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Wendy Williams is digging into the lyrics of The Weeknd's new, sad music and into all that was said of his past relationship with Selena Gomez.
And she thinks that The Weeknd is making himself seem more tender and vulnerable than he actually is in order to endear himself to fans.
We don't normally say this, but … Wendy may be right about this. You'll have to watch the video below and decide for yourself.
Even though Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have broken up — to some degree — Selena hasn't gone running back to The Weeknd.
In fact, she headed down to go yachting in Australia.
The Weeknd, in the mean time, released a new EP, titled My Dear Melancholy.
In it, he appears to confess a lot of tender feelings, a lot of vulnerabilities, and … that he almost gave Selena Gomez his kidney.
Wendy Williams believes that this is an act.
"I do not believe that in a 10-month relationship, The Weeknd was all goo-goo-ga-ga over Selena Gomez."
It's not that Wendy doesn't believe that Selena is lovable. It's just that she doesn't think that The Weeknd is all that emotional.
And she has other doubts.
"And I do not believe for a minute he was about to give her his kidney."
To be clear, he doesn't explicitly state that he offered his kidney … but his lyrics seem to imply that he was willing to undergo a transplant.
"You [The Weeknd] pull on the heartstrings of lonely girls [with your music] who actually believe a man would actually fall in love and give up a kidney and all that stuff."
Wendy Williams doesn't seem to have a very optimistic view of men. But you know what? That's fair.
And she sees what he has to gain from all of this.
"That is great album sales for The Weekend, and it makes him seem like this guy you want to throw your panties at."
Wendy goes on to accuse The Weeknd of having used Selena as a stepping stone to increase his own fame.
"The Weeknd, you used this relationship for exactly what it was."
"Because a lot of people did not know exactly who you were before you got with her…"
That is true. Sure, his music played on the radio and he has fans who've been with him so long that they still call him by his real name, Abel.
But his star is brighter than ever now that he just spent 10 months dating one of the most famous, talented women on the planet — and after having his photos featured on the world's most followed Instagram account.
"You got the best end of this deal particularly, The Weekend."
Wendy cites what she sees as another problem with the fallout from The Weeknd's relationship with Selena.
"And Selena ended up going back to Justin Bieber, and her mother isn’t happy about it."
While Wendy doesn't seem to know Mandy Teefey's name, and even refers to her as "Ms. Gomez" at one point …
(Admittedly, it's possible that some of us are more invested in Selena Gomez than others)
… Wendy is very complimentary towards Mandy, and plays a brief blurb in which Mandy disavows any knowledge of Selena's current love life.
As we all know, Selena and her mother were feuding about her rekindled romance with Justin, but Selena and Mandy are getting along better than they were when they first came into conflict.
Wendy may be a little unfair to The Weeknd, here.
But many people find it hard to believe that there was ever any real chance that he'd give Selena his kidney. (But, hey, sometimes complete strangers donate organs to each other)
And it's difficult to dispute that his relationship with Selena helped him.
It's similarly hard to disagree with the fact that his perceived emotional sensitivity and tenderness is going to, as Wendy says, get girls to want to throw their panties at him.
Watch this video and decide for yourself if Wendy is actually right about this.
Back in 2015, a photograph of Ben Affleck sporting a huge back tattoo made its way around the interwebs, and a good laugh was had by all.
Being the kind of guy who pretends he doesn’t care what anyone thinks but who actually lives for public adulation, Ben claimed the tattoo was fake.
He insisted the garish phoenix rising from the ashes was airbrushed on for a movie he was directing and starring in called Live By Night.
“[It’s] fake for a movie,” Affleck very explicitly stated in a 2016 interview.
“I actually do have a number of tattoos but I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.
Since no one actually saw the film, no one pieced together that Ben’s Prohibition-era gangster never actually disrobes to reveal a giant, brightly-colored, anachronistic tattoo.
Rumors about the big ugly ink persisted, but Ben made headlines for so much other bad behavior that fans never launched a full-blown investigation.
Remarkably, Ben has kept his torso pretty well covered over the past two and a half years, but that might have more to do with booze-bellied dad bod and less to do with hiding the big bird.
(Feel free to use that as a euphemism for sex, btw.)
Sadly, Beantown Benny slipped over the weekend when he removed his shirt for a beach scene in a movie he’s filming.
Hopefully, the Ben’s character is the type of guy who collects samurai swords and lost his virginity to a prostitute at 29, because this tatt is not the sort of thing that can be edited out in post-production.
Yes, we now know for sure that Ben was lying about the tattoo being a fake, and Twitter is having a field day.
“Don’t mock Ben Affleck’s phoenix tattoo. It symbolises how he has risen from the ashes, reborn as a guy with a tattoo that sucks,” tweeted Pixelated Boat.
“I’ve been following the Ben Affleck back tattoo drama more closely than the Mueller investigation,” quipped Sophia Benoit.
“Ben Affleck’s back tattoo is, and I’m saying this without hyperbole, one of the funniest goddamn things I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Dashiell Driscoll opined.
All we need is Dril and DaShareZone to sound off on this thing, and all of Twitter will have had its say.
So how is Affleck reacting to ironically being roasted for a phoenix tattoo.
Well, thus far, he’s about the only one who hasn’t sounded off on it.
Even Ben’s ex Jennifer Garner flamed his ass, telling Ellen DeGeneres that she “take[s] unmbrage” at being represented as the ash from which Ben’s metaphorical phoenix arises.
Must suck to realize you spent a massive chunk of your life married to a guy who would not only get that fugly of a tattoo but would proceed to lie to the whole world about it.
Hmmm … we may have finally figured out what horrible revelation came to Garner at the Oscars.
Reportedly, Tarek El Moussa is dating a lingerie model. But right now, he’s focused on talking about his show and his family and his former marriage.
And he points the finger at one factor that he believes causes problems for him now and may have even led to his divorce:
In December of 2016, Tarek and Christina El Moussa announced their split.
This was crushing news for fans of the couple and of their series, Flip or Flop.
The context for their split, however, was positively alarming.
The two of them separated after an insane gun incident in which Tarek stormed off into the woods after the couple got into an argument.
At the time, there was a genuine fear that Tarek might harm himself. Fearing the unthinkable, Christina called the police.
Tarek would later say that he brought the gun with him to fend of wild animals if need be, but it was a frightening incident and, afterwards, they decided that it would be best for themselves and their children if they parted ways.
Speaking to Fox News, Tarek El Moussa blames “fake news” for his marital troubles. Not entirely, but … you’ll see.
He starts off by speaking about divorce in general.
“Like any couple that’s getting divorced it’s very, very difficult obviously.”
There are easy, amicable divorces in this world, but they’re rare. A divorce that both partners enjoy is usually the result of a loveless-from-the-start marriage where the two either have so much or so little money that they refuse to fight over it.
He acknowledges that divorce is hardly unique.
“Half of the nation is divorced [but] because of who were are, being on TV, and people knowing who we are, it was a very public divorce.”
Clearly, that’s beyond the scope of most people’s divorce experiences.
And he emphasizes that fans are still consuming updates on how things are going.
“And it’s still a very public divorce.”
Clearly — he’s talking about it, and we’re all listening.
After setting up the context, he goes on to say that his experience is worse since he’s famous.
“So I would say it has been a lot more difficult than it would have been if it was private.”
You have to worry about what people will think or what they might be saying, every step of the way. Then there are the concerns that your career might get derailed.
“Obviously, if you’re on TV, you’re in the public so our private life is completely open.”
More or less, sure.
“Everybody knows everything about us.”
He then says that it was “very frustrating” to hear a lot of what he refers to as “fake news” about himself and his marriage.
And that goes for his divorce and or his personal life.
“Fake News” is one of those buzzwords that’s been jumbled from its original usage.
When it first rose to prominence in 2016, it referred to news stories that were deliberately fabricated by those reporting it — stuff about Illuminati-style conspiracies.
But then, like a babbling toddler repeating words he’d just heard, Donald Trump used the word to describe legitimate news reporting that he just doesn’t happen to like. That opened up floodgates and has continued to have global consequences.
In the case of celebrities like the El Moussas, however, there is sometimes genuinely fake news.
That should not be confused with gossip stories that discuss rumors, however. Just saying.
Tarek goes on to acknowledge that, despite the pitfalls of fame, the public’s awareness of their lives contributes to Flip or Flop‘s success.
“Today, there’s like a hundred house flipping shows and I truly believe what makes our show successful is our dynamic as investors and as a family.”
“When we first came on the air we were really young. We were a young couple that had everything we had on the line.”
And he thinks that this translated through the screen.
“I think… people were able to read that through the screen and they’ve watched us grow as a family. They’ve seen us have children and raise our children and move houses.”
It arguably helped change the landscape of this type of show.
“And it’s just been kind of not only a TV show about flipping houses, it’s been a TV show about our lives as well.”
Here is something you really don’t see very often:
A celebrity has taken to Instagram in order to shoot down a rumor that her relationship is happy and healthy.
Indeed, Kendra Wilkinson is insisting that her marriage to Hank Baskett really is in trouble, despite what you may occasionally read on the Internet.
The former Playboy centerfold and the ex-NFL wide receiver have been through a lot over the years, as documented on the awful reality show Kendra on Top.
Most notably, the couple has been forced to deal with the fact that Baskett received a hand job from transgender model Ava London in 2014.
Baskett himself has admitted as much, confessing that he put his family in a “bad situation” via this scandalous fondling.
Hank and Kendra proceeded to milk this controversy for every ratings ounce they possibly could, using it as the basis for one season after another of their aforementioned reality series.
In June of 2016, however, they celebrated seven years of marriage and said they were happier than ever together.
But now Kendra is actually the person claiming this isn’t the case.
The mother of two shared a tabloid story on social media last night that accused her of “faking marriage problems” for TV.
As you can see below, this article alleges that Hank and Kendra are trying to convince WEtv to pick up Kendra on Top for Season 7 by conjuring up marital issues that do not exist.
This is why Kendra recently (and randomly) wrote that 2018 has already been the hardest year of her life, according to the magazine.
Somehow more angry that she’d be accused of being a liar than of having a healthy romance, Wilkinson jumped ALL OVER this allegation.
“how do u fake marital problems? makes absolutely no sense,” she wrote on Instagram to open a lengthy rebuttal to this charge.
(Must we even mention how ridiculous this question is? An unofficial survey has found that 99.9999% of all drama on reality television is manufactured, scripted and phony.)
“Yes, we are having issues,” Kendra added… and she was far from done.
“My job has been reality tv for 13 years,” she said as her third bullet point and continuing:
“My show was a comedy and light hearted til sad times happened then we had to change my show from comedy to drama. Not what i wanted but was a part of my journey and story.”
Kendra, of course, rose to fame as one of Hugh Henfer’s girlfriends on E’s The Girls Next Door.
She has since settled down with Baskett, but really wants everyone to know that it hasn’t been easy.
“These issues Hank n I are having in our home which we are tryin to hard to over come, everyone knows about, including producers and network, friends and family,” she writes.
Her sixth point in this list?
My job is reality TV and I love my job unfortunately these issues at home are affecting my decisions cuz the last thing i want to do is hurt Hank.
Yes, the very last thing, people.
This is why she’s telling the world how many problems she has at home with him.
(Another point: her job is to film a reality TV show about her life, therefore she clearly needs there to be drama in her life, or there’s no job. Self-owned much, Kendra?!?)
“I hope to get back to the fun Kendra you all know. That’s all i want n aim for. I hate drama!!!” Wilkinson wrote, as assume with a straight face somehow, toward the end of her post.
She then concluded:
Thank you all for your support and understanding me at this time. I’ve been in a lot of therapy lately n hope all gets resolved for me, Hank,kids and even for TV. Lol.
Hank and Kendra wed in 2009 and have welcomed two children together, son Hank IV, 8, and daughter Alijah, 3.
For their sake, we’d say we hope their parents work things out.
But for the sake of ratings, their mother would apparently say the opposite.
Earlier this week, Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout was accused of lying to fans of the show in order to create a more dramatic storyline for herself for the show’s current season.
Eagle-eyed viewers claimed that the custody battle between Maci and Ryan Edwards had been faked for the cameras, and the exes had actually reached an amicable co-parenting arrangement.
Now, new evidence has emerged indicating that Ryan and Maci have, in fact, been sharing custody of their son Bentley for several months, all the while pretending to be at one another’s throats over the question of who will raise the boy.
According to the show, the timeline of Ryan and Maci’s custody battle goes something like this:
Back in June Ryan checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer.
He left treatment three weeks later, and immediately attacked Maci on social media with a vulgar meme.
Thus began one of the ugliest fights for custody in the illustrious history of the Teen Mom franchise.
Or so viewers have been led to believe…
The above image was posted in a Teen Mom message board on Reddit earlier this week.
The poster claims it offers conclusive evidence that Ryan and Maci are lying about the severity of their feud.
On the show, Maci and Bentley visited Ryan on Father’s Day at his parents’ house.
Ryan and Maci got into a fight; she left, and he supposedly didn’t see Bentley for several months afterward.
“Maci’s storyline this season is total BS,” the viewer wrote on Reddit.
“Go figure lol. Here are some pictures with dates proving that Bentley has been able to see his dad and grandparents regularly since July. Tomorrow’s episode takes place at the end of October where Ryan supposedly hasn’t seen him since Father’s Day.”
Yes, it does seem that either Ryan is posting old photos of himself with Bentley, or he’s lying about going several months without seeing his son.
The same viewer claimed that changes were made to Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra’s storyline in post-production.
Meanwhile, Maci has moved on to a dramatic storyline.
On a recent episode of the show Bookout revealed that she suffered a miscarriage, and thus, has concerns about getting pregnant again.
While the miscarriage took place several months ago, fans were not made aware of it until recently.
Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Maci’s many struggles.
President Donald Trump came through on presenting “The Fakies” — that’s what we’re dubbing it — his 2017 Fake News Awards. He teased it up as “The Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” … and here are the HUGE winners (losers?) in…
Matt Roloff has gone all Donald Trump on his Facebook followers.
No, the Little People, Big World star has not referred to African nations in a very derogatory manner.
But he has used his social media platform to call out “fake news” outlets and reports.
Having apparently surfed the Internet often of late, the TLC personality is none too happy about what he’s seen.
Roloff has stumbled upon various stories that paint his family as a bunch of loved ones at odds, which is a stark contrast from the way they are presented on television each week.
(When Little People, Big World is in season, that is; HINT, HINT, TLC executives: Bring it back soon please!)
“Just got caught up on my roloff family fake news… lol. Fake news is alive and well.. how sad,” wrote Matt, adding by way of defense and reassurance:
“The roloff family just keeps hanging closer and closer together despite these broken misleading headlines … matt, amy, Jer , zach Audrey, Tori, molly, Joel, Jacob, Izzy, Chris and caryn.
“All working together to surprise you all at how an American family can function together despite a few minor differences. Wait for it…… a few short months.”
We actually do have a pretty firm idea about what Roloff is referring to here.
Over the past several weeks, there’s been chatter, for example, that he and Amy are at odds.
The couple filed for divorce about two years ago and have each found love in the arms of someone new (Caryn Chandler for Matt, Chris Marek for Amy).
It has certainly seemed from the outside like an amicable split.
However, tension reportedly emanated between the ex-lovers late last year as a result of Roloff’s romance with Chandler and the way Caryn often treats Amy.
This was never confirmed any insider who used his or her name in public – and neither Matt nor Amy said a negative word about the other.
But you know how rumors spread online, right?
Elsewhere, some fans have started to wonder why no photos exist that feature both Audrey and Jacob.
Even we must admit, for a tight-knit group of relative, this is a bit off.
Could these in-laws truly not get along well due to their opposite religious beliefs?
That basically sums up the chatter going on around this alleged feud.
Thankfully for Matt, however, most of his followers aren’t buying any of these claims.
Just take a look at the comments in reply to his “fake news” post:
We’re not certain where we stand, to be honest.
It does seem fishy that Audrey and Jacob are never in the same place, but so what, right?
Who says every member of every family has to be best friends?
Also, Caryn Chandler did serve as the Roloff family farm manager prior to dating Matt. She knew Amy pretty well.
So of course things would be awkward between her and Matt’s ex-wife. Wouldn’t it almost be strange if they were not?
None of this means the Roloffs don’t love each other and aren’t always there for each other.
It mostly just means they’re… gasp! … normal.
Once again, however, we beseech TLC to air new episodes of Little People, Big World.
We miss the show.
And only then can we see these stars in action and know for sure just what is going on.
The 2018 Golden Globe Awards aired live from Los Angeles on Sunday night.
But talk afterward was less about big wins for Big Little Lies and more about the theme of nearly every speech, not to mention nearly every outfit:
Female empowerment in Hollywood.
As you can see in the photo gallery above, celebrities from all industries walked the red carpet in all-black, coming together to make a statement in support of the #MeToo Movement.
Speech after speech centered on this topic, which has been at the forefront of the entertainment world for months now, ever since producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a sexual predator.
There were multiple standing ovations.
There were many tears shed.
There was applause all around for the brave women (and men) who have spoken out against accusers and helped drive terrible people such as Kevin Spacey and Matt Lauer out of a job.
In other words:
This was the sort of night Rose McGowan has been waiting for her entire professional life, right?
The actress came out long ago with accusations of rape against Weinstein and has finally seen these allegations proven right.
So, why didn’t she do a figurative victory dance on Sunday?
Because McGowan doesn’t care about symbolism.
She cares about action.
The star took to Twitter to slam her acting peers in response to the following Tweet from Asia Argento, an actress and singer who also says Weinstein raped her.
“No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence,” she wrote to McGown, adding:
“Anyone who tries to diminish your work is a troll and an enemy of the movement. You gave me the courage to speak out. I am on your side until I die.”
“And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, .@AsiaArgento #RoseArmy.”
Argento went on to note that neither she nor McGowan were invited to attend the Golden Globes.
This isn’t the first time McGowan has been critical of her fellow celebrities. She is nothing if not passionate and outspoken.
Late last year, for example, McGowan Tweeted about the idea for stars to wear black as a fashion/anti-harassment statement in a series of since-deleted posts.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” she wrote at the time, adding:
“You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.”
Shortly after McGowan’s comments, Streep told Entertainment Tonight that she was “hurt to be attacked by” McGowan and insisted she knew nothing at all about Weinstein’s bad reputation when it came to women.
“I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the ‘90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,” Streep said in response.
“I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
For the record, and for what it’s worth, Streep attended Sunday night’s ceremony.
She wore a black gown and she took activist/the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo, as her date.