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Last week, Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie on Happy Days, passed away after a short but brutal battle with cancer.
We hadn’t heard anything about her in a while, with the latest reports before her death being about her struggles with money and how she’d become homeless.
But now Erin’s brother, Tony Moran, is filling the public in with some details about her that we never knew.
And every last one of them is absolutely heartbreaking.
Tony says that Erin hadn’t told him or any of their four other siblings about her cancer, and when he learned of her passing, he, like many others, assumed it was because of her struggles with addiction.
“I didn’t even realize she was sick, never mind dying,” he reveals. “When I found out I bawled like a baby. I couldn’t believe she was gone.”
“My first thoughts were she must have had a heart attack caused by years of substance abuse.”
Tony says that “She has always battled demons and in recent years things have gone from bad to worse.”
“We were raised by a mom and dad who were not fit to be parents. She found true happiness on Happy Days and was America’s sweetheart, but then she was a nobody … and it broke her heart.”
According to him, those ten years that Erin spent playing Joanie on Happy Days were “the most content I ever saw Erin,” and “her castmates were the stable family she never had growing up.”
He says that growing up, their father was “a violent man who ruled our home with fear and physical abuse,” while their mother “lived her life through Erin,” and “when she wasn’t on set with her, she was in bed off her head on painkillers.”
Since Erin achieved fame at such an early age, she was never the direct victim of their father’s rage, “but she witnessed it all and longed to have parents who were loving instead of the horrible parents they were.”
Tony reveals that Erin first began experimenting with drugs when she was a teenager, after some Happy Days higher ups asked her to lose weight.
“The pressure to look a certain way was relentless and that fuelled her drug taking. She never felt pretty or thin enough,” he remembers.
“She was about 16 when she started to drink and smoke pot … Then it was speed and cocaine. I never said anything. I was indulging as much as she was and none of us were mature enough to stop it.”
During those years, Tony says that Erin spent money recklessly on anything and everything she wanted, but “it was too much, too young,” and when Happy Days ended, she struggled to get more jobs.
“Nobody wanted to book her, as everyone thought of her as Joanie,” he says. “I cannot begin to imagine how hard that was for her.”
“Erin loved fame, so when she didn’t have it any more she fell apart. It was a false love, but the only one she really knew.”
He says that she “thought of herself as a failure,” and used drugs and alcohol to numb that pain.
“I think in her final months,” he imagines, “she’d had enough of living after all she had been through and was just ready to go.”
“I wish I had got a chance to tell her how much I loved her. I pray she finds the peace she never found when she was alive … She had such a huge heart, it was just too big for Hollywood.”
Again, our condolences to Tony and the rest of Erin’s family. It seems they lost a truly wonderful woman.
Chrissy Teigen is one hot mama … which her baby, Luna, reminds us of very well here. Chrissy went shopping Saturday with her super-duper cute 1-year-old daughter in New York City. Naturally, Chrissy was showing plenty of cleavage in her model mom…
Oh, Kendall Jenner. Poor, sweet, simple Kendall Jenner.
This month has not been kind to her.
First she starred in the now infamous Pepsi commercial, the one where she ended police brutality and racism and all bad things by handing a cop an ice cold can of Pepsi.
Then her father, Caitlyn Jenner, pretty much tore their entire family apart with her new memoir.
And then, just when you thought the universe couldn’t do anything more to poor Kendall, the Fyre Festival happened.
Kendall, in case you missed it, has been promoting the festival for a while now, along with her hot model friends.
She’s been telling her fans to pay thousands and thousands of dollars to fly to the Bahamas to see Blink 182 and Tyga perform in a music festival organized by Ja Rule … and many of them actually listened to her.
But let’s not talk about the Fyre Festival and the utter disaster it turned out to be, at least not yet. Kendall wouldn’t like it.
Instead, Kendall would like to look at this neat selfie she took when she wasn’t even wearing a shirt!
We’ve said it before, and goodness knows we’ll say it a million more times throughout the years … Oh, Kendall.
She shared this photo yesterday, and she also deleted everything she’d ever posted on social media about the Fyre Festival.
Apparently she thought that a topless pic and these remarkably hideous boots could distract us from everything, which was actually kind of smart.
We’ll admit it, we had a hard time functioning on anything after seeing that monstrosity that someone’s calling footwear.
But though Kendall looks good, as always, and though her fashion is certainly something to talk about, not even a photo like this could take away from the nightmare that’s happening in the Bahamas this weekend.
As we said, the Fyre Festival, promoted by the queen of misguidedness here, was set to take place this weekend.
It was billed as a VIP experience in which rich folk could pay an insane amount of money to fly on a chartered jet to a tropical paradise, enjoy gourmet meals, rub elbows with the rich and famous, and partake in an unlimited amount of booze.
They’d see all the coolest concerts, do all the coolest activities, stay in the nicest accommodations … except none of that happened.
Instead, guests flew into the festival and saw they’d be staying in FEMA tents with wet mattresses, no sheets, and dirt floors, and Blink 182 wouldn’t even be playing.
Their “gourmet meals” were actually plates with bread and cheese and soggy salad, but not everyone even got that — after those meals ran out, all that was left were Doritos.
If all that weren’t bad enough, the sad, dumb people that went to this thing couldn’t even go home, at least not without waiting hours and hours and hours in a crowded airport.
Ja Rule has apologized, other organizers have apologized, and even Bella Hadid, another model who promoted the festival, has apologized.
But, much like with the Pepsi debacle, Kendall is staying silent.
Kendall, you don’t have to apologize for any of this, but it might be nice to acknowledge that you were involved with something that turned out horribly. Even just once.
All this silence is a bad look. Almost as bad as those stupid boots.
Hiding in this messy mug is a Hollywood it girl … give it all you got as you hunt through the silly snap and attempt to figure out the wispy woman in the imperfect pic.
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A few days ago, Kylie Jenner shared a selfie — hard to believe, we know, but stick with us.
The photo showed Kylie in a long-sleeved tee, pulled up to show off her midriff, and some underwear, and also what appeared to be an unnaturally bending bit of architecture.
See that white thing on the left? That’s a curtain, and it looks like it’s laying in a strange way, right?
That’s what several of Kylie’s Instagram followers thought, and the general consensus was that Kylie had edited the image to make her waist look smaller, but in doing so, she left some tell-tale signs of bad Photoshopping.
It could just be a strange photo, or she could have tweaked it a little bit. It’s hard to say.
But in the end, it doesn’t really matter, right? It’s just comments on an Instagram post, it’s not like Kylie pays attention anyway.
However, according to a sad new report from Hollywood Life, Kylie does pay attention.
And all these cries of “Photoshop!” have really gotten to her.
“Kylie grew up feeling like the ugly duckling compared to Kendall who was gorgeous from day one,” a source explains. “Not only that but she had an older sister like Kim who was considered the most beautiful girl in the world.”
“The whole family is judged by their looks and Kylie felt like she couldn’t compete.”
Sounds like some deep insecurities, huh? And, as some would say, sounds like a good explanation for why she could have gotten all that rumored plastic surgery.
“She feels good about herself and doesn’t need Photoshop to look good,” the source continues. “So when haters accuse her of altering her image it’s like they are saying she’s ugly and having to fake it.”
No one’s saying that Kylie is ugly and uses Photoshop to look pretty — well, no one except extreme haters. People are theorizing that Kylie used Photoshop to look, in her eyes, even better.
But sometimes you can’t reason with the heart, you know?
The insider says that Kylie “works hard to look good,” and that she’s “meticulous about her clothes, her style and of course her makeup.”
“Not only that but she does work out. She’s not a workout fiend like her sisters but she does take care of herself and her body.”
The source concludes with “Those kind of accusations can hurt her brand, her image and her income if people think she’s a fake.”
… Oh, honey.
If you consider plastic surgery to be “fake,” then, sorry to say, many people already think that. And her brand, her image and her income seem to be doing just fine.
Her career isn’t going to be destroyed by some Instagram comments, though unfortunately it looks like we can’t say the same for her self esteem.
So Kylie, girl, listen: you’re beautiful, you’ve always been beautiful, don’t worry about it.
And remember, beauty lies not only on the outside, it’s not only about huge asses and alleged breast implants and as much makeup as you can pile on your face without it sliding off.
It’s also on the inside. So maybe focus on that for a little bit instead.
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