Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants all of L.A. to know it’s a privilege to have him grace the Galaxy with his presence … taking a full page newspaper ad to tell fans “you’re welcome.” News became official on Thursday that the Manchester United superstar was…
We’re very sad to say it, but…
…. here we go again.
As has been well documented over the past several months, Amy Roloff receives flak nearly every time she shares a photo of herself and boyfriend Chris Marek.
It’s really not clear why.
Marek has given the public no reason not to think he’s in this relationship for the right reasons and Amy has been divorced from Matt Roloff for about two years now.
Roloff goes on vacation with Marek, posts a picture and BAM! The fangs come out from certain followers.
There seems to be some kind of vocal minority out there that believes Marek is using Amy for her money and/or that Amy doesn’t have a right to be in a serious relationship right now.
The latest example of these critics speaking out took place over the weekend.
As you can see above, Amy shared a photograph of her and Marek, out and about on St. Patrick’s Day.
“A little Irish sprinkle w/ luck. #goodfriendsgoodtimes #stpatricksday #amyssecondactcontinues,” wrote Amy as a caption to this seemingly harmless picture.
But was it really so harmless?
No, not according to some trolls who may or may not have some major issues with which they need to deal.
One person, for example, called Chris out for not wearing green, while another told him to go ahead and “get lost.”
So what that Amy is very happy with Marek, apparently!
These Little People, Big World fans (can we even call them that, really?!?) are out for blood when it comes to Chris.
But, wait, it gets worse…
Look, we know the Internet can be a mean place.
It would be silly of us to pretend otherwise or to list every insult anyone ever hurled at any Roloff out there.
This is just a confusing and unfortunate pattern, as Amy even gets attacked for sharing a simple post about Easter.
Thankfully, she almost always seems to have a smile on her face.
She doesn’t appear as if she’s letting this misguided hate get her down in any way.
We’re very happy to see that.
And we can’t wait to see more of Amy and her family when TLC finally starts airing new episodes of Little People, Big World on April 3.
Slide back up to the top of this post to check out the official preview!
Last week, we reported on rumors that Ariana Grande is pregnant with her first child.
The singer has been dating Mac Miller for about 18 months and both parties are said to be overjoyed by the news of Ariana’s pregnancy.
But thus far, the news is being kept under wraps for reasons that aren’t entirely clear.
Grande has been absent from social media for the entirety of 2018, which has led many fans to the conclusion that she’s “pulling a Kylie” and stepping away from the spotlight in order to keep her pregnancy out of the headlines.
At first, that seemed like quite a leap, but in the past week, multiple sources have emerged with what they claim is insider knowledge of Ariana’s pregnancy.
One such tipster spoke to The Hollywood Gossip exclusively, saying:
“She is 2 months pregnant and is very excited,” the insider informed us.
“She is waiting until at LEAST the 20 week mark to announce it. She was very inspired by Kylie after Facetiming her in October.”
But others who claim to know Ariana best say there’s no truth to the pregnancy rumors, and Grande has simply decided to take an extended break from social media for the sake of her mental health.
“Ariana’s break from social media has not been because she is hiding a pregnancy with her boyfriend the way Kylie did,” one such source tells Hollywood Life.
“She just wants a healthy break from social media. When her new album and tour is ready to be announced, she will return with regular updates on her Twitter and Instagram.”
The insider explicitly stated that Ariana “is not secretly having Mac Miller’s baby,” adding, “That’s not what’s going on.”
“Ariana loves Mac and things are great between them,” the source says.
“They are still young and are focusing on work right now.”
So why all the time away from Instagram?
According to the insider, the decision has to do with trauma that Ariana suffered as a result of the bombing at her concert in Manchester last year.
“The incident has been difficult for her to overcome,” says the source.
The insider claims that Ariana has been planning to take some time away from social media ever since the bombing, but felt it was her duty to provide support to grieving and frightened fans.
Not that it’s been nearly a year since the tragedy that claimed 22 lives, she reportedly feels the time is right for her to step away from center stage.
Needless to say, there are some wildly conflicting reports out there with regard to why Ari has chosen to lay low for a while.
But whether she’s pregnant or taking some much-needed time for herself for other reasons, we’re sure the singer will continue to have the full support of her loyal legion of fans.
If you’re a fan of her family, then by now, you’ve probably heard the news that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her first child.
You probably also know that when it come to starting a family, Jinger has opted for a decidedly different approach than the one taken by her sisters.
Many believed that Jinger would continue to buck tradition by keeping a low profile during her pregnancy.
Now that the big news has been confirmed, however, Jinger has been eagerly updating fans every step of the way.
Jinger’s baby bump photos are highly anticipated by her Instagram followers these days, and the mom-to-be seems happy to give the people what they want.
Here’s the latest straight from the source:
Yes, Jinger is already 22 weeks along.
Her baby is roughly the size of a papaya, and frankly, we can’t help but wonder why Jinger couldn’t have used some less esoteric analogous produce.
Isn’t a papaya roughly the same size as, say, an avocado?
Plus, millions of New Yorkers probably think Jinger is trying to say her baby is the size of a hot dog.
(We kid. The Duggars are popular across several demographics, but we’re guessing they’re not particularly huge in Manhattan.)
But while Jinger has been happy to keep fans up to speed on the baby’s development, there are certain details that she and Jeremy seem intent on keeping to themselves.
Yes, the baby’s gender remains a mystery, and the Duggar faithful are very keen on finding out whether Jinger is having a boy roa girl.
Thus far, none of Jinger’s sisters have delivered daughters.
Josh Duggar has given his parents granddaughters, but boys currently out-number girls in the next generation of Duggars by a very wide margin.
It’s unclear if Jinger is keeping the gender to herself for privacy reasons, or if she’s chosen to be surprised on the day of delivery.
Whatever the case, the mystery has piqued the interest of fans:
“Will you two announce the gender?” one of Jinger’s followers asked this week.
“I’m hoping you have a girl!” commented another.
“It’s a boy, look at the blue ‘baby,'” remarked one amateur sleuth.
Needless to say, it doesn’t look as though the speculation will be letting up any time soon – and the Duggars probably wouldn’t have it any other way.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
Without intending to do so, Amy Roloff has managed to make a plateful of cookies seem controversial.
The Little People, Big World star jumped on Instagram last week to share a delicious looking photo.
It features Amy sitting alone at a table, except for the yummy items in front of her; from mini muffins to some kind of bread and even a few painted eggs.
“I’m already planning for Easter,” she wrote to open a lengthy caption, continuing as follows:
“It’s a special time and celebration to me because what Jesus did! And I’m with my family. Amy Roloff’s Little Kitchen is all about sharing what I love with you.
“Recipes, food and why I love being in the kitchen making delicious baked goods and meals. That gather people together and around the table.”
So… why the aforementioned controversy?
Because Easter is arguably the most sacred and important of all Catholic holidays.
It is meant as a celebration for the surprising resurrection of Jesus Christ.
And Amy is using it as a way to shill for her website and her company?!? Does she have no sense of decorum or respect?!?
So argues a few harsh critics, at least.
“Really, Amy?!? Must you exploit this holiday for your own selfish gain?” wrote one follower in response to this post.
The post, meanwhile, goes on a bit more:
I remember how I loved coloring eggs w/ my kids and hiding them before they woke up to find them. And making Easter baskets with something special in it that reminded them what Easter truly is all about. I
’d baked a lemon poppy seed bread (in photo) quiche, cheesecake, honey baked ham and other goodies for our meal. I get excited just thinking about it.
We get hungry just thinking about it.
But some get angry.
“Just stop, Amy,” said another hater. “Of ALL days, this one is not about you.”
In the past, Amy’s daughter also got dragged for using God and religion to pitch her own products.
Amy, meanwhile, typically hears it from trolls who don’t approve of her romance with Chris Marek.
But he wasn’t the source of contention this time around.
Concluded Roloff in her caption:
My kids are all grown up now and it’ll be fun to see them with their kids at Easter and start their own traditions. What are some of your Easter traditions and things you make? Check out Amy Roloff’s Little Kitchen at www.amyjroloff.com.
Thank you for your support and encouragement. Have a wonderful almost Spring day.
Roloff also used the hashtags “#amyroloffslittlekitchen,” “#Easter,” “#celebratetraditions,” “#familylife,” and “#sharingourstory.”
What do you think of this scandal?
Is it really a scandal?
Is Amy just doing what any entrepreneur anywhere would do?
Or should Easter really not be a holiday that gets the hashtag treatment because it is too sacred?
We want to hear your opinion, readers!
Lil Xan’s been getting flak from the hip-hop community all week for calling Tupac’s music “boring” … and it seems the criticism’s escalated to real-life harassment. According to a police report — obtained by TMZ — the rapper was at a Del Taco in…
One of the big things people don’t like about Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard is that despite being on a big TV show for years, they still beg their fans for money.
That and all the bigotry, those are the two big things.
It’s just always been so bizarre, because you’d think that the money they made from the show would be more than enough to support them and all their endeavors, at least for a little while longer.
If nothing else, Jim Bob owns a fleet of private planes, it seems like he could give them a hand if they were struggling that much.
But regardless of what you’d think or how things seem, the fact remains that there have been several occasions when the Dillards reached out to their supporters for some cash assistance.
And that’s weird.
After getting lots and lots of criticism for all their GoFundMe stunts over the years, and after failing to convince people that they’re just regular missionaries and that’s how things are done, they’ve given up with the fundraisers, for now, anyway.
However, Derick did get the family fired from reality television, so you have to make ends somehow, you know?
Well, it looks like they’ve come up with a new plan!
There’s this foundation called The Tuttle Twins, and they release books for children about things like politics and history — books that the Duggars would enjoy.
As the foundation explains on its website, “Each year, hundreds of millions of children are spoon-fed false history, bad economics, and logical fallacies. Your child is not immune.”
They say their books are a way for parents to “inoculate their children against this trend to help them really grasp the importance of freedom and free markets.”
So we’re sure the books are fine and correct and not at all terrifying.
Anyway, The Tuttle Twins is holding this contest on their Facebook page where you share a picture of your kid with one of their books, and if your picture gets the most likes and shares, you win a cash prize of $ 350.
You can see where this is going, right?
Jill, who had to know that she has a massively unfair advantage with this kind of thing, entered the contest with this picture of Israel, and just to make sure she gets all those likes, she made sure she was in the photo, too.
So far, Jill has far more likes than anyone else in the contest, and there’s really no way that she won’t win.
It’s really a shame.
There are plenty of families who could legitimately use $ 350, and for Jill to take that opportunity away from those people is just sad.
And lots of people seem to agree.
“Completely unfair that this picture was allowed,” one person commented on the photo. “Until recently Jill Duggar Dillard has appeared on TLC for many years. Shame on her for using her celebrity to win a contest with money as a prize.”
Another person wrote that she shouldn’t be eligible for the contest because “no one stands a chance against her and that’s really not OK.”
“Jill Duggar is using her fame as a public figure to garner more votes for her son, which is NOT fair to all the other entrants who don’t have their names and faces plastered all over the place,” yet another Duggar critic wrote.
“Jill should withdraw her entry, and she should be disqualified.”
She should, but she won’t — instead, she’s been posting the link to the photo on her Twitter and Instagram accounts and asking everyone to “help Israel win!”
The foundation won’t intervene either, because as they explained to their many outraged followers, “We are not going to disqualify somebody merely because they have a larger social network.”
Subtext: “we are not going to disqualify somebody merely because they have a larger social network because this mess is getting us a whole lot attention and we are living for it.”
Hope Jill does something neat with that cash prize!
At this point in the nearly 14-season run of Grey’s Anatomy, you’d think fans would be used to cast turnover.
Over the years, viewers have been forced to say goodbye to such series regulars as Katherine Heigl, Isaiah Washington, Sandra Oh, T.R. Knight, Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey.
Just to name a few.
Last week, however, producers confirmed that neither Sarah Drew nor Jessica Capshaw would return for Season 15, prompting some major outrage from loyal Grey’s supporters.
The former has portrayed Dr. April Kepner for nine years and the latter Dr. Arizona Robbins for a decade.
“The characters of Arizona and April are permanently woven into the fabric of Grey’s Anatomy thanks to the extraordinary work of Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew,” wrote executive producer Krista Vernoff upon announcing this stunning news.
She continued at the time:
“As writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go, and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love.
“It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses.”
Both stars released statements in the wake of their dismissals, each handling the decision with grace and maturity.
But not all viewers have reacted the same way.
Last Thursday’s installment of Grey’s Anatomy, for example, earned a series low rating.
Last night’s installment of the drama, meanwhile, ticked up a slight bit… but was still a significant drop from previous outings this season and last season.
Does this mean the push for a boycott from a handful of fans on social media is working?
At one point over the past several days, the hashtag “#BoycottGreys went viral, as fans came together to protest yet another example of cast upheaveal on this long-running program.
Moreover, many of these same critics believe Ellen Pompeo is actually to blame for her co-stars getting the boot.
The show’s lead signed a new $ 20 million contract in January, prompting some folks out there to think no money was leftover for Drew and Capshaw.
There’s no evidence of this, of course.
ABC has said the stars were being let go for “creative reasons,” while Pompeo wasted no time at all shooting down this rude and unfair chatter.
“Its unfortunate that @DEADLINE chooses to try to pit women against each other on #InternationalWomensDay #shameonyounotme,” Tweeted Pompeo a week ago, addressing a website that implied Pompeo’s salary was related to Drew and Capshaw’s fate.
Vernoff was similarly upset over this insinuation.
Wrote the producer on Twitter:
The suggestion … that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo‘s salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided.
It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman’s success will be costly to others.
Ellen Pompeo has not only advocated passionately for her fellow cast members, she has taken the time to educate women worldwide as to how to advocate for themselves and that must not now be twisted.
The real question in the wake of this ratings drop, of course, is this:
Will ABC actually renew Grey’s Anatomy for Season 15?
It has not done so yet.
All of the original stars of the Teen Mom franchise have developed a certain amount of media savvy after more than a decade in the spotlight, but perhaps none of them is as adept at using the internet to effectively communicate with fans as Kailyn Lowry.
In addition to starring in one of TV's most popular reality shows, Kailyn is a bestselling author, a podcast host, and a beloved personality on both Instagram and Twitter.
There's no hustle too great or small for the 26-year-old mother of three – you can call it the Kim Kardashian approach to fame.
Speaking of Kim, it seems Kail is taking after the reality world's first reality TV A-lister by posting a risqué Kardashian-esque selfie on social media to celebrate her recent birthday.
Fans never saw it coming, and needless to say, the most obsessive Lowry lovers are losing their minds …
1. Kail Comes Out of Her Shell
2. Kailyn’s Birthday Suit
3. Birthday Swag
4. The Skin You’re In
5. All Hail Kail
6. The Gift of Positivity
Harry Styles' sexuality has long been the subject of speculation. Fans have even speculated that Harry and Louis were lovers during their One Direction days.
Now, fans believe that his new song lyrics show that he's just come out.
Is Harry Styles bisexual? Is "Medicine" a new bisexual anthem?
As you can see in the video below, Harry Styles has a new song, titled "Medicine."
That song contains the lyrics: "The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I’m OK with it."
While song lyrics aren't always literal or personal, many fans immediately latched onto that line, hailing "Medicine" as a bisexual anthem and wondering if this is Harry's way of coming out to his fans.
Though Harry has yet to release this new song, he played it for fans, where it got recorded and shared on social media.
(Which is why you can, of course, see and hear that performance below)
Twitter, which has almost since its inception been obsessed with One Direction's various members, lost its collective mind with excitement.
"This is the new bi anthem, thank you harry styles."
Other bisexuals were grateful for a song whose lyrics spoke to them coming from such a mainstream source.
"When you listen to Harry Styles new song 'Medicine' and your bi heart explodes a lil (a lot)." That tweet was followed by multiple heart emojis.
Other Twitter uses expressed their appreciation for the song using hyperbole.
"My kids won’t be getting cough drops or flu shots they’ll just get harry styles’ unreleased masterpiece medicine on a loop until they feel better."
Some interpreted those lyrics as Harry himself coming out as bisexual.
"Harry Styles: I’m bi / Literally everyone: we been knew."
And others still pointed out other parts of the song that they believe (since the lyrics have not been released) also indicate a bisexual singer.
"HE DEFINITELY SAYS ‘I’ll treat you like a gentleman’ at 0:24 YOU CAN'T CHANGE MY MIND."
Note that "you can't change my mind" is a reference to a meme that is currently all the rage on social media.
If this is the intended meaning of "Medicine," it could certainly work as a bisexual anthem.
The most famous bisexual anthem right now would have to be "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers.
"Mr. Brightside" describes in its lyrics a pining, heartbroken individual who is enviously imagining a specific man and woman hook up. The lyrics do not at any point indicate which party the singer desires and which party the singer envies.
That ambiguity allows listeners to put themselves in the singer's shoes whether they're attracted to men, women, or both. In fact, some argue that perhaps the singer would rather join both objects of his affection.
It's also worth noting that Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" works as a bi anthem.
Initially, of course, the song was dismissed as being less about bisexuality than it is about how women can kiss each other experimentally and be sexualized by men, often without people making assumptions about their sexuality.
But later, people realized that the line "taste of her cherry chapstick" may refer to cherry chapstick being lesbian slang for a clitoris.
If that's the case, then that song takes a very different meaning that goes well beyond the image of two college girls making out at a party.
This wouldn't even be the first time that lyrics hinted at Harry Styles being bisexual.
Taylor Swift's song from 1989, "Style," is not subtle about which ex boyfriend it references — the name, fans say, says it all.
That song also contains the lyric: "You've got that James Dean daydream look in your eye."
While, on the surface, this could be a reference to Harry's eyes and acting talent reminding Taylor of the also famously handsome actor, James Dean.
But … James Dean is now famous for having been bisexual and for having been frustrated by his inability to come out.
Some wondered when Taylor's album came out if she was hinting that her ex was something other than straight.
Ultimately, however, if we're going to excoriate cowardly singers for swapping pronouns when they cover songs (to avoid sounding like they're singing about the same gender), we as a society might need to also not make assumptions about original lyrics.
Perhaps Harry Styles intended "Medicine" to be his coming out song. If so, that's wonderful, and good for him.
But perhaps fans should enjoy the song — which can certainly function as a bi anthem — but not take it as a personal confession.
If Harry Styles is intending to come out, let him do that in prose, not in lyrics.
And let him be the one who decides his own label. Each person is the author of their own identity.
Here's the video taken from the crowd: