9/22/2014 3:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Just in case you hadn't heard by now, Emma Watson gave this speech on feminism and gender equality for the HeForShe campaign, a movement meant to include men in on the fight for truly equal rights, and it's kind of the best thing that ever happened. Emma is so smart with this, she's charming and moving and powerful. The things she says are just incredible, and they're things that so desperately needed to be said. If you watch the video, you'll understand.
And, so you know, you need to prepare for your heart to swell with so, so much pride for what Emma Watson has become. Grab some tissues, even, because it's just wonderful.
Filed Under: Emma Watson
9/22/2014 2:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
"I’ll get all conspiratorial on you, and I’m just going to throw this out: The mainstream media is funded by pharmaceutical companies, so when you have the biggest movie star in the world at the time—Tom Cruise—coming out against anti-depressants and Ritalin and just saying, “Hey, why don’t you put a warning label on there?” The thing about Scientology is it is anti-drug in that you’re seeking relationship or communication tools—simple basics on how to live better. So, when Tom came out about that, I’ve never seen someone get torn down so hard, and they still brutalize him with Scientology pieces to this day. It’s a religious philosophy and self-help movement. And you’ll never see a truthful word written about it in mainstream media."
--Juliette Lewis defends Scientology and Tom Cruise, breaks our hearts into a million pieces in the process.
It's easy to forget that Juliette here is a Scientologist, because she doesn't discuss it a whole lot and also she's incredibly wonderful. But this weird defense reminds us all too well, and it's just so disheartening. Because of course there's so much more that happened with Tom Cruise to give him the image he has these days, and if you asked around, you probably wouldn't hear anything about anti-depressants when people tell you why they think Tom is a little out there. Likewise, anti-depressants aren't the sole reason why the media doesn't often have postive things to say about Scientology as a whole.
So while it's great that Juliette is defending her beliefs, and while she might have a bit of a point, this just isn't good. It's not good, and it's actually incredibly sad, and if she could just not ever talk about Scientology again, that would be great, thanks.
9/22/2014 1:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
If you can even believe it, there were a bunch of reports a couple of weeks ago about the whole Palin family getting into a big brawl out in Alaska at a party. Bizarre, right, for a classy family like the Palins? According to witnesses, the family was thrown out of the party after Track Palin tried to start a fight with some dude that had dated Willow. Sarah Palin herself allegedly yelled "do you know who I am?" while Bristol is said to have punched another guy in the face several times. Now doesn't this sound like the most embarrassing story that ever was?
Not if you're Sarah Palin. Nope, if you're Sarah Palin, then you'll just hop on Facebook and praise your trashy daughter and the rest of your trashy kids:
I love my Bristol! My straight-shooter is one of the strongest young women you'll ever meet. I have to say this as a proud mama: right up there with their work ethic and heart for those less fortunate, my kids' defense of family makes my heart soar! As you can imagine, they and my extended family have experienced so many things (liberal media-driven) that may have crushed others without a strong foundation of faith, and I'm thankful for our friends' prayer shield that surrounds them, allowing faith to remain their anchor. Thank you, prayer warriors! I love you!
Right, "defense of family." That's a great way to spin a redneck fight, huh? It's appalling that Sarah would even comment on the story, much less gush about it like this. But then again, nothing should be surprising when it comes from a woman this ridiculous.
9/22/2014 12:30 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Khloe Kardashian, if we can judge by the state of her poor, poor hair, is going through a rough time. Last week we saw her sporting those tragic cornrows -- and oh, what a sad time it was -- and this week, we're seeing the aftermath of that bad decision. It's kind of heartbreaking isn't it?
It's just that French Montana is in no way, shape, or form worth this kind of hair damage. He wasn't worth dating to begin with, of course, but if he is the reason for this new series of questionable hair decisions (breakup hair, y'all, it's real), then we should maybe consider investing in some good conditioner for Khloe and a rocket ship for French, to take him anywhere other than this planet.
Verdict: love it, love it in the sense that it needs love, because this hair, and perhaps the person attached to this hair, has been treated poorly for too long.
9/22/2014 11:30 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
All right, you know the drill by now: Ariana Grande is rumored to be a great big ol' diva, and nearly every day, a new rumor gets added on to that pile, and things just keep looking worse and worse for this girl. Today's rumor involves Ariana's life coach, the guy who was hired to, you know, coach her life. Word allegedly is, life coach couldn't even handle her. It doesn't sound great, guys.
Here's what purportedly happened, ready?
“He just couldn’t take it anymore. Everything people are saying about her is true. She’ll only be photographed from the left side, in a certain light. She’s rude to her fans. She was so obsessed with her hair that she had it dyed every three days, and the big ponytail is fake. She acts like a child and constantly needs people to coddle her.”
So yes, this is just a rumor, and we can't really confirm it, but look: would it even make sense for people to keep saying things like this if they didn't have some kind of truth to them? Wouldn't Ariana have to have at least a tiny bit of diva in her to get all these rumors going? Think about it. Think about it, and then weep, because how ridiculously awful would it be for a human to exist with the attitude that Ariana is supposed to have?
Filed Under: Ariana Grande
9/22/2014 9:30 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Don't get us wrong -- Miss FKA Twigs ... the woman allegedly in the photo up there ... seems like a lovely person -- talented and beautiful and sweet. However, there were still a good amount of us (ahem) hoping that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson could put their ancient history behind them and start their passionate love anew.
Yeah, cheating is cheating -- just ask LeAnn Rimes and Tori Spelling -- but man ... Kris and Rob were just so young, and under such tremendous pressure during the "Twilight" craze. You'd think that the universe would just allow it to happen once more, just to see how it played out, and then make the final decision about the fate of their relationship.
'Til then, we have to see Robert Pattinson holding hands with a woman that we don't even know like we know Kristen, and that's sad to the max.
9/22/2014 7:30 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Guys, have you seen Kylie Jenner's 17-year-old face lately? Like really, really seen it? Because it just doesn't appear to be the face of your average 17-year-old. It doesn't.
Check out the new picture after the jump, and weigh in yourselves. What's even happening here? ... Or rather, being allowed to happen, if anything? She captioned the newer photo
9/22/2014 6:30 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Fact check: Aaron Carter is not the love-sick weirdo that lots of people paint him to be, and his recent comments about Hilary Duff's comments about his undying Hilary Duff love are evidence of that.
During a recent interview, Aaron was asked about Hilary's response to his months-long advances to rekindle their former teenage relationship. Aaron said, "If I'm too ...