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Gwyneth Paltrow Fails At Being Poor, But Gives Herself C- Anyway

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Gwyneth Paltrow recently took on a challenge to live on the $29 weekly supplemental food assistance that many Americans receive to feed their families. She wanted to raise awareness about poor people in the US and thought it’d be a fun experiment to spend her own $29 on a dozen eggs, 7 limes and other shit that is not realistic whatsoever for the millions of families that actually utilize the SNAP program. But whatever! It’s not like she was ever going to stick to it anyway!

In a piece written for her decidedly not poor lifestyle site, Goop, Gwyn gave herself a hearty C- on the challenge, despite the fact that she quit four days in – an option I think is obvious is not available to the people actually living like this. But it’s not about Gwyneth! I mean, after all, she donated a whole lot of money to the Food Bank For New York City! What more do you people want?!

Dubious that I could complete the week, I donated to the Food Bank at the outset, and all of us at the goop office began the challenge. As I suspected, we only made it through about four days, when I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables (and in full transparency, half a bag of black licorice). My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days—a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day, week, and year. A few takeaways from the week were that vegetarian staples liked dried beans and rice go a long way—and we were able to come up with a few recipes on a super tight budget.

After trying to complete this challenge (I would give myself a C-), I am even more outraged that there is still not equal pay in the workplace. Sorry to go on a tangent, but many hardworking mothers are being asked to do the impossible: Feed their families on a budget which can only support food businesses that provide low-quality food. The food system in our beautiful country needs to be subjected to a heavy revision—it is a cyclical problem, with repercussions that we all feel. I’m not suggesting everyone eat organic food from some high horse in the sky. I’m saying everyone should be able to afford fresh, real food. And if women were paid an equal wage, families might have more of a choice in the grocery aisles, not to mention in the rest of their lives.

She then goes on an entire tangent about how this is really about women making more and how that would solve all the hunger problems in this country. Because, you know, every mother has got a job to begin with. And only women are head of households – it’s not like there are any single dads out there or anything who could also be struggling and need help. If she ever wanted to prove more than ever just how out of touch she is, this was a great exercise in doing just that.

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The ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Trailer Is Here

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I’m going to say something that may shock you: I’ve never seen a single href="" target="_blank">Star Wars movie. Not the old ones, not the new ones – none of ‘em. I’m into scifi and all that, was obsessed with Star Trek as a geeky pre-teen, idolized Dana Scully, loved Doctor Who, etc. But Star Wars, I just couldn’t get into. So it’s not all that exciting for me that the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is here, but I know it is for a lot of people, so here we are. You ready for this?

So what do you think? Are you excited for the movie? Will you go see it?

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Kim Richards Got Arrested After A Drunken Confrontation With A Police Officer

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Ah, this is a bit of refreshing news! It seems that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards went and got herself arrested on Thursday after a druken confrontation with a police officer, which we all know is a big no-no. Here’s US Weekly‘s synopsis of how it all went down:

According to Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, Richards, 50, appeared to have “had too much to drink and was disturbing some of the other patrons” in the hotel’s restaurant. The troubled reality star was asked to leave by hotel security but refused. Upon finally agreeing to leave, Richards entered the hotel’s bathroom where she then refused to come out of the restroom.

“Hotel security requested to make a Private Persons Arrest and BHPD officers entered the restroom and took her into custody,” Hoshino tells Us. “She was passively resisting and she was taken into custody on Private Person Arrest.” While being booked at the Beverly Hills Police station, Richards kicked an officer.

Ha! Obviously her money will get her off, but it’s a shame to see her relapse from last season has continued and she’s such a mess.

She’s due back in court on May 10th and faces charges of public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. Quite a rap sheet.

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Kelly Osbourne “Is Dead To Guiliana Rancic”, Apparently

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Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne may have spent a fair few seasons on E!’s Fashion Police together, but that doesn’t mean they were friends. In fact, it’s actually the exact opposite: they hate each other’s guts. It’s so bad, apparently Kelly is now dead to Giuliana after this whole blow-up over the racist bullshit Giuliana pulled over Zendaya’s Oscars dress a few months ago.

From US Weekly:

Sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly that Giuliana Rancic believes her former friend and Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne didn’t have her back after she made controversial on-air remarks about Disney star Zendaya Coleman — and she’s still fuming. Says an insider: “Kelly is dead to Giuliana.”

Well, I’m sure Kelly’s crying herself to sleep at night because Giuliana Rancic isn’t her friend anymore. Boo hoo.

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Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued By Her Ex-Fiance Over Frozen Embryos

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Sofia Vergara had a son when she was super young – still a teenager, in fact. He’s all grown up now, and Sofia has always thought she might like to have some more kids one day. She’s always said she wouldn’t need a man to do it and would happily have a baby all on her own via a surrogate, but apparently, when she was with her ex-fiance Nick Loeb, they froze some embryos together for future use. That use will never happen now, of course, since they’re not together anymore, so Sofia wants them destroyed. Nick, however, is suing her for the right to keep them frozen since he’s a pro-lifer and think they’re living human beings. Uh…

From In Touch:

Court documents obtained exclusively by ‘In Touch’ reveal that just six months before their split, in November 2013, Nick and Sofía had embryos created as a result of his sperm and her eggs being fertilized.

Nick, who filed the suit under the pseudonym John Doe, “seeks to ensure that the Female Embryos are not destroyed, but Jane Doe [Sofía] refuses to agree to their preservation under all circumstances,” the document obtained by ‘In Touch’ states. (The lawsuit was originally filed in August 2014; it was amended with new information and refiled on April 1 after Nick sought new representation.)

The court papers also claim the 42-year-old actress “was physically and mentally abusive” to Nick on numerous occasions. “She punched him in the face on two occasions, kicked him, and threw her phone at his head. She also routinely bullied him, calling him a ‘loser,’ ‘worthless’ and other degrading names,” according to the papers.

‘In Touch’ has also learned, via the documents, the couple previously used a surrogate and twice unsuccessfully had their embryo implanted in her. “Nick has always wanted to be a father and will do whatever it takes to save these two remaining female embryos,” an insider close to the situation tells ‘In Touch.’ “Nick is very emotionally invested in these female embryos because he’s pro-life and believes life begins at conception.”

Yikes. First of all… I won’t even get into the ridiculousness of his “life begins at conception” nonsense when talking about cells in a labratory’s freezer. Like, here’s all I can say to that:

shut up

With that out of the way, let’s talk about the fact that he thinks he has a right to use cells (or even to own them) when it was her egg that fertilized them. Sorry, bro, both parties would need to consent to having a child together for that to be in any way legal. Dudes don’t run out of sperm, so I’m sure he can impregnate his new lady when the time comes. Destroy ‘em!

Kendall Jenner Gets Topless For GQ

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Nothing new to see here – just Kendall Jenner taking her clothes off, this time for GQ magazine. I’m not quite sure that there’s any point to this spread, so to speak, other than that Kendall is all the rage right now, and dudes love to see ladies naked (or nearly naked – close enough).

Kendall looks great, mostly because she’s a pretty girl who, unlike the rest of her family, hasn’t felt the need to go under the knife 900 times to entirely change her face and body. She’s fine as she is, and that’s what’s making her the big bucks now, so good for her.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Goes Out To Dinner During $29 Food Stamp Challenge

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You’ve probably heard by now that America’s most disconnected broad in history (and self-described “common woman”) Gwyneth Paltrow is taking part in the $29 food stamp challenge. Basically, the SNAP program, which provides government assistance for low income families to buy food, thinks $29 is enough to feed a family of 3 for an entire week. It’s absolute bullshit and we all know it – even buying stuff that is processed to high heavens and will ultimately kill your kids won’t get you through an entire week, so fuck that.

Anyway, Gwyneth wanted to draw attention to this very important cause by trying to feed herself and her two children on just $29. To start, she decided to go grocery shopping for the week, and here’s what she bought:

We won’t even get into how ridiculously stupid her shopping choices were, because of course Gwyneth thought 7 limes were in order when she only has $29 for a week. Never mind that there’s zero protein outside the eggs (and with 12 eggs between 3 people, that’s 4 eggs for an entire week, or less than one a day, so). But if this seems completely unrealistic, don’t worry – Gwyneth knows it is too, so she decided to ditch the experiment a few days in to go out to an expensive dinner with her new boyfriend Brad Falchuk.

From People:

The actress, 42, and the Glee co-creator, 44, dined at the L.A. restaurant Animal, which featured a barbecue-themed menu on Tuesday of pig ears, veal tongue and fried rabbit legs.

“They were sitting together, very cozy and romantic,” says the observer at the eatery. “He was totally rapt by everything she was saying. They were totally on a date.”

Well, if anyone is shocked at this news, I’ve got some more news for you: the earth is round and the sky is blue. Welcome to the land of “DUH!”

But hey, you can’t blame her. I’m sure poor people get sick of not having enough food all the time, so they just head out to a pricy restaurant for a $30-a-head dinner!

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