7/23/2014 3:10 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Let's just be real for a minute: Demi Lovato is super, super gorgeous. Like, she's painfully pretty. And she says great things, and she's so smart and talented and all that. She's also really experimental with her look, her hair in particular, and while that's great, it really is, it also means that, sooner or later, you're going to run out of ideas. And I think Demi just ran out of ideas.
She's done all the natural hair colors, and she's done a good deal of the unnatural ones. She's played a little with length. She took that big step and shaved off the side there. But then where was she supposed to go from there? Shave the other side? Shave some cool designs or something? She went for layers, y'all. And that's why it looks like she has some kind of edgy futuristic mullet now.
But hey, make no mistake, she still looks great. She's still one of the most beautiful ladies out there, and yes, the hair is pretty cool. But it wouldn't hurt to just chill with the scissors for a minute. It really would not.
7/23/2014 2:15 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
So you probably already knew that Billy Bob Thornton possesses a high level of awesomeness -- after all, you're a human being alive in this world. But, and this is no fault of your own, there's a good chance that you were never fully aware of just how incredible Billy Bob is. And that's because Billy Bob has never done an episode of "Oprah's Master Class" before, and therefore he's never talked extensively about the television show "Cupcake Wars," like he does in that video up there. If he had, you'd know. You'd definitely, definitely know.
But Billy Bob also gets into some deeper subjects, like his Hollywood beginnings:
And he discusses how humbly he deals with fame and fortune (he lives in the woods and buys girl jeans at the Old Navy, guys):
He also explains how the death of his younger brother affected him, but maybe don't watch this one until you're able to devote some time to weeping:
Goodness, can you even stand how hard you're loving him right now? Are there even any words to explain all these feelings? I really didn't think so.
Filed Under: Billy Bob Thornton
7/23/2014 12:15 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Oh hey, check out this nightmare: it's Kylie Jenner driving around town on a motorcycle! Is this the scariest thing you've seen all day or what? And the fear just keeps piling up and piling up with this, because not only are motorcycles dangerous all by themselves, and not only is Kylie neglecting to wear the proper gear, but she's also 16. She's a 16-year-old who's already caused a car accident, who's been pulled over a few times this past year, and who isn't afraid to use her phone while driving. That sounds like someone who's responsible enough to handle a motorcycle, right?
Stay safe out here, friends. The world just got a little bit more frightening.
7/23/2014 11:00 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
You can probably figure out this incredibly sweet photo for yourself, but just in case you're having some trouble, that's a few pictures from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's wedding, which took place 30 whole years ago. And while some of the things that this family does is kind of weird to us, or just somehow off, this is just 100% adorable. It's beautiful, guys, and don't even try to pretend it's not.
While we're talking about all this wedding cuteness, wouldn't it be so nice to hear more about what Jim Bob and Michelle's wedding was like? Of course! So let's check out Michelle's blog entry on the subject!
I wanted to do as much as I could myself as a way to save money and keep the expenses reasonable. We didn’t buy flowers and barely even decorated the hall ... I even made my own bouquet using fake flowers so I could keep them to decorate my home with later. For the wedding cake, I made it myself and froze it. A friend decorated it for me using icing that she made with ingredients I bought for her. Another special touch was wearing Jim Bob’s mother’s wedding dress as my dress. Everything we did for our wedding was so inexpensive, but perfect for us. We wanted to spend our money on our honeymoon, which was our first time to be alone together.
See what I mean? Cute, cute, cute. Really, for all of their unconventional beliefs and all those babies (and counting!), Jim Bob and Michelle have always been a lovely little couple. And can't we just love that for what it is?
7/23/2014 10:00 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
This right here is going to make you sick and sad and a whole lot of other bad things, but life isn't all roses and lollipops, friends: we have to hear the tragic story that Tia Mowry has to tell us, and we have to accept it into our hearts. No matter how much it hurts. No matter how much we want to fight it. We have to let the pain in.
Guys, here is what Tia told In Touch about what happened when she saw the incredibly lovely Charlize Theron in a spin class:
“She wasn’t very nice to me. I said ‘Hi,’ and she actually rolled her eyes and said, ‘Oh my God.’ I wasn’t over-the-top. I know how to approach another celebrity. Charlize was just mean. I’m just being honest.”
Oh, the agony! The unfairness of it all! Of course, Tia might be exaggerating something with this little story, or maybe Charlize mistook Tia for someone else that had somehow wronged her at a previous spin class -- miracles can happen, y'all. But Tia is typically wonderful, which makes it hard to believe that this could be anything besides the truth. And man, we cannot even handle this truth.
7/23/2014 8:30 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
You know what's probably pretty hard? Being the children of famous folks and at the tender young ages of 7 and 11 having to deal with divorce and scandal and sidelong stares anytime they go out in public.
You know what's probably even harder? Having to hear exactly why you have a "broken" home, and then trying to wrap your head around the very idea of marital infidelity and its consequences, and why your mom and dad and stepmother really just flat-out despise one another. Try that out for size while we weep in heart-rending pity for these poor children.
Despite any selflessness that LeAnn and Eddie claim to possess when it comes to the children, they both recently thought it was high time that the kids knew about the affair that wrecked their biological mother's marriage. While you soak that in, consider this: truth be told, there's probably no greater fallout than that of what the kids will experience when they actually are able to fully process the most disturbing casualties of a marriage littered with infidelities and trust issues.
In a recent interview with Life & Style, Eddie claimed that the children know all about the affair, and naturally, LeAnn threw her two cents in on the ones who were -- and still are -- probably affected the most by the divorce.
“We’ve had discussions with them about the whole situation," Eddie says to the magazine. LeAnn adds, "They understand more than you think they do.”
I'm sorry, but at 7 and 11, children are barely even able to process divorce and separate homes and the idea of their father almost immediately shacking up with the woman who helped wreck their parents' marriage so quickly after the scandal went public, let alone understand the intricacies of infidelity and the demolition of trust over sex, of all things. You honestly think an elementary school child and a 6th grader are going to understand that they've got an overbearing "bonus mom" because their dad couldn't keep it in his pants?
We've reached out to Brandi Glanville for comment -- because we're Team Glanville all the way on this one, and especially if she wasn't in on this conversation to begin with.
7/23/2014 8:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
If you thought your days of seeing Taylor Lautner's ripped, hot Jacob Black abs were over, here's a happy surprise: they're not, whee!
Taylor's starring in Series 2 of BBC Three's "Cuckoo," and the trailer is pretty ... well, let's just say that it shows off an entirely different side of Taylor -- one that we didn't even know existed outside of "Twilight."
Taylor replaces last season's main character, who was portrayed by the also-hot Andy Samberg.
What do you think about those abs? That hard body? That shaggy hair and beard? That ... yelling?
7/23/2014 6:15 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
"I remember after we lost Dad, so many adults came up to me and said, 'Honey, time heals all wounds'. That is the biggest lie you will ever hear. It doesn't. ... That kind of sadness never goes away. It's like losing a piece of your heart that you never get back. ... When you lose a loved one, you come to these crossroads. You can take the path that leads you down the aisle of sadness, or you can say, 'I'm never going to let this person's memory die. I'm going to make sure everything they worked for continues'. ... Every day is a new journey for me, and I feel like in my lifetime, I've been blessed to experience such a lot."
--Bindi Irwin (who's going to be just 16 years old this week) on the passing of her father, Steve Irwin, and how it still impacts her day-to-day life, and honestly: despite the underlying heartbreak of her words since they are -- obviously -- about her late dad, have you heard many 16-year-olds lately who were this grounded, well-versed, or grateful? Oh my goodness, no. And especially not in the spotlight -- not when you have kids that are too busy talking about popping Molly or whatever, or competing to be on Rich Kids of Instagram.
Bindi Irwin is a rare breed -- pardon the pun -- and we're terribly lucky to have her in any kind of public spotlight, no matter how far removed from traditional "pop culture" she happens to be.
Side note: That picture up there? Bindi posted it on her IG page to commemorate her mother's birthday, which was last week. The picture is beautiful, but it's the caption that's worth a thousand words:
"Happy birthday to my everything. Mum, you are amazing. You have always been there for me and Robert, and have loved us no matter what. Everyday I think about how blessed I am to have you in my life. You are the most beautiful mother on Earth. I know that Dad is so proud of you and so are we. I love you. Forever."