strong and powerful and independent.

Doesn't it run counter to that point to drag a woman for choosing to wear whatever she wants?

As for what she was thinking, Blanco spoke to Refinery 29 about the controversy and said:

"I love red. Wearing red does not means I am against #timesup movement.

"I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice.

"It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the Time's UP movement because true change is long overdue."

After giving props to designer Atria Couture for the gown in an interview with Fox, Blanco also jumped on Twitter and wrote:

"The issue is bigger than my dress color. Red is passionate. #TIMESUP."

That's true and fair.

But should people passionate about the issue of sexual misconduct across Hollywood and other fields fault Blanco for her decision?

Sound off below, while you check out these snapshots: