7/31/2015 9:00 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
We've suffered for a few weeks now through Scott Disick's sad, bad choices, and now we know that it does not get any easier to watch.
It's so hard to see this guy screw his life up so forcefully and so completely while carrying on like everything is normal, like his life hasn't been publicized to the point where it seems like even strangers can see the catastrophic choices he's making while he can't. It's hard, too, because addiction is a true disease, so while we want to detest him for the things he's done, we also know that he's not totally in control right now.
So hey, things are already feeling too real, so why don't we go ahead and heap this new information on the pile of sadness?
"He really does want to be honorable, but the temptations are just too strong. He's acting out because he's in pain, and he's in a spiral. I think Scott doesn't realize how dangerous his partying really is. When he's partying, he's distracted. He's not focused on the right things. He says it's his job, but it's voluntary for him. He doesn't need the money. And I don't think he realizes how insidious his behavior really is. And I don't think he gets it. If he did understand it, he'd stop."
That's a source close to Scott explaining how he just doesn't get it, as if it weren't painfully obvious. And just when we thought we were reaching maximum woe, we have all this hopelessness to throw in there, too. What can even be done to help Scott if he doesn't even realize there's a problem? Does he really feel that indifferently about his split from Kourtney Kardashian, if that wasn't enough to shake him out of this? If that wasn't enough to make him "get it," then what will be?
Filed Under: Scott Disick
7/31/2015 8:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Here's Kim Zolciak, and here's Kim Zolciak's waist. Or rather, the near absence of Kim Zolciak's waist, because she's on the road to cinching it so hard that it's beginning to disappear into itself.
Hey. It's her body, and it's her business, right? It's only going to affect us if the madness begins to trickle down and spread throughout the masses, inciting riots of women and men contorting their bodies into impossible proportions.
The end is near -- here come the Modified Humans. Well played, Cassandra.
7/31/2015 7:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Unreleased photos of Kurt Cobain's death scene are up for grabs ... and it seems that if Courtney Love has anything to say about it, they won't be for much longer. If that doesn't scare all sorts of sense into you, then hey -- you might just be Courtney Love.
According to the Seattle Times, a judge will hear arguments as to whether or not to release "grisly" crime scene pictures at a new trial, as well as reexamine the investigation that took place over 20 years ago ... and it's making some people pretty uncomfortable.
A man by the name of Richard Lee is suing the city over the release of the photos, saying that discretion falls under the Public Records Act. Lee is also the host of a public access show called "Now See it Person to Person: Kurt Cobain Was Murdered," so it only makes sense that he'd be pushing for previously sealed records to be released.
Lee contests the notion that Cobain died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound ... saying that he doesn't believe a gunshot wound even really existed.
The city -- as well as Love and Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, claim that the records should not be released in order to maintain the integrity of family privacy ... which only makes the case more compelling -- at least according to Lee.
Frances says, “I have had to cope with many personal issues because of my father’s death. Coping with even the possibility that those photographs could be made public is very difficult. Further sensationalizing it through the release of these pictures would cause us indescribable pain.”
If we're being honest, FBC is making a valid point -- why dredge up old horrors in order to satisfy the media's thirst for blood? We get it.
Courtney herself says, "Public disclosure [of these photos] would reopen all my old wounds and cause me and my family permanent — indeed, endless and needless — pain and suffering, and would be a gross violation of our privacy interests. I would never be able to erase those haunting images from my mind. I cannot even imagine the enormity of the trauma this would cause me, not to mention many others.”
We're all for a good conspiracy theory sometimes ... but we think, in this case, it's best to let sleeping dogs lie. Hardly anything would be gained by making photographs of Kurt Cobain's dead body public ... other than satisfying the freaks who get off on that kind of stuff.
If there is a new investigation, we -- regular old John and Jane Doe -- don't need the grisly details.
7/31/2015 6:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Caitlyn Jenner is still adorable, in case you happened to be checking in after not hearing or seeing anything about her for the last few days, but this time, she's pretty endearing, too.
In a recent clip for "I Am Cait," Jenner practices her best "feminine" voice with Kim Kardashian and Malika Haqq. Needless to say, it was like she wasn't even trying ... because it didn't sound any different than her natural voice.
Girl, even some of us who were born female still have pretty deep voices ... ahem ... and yours isn't all that masculine anyway. We're in your corner -- don't worry so much, OK? You're perfect -- don't sweat it too much.
7/31/2015 5:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Because every 17-year-old girl should be so concerned with the condition of her boobs and buns, we have Kylie Jenner endorsing boob and ass cream that she's trying to pass off as the key to her curves.
Do you see that up there? Kylie is actually trying to peddle a lotion that's supposed to "accentuate your curves." The funny thing is, "accentuate" would imply that you're maintaining something that you already have, naturally ... and if that's the case, what would the need be for something like this, which sounds questionable at best?
Unfortunately, what crap, and also, what a disappointing mess. Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned normalcy and truth?
7/30/2015 3:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
OK, let's have some real talk: "The Unauthorized Full House Story," Lifetime's movie about the real story ("real" being questionable, obviously) of what really happened on one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, looks like the hottest of messes. From the wigs to the ... well, technically we don't need to go any further than the wigs, which are travesties in themselves, but with that hair, the acting ability of this cast, and the subject matter? We are looking at what could be the worst/best Lifetime movie ever. And for that, we are truly thankful*.
*As in, thank you for being a friend, Lifetime. As in "please please please do an unauthorized 'Golden Girls' story next."
7/30/2015 2:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Bill O'Reilly ... it's not exactly that we're so shocked to hear that Bill O'Reilly has offensive, backwards opinions, it's that it always causes such an unpleasant rush of sadness and dismay whenever we have the misfortune to hear it. Take, for instance, the conversation that he had about transgender individuals, Caitlyn Jenner in particular. Obviously we knew that he'd say some stupid things on the topic, and it even would have been easy to guess that it would hurt his poor little precious feelings to use the correct pronoun when referring to a person. But damn, it still sure stings to hear it directly.
Is this where we're at in society, where it's this much of a chore to be a decent person? If so, then man, we're pretty much doomed.
7/30/2015 12:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
If you're the kind of person who keeps up with current news at all, even a little bit, then there's a pretty solid chance that you have a good deal of feelings about Cecil the Lion and the man who so heartlessly killed him, Walter Palmer. You might be wondering why someone would pay thousands upon thousands of dollars to kill an animal, or why someone would have an urge to kill for sport at all. You might be concerned that there's going to be some "Most Dangerous Game" action coming on real soon. You might feel some of Palmer's urges yourself -- really, you might, because there's been more than a few death threats. But really, in the spirit of Cecil himself, we all need to just relax.
Just think about how lions are for a minute, OK? They're cats, after all, so they sleep a great deal, they get some playing in, they take care of their young, and they hunt. Unlike Palmer, they hunt for survival, they kill and then eat, and as we all learned from "The Lion King," that's the circle of life. Cecil, in all his majesty, obviously did not have it in him to kill for fun, or, more accurately, whatever sick and twisted idea of fun that Palmer had when he hunted that beautiful creature. It's a disgustingly human thing to do to kill for pleasure, to unfairly and completely overpower another animal in a fight that he didn't even know he was in, and to think that collecting another living thing's body parts somehow proves something positive about himself. Humans, of course, have advanced in so many ways, but we're still animals. It's just a shame we can't be as good as others.
It's a shame that a human can be so impossibly flawed that he does things like Walter Palmer did to poor Cecil, but's it's also a shame that so many people have felt the need to send death threats to Palmer. PETA went so far as to suggest that he needed to be hanged, which is deeply concerning and, honestly, doesn't help anything. Palmer should be definitely answer for what he's done, he should be held accountable for his despicable actions. He should be made to understand exactly what he did and why so many people are so horrified by it, and hunting purely for sport should be outlawed in general. But killing him isn't going to help anything, and neither is threatening him. It's easy to be angry with this guy, so very, very easy, but what would Cecil have done? Would he have killed another lion for killing a comparatively defenseless man? No. He was a lion. He wasn't capable of such thoughts and feelings, and he was surely better off for it.
It's really not that difficult: do what you need to do to survive, be kind to others, and don't take a life for absolutely no reason at all. If we practice those rules, we might have a tiny chance at achieving the kind of grace that Cecil had. And shouldn't we want to aim for that?
Filed Under: Cecil the Lion