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Blake Lively finds fashion inspiration from slaveowners

Blake Lively recently announced her pregnancy on her lifestyle website Preserve, which is a lovely occasion worth celebration. Something NOT worth celebration? Her recent ode to the “Southern belle” and her seeming ignorance over, you know, the fact that Antebellum America was not a great place for black people, who were largely enslaved.

Here’s her description of the fashion spread:

Georgia peaches, sweet tea, and the enticement of a smooth twang…we all love a bit of southern charm. These regional mainstays, along with an innate sense of social poise, evoke an unparalleled warmth and authenticity in style and tradition.

The term “Southern Belle” came to fruition during the Antebellum period (prior to the Civil War), acknowledging women with an inherent social distinction who set the standards for style and appearance. These women epitomized Southern hospitality with a cultivation of beauty and grace, but even more with a captivating and magnetic sensibility. While at times depicted as coy, these belles of the ball, in actuality could command attention with the ease of a hummingbird relishing a pastoral bloom.

Like the debutantes of yesteryear, the authenticity and allure still ring true today. Hoop skirts are replaced by flared and pleated A-lines; oversized straw toppers are transformed into wide-brimmed floppy hats and wool fedoras.

The prowess of artful layering -the southern way- lies in inadvertent combinations. From menswear-inspired overcoats to the fluidity of soft flowing separates, wrap yourself up in tactile layers that elicit a true sense of seasonal lure.

No doubt there are many beautiful, charming things about the South both geographically and in its people and traditions. However, to completely ignore pre-Civil War relations and instead focus on the fact that ladies were ~real ladies~ for the sake of fashion and faux-artisan bullshit is pretty tasteless. Maybe hit pause on that one, Blake.

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Amanda Bynes’ psychiatric hold extended another 2 weeks

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Amanda Bynes was tricked into another 5150 psychiatric hold in Los Angeles last Friday, and while involuntary holds like that usually have a window of 72 hours, hers has been extended for an additional two weeks, according to multiple sources, as she is still deemed to be a potential danger to herself or others.

Things don’t seem to be going too well for Amanda at the hospital, either – she’s apparently having to be heavily medicated because she keeps having episodes of lashing out, and she also hates her parents, now (as if she didn’t already):

TMZ broke the story … Amanda’s parents worked with Sam Lutfi to lure her from NYC to LA Friday. Lutfi convinced her to take a car service to what she believed was a Pasadena law office, where she would meet with a lawyer about suing her parents for abuse. The building was actually a mental facility. When she walked in the front door, she was restrained and involuntarily committed.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Amanda feels utterly betrayed and says her relationship with her parents is “destroyed forever.” Although she’s had a poor relationship with her dad, she had warm feelings for her mom … until Friday.

We’re told Amanda is in the women’s lockdown section of the facility … where she is showing fits of anger. Doctors are medicating her, but it takes time for the meds to kick in.

Here’s the long-term problem. As TMZ first reported … Amanda’s parents will seek and, almost certainly get, another conservatorship before she leaves the facility in 2 weeks — doctors got the 72-hour hold extended by 14 days. But everyone involved concedes … it will be extremely difficult to manage Amanda given her hatred for her parents.

Ugh, I really feel bad for this girl. She obviously has incredibly serious mental health issues, but the issue is, unless she’s institutionalized for the rest of her life, the same thing will keep happening over and over again. Once they let her out, she will go off her meds, which will then make the symptoms of her condition come back to the forefront, eventually leading to erratic behaviour, which will then lead to another 5150 hold, and on and on.

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Taylor Swift may never have children

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Taylor Swift is still young as hell – only 24 – so it’s far too early to tell whether or not she’ll have kids in the future. However, people want to know more about BABIEZ!!! as they do with most celebrity ladies, and, well, TSwift just hasn’t got an answer for you yet.

Here’s a bit of her interview with In Style (via E Online):

“I don’t know if I’ll have kids,” she tells the magazine. “It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.”

As for tying the knot, the 24-year-old says, “I’m too young to get married. Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I’m too young to do something serious?”

Good for you, Taylor. Why the hell should you need to get married or think about kids at 24? Of course, if that’s your thing in life, go for it, but why is this even a topic of conversation? She’s about to release a new album and has so many professional accomplishments, so… why? You could even ask her about feminsim! That’s far more interesting than her plans to walk down the aisle, anyway – especially when she’s not even dating anyone and has repeatedly said this recently.

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Kristen Stewart and her maybe girlfriend spend the day together

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This is actually Kristen Stewart and her “best friend” Alicia, but the rumours that they’re actually secret girlfriends have been swirling for ages and frankly, they sorta need to be true. She looks happier with Alicia than she ever did in all those years with RPattz, so let’s make this thing official!

The two of them were hanging out in Silver Lake, California with friends over the weekend and that’s basically all we know, but do we really need to know more?

Kristen Stewart Hanging Out with Friends in Silver Lake

[H/T to JustJared!]

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Jessie J says Ariana Grande isn’t a diva

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It’s sort of a sad state of affairs when you have to have others tell the press that you’re totally not at diva, isn’t it? Ariana Grande has already tried defending herself, but actions speak louder than words and everyone knows she’s a total nightmare, so now her ‘Bang Bang’ duet partner Jessie J has come to her rescue, promising that Ariana is totally misunderstood and she’s really a lovely person. LOL.

“I always say, judge a person when you meet them,” Jessie told Us when asked about the rumors. “I’ve met Ariana, and there’s a very thin line between ‘diva’ and ‘survival.’ And a lot of people can’t [differentiate that] — and I’ve had that,” she said. “I’ve had the diva stuff. And it’s when people can’t cope with how passionate you are, and how much you care,” the “Price Tag” singer explained.

“She’s super talented, she’s very young, and she’s very sure of what she wants,” Jessie J added of Grande. “I think she’s wonderful. She’s great.”

That’s rich, coming from Jessie J, who is also so far up her own ass she can’t see the light of day (and that’s coming from someone who has liked/followed her career from the very beginning). Sorry, but no one is ever going to buy the fact that Ariana Grande isn’t a diva (or that Jessie J isn’t, for that matter).

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Shia LaBeouf is totally okay now that he’s been to jail

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I know I said Shia LaBeouf probably threw that smoke bomb into Bar Pitti over the weekend, but according to an appearance he made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired on Friday, he’s totally fine now! He just had a few small “hiccups” and now he’s back to his old self (via Huffington Post):

“I went through like an existential crisis … I had some hiccups, some judgement errors,” LaBeouf said.

After recalling the “Nymphomaniac” premiere — where LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head reading “I am not famous anymore” — and his #IAMSORRY exhibit, where he invited people to read mean tweets about him and even use an “Indiana Jones whip” or pliers on him, the actor explained that he has something in common with the cyber bullies who sought a reaction from him.

“I got in this [entertainment] industry because I had this void. I’m a kid of abandonment and I thought somehow being a good actor would fill that void. I think we suffer from the same thing, which is just a lack of attention and love,” he said.

The star told DeGeneres that his 24-hour stint in jail is what eventually snapped him out of his behavior, and apologized for spitting on a cop, which triggered his arrest.

Huh. Well, a night or two in jail will make anyone contemplate their life choices, I suppose, but I don’t for one second think that’s the end of Shia’s craziness – especially considering I think much of it is rooted in mental illness, which can’t just be switched off whenever you feel like it. I do feel sorta bad for him after reading that, though – he obviously has some amount of cognizance about what’s going on with himself. Huh, go figure.

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Rose McGowan got smoke bombed in a NYC restaurant

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Well, sort of. It was something that could only happen in New York City: A crazy man in an American flag t-shirt crawled out of a sewage grate and threw a smoke bomb inside Bar Pitti in Greenwich Village, where Rose McGowan just so happened to be dining at the time. She live-tweeted the incident, as you do:


After throwing the smoke bombs onto the restaurant’s patio (which were safely and quickly removed by one of the employees), the dude climbed back down into the sewer grate and disappeared. Everyone was okay and no one was hurt, but here was the scene:

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Well, that was an experience. Luckily it was only a smoke bomb, but they still need to find this crazy dude in case he escalates things next time around. Has anyone seen Shia LaBeouf recently…?

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