The violent jackass behind the deadly Austin package bombings is picking on the wrong city, and the wrong citizens … according to Dan Rather, who has a home there. The veteran newsman is a born and bred Texan, so when we got him…
Fans weep, either with grief or relief, at the news that Selena and Justin have broken up.
Selena is also processing it … by donning a bikini and adventuring Down Under on a yacht. She won't let her surgical scars hold her back from living her life.
Check out her inspiring message below, along with the video that she shared with fans.
Selena Gomez uploaded a fun video of herself and her companions on a yacht.
She wrote a caption for this video.
"The beauty myth," she begins. "An obsession with physical perfection."
There is actually a non-fiction book by Naomi Wolf titled The Beauty Myth, but this is not the book that has a cameo in the video below.
Selena then says that this obsession "traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness, self consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society’s impossible definition of flawless beauty."
Some might deride Selena, who is famously beautiful, for this statement, but, as we'll explain, she has every right to make this statement.
"I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone."
In the video itself, Selena Gomez and her companions are taking it easy on a yacht off of the coast of Australia.
Before you salivate at your screen wishing that you could quantum leap into Selena or one of her companions and live a similar life of luxury, remember that Selena's been in the entertainment industry since she was a child.
Also, she very nearly died last year. She's earned her lifestyle and she's also earned the right to have some fun.
As for why she chose Australia — viewers can see that she's in Sydney Harbor during at least parts of the video — we can only guess.
Maybe Selena figured that if Lupus can't kill her, then Australia's notoriously scary fauna can't, either.
it is widely believed that Selena's message about body image and her appearance on video in a bikini is not a coincidence.
And no, it's not because she's trying to land a replacement now that the Biebs is destroyed, devastated, and broken by their breakup.
She was recently spotted out and about in a bikini, with her scars on display.
Fans know this, so she's speaking from the heart to make sure that they understand that she's not ashamed of her scars, but she is conscious of them.
They're new, and they're a reminder of how close she came to losing her life.
So … please don't ask why she might feel that body image issues and beauty standards are sometimes unfair, folks.
Overall, the video is cute and fun.
It has everything:
– A grainy filter so that it looks like how Lana Del Rey probably sees the world
– Reenactments of that one scene from Titanic
-The Sydney Opera House
And you can see all of that in the video below.
The song playing during the video is "Dream Tonite," by Alvvays.
(The song title has been reported elsewhere with a different spelling)
It's nice of Selena to plug someone else's music, even if she's just doing it because it makes for a great, peaceful soundtrack.
We hope that she enjoys her time in Australia!
If you’ve been keeping up with Catelynn Lowell, then you know that these past several months have not been so kind to her.
In a way, the past several years haven’t been too kind to her, but let’s just stick with these current bad times, OK?
We’ve seen glimpses of what’s been going on, thanks to all the updates Catelynn and Tyler have shared on social media, and now that we’re getting further into this season of Teen Mom OG, the story is coming together.
Last fall, Catelynn and Tyler discussed having another child, and she was able to get pregnant pretty quickly. They told family members, and they were very excited.
But then she had a miscarriage, and it was very difficult for them both.
Things were so bad that Cate admitted to contemplating suicide, and she made the tough decision to check into a treatment center to deal with everything.
She stayed for a while before checking out early to spend the holidays with Tyler and their daughter, but quickly realized she wasn’t ready yet, so she checked back into rehab.
After completing the full six weeks, she returned home, but a few weeks after that, she announced that she’d be checking back into the same center to deal with childhood trauma and to get her medications adjusted.
She completed those six weeks of treatment, and went home just in time to film the Teen Mom reunion special.
So right now, she’s back in Michigan with her family, and hopefully she’s feeling much better now.
Well, we kind of know she’s feeling better now — she said so in a new post she made on Instagram!
The post is in the form of one of those inspirational memes you see floating around social media all the time, and it starts off with “I AM ENOUGH.”
“I am full of sparkle and compassion,” the text reads. “I genuinely want to make the world a better place. I love hard. I practice kindness. I am not afraid of the truth.”
“I am loyal, adventurous, supportive, and surprising. I am a woman. I am enough.”
The message, which Catelynn apparently thinks represents herself — and we do too, just to be clear! — continues with “I make mistakes, but I own them and learn from them.”
“Sometimes I make a lot of mistakes.”
In her own caption, she just added a bunch of emojis, like a heart and one of those kissy faces.
It is just a little Instagram post, but this is still a good sign, right?
It’s good that she’s thinking of herself in this way, and we’re hoping this means that she’s really done a lot of work in dealing with everything she’s been through.
And we’re not the only ones loving this kind of positivity — her comments were flooded with fans who are just as proud as can be of her.
“You are a beautiful, strong, amazing woman, mama, and wife!” one such person told her. “Keep fighting, girl!”
Another wrote “You ARE enough! Your journey has been inspiring & I thank you for always sharing with others because I can say it’s definitely helped me. Keep your head up!”
“Sweet girl!” yet another fan told her. “You’ve been through hell in your life and you are working through those traumas. You are beautiful, strong and an inspiration. Don’t forget that!”
It must be so nice for her to be able to hop on Instagram and see so much encouragement, right?
Of course, she does have some haters — she is a reality star, after all.
But it really does look like most people are being kind and considerate and uplifting, which is heartwarming, and almost enough to restore some faith in humanity.
Keep up the good work, Catelynn!
How is this for irony?
TLC has confirmed that Audrey Roloff and her family will return to the small screen on April 3, when Little People, Big World premieres its highly-anticipated 13th season.
But just as Audrey is about to come back into your life in this regard, she’s set to depart your life in another one.
Indeed, Audrey and husband Jeremy Roloff confirmed to fans last week that they are taking a social media hiatus.
Tragically, you will not be treated to any new photos of daughter Ember Jean or any fresh musings on faith and family from this beloved twosome.
Not any time in the near future, at least, for one pretty cool reason:
The book will “essentially [be] our love story,” Audrey explained upon making this major announcement, adding on Instagram at the time:
“We are spilling never before told tales from our dating journey, and all the ups and downs and ins and outs of our love story.
“The pages are filling up with our failures and successes, what we learned from dating and long distance, and how we prepared more for our marriage than our wedding.”
In order to complete this project and dedicate time to making it the best they can be, Audrey and Jeremy are going away for a little while.
Social media wise, that is.
Before she takes this break, though, Audrey has a few things she wants to tell her 705,000 followers.
“In case you missed our big news, @jeremyroloff and I will be taking a bit of a social media break,” she wrote over last weekend, expounding as follows:
“We’re not exactly sure how long, but we need to unplug for a bit. I saw a quote the other day that said, ‘Almost anything will work again if you unplug it for a minute or two. Especially you.'”
Here’s the thing, however: Audrey is signing off for more just a minute.
She says it will be a minimum of a “few weeks in order to give undivided attention to writing our book and being with our baby girl.”
Those are two very important things, no doubt.
So, what are fans to do in the meantime?
They can go watch Little People, Big World online to get their fill of the Roloffs, as always.
“Turn on post notifications for my account so you know when I’m back! Otherwise the Instagram algorithm will make me disappear from your feed forever,” Audrey notes.
In the meantime, she leaves loyal supporters with three pieces of advice:
FIRST, she writes:
If you have a question, you can likely find the answer in my Instagram story “favorites.” Click my profile and they should appear.
For customer service regarding my shop alwaysmore.com you can reach out via @shopalwaysmore and my assistant will be happy to help you!
Get on our mailing list (link in bio). We’ll be sending out a few updates on our book and of course a little dose of Ember;) Because how can you resist that plump precious face?
In conclusion, Audrey has this to say:
Thank you all in advance for respecting our time away, and we would be forever grateful if you would join us in prayer over our book as we finish writing.
Please pray that the Holy Spirit would inspire or writing, and that this book would be a tool to inspire, encourage, challenge, and change peoples view of love, approach to dating, and desire for marriage.
LOVE YOU GUYS! Keep on ALWAYS believing in the MORE that is with you. Bye for now.
Will you be picking up a copy of Audrey and Jeremy’s book?
Will you be tuning in for Little People, Big World Season 13?
We sure hope so on both accounts.
Because we’ll need others with whom we can talk about each as the weeks and months go by!
Khloe Kardashian is over it.
She was taken aback at first by the reveal her her child’s gender, as witnessed by viewers of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians finale on Sunday night, but now Khloe has shifted her focus.
She’s not just down with having a daughter…
… she has some words of wisdom to pass along to this unborn small human being.
The 33-year old posted a new blog entry on her app yesterday, where she answered fill-in-the-blank questions about her impending little girl.
It was titled “All My Hopes For My Daughter” and it focused on Kardashian’s fondest aspirations for her future bundle of joy.
It also took us back to the moment during which Khloe learned she was not having a son, despite her strong convictions otherwise.
“I can’t believe I’m having a girl! It was such a special moment and I’m so happy I got to share it with you guys,” she wrote to open this blog post.
That’s quite the turnaround for Khloe, who simply could not believe on the aforementioned finale that she was growing a girl inside her womb.
“I don’t feel like I’m having a girl at all. I’m like in a state of shock,” Khloe said over and over on air, making it sound like she was disappointed by the news.
But she later clarified a few things:
- She has a boy named picked out, so that simply would have been easier.
- She was simply surprised, due to her premonition of giving birth to a son.
- She is pregnant, remember.
“God gives us what we need! His timing is never wrong! my hormones were IN RARE FORM for that news,” Khloe joked on Twitter shortly after the finale aired, adding:
“I am now so excited my daughter will have forever best friends with Chicago and Stormi!! God is great!!! Thank you Lord for our princess.”
Said princess is scheduled to enter the world at some point in the next four weeks.
In this blog entry, Kardashian writes that “it would be cool” for her kid to “speak many languages,” prior to getting very specific about the type of music she plans to bring her child up on.
“My baby is going to grow up listening to old school music,” Keeks explained.
“We listen to it now. All Anita Baker, Michael McDonald, Marvin Gaye, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson…real music!”
As for dating? And as for when she’ll let her daughter watch Keeping Up with the Kardashians online or on television?
Not before she’s a teenager, Khloe says. For both these activities.
But Kardashian also tackled some more serious topics in this post.
For example, the long-time star said she wants her baby to develop “loyalty and family unity.”
And, when asked if her daughter could excel at just one thing, the Revenge Body actress answered that she hopes it will be “self-love.”
Here’s a look at other ways Kardashian filled in the blanks to a few questions posed on her website:
Q: Tristan really wants our baby to be…
A: Forever healthy!
Q: The sister that will end up babysitting the most…
A: Kourt or Kim. They already have so many kids. What’s one more. LOL!
Q: It would be cool if my baby’s secret talent was…
Q: I hope my baby isn’t afraid to…
A: Make new friends.
Q: The cousins I think my baby will be closest to are…
A: Chicago and Stormi
We seriously can’t get over the fact that those last two names are real.
But anyway: congrats again and best of luck, Khloe!
As many adult entertainment fans know well, Farrah Abraham has no problem with the backdoor.
But the long-time MTV personality has now been shown a door of a very different kind:
She’s been fired from Teen Mom OG.
Not only has the controversial parent been let go from this franchise, she’s already been replaced.
Sources tell The Hollywood Gossip that former Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee is already shooting episodes as the latest OG series regular.
How does Abraham feel about this development?
She previously told Us Weekly that the show will miss its “biggest star” and that she’s content to focus now on “scripted opportunities, taking a pretty high road for someone who has never been afraid to hurl some serious shade at producers and colleagues over the years.
And now Farrah has spoken out again about her departure.
Did she slam the living heck out of McKee or any of her veteran co-stars?
Not really, we’re very sad to report.
“I wish all the women of Teen Mom the best as their jealousy, hatred, and women-hating should stop and more so lift up and empower women,” Abraham told PopCulture.com on Friday, adding:
“This show lacks [confidence], [security], honesty and integrity, which is why the adults of this show must be controlled and puppeteered by producers and staff.”
Not exactly a sweet parting shot.
But nothing like what Abraham has said in past about the series, either.
Speaking specifically to Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood, Farrah said she hopes these women really take a long look in the mirror.
If not for themselves, then for their kids.
“The effect on their children is concerning,” she says. “I deeply hope the mothers and fathers take their children’s development and safety more serious.”
As someone who keeps nude photos of her young daughter on her phone, Farrah does know a thing or two about proper child development and treatment.
“As I start a new chapter, I wish all the families the best in safety and health,” she concluded in this interview, ending on as mature a note as she could muster.
Having seemingly accepted her fate, Farrah also sent a message to her haters and critics.
She knows they are out there. She knows they are waiting to jump on her every word and action.
But they can talk all the walk they want, she taunts; she’s out here walking the damn walk!
“To make a change in society, ‘see something say something,'” she explained here.
“Many [trolls] aren’t leaders and making world changes. I chose this life, I will always continue to make this world a better place above all the lies and attacks against me.”
What kind of legacy does Farrah think she has left?
Where does she rank herself among all time villains or favorites on MTV or even on other networks?
She didn’t say, exactly.
However, just like the erect penises of men who view her sex tape are pointing toward the ceiling, she is holding her head up high:
“I think I’ve done this better than most in reality TV.”
Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are planning on using their newfound star power to get their gun control message out … through a good page-turner. Sources tell TMZ that at least two of the outspoken survivors have been in…
Aly Raisman is one of the survivors of the disgraced Dr. Larry Nassar’s “treatments.” She’s also an accomplished Olympic gymnast.
Now, she’s using her fame — and her body — for a very good cause.
And she’s doing it by defying her critics and posing nude.
Back in November, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman revealed that she had been molested by Dr. Larry Nassar, her team doctor.
In speaking out, she joined McKayla Maroney and others in condemning the man. His accusers now number over 140.
Bravely, Aly Raisman shared the details of the sick abuse. Under the guise of medical treatment, she and so many other girls were molested over the course of years.
Now, Aly is a grown woman and she’s lending her voice to an important cause — gender equality.
A huge part of that is helping to erase the horrifying, patriarchal notion that a woman is only worthy of respect or personhood if she dresses “modestly.”
In the captions of this bold nude photo, Aly writes:
“Women do not have to be modest to be respected– Live for you!”
Women do not have to be modest to be respected is also what she has written along her torso and leg.
“Everyone should feel comfortable expressing themselves however makes them happy.”
That is absolutely true. Whether a woman wants to wear nothing but pasties and glitter or a full-on niqab, that’s her business. It really shouldn’t be anyone else’s.
And neither outfit is morally superior to the other.
“Women can be intelligent, fierce, sexy, powerful, strong, advocate for change while wearing what makes them feel best.”
She’s absolutely right.
“The time where women are taught to be ashamed of their bodies is OVER.”
Some suggest that, as a sex abuse survivor, she should feel compelled to hide her body. It’s sickening that some people would try to use her tragic history to impose their views of sexuality and nudity upon her.
“The female body is beautiful and we should all be proud of who we are, inside and out.”
And of course she gave a big shout-out to the people who made that photo possible:
“Thank you so much @si_swimsuit @mj_day @darciebaum @ja_neyney @taylorbphoto & the rest of the team.”
It is, of course, wonderful to see Aly Raisman speaking loudly and bravely about women’s equality.
Particularly just after Dr. Larry Nassar has received so much attention — for sex abuse and for possessing child pornography.
One cannot help but note that Aly’s quote, which she has scrawled upon her body, seems to be a reference to that time when Gabby Douglas seemed to victim-blame Aly Raisman.
“It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy,” Gabby wrote in a cringeworthy post. “Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd.”
One, it literally does not entice the wrong crowd. If someone’s a sexual harasser or a more serious predator, they’re not deterred by clothing.
if a predator targets a woman, it’s always the predator’s fault.
Gabby Douglas admitted that she, too was a survivor of Dr. Nassar’s abuse. Different people cope with and react to trauma in different ways, and what she said may have come from a place of her own personal pain.
We’re curious about the eclipsing of Aly’s arm, where “Fierce” is written. Is this photo merely an outtake?
Or is she taking the word “fierce” out of the equation, because the rest of the statement is true for all women — fierce or otherwise.
Regardless of the meaning — photography is art, and open to interpretation — it’s a beautiful photo.
Aly Raisman is an incredible young woman.
Kim Cattrall was known on Sex and the City for portraying a character who always spoke her mind.
And it’s now evident that that the role of Samantha Jones was a bit of type-casting, considering the simple and direct share Cattrall just hurled in the direction of a former co-star.
In a very straightforward Instagram message shared on Saturday morning, for ex-HBO star addressed Sarah Jessica Parker, the former lead on the series that made both women very rich and very famous.
“My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” opened Cattrall on social media.
She then set her sights specifically on Parker and wrote:
“Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already):
“You are not my family. You are not my friend.
“So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.”
The bold up above is our own because thought these words required emphasis.
There had long been rumored tension between Cattrall and Parker, dating back to when the actress co-starred on Sex and the City the TV show.
They put aside their differences for many seasons, however, and then also through a pair of movies.
But everything blew up publicly last fall after Parker told Extra that a script had been penned for Sex and the City 3 and that everyone was on board to film…
… except for Cattrall.
She referred to this hold out as “disappointing.”
Cattrall then took exception to Parker taking her beef public, considering Kim says she was never, ever open to shooting another movie.
She held no bitter feeling. She even encouraged producers to find another actress for Samantha.
She had simply moved on — and here was Parker, taking her to task for simply making a personal and professional decision.
“At this very moment it’s quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva,” Cattrall told Piers Morgan in an interview last October, adding of Parker in particular:
“And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, in that I think she could have been nicer.”
So it was obvious at that time that the stars weren’t very close.
In response to the tragedy, Parker wrote the following on Instagram:
Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.
This appears to be the basis for Cattrall’s latest message.
She feels as though Parker wasn’t being sincere, pretending as if she and Cattrall were good friends when, in reality, they are anything but.
Wrote Cattrall shortly after she learned of her brother’s death:
“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall.
“At this time we ask for privacy but we want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time.”
Did Parker mean well with her Instagram reply to this confirmation?
Or was she exploiting the sad situation for PR sake, to make it look like she’s a caring individual when, according to Cattrall, there’s no relationship of any kind about which Parker should care.
It’s clear on which side of this debate Cattrall falls.
And it’s also now VERY clear that there will no Sex and the City 3, not with Cattrall as Jones at least.
It’s been a difficult year for Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.
Back in November, Catelynn checked into rehab to receive treatment for trauma and other emotional issues.
She revealed to fans that she had been coping with thoughts of suicide, and she went public with her struggle in hopes of removing the stigma surrounding mental illness and encouraging others to seek help.
Now, Catelynn’s husband, Tyler Baltierra, is following her lead by opening up about his own struggles with depression and anxiety.
In a heartfelt Instagram video posted last night, Baltierra revealed that he was experiencing a “bad day” and hoped
“Sometimes, you just don’t even really know what to say to your children. I don’t ever cry in front of [my daughter] Nova or anything. I don’t want her to feel any of that,” he explained in the video message.
“You have good days, and then you have bad days. And today is just a bad day.”
Tyler explained that he had doubts about sharing the video with his 2.2 million followers, but decided that he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to offer help and support to his fans.
“But, I know I’m not the only one feeling like this. So if you’re in that same boat as me, just hang in there and you’re not alone and talk to somebody,” he said at one point.
He further explained that he was posting about his own issues not to seek help, but to assure others that they’re not alone in struggling:
“I’m posting this because I think it’s important for people to not feel alone in their struggles. We’re humans, we’re allowed to have bad days, hard times & weak moments,” Tyler shared.
“Don’t be ashamed of what makes us humans special. You’re loved. You’re worthy.”
Tyler went on to say that he doesn’t expect all of his fans to understand his illness, but feels that if even one person is helped his efforts have been worthwhile:
“If I can at least connect with one person through this & let them know that they aren’t alone in their struggles. It will make being vulnerable worth it #KeepFighting #KeepTalkingMH,” he wrote on IG.
The hashtag refers to the social media effort to get young people talking about mental health in a therapeutic fashion.
As reality stars, Tyler and Catelynn will always face questions about whether they’ve truly earned their level of influence.
But no one can deny that they’re using their platform to try and make the world a better place.
Watch Teen Mom OG online for more from the fan favorite couple.