It’s October 3 … and we’re celebrating “Mean Girls” day by doing more than just wearing pink on Wednesdays! To honor the movie masterpiece we’ve gathered fetch photos of the cast from a time before army pants and flip-flops were in style for your…
Danielle Mullins and Mohamed Jbali are one of 90 Day Fiance‘s most controversial couples — even though they’re now bitter exes.
Back when they were together, one of Danielle’s friends made a joke about Mohamed having lost his virginity to “his family goat.”
Because many viwers pointed out that her jab appeared to have bigoted undertones, she is finally explaining herself to Danielle’s fans.
Danielle’s friend Beth Mahar took to Danielle’s Facebook page to set the record straight.
“Ok folks,” Beth writes. “Since my comment to Mohamed about his family goat is still such a hot topic for some people I am taking this opportunity to explain it”
“I am not racist in any way, shape or form,” Beth insists.
“I am married to a Muslim immigrant from Pakistan,” she shares, adding that she has been married “for the past 7 years now.”
She even notes that “My husband is a much more devout practicing Muslim than Mohamed Jbali.”
Obviously, friendship or even marriage does not preclude someone from being a bigot. But that doesn’t mean that Beth is a bigot, either.
“This TV show, 90 Day Fiancé, etc, etc, is strictly for entertainment purposes only,” Beth points out.
Beth says: “My comment to him about the family goat insinuating basically that the family goat was his first sexual experience was for entertainment value only”
“Was it inappropriate or in bad taste?” Beth asks. “Yes, probably so, and I sincerely apologize to anyone who it may have offended.”
After that very reasonable apology, she writes: “(except Mohamed…LOL)”
“But seriously,” Beth continues. “I truly am not racist and no TV show whether reality or not should be taken so damn seriously.”
“By the way just for everyone’s information,” Beth explains. “That comment and filming of this particular scene was filmed over a year ago.”
“Again,” Beth continues. “I didn’t mean to offend anyone other than ‘s–t head’ and I certainly do not have anything against Muslims.”
That is very reassuring to hear!
Beth concludes: “I hope this helps to clarify my comment for those who got the impression that I am a racist, Muslim hater.”
This is a complicated topic!
On the one hand, it’s absolutely a reality television show. No one should seek to emulate the behavior that they see from random reality stars.
On the other hand, the words that we say have impact, especially when those words are broadcast to millions of TV screens.
Inside jokes or personal jabs don’t translate well through television.
Some people may be offended, while others may parrot those insults to others who are not Mohamed Jbali but merely share his skin tone.
It is great that Beth Mahar came forward to clear the air about this, even though it is admittedly pretty weird that she did it on Danielle’s Facebook page.
(She could have made it on her own page and then let Danielle share it)
But it’s important to remember that making fun of a bad person for something like weight, accent, or cultural differences doesn’t just impact them — it impacts entire communities.
You can poek fun at Mohamed’s misdeeds if you like, but leave his culture out of it.
We have a new twist in the decade-long, never-ending, nausea-inducing saga of Jon and Kate Gosselin.
What does this latest scoop mean for their future relationship and, more importantly, for their future relationship with 14-year old daughter Hannah?
It’s unclear at this time.
But the development itself is quite clear:
Hannah has deleted her Instagram page.
Typically an active user of social media, the teenager has chosen to shut down her account for at least the time being, prompting speculation over what this could mean and why she would have done so.
What 14-year old girl, some might reasonably ask, does not want to be a part of the Instagram world these days?
The kind of 14-year old girl, we must sadly report, who is stuck in an endless tug of war between her awful parents.
This very much appears to be what’s taking place between Hannah, Jon and Kate, the latter two of whom rose to fame as the anchors of Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC and who divorced back in 2009.
It looked for years as if Jon was off doing his own thing (yes, he really did work as a DJ at one point), basically ignoring his kids and leaving Kate to
try and make money off raise them on her own.
Earlier this summer, however, Jon surprised fans by sharing a picture with Hannah on Father’s Day…
… and then Hannah surprised everyone even more when she said that Jon was the “best dad anyone could ask for.”
Since that time, Jon has shared other pictures of himself with his daughter; on July Fourth, for instance, and also on her first day as an eighth grader.
He’s also stated, very simply, that Hannah lives with him “permanently,” a declaration that came as a total stunner to those who have been closely following the lives of the Gosselins over the years.
(Editor’s Note: If you are one of these people, it may be time to re-evaluate your life choices.)
Kate Gosselin, however, has labeled Jon a liar and insisted that she still has primary custody of all her kids.
Based on recent court filings, however, it’s evident that there’s been some sort of battle over Hannah for months now.
Where does Hannah’s Instagram deletion fit into this gigantic and unfortunate mess? We have no idea.
It may mean nothing at all.
It may mean that Kate is still involved in her child’s life and ordered Hannah to take down her account, considering she’s anti-social media and that she blasted a fan who posed as daughter Alexis on Instagram this summer.
Meanwhile, Hannah isn’t the only Gosselin child about which folks have concerns.
Her brother, Collin, remains in a treatment facility for what sources have said is some kind of anger or behavioral problem.
He’s been there for at least two years and is never pictured with his siblings anymore.
It’s a very sad situation, one that leaves us simply praying that Jon and Kate have the best interests of their son in mind.
Based on their many heinous actions over the years, however, we tragically cannot be confident this is the case.
Meghan Markle may have married Prince Harry, but it's become apparent by now that this is actually NOT the star's most impressive accomplishment.
No, her most impressive accomplishment has been managing to continually take the high road in the face of one personal attack after another — but members of her own family!
Markle's dad, Thomas, has lashed out at the new Duchess as selfish and ungrateful.
Her half-sister, Samantha, has basically said Markle wants to murder puppies and should be held responsible for their father's death, whenever it happens.
These are cruel and terrible people.
But don't take our word for it. Take their own words for it!
Scroll down for a look at the harshest things Thomas Markle and Samantha Markle have said about our dear Meghan…
1. "It would be easier for Meghan if I died."
2. "They have Meghan treating her father in a way that Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, would have loathed. That’s not what Diana stood for."
3. "How tragic is that, to deprive a child of its grandfather because I said a few things critical of the royal family
4. "She became the woman that she is today thanks to everything I did for her."
5. "I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This is a pained smile."
6. "She’s not qualified to suggest that I don’t under any law in this country."
Remember in late 2016 when it looked like Mark Zuckerberg was testing the waters for an eventual Presidential run? That ship has clearly sailed.
In a recent statement, Zuckerberg seemed to make excuses for Holocaust deniers on Facebook, claiming that the classic neo-nazi talking point is just an honest misunderstanding.
Now, he’s trying to walk back his statements … but not doing a great job of it.
On a Wednesday appearance on the Recode Decode podcast, Mark Zuckerberg reminds listeners: “I’m Jewish.”
That is definitely relevant to the conversation of Holocaust denial and other abhorrent content that spreads via Facebook.
“And there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” Zuckerberg admits.
“I find that deeply offensive,” he says.
For the record, saying that Holocaust denial is offensive kind of misses the point.
‘But at the end of the day,” Zuckerberg continues. “I don’t believe that our platform should take that down.”
He does explain his point of view.
Zuckerberg says that he doesn’t want to block thta content “because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.”
Some would argue that people who believe evil, untrue things are never intentionally getting it wrong. Other say that most Holocaust deniers are deliberately lying.
“It’s hard to impugn intent,” Zuckerberg says. “And to understand the intent.”
Many would say that the intention behind spreading such misinformation doesn’t really matter.
“I just think, as abhorrent as some of those examples are,” Zuckerberg says. “I think the reality is also that I get things wrong when I speak publicly.”
Zuckerberg sent a follow-up email to clarify his wildly controversial statements.
“I enjoyed our conversation yesterday,” his email begins. “But there’s one thing I want to clear up.”
A lot of people are better-spoken in emails than they are in interviews.
“I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive,” Zuckerberg repeats. “And I absolutely didn’t intend to defend the intent of people who deny that.”
That’s … reassuring?
“Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue,” he clarifies. “But to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services.”
That sounds like a subtle distinction for those who don’t actively work in social media.
He goes on to explain how he hopes that Facebook will accomplish this goal.
“If something is spreading and is rated false by fact checkers,” Zuckerberg describes. “It would lose the vast majority of its distribution in News Feed.”
“And of course,” Zuckerberg continues. “If a post crossed line into advocating for violence or hate against a particular group, it would be removed.”
That is probably welcome news to the people who have reported direct threats against them on Facebook only to have Facebook respond with the formal equivalent of a shrug.
“These issues are very challenging,” Zuckerberg admits. “But I believe that often the best way to fight offensive bad speech is with good speech.”
“I look forward to catching up again soon,” he concludes. “Mark.”
There are a few issues with his statement.
First of all, addressing direct and explicit violent threats just allows people to play word games. Holocaust denial is a popular word game.
A number of white supremacist groups enjoy presenting the Holocaust as a fabrication, concocted by an all-powerful Jewish cabal in order to procure international sympathy.
Zuckerberg himself is unlikely to be impacted by the spread of anti-semitism, because his status as a billionaire means that he does not face the everyday experiences that non-billionaire minorities do.
And that goes for his entire family.
He might be offended by their rhetoric, but he is not the person who is likely to have his home or place of work vandalized by someone who worked themselves into a frenzy after consuming hour after hour of conspiracy theories.
Many have pointed out that Zuckerberg cares more about making money off of avowed racists on his platform than he is about the real world consequences of helping nazi ideology to spread.
In Zuckerberg’s defense … he’s not the best at public speaking.
Also, YouTube’s video suggestion algorithm, which points so many teens to a cesspool of conspiracy theoriest and white nationalist media, is definitely worse.
Still … defending Holocaust deniers isn’t a great platform for a political run. Unless you’re Trump, apparently.
Little People, Big World…
… Major Changes Ahead?
According to Radar Online, Tori and Zach Roloff are the latest cast members of this popular TLC series to take a significant step toward their future, one that leaves us wondering what it will mean to the future of their program.
Before we wildly speculate, however, this is what has gone down:
Property records indicate that Tori and Zach have placed their Portland-area home on the market.
This residence – which has been featured on Little People, Big World plenty of times – was purchased in 2013 for $ 260,000. And it’s now on sale for $ 429,500.
That would be quite the handsome profit for the reality stars if they sell anywhere close to asking price.
Many questions naturally abound from this news, starting with the following:
Where are Tori and Zach headed?!?
We presume someplace nearby, if only because we’d have heard otherwise if they were planning some huge move far away that would impact both their show and their relationship with their relatives.
But even if it is nearby, we must then wonder:
Why? Why are Tori and Zach moving?
The home that’s now for sale isn’t huge; it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Might they be upgrading to a larger house because they plan on soon having a larger family?
It’s no secret that one-year old son Jackson will have at least one sibling at some point, as Tori and Zach openly discussed the possiiblity on last week’s episode of Little People, Big World.
“We’ll probably be having our second kid here very soon,” Zach told the TLC cameras, visibly stunning his wife, who chimed in as follows:
“Ooh, nope. We’re not having kids for a while. We’re gonna get a dog.”
Later on, Tori admitted she would like to have a daughter, but also said she’s not in a huge rush to do so.
“After Jackson, I definitely want more kids,” she said on air. “But I want like six months to be independent and then I definitely want another one. And I want to get a dog first.”
Jackson was only born last May. The Roloffs certainly have a whole lot of time to wait, be patient and then still have multiple kids down the line.
“Being a dad’s been great. Jackson’s the cutest little thing,” Zach said, clearly anxious to procreate again. “I would love to have a little pack, so I definitely want to have more kids.”
Meanwhile, fans of this long-running TLC program are also curious whether Zach and Tori’s move will impact the series itself at all.
Remember: Matt Roloff is moving to Arizona for part of the year.
And Amy Roloff has admitted that she may sell the farm at some point and start anew with boyfriend Chris Marek.
It’s hard not to be afraid that the end may be near for Little People, Big World.
Zach and Tori have lived in their current home since they got married.
We’ve never seen Amy nor Matt reside anywhere but on their farm.
It makes perfect sense that things would change and evolve and that life would take various family members in various directions.
We’re just curious if this is all leading to the end of one of the most enjoyable reality shows out there. Let’s hope not.
Over the weekend, news broke that Scott Disick and Sofia Richie had broken up.
Fans feared that Scott would fall off the wagon. Reports claimed that Scott had done the unthinkable and cheated on Sofia.
But maybe it was a false alarm? Scott and Sofia say that they’re back together … and would have us believe that they never even split in the first place.
Sources tell Us Weekly that Scott and Sofia are back together after some weekend awkwardness.
“They are now back together and Scott isn’t done with her.”
She’s 19 and gorgeous and he’s, well, older and thirsty. No one really imagined that he was over her.
The source lends some insight into how they believe that Sofia viewed things.
“Sofia had a strange weekend and Scott and her are working through things.”
Yeah, a weekend where you come to realize — or at least believe — that your boyfriend allegedly cheated on you would be strange, to say the least.
For his part, Scott took to his Instagram stories to mock the very idea of a breakup.
“We had no idea we even broke up.”
Scott’s message continued, ostensibly showing that there were no hard feelings over the split reports.
“But thanks for thinking of us.”
it sounds like either some very reputable sources were “confused” or misled over the weekend — which can happen to anyone, we suppose.
Or, and perhaps more likely, it sounds like Scott is doing his best to put that particular genie back into the bottle by laughing off the idea of cheating and a breakup.
So … what happened?
Kanye celebrated his new album in Wyoming with a listening party. Though many people are done with him, he still has a lot of friends and family.
(Scott is the father of three of Kanye’s niblings, and was basically his brother-in-law)
Scott was spotted, according to reports, looking “really sloppy” and all but unable to speek while allegedly with another woman at Kanye’s Ye listening party.
This came after reports that Scott had dallied with another woman while in Miami.
A source claimed that Sofia’s family, in particular, was upset at the claims.
“[Lionel] said he is going to cut her off and write her out of his will if she continues her relationship with Scott.”
From the beginning, Lionel Richie has been honest about the fact that he’s “scared to death” by Sofia dating Scott.
“As he thinks he’s extremely toxic for her.”
A lot of people have felt that way about this pairing.
It does seem clear that Scott and Sofia are together.
They reunited for lunch on Monday and one might assume that they are both eager to put this “strange weekend” behind them.
Sofia wants to forget the unpleasant revelations.
Scott presumably wants to forget the contents of Ye.
And they’re happy together.
Does this mean that Lionel Richie is totally fine with them continuing to date?
Because, if he really did make an ultimatum, that’s a no-brainer. He’s worth about $ 200 million. No man on the planet is worth that much, no matter what Disney movies might claim.
If Lionel really did demand that Sofia break up with Scott, though, he may have changed his tune. Sofia is an adult, after all.
She’s entitled to make her own mistakes.
Besides, she may have convinced him that Scott didn’t really cheat. Celebrities know better than anyone that sometimes, stories don’t reflect the whole truth.
So, like it or hate it, Sofia and Scott are together.
How long will they stay that way? We can only guess.
Iran’s dictator went off on Israel by calling it a “malignant cancerous tumor” … but Israel took the pop culture route and responded with an EPIC “Mean Girls” GIF. A Twitter account believed to belong to the Ayatollah tweeted to its nearly 500k…
Here comes the bride, ladies and gentlemen.
For the second time in just a few hours.
Indeed, not long after getting married in front of millions of people around the world, and then proceeding around London in a horse and carriage, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on Saturday evening for a special reception in their honor.
It was hosted by Prince Charles and cameras caught the newlyweds as they embarked for a wild night of celebration.
Harry looked perfectly handsome in his tuxedo, of course, but all eyes were on Markle, who changed out of her Givenchy wedding dress and into a smoking hot and sleek white gown.
This one was designed by Stella McCartney and it featured a bespoke, lily white high neck and was made of silk crepe.
As you can maybe make out a little bit in the images above and below, Markle also donned matching white pumps from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh and baby blue soles.
She looked simply gorgeous.
Back in 2011, both Prince William and Kate Middleton also changed outfits for the night-time portion of their big day.
Elsewhere, keen eyes spotted a somewhat subtle tribute to Princess Diana as part of Markle’s look:
She actually wore Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring on her right hand for this evening out.
It was visible to fans and photographers while she waved at everyone in the passenger’s seat of the silver-blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero Harry was driving.
Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine beauty to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997
You can see the accesstory pretty clearly here:
For those who missed a couple key notes from the Royal Wedding, Kensington Palace made official Harry and his wife’s new titles via the following statement:
“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.
“His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.
“Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”
The couple also kissed for the first time as husband and wife on the chapel steps, following a ceremony that lasted approximately one hour.
As for who attended and what everyone wore…
And as for the vows that were uttered, we have them both for you below:
MARKLE: I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
HARRY: I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
As for who wore her wedding dress better, Kate Middleton or Markle, you can vote HERE.
As for reaction across the globe to this wildly anticipated event, click around below and then join us in sending a hearty congratulations to the Royal Newlyweds!
We’re only two episodes into the new season of Teen Mom 2, but the drama is already absolutely overwhelming.
What a fun problem to have, huh?
This season is a little different than the others in that so far, pretty much every single bit of conflict is between the moms themselves.
There’s been cast member conflicts before, obviously — like last season when Jenelle revealed Kailyn’s big pregnancy news before she had a chance to do so herself.
But there’s never been anything like the mess that is going on now.
For the first time in Teen Mom history, MTV is going back and getting at least two episodes worth of footage from the previous season’s reunion.
Some fans haven’t been into this because it’s old news. We already saw the reunion several months ago, so why go back?
But some people are just eating it up — and those people sure know how to look on the bright side!
In this week’s episode, we saw everyone fly out to L.A. for the reunion, and for the New Year’s Eve special that was filmed the night before.
From the moment everyone got in the same space, things started going downhill.
Kailyn demanded a separate space for her and Lux, away from Briana and Jenelle, and later she and Briana went off on each other in a dressing room.
We also saw Briana attack Leah after overhearing her talk about her behind her back — even though it was confirmed that Leah was saying only nice things.
Things are only going to get worse next week, when Kail and Briana go at it again, this time with Javi around, and when Jenelle has her big meltdown over Nathan and Barbara.
But for now, let’s focus on the footage we’ve already seen.
In the season premiere, it was revealed that the issues between Kailyn and Briana really began after Leah spoke with Briana about some plans she had with Javi then reported back to Kailyn.
While getting ready for the VMAs last August, Briana told Leah that she and Javi weren’t really dating, but they were planning to take their kids on a vacation to Disney World together.
She’d have her two daughters, Javi would have Lincoln and Isaac, and they’d stay in the same hotel together — that’s what she said to Leah.
Since Kailyn and Leah have been friends for years, she felt it was her duty to make sure Kailyn knew all that, and she called her up to share what she’d learned.
Kail didn’t take the news well, because apparently Javi trip with her sons was supposed to be a “boy’s trip,” and he hadn’t informed her that Briana and her girls would also be with them.
She also felt that since she and Briana are co-workers, she’d broken “girl code” by getting together with her ex-husband.
Things obviously escalated after that, and they’ll continue to escalate, but originally it all started with Leah in the middle of things.
And guys, she feels real bad about it.
On Twitter, Leah wrote “I truly felt like I was doing right by @KailLowry. What do you guys think I should’ve done? Let it play out on tv and her be like wtf Leah? Is that where we stand?”
“That’s just not the friend I am,” she added. “It was tough either way.”
Pretty much everyone agrees that it wasn’t wrong for her to tell Kailyn about what Briana said — Briana herself even admitted she would have done the same thing.
It seems like she feels guilty about everything that went down after that, but that’s not on her at all.
Something else that isn’t on her?
The inexplicably terrible ways of Jenelle Evans.
In another tweet, Leah said “I’m pretty sure I’ve always been mutual” — it looks like she meant “neutral.”
“When Jenelle felt like everyone was against her… I was leaving the studio going to her hotel to BE A REAL friend,” she explained, “but I’m fake. That’s cool.”
“I always try to be everyone’s friend. It doesn’t always work out that way.”
Leah has always been very sweet, and we’ve never seen her be rude to Jenelle at all.
But while she has tried to be her friend, she also gave some quotes about David Eason’s infamous balloon incident, calling the way he pulled a knife to attack the decorations “terrifying.”
Seriously, that’s what happened. She said that it was scary to see, and now Jenelle keeps going on about how fake and awful Leah is.
Jenelle even responded to Leah’s tweet, saying that sure, she’s always tried to be her friend “until she went on podcast talking sh-t about my husband. riggggght.”
She then insinuated that her issue with Leah’s statements about David was that he didn’t even pop the balloons with a knife.
“Was it for sure a knife tho?” she asked her followers. “You’d be surprised.”
… Would we, Jenelle? Would we really?
Jenelle added that she “never said what he used” to pop the balloons, and asked “Why would I be so mad at her for nothing?”
So now the story is that Leah lied about David having a knife, that he popped those balloons with something else, and … oh, who can even keep up anymore?
The point is that Leah is still a sweetheart, Jenelle is still ridiculous, and we’re still pumped for next week’s episode of Teen Mom 2!