This weird thing always happens where, when a serious scandal is uncovered, all this proof that it was going on over the years is suddenly looked back upon and everyone’s like, “Oh shit, how did we not see this?” Such is the case with Josh Duggar, who molested a bunch of underage girls and is basically a complete and under shitbag. Turns out, he wasn’t all that secretive about his disgusting ways and on a 2008 episode of 19 Kids and Counting, he made a weird incest joke that – knowing what we know now – comes off is really, REALLY creepy.
I don’t even know what to say about this, to be honest. This man is disgusting, and the fact that he has a daughter is terrifying. I hope someone steps in before it’s too late. You don’t suddenly just “get over” it and start being a decent human being.
It was always pretty obvious that Katy Perry‘s split from Russell Brand wasn’t all that friendly, and it was also obvious that Russell asked for a divorcein a pretty messed up way: via a text message. Katy sang about it in her song ‘Ghost’ on the Prism album and has mentioned it once or twice in interviews before. And while a couple of years have passed out and both have moved on to new relationships, Katy and Russell are still pretty frosty.
CK: Have you spoken to Brand at all since your divorce?
KP: He hasn’t spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce. I don’t want to talk about him — my songs will say what I need to say.
CK: You seem to have rebounded very strongly from heartbreak over the last several years. Are you stronger than ever?
KP: I’m one of those people that likes to be fearless. We bungee-jumped in New Zealand on one tour. We go to water-parks and do things like that because I have a little fearless invincibility streak in me. I don’t like to live in fear because that traps you and your voices. Fear is a control tactic in the world that is negative and depressing and I don’t want to be associated with it.
I mean, I don’t feel like that’s particularly rare. How many couples who divorce after a short time and that have no children together actually go on to become buddies? This relationship is old news, so I’m sure Katy would appreciate if people would stop asking her about it just as much as we’d prefer not to read about it.
I don’t think any of us were shocked as we were horrified to find out a couple of months ago that Chris Brown had actually fathered a child. His skills as a basic human being are questionable at best, so to imagine his involvement in raising a little girl was a special form of dread. He seems to have taken a vague interest in little Royalty, though, taking her with him on the red carpet and posting Instagram pictures with her. You know, real fathering.
Anyhow, of course this was going to get ugly – or uglier than it already is. Since Chris isn’t involved at all with Royalty’s mom (other than the time it took to get her pregnant), there’s obviously a lot of shit going on. Mainly, Chris apparently stopped paying child support and now Nia Guzman is taking him to court for what she’s owed and then some.
Multiple sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Chris has been paying baby Royalty’s mom, Nia Guzman, the $2,500, but the gravy train stopped in March. Our Chris sources say he stopped paying because Nia demanded $15k a month, which he thinks is ridiculous.
We’re told Chris says Nia’s treating the baby like a winning lottery ticket, but she claims he’s being incredibly cheap and their daughter is suffering as a result.
We’re told Nia’s lawyer, Carl Moore, will be filing legal docs in the next 2 weeks demanding back child support and a huge monthly hike.
We’re hearing rumblings of settlement.
Oh, God. What a mess. I’m sorry, but regardless of what a dickhead he is and how much money he has, this is why women get bad names as gold diggers. Should Chris have to pay for his daughter? Yes, fine. Does ANY child need $15k a month? I think that’s debatable, to say the least. I dunno what to think of this one…
Most of you guys watch Game of Thrones right? I’m vaguely ashamed to admit that I was cruelly uneducated in the ways of Westeros until recently, when I binge-watched the entire first four seasons before Season 5 got underway. Now I’m up on what’s happening, and we can talk about these things as equals.
Season 5 has marked a serious departure for the series, as everyone has noted just how far off-book it’s been going, and I think that’s fine. HBO’s actualization of George R.R. Martin’s original story has become its own entity and allowed the books – well, what’s been written of them yet, anyway – to exist on their own. I don’t think either has to negate the others, though I know some people have their preferences.
Anyhow, this season has been absolutely ridiculous in ways I’m not sure I like. We’ve had Tyrion being dragged all over Essos on his journey to get to Daenerys, Dany’s inability to rule her kingdom all that well, Cersei’s grappling for power back in King’s Landing, Arya trying to learn how to become a skilled assassin, Sansa’s rape… I mean, it’s all over the place. And yet, I keep watching.
Here’s the preview for next week’s episode, if you’re curious about what’s to come.
What do you make of it all? Frankly, I really need Sansa to use the horror she’s been through to bite back, and from that small bit we see between her and Reek, it’s pointing towards that happening. Also, seeing Cersei (who I love to hate) getting her comeuppance is hilarious and totally delicious.
Admittedly, I don’t know much about the Marvel world in comic form or its big screen counterparts. I’ve seen a few of the films, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan, and there are plenty of intricacies about the storylines and the Marvel universe as a whole that I simply don’t know. What I do know, however, is the racist backlash Michael B. Jordan has been experiencing ever since being cast as The Human Torch in Fantastic Four is absolutely ridiculous and completely disgusting. And frankly, he’s not going to take it lying dow anymore.
In an op-ed for Entertainment Weekly posted this week, Jordan hit back at whiners who couldn’t deal with the fact that a black man had been cast in the role of a character that was originally described — in 1961, lest we forget — as “blond-hair, blue-eyed”. How dare they actually reimagine this part and update it to reflect the world we live in TODAY? I mean, it’s not like books ever get changed when they’re made into movies! It’s not like white people don’t play people of colour all the time! What were they thinking?!
The whole post is well worth a read, but here’s my favourite part:
Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself. People are always going to see each other in terms of race, but maybe in the future we won’t talk about it as much. Maybe, if I set an example, Hollywood will start considering more people of color in other prominent roles, and maybe we can reach the people who are stuck in the mindset that “it has to be true to the comic book.” Or maybe we have to reach past them.
To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it.
For EW’s cover story this week, Pratt couldn’t confirm or deny the conversations but was definitely apprehensive about taking on such an iconic role. “You have to look at it and be like, ‘Is this right for me?’” says Pratt. “Is it right for me to do this? And is it perfect? You don’t want to be the guy who f—s that up.”
He does say that it’s kinda cool to even be included in rumors like that. He admits, “It’s pretty crazy that people hear that and they don’t go ‘What?!? That f—ing dude!’ What has happened in my life that you can see THAT?!”
I’m going to be honest – I’ve never actually seen any of the original Indian Jones movies, so frankly, I can’t really have an opinion on this one. However, I do think that casting Pratt could bring the franchise to a whole new generation of fans, so I’m not 100% against it.