Selena Gomez is trekking all over the world these days, being bullied by the worst of Instagram, being in-again and out-again of Justin Bieber's creepy, high-mileage bed, and now she's partying on boats with Cara Delevingne, a notorious ... well, partier.
After exiting the boat, Selena is approached by a photographer who tries to get her attention by saying, "Selena, Selena" repeatedly, and because she's "tough," or because she's "brave," or maybe just because she's been hanging out with the wrong crowd for a little too long, the normally-benign Selena reaches out, shoves him, and gestures what looks to be one of the hand signs -- not the middle finger, but the brushing of the hand under the shelf of the chin -- that infers "f--k you."
The bottom line is that Selena should know better than to get physical with anybody, because what does that solve? Also, it's not as if the dude was all up in her face and her personal space -- it's clear from the video that it appears she went out of her way to touch, shove, or push him out of her "way." Good thing you're all about peace these days, girl, for shame.
We are so lucky, guys -- and sorry, but it can't just be left that way.
See, Blake Lively -- whom we actually do kind of admire around these parts -- started up a website, and while we'd known it was coming for awhile, we'd sort of been apprehensive about it possibly being all annoying and self righteous a la Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP website, chock-full of things we either weren't interested in the material consumption of, or that which we couldn't ever afford, unless we wanted to live on Ramen noodles every day for the rest of our lives, and you know how Gwynnie would look down upon all that MSG.
Blake's kicked off her new website, "Preserve," with a bunch of nostalgic things,
Here's Preserve's mission statement:
America is full of tales waiting to be told. There are beautiful stories hiding in small towns and big cities, on suburban streets and rural roads. Great wisdom lives in the well-worked hands of aging craftspeople and in the eager words of young artisans. Our very history is whispered into the materials they use to make exquisite goods according to timeless standards of quality and care. That is the tradition we aim to preserve.
How wonderful it is to discover something that has been cast aside, to pick it up and restore it to its original beauty. Maybe it’s sentimental of us, but we hold fast to memories and moments, to relics from bygone eras. ... We remain in awe of the folks and folkways existing around us. We want to learn about them, embrace them…preserve them.
PRESERVE is all of us, together, championing the goods, makers and legends that instill meaning inside the moments of our lives. The curios that cozy our homes, the threads that define our silhouettes, the foods that leave our bellies happy, the projects that mean everything to us—we want to share all of this with you; we know we have so much to learn from you. In our ongoing quest for knowledge, these are our PRESERVE passions…She shills and promotes things like local artistry, down-home, organic recipes, and oh, here's the best thing -- a personal favorite, the "Intimacy" tab, which reads like this:
We feel that in a world so hectic, preserving intimacy is the key to being present. The smoky scent of sandalwood burning on a wick, the “ahh” of a warm bath; the precious exposure of your husband’s cheeks after a clean shave; the warmth of chocolate melting on your palette; the glow of reminiscing with your grandmother; the feeling of building not only a table, but also memories, with your dad—these are the quiet moments that make life most precious.
YES, all of it, and now we get to have a new female heroine. Thanks, Blake, we'll get you back one of these days!
If there's any one way that's pretty fail-safe in solidifying the public's idea that you're marriage is in trouble, it's to post cutesy family photos amidst all the rumors; the end.
No, but seriously, there are lots and lots of silly rumors going around that Beyonce's going to leave Jay-Z after their "On the Run" tour, and that it's supposed to be this big, dramatic thing, but guys -- guys. Think this through for one second: how nonsensical would it be for Jay and Bey to break up -- at all, period -- when their relationship (and professional partnership) is so financially and creatively lucrative? Despite your feelings about either or both of them, It's probably just not going to happen, sorry.
And since Jay and Bey likely realize what we've realized, this is why we're kind of on cute family photo overload, and don't get us wrong: we'd much, much rather experience a constant onslaught of photos like this rather than the extraordinarily uncomfortable alternative, which is watching Beyonce pretending she actually cares about doing that whole surfboard-surfboard on stage with the man she's with -- for something like what, 14 years? -- over the next eight weeks.
Come on. Quit playing games, girl, and just do the damn music. We don't need the theatrics of simulated sex -- it's old hat -- nor do we need to be constantly reminded that you guys have an adorable family. It's a given, and god bless.
Does yours truly personally think that Beyonce and Jay-Z are going to split after "On the Run"? Well, no. But we'll see sometime after September 13th, won't we?
... 1969, of course, one of the years that the bouffant hairdo was pretty popular.
Here's Kendall Jenner in an outtake for her latest gig with Love Magazine, who was kind enough to post it on their IG page, and aren't we lucky, because that is one adorable Jenner.
Also, this, because life's just not weird enough without knowing this video -- also an outtake from Kendall's "Love" experience -- exists:
Verdict: Love it. Bouffants are pretty cute as they are, but when someone nearly as cute as the bouffant itself pulls off a bouffant? Well, it's evolution, baby.
We don't presume to know the inner workings of Miley Cyrus' mind, but when we'd heard that she'd been the latest victim of a death hoax over the weekend, we rolled our eyes and kept on trucking, because we just know that nothing is ever going to take Miley Cyrus out. And if we're to take this upper photo for creed, then no, Miley's not dead, she's just been playing "throw me some beads, mister" with the cacti in the desert, and isn't that just so terribly Miley?
Anyone ever see "The Doors" movie? You know, the one where Val Kilmer portrays Jim Morrison and he and a bunch of his trippy, unwashed friends go out for this psychedelic trip into the woods where all is learned and all is known through the tongue of a serpent's snake or whatever? That's probably what Miley was actually doing way out there, and decided to flash some tatas and tongue while in the process. And yeah -- even though you can't actually see her face, you just know that damn tongue is lolling out of its mouth like the all-knowing, power-consuming serpent that it is.
Because they have a terrible brand-new reality show, y'all, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian have nothing better to do than publicly absorb their watchers' derision and pretend like it doesn't even matter, and oh, right make uncomfortable, PDA-filled appearances at Mercedes-Benz fashion shows, and what even is that on LeAnn's butt? Did Aunt Flo come to visit while LeAnn had the poor sense to wear a white frock? Did she sit in ice cream? Did all the BS that she normally verbally spews finally start to seep out the correct end?
Who even knows, but man -- these pictures. These pictures.
Here's one of Kim Kardashian's latest fun and "flirty" looks, and if she hasn't been taking direction from sister Kylie Jenner, who often favors this makeup style heavily, then who even knows what she's doing. We're not gonna say that Kim's never had an original thought or idea in her head ever, because you've seen her looks over the years and that would just be inaccurate, but it's an OK look on her at the end of the day.
Verdict: If we really, really had to choose, we'd have to say "love it." The nose ring -- despite the fact that most nose rings are pretty cute -- does her no justice, but the absence of bronzer and contouring makeup with the added drama of a black lip and dark hair is a welcome departure from that which we're so familiar with.