Taylor Swift Sends New Message About Voting, Prepares to Be Killed by Republicans

There may now be bad blood between Taylor Swift and many Republicans, but the singer knew there would be trouble as soon as she posted to Instagram last week.

Nevertheless, she came out of the non-political woods and sent a message to young voters who think that a change in the direction of the country can only happen in their wildest dreams.

Yes, she received backlash.

But Swift has clearly shaken it off and is now prepared to receive any more.

This is all a long-winded way of saying that the artist shared two new photos on Instagram today, along with a very important caption affixed to each.

“Something I wish I knew about when I was 18 and voting for the first time: EARLY VOTING,” Swift wrote along the images above and below.

She added:

“It makes it so quick and easy to go and cast your vote before November 6. Early voting starts TODAY in Tennessee and goes to Nov 1.”

Taylor even included with these words a link to a page that offers information on early voting across the country.

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Swift, of course, remained notoriously quiet about her political affiliations and preferences during the 2016 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

She came under an unusual amount of fire for this indecision as well.

Apparently inspired to put an end to the misogyny/insanity/racism/total and complete chaos under the Donald Trump administration, however, Wfit stunned the world several days ago when she posted an endorsement of two Democrats in Tennessee on her social media page.

This is what Swift wrote at the time:

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee.

In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent

I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn.

As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.

She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.

She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry.

These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values.

For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway

In response to Taylor’s unexpected foray into the world of politics, thousands and thousands of people registered to vote.

Despite endlessly promoting and bragging about Kanye West’s love of President Trump, however, Republicans for some reason decided to slam Swift for expressing her view.

They dismissed her as an out-of-touch and ignorant musician who is rich and famous and who therefore cannot relate to the common voter in any way, shape or form.

This is what Trump himself said about the pop star:

But Swift appears to be undeterred.

As she accepted the artist of the year trophy at the American Music Awards last week, Swift again reminded her fans to vote.

“I just wanna say to the fans … you have been so nice to me and fun, and you’re so funny and you’re so cool and so loyal,” she said om stage, adding:

“Every time that you have made me lucky enough to ever get to stand on a stage and have something really sparkly in my hands … it means something different.

“This time, I just want you to know it means encouragement … for me to be better, work harder and to make you guys proud as much as I possibly can.

“This award and every single award given out tonight were voted on by the people, and you know what else is voted on by the people is the midterm elections on Nov. 6.

“Get out and vote. I love you guys!


Chelsea Houska Shares HUGE Baby Bump Pic, Important Message

According to Chelsea Houska, she doesn’t merely star on Teen Mom 2…

… she also has two weeks to go until she gives birth to her third child!

The veteran MTV personality has made this pointedly clear in a new Instagram photo.

The Teen Mom 2 cast member took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to show off her 38-week-old baby bump, giving fans what may be their final glimpse at her growing tummy before she goes into labor.

In a nearly full body-length selfie, the 26-year old is donning a grey T-shirt, grey sweatpants and her hair is styled in a messy bun.

She’s cradling the aforementioned bump with one hand, but it’s so large at this point that it’s sticking out from underneath her shirt a bit!

How precious!

See for yourself:

Houska previously revealed her pregnant figure via a stunning set of professionally-done maternity photos.

Those images and this one here come a few months after Chelsea and husband Cole confirmed that a daughter is on the way.

“…GUESS WHAT! A sweet baby girl will be joining the DeBoer clan in a few short months! We could not be more excited!” wrote Chelsea alongside a picture of her ultrasound in March.

The couple welcomed sona son named  Watson in January of 2017, while Houska also has an eight-year-old daughter named Aubree from a previous relationship with ex-boyfriend Adam Lind.

(NOTE: Houska WENT OFF on Lind at this week’s Teen Mom 2 reunion.)

Prior to seeing this 38-week baby bump photo, some folks out there were wondering whether Chelsea had already welcomed her baby girl.

The answer, of course, is no.

And Houska responded to a few social media users a few days ago by explaining that fans will remain in the dark about her status until her daughter is actually here.

“I can promise everyone that whenever I AM in labor…nobody will know..and there def won’t be posts and silly little articles about it,” Chelsea wrote on Twitter last week, adding:

“I will announce when I have her. But the last thing on my mind when I’m in labor is going to be getting on social media.”

This sounds like a jab at those D-Listers and other celebrities who have gone online from their hospital beds during this critical time in their lives.

But… wait.

Is Chelsea being hypocritical here?

“If you want privacy though – why be on the reality show about your life? I guess I don’t get it,” wrote a follower to Houska, who elaborated on her previous point as follows:

“I watch a lot of reality television and I would never expect ANYONE to give up rights to any and all privacy just because they are on a tv show!

“That’s just my opinion though…

“Plus…all I was saying was that I don’t plan on being on social media or announcing to everyone when im in labor. Will definitely announce once she’s here!”

Sounds reasonable to us.

Best of luck with that while labor and birth thing, Chelsea!


Jada Pinkett Smith Pens Emotional Message: Marriages Change …

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been dogged by multiple rumors during their long, long marriage.

Now, in an emotional post about crumbling marriages shared beside a photo of her own family, Jada is reflecting upon the pain that marraiges can bring.

And she talkes about how a once-healthy marriage can change.

In a very thoughtful Instagram post, Jada Pinkett Smith addresses her fans and followers.

“I’ve been watching a lot marriages dissolve around me,” she reflects.

That happens — especially when you get to a certain age. It’s the less cute version of when you’re thirty and it seems like at least 20% of your friends have kids.

Jada’s post continues: “It’s been really painful.”

“Marriages change,” Jada acknowledges.

“Sometimes,” Jada says of marriages. “They need to be reimagined and transformed.”

But Jada does admit that: “Sometimes they are simply over …”

That is certainly true. If a relationship cannot adapt to changes, then it falls apart.

“But either way,” Jada writes. “I pray that folks going thru this painful transition find the patience and the love within to not throw the ‘babies’ out with the bath water.”

She concluded with a very simple hashtag: “#family.”

Jada also opened up on Instagram about forgiveness, sharing a Pillowtalk video in which she reflects upon the topic.

“Forgiveness …” Jada begins. “My power to forgive others came from forgiving myself by looking into the shadows of my own heart.”

She takes a spiritual tone, saying that sometimes people need divine help just to heal from the trauma that they have endured.

“But…” Jada writes. “There are acts committed against us that are so horrific our only choice is to give it to the Mother/Father to fill us with a healing needed to find the ‘God Love’ within that gives us the ‘Self Love’ we need.”

Whether or not you would use the same sort of diction choices that she makes, we all know that people can have serious self-love problems after being grievously wronged by others.

Jada doesn’t speak about specific wrongs, but instead coaches her fans and followers on the concept of letting go.

Jada absolute acknowledges that “to forgive” is a “delicate process.”

For some, impossible. Some religious traditions all but mandate forgiveness, but there are others that emphatically do not.

But Jada wisely points out that forgiveness does not mean accepting a person back into your life.

“Also,” Jada says. “I had to realize that just because my heart may embrace and forgive … doesn’t mean that person should be standing beside me.”

Jada and Will have faced divorce rumors for years. Honestly? It’s probably because they’re a Hollywood couple who have been together for a long time.

A lot of people see the divorce rate (and, let’s be real, probably their own relationship troubles) and expect a couple who are so visible and whose lives and careers are so full of potential temptations. They expect a divorce.

But it seems like, just as Jada and Will mastered parenting to raise their amazing children, they also really have a hang on marriage.

It’s great that Jada is imparting wisdom upon her fans and followers.


Tori Roloff Achieves Milestone, Sends Message to Fans

Tori Roloff isn’t interested in looking forward right now.

She knows you’re wondering about the state of her womb.

She knows you’re curious if she and Zach Roloff will soon have a second child.

But the Little People, Big World star would like to take a break from all that speculation for a few moments.

Earlier this week, Roloff took a look at her own Instagram page and marveled at the top: 800,000.

Yes, she really has 800,000 followers. And she simply can’t believe it.

“So I woke up this morning to 800,000 followers,” Tori wrote as a heartfelt caption to the contemplative photo above, adding:

“That’s pretty freaking rad if you ask me.

“It’s the most humbling thing in the world to think you guys care enough to follow along on my journey of life marriage motherhood and just doing fun things.”

Tori hasn’t done anything especially scandalous or, let’s be candid, risque in order to earn these followers.

She doesn’t pose in scantily-clad outfits and she doesn’t make outlandish statements.

The TLC personality pretty much just shares pictures of her son and/or her husband and keeps fans apprised of their lives on a near-daily basis.

But it’s this portrayal of a simple, content life that has garnered Roloff such a following.

Heck, Roloff recently told the entire Internet about the recent time her son covered himself in feces.

(They were his own feces, at least.)

“I just wanted to say thanks. I sometimes forget that it’s not just my friends and family that watch my stories and that there are lots of people who enjoy watching my family grow and evolve (still crazy to me),” Tori continued.

Roloff has said in the past that she aims to be a positive influences on the Internet.

That may sound like a lofty goal, but she simply means that it’s her mission to remain mostly happy and sunny online, as she aims to serve as a role model to other women and mothers.

This may be another reason why her follower count as climbed to such an impressive leve.

Along those lines, scroll down to see how Roloff concluded her milestone post…

I try to use my platform for good. I try and keep it real. I’m far from perfect and try to share that with young women like me and ensure them it’s okay.

You guys have made this journey amazing and I’ve loved being able to meet some of you! Again-thanks for following along.

Thanks for hitting 800k with me- for someone who does not think of herself as a celebrity that made me feel pretty cool.

No, Tori, thank YOU.

For being a great mother, a loving wife and living proof that good things actually can happen to nice people.


Jax Taylor Sends a Scathing Message the Kardashians

It may be very warm and sunny in California at the moment.

But try telling that to Kim Kardashian and her sisters.

They’re feeling a bit of a chill at the moment because Jax Taylor just hurled a massive amount of shade in their direction.

Earlier this week, the Vanderpump Rules star made us laugh pretty hard when he snapped a photo of Younes Bendjima just days after the public learned he had been dumped by Kourtney Kardashian.

The picture was taken at the gym and it featured Taylor poking some fun at the young and very handsome model.

As you can see below, the Bravo personality mocked Bendjima for slumming it and for drinking some basic water out of a bottle.

Pretty funny and almost entirely harmless, right?

Jax Taylor Shades Younes Bendjima

When a fan acknowledged as much, writing that the image was “hilarious” yesterday, Taylor responded:

“Of course it was, it was fu-king brilliant, all you pussies who say sh-t wish you thought of it first. We all get dumped get over it. Old news move on.”

Ummm… okay.

A bit of a random and harsh reply, no?

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From here, another user Tweeted at Taylor that the “Kardashians are royalty,” to which Taylor shot back:

“Royalty? You need your brain checked.”

Empirically, this is not an inaccurate statement.

Neither Kim nor anyone in her family has been bestowed any sort of Royal honor in their lifetimes.

But we’re guessing Jax meant that the sisters aren’t especially important in any sense of the phrase, balking at the idea that they are bigger reality stars than he is.

Man, we hope this leads to some kind of Vanderpump Rules/Keeping Up with the Kardashians crossover.

Earlier this month, Kourtney and Bendjima split after just about two years as a couple.

We heard right from the outset of this news breaking that the conclusion to their romance was not a pretty one, with various outlets alleging that Younes cheated on Kourtney.

He denied this accusation strongly.

He said he was merely friends with the woman he was seen partying with in Mexico shortly before Kardashian gave him his walking papers.

Sensing an opportunity to tweak some dude he has never met, Taylor Tweeted on Wednesday that if Bendjima needed a job, he could help him out.

“tom and tom need a dj still at @TomTom not a hard gig, I can put in a good word,” he wrote on Wednesday, referring to Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz’s new restaurant.

We’re not exactly on Team Younes here; the guy has both a six-pack and may very well have slept with six women behind Kourtney’s back.

But this is just unprompted and not even funny on Taylor’s part.

Jax even tried to walk back his original mockery by writing later on social media:

“I just thought well this could be a funny tweet.

“Hey when you sign up for this lifestyle you gotta expect a little innocent humor, if you can’t laugh at this or yourself, then I feel bad for you. Who cares!!!”


Kourtney Kardashian Posts Ab-tastic Thirst Trap, Sends Epic Message

Kourtney Kardashian shared an absolutely tantalizing photo to remind the world that she’s hotter than Kim will ever be.

Maybe she was also sending a message to Younes Bendjima — or to Scott Disick. It’s hard to say for sure.

You’ll have to take a look at this ab-tastic pic and decide for yourself.

The first thing that you need to know about this gorgeous image is that the White Fox Swim brand bikini she’s wearing is called “100% SALTY.”

Maybe that’s just a coincidence. Or maybe she’s feeling salty af.

The second thing that you need to know is that her caption simply reads “detox.”

It’s difficult to tell if she means that she is literally detoxifying herself after perhaps indulging a little … or if she is just relaxing after being around toxic people.

The third thing that you need to know is that she looks all kinds of hot. Take a look at these abs.

Now, is this just another Kardashian thirst trap, or are we looking at a message aimed at someone in particular?

The first suspect who comes to mind as a target for Kourt’s Instagram messages is Younes.

This wouldn’t be a plea for him to come back.

After her ugly breakup with Younes, which involved accusations of cheating, he would be the one begging her to take him back.

No, this would be her flaunting her gorgeous self to show him exactly what he is missing.

And maybe she’s “detoxing” after the end of their relationship.

On the other hand, Kourtney was partying with Scott Disick just a few days ago at Kylie’s 21st birthday party.

The two were seated side-by-side and, while they weren’t shoving their tongues down each other’s throats (at least, not while on video), they seemed to be getting along just fine.

Khloe and Kim were not even a little shy about their fantasies of Kourtney reuniting with the father of her children.

Was this Kourtney showing Scott that she’s every bit as hot as his almost-20-year-old girlfriend?

Or was she just literally detoxing after spending Kylie’s birthday partying by his side?

That said, there is another obvious target for Kourtney’s not-so-subtle message.

She and Kim have been feuding intensely on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

You might dismiss that, since the feuds were filmed months and months ago — but remember that Kim and Kourtney’s feud spilled onto Twitter. Recently.

On the show, sparks flew between the sisters after Kim lashed out in response to Kourtney being difficult about the family Christmas card.

Kim told Kourtney that she was the least interesting to look at of all of the members of the family.

We’d say that Kourtney’s gorgeous “detox” pic pretty much destroys that claim.

We don’t know which of these theories is right. Kourtney might be multitasking with a single photo.

It’s also entirely within the realm of possibility that she just posted a hot pic of herself for its own sake.

Look at it again — there’s no need for a second meaning. Not with abs like those.

Kourt has truly blessed her followers.


Paola Mayfield Shares Sweet Baby Bump Pic, Emotional Message to Fans

Paola Mayfield has made it official:

Two body parts of hers are growing these days.

As previously announced, the 90 Day Fiance star is expecting her first child with husband Russ, as the reality stars themselves confirmed this blessed news just over a week ago on Instagram.

Naturally, as a result, Mayfield’s belly is getting bigger by the month.

But the TLC personality has also now made it clear via social media that something aside from her stomach has increased in size of late:

Her heart.

Indeed, Paola just shared a new, precious picture (above) of Russ kissing her baby bump, adding as a lengthy caption:

“We are so thankful and happy for each one of your beautiful messages! We weren’t expecting so much love and so much support. Thank you all so much.”

She then referenced some of the marital strife that she has been through over the past year or so.

“You guys know all that Russ and I went through the past months,” Mayfield said in her caption, continuing in further detail:

“I was angry and devastated after all you can never completely recover from something like that but today we have a reason to smile and to be happy, a reason to move forward and to be the best we can.

“I wish I could keep up and like all your comments from my last post. I love you all so very much!

“Thank you for living this amazing experience with us and for showing us so much love.”

Mayfield is mostly referencing a miscarriage she suffered last year in this passage.

As is the case with so many couples that go through this awful experience, Russ and Paola nearly hit a breaking point due to the tragedy.

Paola made it pretty clear on air and in a few statements that she though Russ wasn’t there for her in the way she needed following the devastating news.

Meanwhile, Russ thought his wife was trying to shut him out.

It’s never been clear just how close the stars were to splitting, but their relationship hadn’t seemed entirely stable even before the miscarriage.

The main storyline surrounding the Mayfields during their time on 90 Day Finance had been Paola’s penchant for posing nearly-naked and Russ’ unease over his wife showing the world such revealing assets.

This was a legitimate issue between the husband and wife.

It became so well known and questions about their relationship so pervasive that both sides of the romance semi-recently addressed their status online.

“He accepts me,” Paola told fans in early July of Russ. “Loves me and respects me the way I am and lets me work even when he is not 100% comfortable.”

Russ, for his part, also made it evident a short bit ago that he loves Paola and is committed to Paola and people need to stop claiming anything to the contrary.

“I accept and am proud of my wife for the beautiful woman she is,” Russ has said, adding:

“I am tired of the comments from the marriage ‘experts’ stating I deserve better, my wife doesn’t respect me, or she only loves me for my money and so on and so forth…

“I am proud of where I come from. And where I am going and that’s with the love of my life.”

And now also with a precious bundle of joy!