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Laura Lee: Beauty Guru Loses Sponsorships Over Racist Tweets

Are you familiar with Laura Lee?

If not, then you just need to know that she’s a YouTuber known for doing makeup reviews and tutorials, and she also has her own makeup line.

Laura Lee

And she’s in a whole, whole bunch of hot water right now.

To give a little bit of background, Laura was recently on a trip with some other beauty gurus, and they all posed for a photo together with their middle fingers up.

The person who shared the photo on Twitter captioned it “Bitch is bitter because without him, we’re better.”

Most people took it as a dig at Jeffree Star, a former friend of all the people in the photo, including Laura.

But the thing is that Jeffree’s fanbase is really, really intense, so even though none of those people went after him directly, his fans still took it upon themselves to dig up any dirt they could on them.

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They succeeded.

Some screenshots of tweets that Laura made several years ago have been going around, and they’re pretty awful.

And by “pretty awful,” we mean super racist.

“Tip for all black people,” one of the tweets reads, “if you pull ur pants up you can run from the police faster.. #yourwelcome.”

In another, she wrote “Ni**as in Paris? Whaaaaat I thought they couldn’t afford to leave Compton! LOL!”

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In one last tweet, just in case you weren’t disgusted enough, she asked “How do you blindfold a Chinese person? Put floss over their eyes!”

If you can even believe it, she actually added “#dumbgook” to the end of that one.

Because she is garbage.

When it became clear that her old tweets were becoming a big deal, Laura deactivated her Twitter, then came back after deleting several tweets.

She also posted a lengthy apology, explaining that “the girl who tweeted that isn’t who I am today.”

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Her story was that she’s just “a small town girl from Alabama” so she didn’t know any better, but she was 24 years old when she wrote all of those tweets.

Most 24 year olds, even ones from small towns in Alabama, understand racism.

Laura also said in her apology that she planned on “getting involved with foundations that focus on educating the importance of equality and social justice.”

To wrap things up, she said that she hoped she’d be able to earn her fans’ respect back.

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It did not work out like that.

Her followers weren’t happy with the apology because it didn’t feel sincere, and also how dumb is it that she tried to act like she didn’t know any better because she’s from the south?

So Laura took a few days and then posted an apology video on her YouTube account.

And it is insane:

It doesn’t really matter what she said, because it’s mostly the same stuff she said in her written apology — that she’s way sorry and she’s not really a racist.

Interestingly though, she said several times in the video that she retweeted those racist things, when the screenshots clearly show that she wrote them herself.

But it’s strange because even though she’s sobbing through the whole thing, there aren’t any tears, and even though she’s clearly very emotional, she made a lot of edits to what’s supposed to be a raw video.

So yeah, most people think she’s being fake here, too, and that she’s not actually sorry for tweeting those awful things, she’s just sorry she got caught.

She’s probably extremely sorry now, since it’s starting to look like her career is over.

Laura Lee again

A few weeks ago, Laura celebrated reaching five million subscribers on YouTube, but now she’s down to about 4.5 million, which is a pretty extreme drop.

Her cosmetics company is also suffering — Ulta recently announced that they’d be carrying her products on their site and in stores, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening anymore.

A spokesperson for Ulta spoke with The Blast, saying “We have decided not to move forward with the launch of Laura Lee Los Angeles. Ulta Beauty values equality and inclusivity in all that we do.”

In addition to Ulta cutting ties with her, Laura has also been cut loose by Boxycharm, a beauty subscription service that carried her products, and Morphe and Colourpop, cosmetics companies that have worked with her in the past.

Things really, really aren’t looking good for her right now.

And that’s one of the many, many reasons why you don’t want to be a racist!

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Hooking Up With Engaged Beauty Queen?

As you may have heard, the 2018 Oscars were held last night, and while the event was met with a collective shrug and record low ratings, it was an interesting ceremony for a number of reasons.

Change was the theme of the evening, with stars speaking out on issues ranging from the Harvey Weinstein sex scandals to the plight of the young “dreamers” impacted by DACA legislation.

But while one could sense a turning of the tide at the ceremony, it sounds like it was business as usual at the raucous after-parties, where Leonardo DiCaprio was doing what he does best.

To be clear, no one’s ever accused Leo of being anything but a gentleman, and we have no reason to believe he has a #MeToo moment in his future.

In some ways, however, he represents the Hollywood old guard that took a step away from the spotlight last night.

But it sounds like Leo was happily filling the role he was born to play as he party-hopped last night.

According to Radar Online, DiCaprio was spotted getting friendly with recently-corwned Miss California, Kelley Johnson.

“Leo’s head turned the minute he saw her, everyone knows he has a thing for blondes,” a witness tells the outlet.

“They were in a group together talking for quite some time and he told her he was ditching to go for dinner at Delilah,”

Now, Leonardo DiCaprio hooking up with blondes is like the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

For decades, Americans have comforted themselves with the knowledge that no matter how turbulent their lives may seem, they can rest easy knowing that Leo is probably banging a blonde at that very moment.

It’s a source of stability in an increasingly unstable world.

This time, however, the situation is a little different.

Apparently, Kelley is happily engaged.

Now, to be fair, no one knows for sure if Leo and Kelley hooked up.

But they were spotted talking closely at a party and he invited her to dinner … and this is Leonardo DiCapro we’re talking about.

Kelley took to Instagram last night to gush about how much she enjoyed herself at Hollywood’s biggest night:

“At one point last night I was *literally* standing between Usher, Toby McGuire, and Leonardo DiCaprio looking across the room at The Weeknd, Robert Pattinson, Drake, Dana White, Emma Stone, Vince Vaughn, Ashley Graham, Brittany Snow, John Mayer, Andy Bravo, and sooooo many more incredibly talented people in Paul McCartney’s house.

I know. It’s crazy to me, too. Meeting you all was a dream, it simply could not have been real.

Thank you, WME and Miss Universe, for inviting me to your Oscar Nomination party. And thank you, Leonardo DiCaprio for letting us sit at your table at Delilah afterwards. Last night was one of the best nights of my entire life.”

Some states get all the luck.

Somewhere, Miss Idaho is pinning a ribbon on some farmer who grew a 40-poind potato.

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Mama June: I’m Gonna Be a Beauty Queen!

It feels like it's been forever since we last got a substantial update on Mama June, doesn't it?

In reality, it's only been about six months since we saw the finale of her new reality show, Mama June: From Not to Hot, the one that documented her weight loss journey.

In episodes that aired back in the spring, we saw June get gastric sleeve surgery. The surgery, along with diet and exercise, led to her losing around 300 pounds.

Initially, she wanted to lose the weight to get one of those "revenge bodies" to throw in Sugar Bear's face — remember, they split up after he cheated on her several times.

At the time, he had just proposed to a woman named Jennifer Lamb, and June wanted to look extra amazing at their wedding, so she really did put a lot of work into her weight loss.

She went through the first surgery, then two more surgeries to remove excess skin. If you saw the show, or even if you just saw photos from those procedures, you know that it was rough on her.

But she lost the weight, she looked great at Sugar Bear's wedding, and she's managed to keep all that weight off for nearly a year now.

You know what that means?

It means it's time for a brand new season!

WE tv just released a teaser for the second season of Mama June: From Not to Hot, and it's … well, it's probably not exactly what you'd suspect.

The teaser starts with a shot of a tiara, and in the caption of the video, the network wrote "Mama June is hitting the pageant circuit!"

Could it be? Could June be following in Honey Boo Boo's footsteps? Could she really be entering the world of beauty pageants?

Looks like it. There's really no other way to interpret all this.

"To be a pageant queen, one needs refinement, poise, charm," a fancy Englishman explains in a voiceover while June acts like June.

Just in this short little teaser, we see her burp, fart, and blow an air horn while good ol' Jennifer Lamb tries to talk to her.

"Mama June's hitting the pageant circuit," the voiceover announces, as she asks "Why the hell not, y'all?"

Why the hell not, y'all, indeed.

We don't have an exact premiere date yet, but come January 2018, Mama June will find her way back to our televisions.

… Yay?

Check out the teaser below:

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Keeping Up with the Kardashians Recap: A Thing of Beauty

This week on Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 14 Episode 7, it was a time for new beginnings … and some old issues.

Khloe brought home her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, for the summer, while Kourtney tried to set some boundaries with Scott.

You can imagine how that went over.

If you watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online, you know that Khloe and the Cleveland Cavaliers forward are getting serious.

“Tristan has always gone out of his way to make me feel at home,” she said. “And in Cleveland he’s gone above and beyond.”

“In L.A. I want to do the same for him.”

While she was stressed about whether to live at her house with him or get a place closer to UCLA, she decided she was overthinking it.

“After talking with Tristan we have come to the conclusion that I’m crazy,” she recounted. “I don’t know why I was stressing myself out.”

“We have our beautiful home in Calabasas. All Tristan really wants is to be with me and for us to enjoy our summer together.”

“That’s really all that matters.”

Proving what a sweet guy he is to have around, Thompson surprised Kardashian with a birthday party with her family and friends in L.A.

“I’ve never had a surprise party ever,” Khloé said. “We were at dinner and Tristan was so calm. He was as cool as a cucumber.”

“He’s good at surprise parties. I had no clue.”

She gushed, “Tristan is just incredible. I’ve never been this happy. I am so lucky to be with someone that is so thoughtful and so sweet.” 

Not so happy with the situation? Lord D.

“I didn’t even get invited to her birthday,” he complained to Kim and his ex, Kourtney, using the flawed argument, “I’m family!”

Knowing Kourtney was the reason he didn’t make the guest list, she tried to explain it away, but only made the situation worse.

“I didn’t want you to coming to the birthday and be photographed going in,” Kourtney said, with Scott not buying it for a second.

“Photographed going in is your concern?” Disick said. “My concern would be … to be there for your sister who I love and care about.

“For the past 10-12 years,” he went on, “[he’s] been there for through thick and thin and marriages and all these different things.”

Kourtney later came clean to Khloe about this.

“I’m a little bit caught off guard. I just said that I didn’t want to be photographed even though that’s really not what I meant,” she admitted.

“I just try to be positive. And I didn’t want to say I just didn’t want you there. So if I can’t say anything nice, I just won’t say anything at all.”

Then Kourtney opened up to him, as well …

“There’s times when I want you to come and there’s times that I don’t,” she told Disick, and he did understand, at least to a point.

“Obviously I’m not able to handle everything that well,” he said. “I don’t have the best support team. I can try to f–king be a better person.”

“It’s [just] not the simplest thing.”

Hilariously, he then joked, “When do you think were gonna get married by the way, like 40?” Kourtney then responded in kind:

“You think when I turn 40 I’m gonna go, hey I’ve been looking for this drunk guy and he has a bunch of dirty s–t stained underwear?”

He walked into that one.

Kim, meanwhile, was stressing about the launch of her KKW Beauty line, which was inspired and aided by her one and only. 

“Kanye saw the plans and it was so helpful his input,” Kim said. “He called the florist and we made that whole flower rose room last minute.”

“That was honestly like the biggest attraction,” she said. 

“It’s so exciting to do something on my own. Basically for the past almost decade my sisters and I have always had a licensing deal.” 

“Going from being a licensee to an owner is so much more responsibility. I feel like this has been what I’ve been working for for 10 years.”

Kim was uneasy about taking on such a high-profile role, as she was still easing back into the spotlight after her October 2016 robbery.

“I’ve been like slowly taking my time to come back and this is a serious, sit-down, major interview,” Kim said of interviewing the CEO.

“This isn’t … I don’t know how something like this could go. If they want to ask me crazy questions, it’s Steve Forbes,” she said.

“It’s hard for me to get back out there.”

In the end – following the re-release of new promotional images (fans thought she was wearing blackface in the originals) – it was a hit.

Kim was happy with how the launch party turned out, and the family mogul proved she isn’t ready to cede that title to Kylie just yet.

“There’s such amazing press on this launch party,” she gushes. “And I’m so happy we made so many changes so it would be perfect.”

Get it, girl.

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