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Yes, it’s sad but true:
As reported in detail on The Hollywood Gossip, Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne have broken up.
No one is quite certain just when the split was finalized, but chatter over a split had been running rampant online for multiple months now.
Payne turned these rumors into an unfortunate reality on Instagram Sunday night when he posted the following:
“Cheryl and I are sad to announce that we are going our separate ways. It’s been a tough decision for us to make. We still have so much love for each other as a family.”
He then referenced the couple’s son, who was born in March of 2017 and who has both an odd name and a very cute face:
“Bear is our world and we ask that you respect his privacy as we navigate our way through this together.”
No reason was given for the break-up.
So you know what this means, don’t you?
Yup: the Internet was free to print basically anything it wanted to about what transpired between the beautiful Brits.
For whatever reason, talk that Cole’s mother, Joan Callaghan, did not approve of Payne has become a hot topic among celebrity gossip followers.
There have been reports that she drove a wedge between the artist and encouraged them to go their separate ways.
Entering the spotlight in order to address these reports, Cole took the rare step this afternoon of speaking in public about her private life.
“I hate responding to stuff esp at such difficult times but I cannot sit here and listen to such nasty, false articles regarding my mam,” Tweeted Cole to her 6.4 million followers.
She then got to the point, in understandably irritated fashion:
“I don’t know why they involve her in stories about me.
“I can assure you she has absolutely nothing to do with any of it. I am a grown woman who is capable of dealing with my own life.
“She is a soft and kind woman who doesn’t deserve to be dragged into something that has nothing whatsoever to do with her.”
With that, Cheryl Cole dropped the mic.
Figuratively speaking, that is.
The Daily Mail was the main outlet who wrote this morning that Callaghan posed a “problem” in the relationship between her daughter and Liam, writing simply that she got “in the way.”
The attractive and talented singers started dating in 2015.
They rarely discussed their romance in magazines or on social media, but they had been the target of split rumors throughout their relationship, especially toward the end.
Consider what the 24-year old ex-One Direction member said to ES Magazine in March…
“You know, we have our struggles.
“Like, of course I’m not gonna sit here and say that everything’s absolutely fine and dandy, because of course you go through different things, and that’s what a relationship is.”
“This part of our relationship was never not going to happen; there was always going to be a little bit of tenseness in the way we sort ourselves out. But tell me a relationship in the world that doesn’t go through a spot like that?
“It’s about whether you make it through or not, together, is the main point there, I guess.”
That’s a fair and realistic assessment of a relationship.
But it wasn’t a ringing endorsement for his future with Cole, either.
We somehow have a feeling neither will have trouble finding anyone new.
(Call us, Cheryl!)
LeBron ain’t gonna like this … Isaiah Thomas is throwing ALL the shade at his former Cavs teammates … trolling Cleveland for getting whooped in the NBA Finals. IT was getting smoked by NBA legend Isiah Thomas (the other one) in a game…
But Kenya isn’t backing down, and now she’s silencing those hateful rumors in a more proactive way.
She’s posted a photo of her baby bump. Take a look!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore has had to grapple with some nasty “theories,” even more than your average reality star.
Some so-called “fans” have accused her of faking her pregnancy and marriage … all evidence to the contrary.
The reason for these accusations basically comes down to the widespread reports that Kenya’s job was in jeopardy last year after her secret wedding to Marc Daly.
(Marc also avoided Bravo’s cameras for a long time, reportedly over objections to how black men are portrayed on the series)
Some fans were convinced that Kenya would do anything in order to stay relevant and interesting enough to stay a Real Housewife and avoid losing her peach.
Those accusations spilled into comments under her social media posts, and seemed to have her feeling rattled. That is understandable.
Hopefully, now that the world has seen this photo, Kenya can continue her pregnancy in peace.
Kenya’s baby bump isn’t the most pronounced that we’ve ever seen, but it’s there.
Remember, we only learned that Kenya was pregnant … gosh, it hasn’t even been three whole months yet. And she said herself that she announced it very early.
Kenya included a caption, writing:
“Won’t He do it? #godswill #love #hope #faith #family #God #peace”
Kenya and Marc used IVF in order to conceive, but it sounds like Kenya is relying upon her faith to see her through what could potentially be a risky pregnancy.
Having your first child at 49 can be a big deal, folks.
Kenya’s fans and followers took to the comments to express and share their excitement.
“I’m excited for you can’t wait to see your baby!!!!”
Others were more succinct, writing:
“Awww congratulations queen.”
Some fans immediately thought about those who had trolled Kenya’s comments with accusations that her pregnancy was just manufactured so that Bravo would keep her on the show.
“I guess They can All go find Someone Else to Hate on Now.”
Some of her fans were positively jubilant … about her very effective shut-down of haters and trolls.
“Twirl On ‘THAT’ All You haters. SHE GOT ALL OF YOU GOOD. HAHA.”
That said, some people did decide to post comments that either betrayed their ignorance … or were very shady.
“Are you with child?”
It’s been common knowledge that Kenya is pregnant since the news broke back in April, but … some fans can miss whole chunks of someone’s life in the blink of an eye.
Still, it could be shade over her tiny baby bump.
(Baby bumps grow over time, folks)
Kenya is very sensitive when certain aspects of her family life are the topic of unfounded rumors.
This is her first pregnancy. Given her age (not that she’s old — just old to be pregnant), it’s entirely understandable that she’s touchy about it.
She’s also happily maried to Marc, even though some people have tried to cast doubt on that, too.
We hope that the trolls will give Kenya some peace now that she’s put her baby bump on display for all to see.
Amber Rose’s five-year-old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, is one happy, lucky boy. Fans may enjoy Amber Rose in the nude, but Sebastian enjoys that his mother is just a wonderful parent.
Unfortunately, some truly awful commenters have decided to troll Amber, attempting to shame her son for liking Taylor Swift, and speculating that he must be gay.
Amber Rose is clapping back, big-time.
This all came up when Amber decided to share the good news (and her thanks to Taylor) on social media.
As Amber reveals, Taylor Swift personally sent her son a Reputation gift set that included tickets to see her.
Most people would be excited to receive a personalized gift from one of their favorite singers, or tickets to see that singer on tour, or a gift set based on the top-selling album of 2017.
Young Sebastian was absolutely over the moon, which Amber shared with her followers.
Just look at how happy he is!
Unfortunately, she got some nasty trolls who decided that Sebastian liking Taylor Swift’s music is somehow an indicator of his sexuality.
Amber, who has thankfully never shied away from speaking her mind, posted a series of messages to her Instagram story to shut down that kind of thinking.
“Shout-out to all the hyper-masculine men and ignorant dumb-ass women that will call a 5-year-old gay for liking Taylor Swift.”
She is quick to point out that this kind of attitude is pernicious.
“This is why young kids kill themselves. and this is also why our society is so f–ked up.”
And she shoots down the idea that sexuality and music genres are intrinsically linked.
“Liking a certain type of music will not make you ‘pick’ your sexuality, you dumb f–ks.”
Amber is, of course, right.
Members of the LGBT+ community may joke about liking certain songs because of their sexuality, but … that is a joke.
In reality, the only reason that certain music genres are tied to sexualities is because toxic masculinity — as displayed by these trolls — discourages a lot of men from embracing the music that they like.
There are plenty of gay men who like Country and Metal, and there are plenty of straight men who love Ariana Grande and Britney Spears for more than how they look on stage.
But some people feel pushed by cultural norms to avoid the music that they enjoy the most.
Amber continued to talk about her wonderful son.
This time, she’s bragging.
“P.S. My son just got accepted into the most prestigious private school in Los Angeles because he’s smart as f–k and creative as f–k like his parents.”
Amber Rose is in that wealth bracket — where choosing a kindergarten is a status symbol and sets someone’s path to success.
(To be fair, there are counties in the U.S. where private schools are a necessary option, and L.A. is generally considered to be one of them)
She talks about what makes Sebastian so exceptional.
“We allow him to be himself. He can listen to whatever music he likes, he can like whatever color he wants, and we let him be passionate about whatever his little heart desires.”
Regardless of your child’s gender, you should never pressure them into preferring certain hairstyles or colors or activities. If your daughter likes truck-ball or whatever and your son wants to take ballet, just figure out how to schedule it for them.
“We don’t make our son live by society norms. That’s why he’s so special. Let’s do better for the next generation, people. Grow the f-ck up and teach your kids to love and not hate.”
That is wonderful advice.
To be clear, Amber Rose is a vocal supporter of the LGBT+ community. She’s not offended by the idea of her son being gay.
“P.S.S. Regardless if he’s gay or straight, when he gets older, he will be around the most amazing, loving people that will support him no matter what.”
And Amber can’t help but remind these trolls that her son’s life is already better than theirs could ever be.
“He also has more money in his bank account than any of you trolls could even imagine. FOH.”
One can’t help but wonder how many of these haters were just jealous of Sebastian’s happy life and wished that he could have a childhood as unhappy and miserable as their own. Some people are like that.
But maybe some of them just really don’t understand sexuality.
Sadly, this isn’t even the first time that Amber has had to deal with this same issue.
One times, because she’s a fun mother who owns a lot of wigs, she let Sebastian don a wig for fun.
As you can imagine, the people who think that any hair longer than a crew cut belongs to girls were up in arms.
Amber clapped back then, too.
“Wow, you people are so smart, huh? Putting on a wig is going to make a baby gay?”
She suggests a hilarious experiment for anyone worried that this is how sexuality works.
“Straight guys, do yourselves a favor: Put on a wig and see if you’re turned on by another man. I’ll wait.”
And she excoriates homophobic women, too.
“And ladies, seriously, grow the f-ck up and educate yourselves. Throw one of your wigs on your boyfriend or your dad. Yay! He’s gay! Oh wait, you’re all just f–king idiots.”
A lot of people are probably wishing that Amber Rose were their mother.
As Counting On fans know, Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard loves to use social media as a platform to troll pretty much everyone.
His latest missive was certainly no exception.
Yes, the man who calls out transgender teens and regularly comes up with new ways to scam fans for money still doesn’t know when to quit.
Derick, who was fired by TLC in late 2017, isn’t letting that slow him down – if anything, he seems more emboldened than ever.
Never one to back down from his views or defending them, the father of two has become downright antagonistic on Twitter of late.
On Friday, the staunchly pro-life Arkansan shared an article about a pro-life bill in Iowa that would ban abortion very early in pregnancy.
This state law would prohibit the procedure as soon as an embryo has a detectable heartbeat, and Derick couldn’t be happier about it.
Derick wrote in celebration of this news:
“This is great! Laws country-wide are getting closer to making ALL murder illegal. Progress IS being made. Equality for all!”
Now that is some serious trolling.
Twitter users immediately seized on the controversial star’s word choice of “equality,” given his, um, history of intolerance.
Specifically, Derick’s hateful and repeated transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, which led to his firing from TLC.
“Hypocrisy at its finest,” one fan wrote.
The fan continued with this question:
“I’m wondering … does ‘equality for all!’ include transgender people, Derick? Just curious where your ‘for ALL’ line is drawn.”
Another Twitter responded that abortions should not be illegal because this could claim lives, not save them as Derick posits.
Terminating a pregnancy could save the life of the mother in certain situations, and banning the practice could be fatal to the mother.
His confusing response to that?
“What about all the people in this world who rely on somebody else to live??” Derick shot back. “Should we just kill all those people??!”
Other irate fans noted that Derick is a man, and thus is in no position to talk about abortions and female reproductive rights.
Not only that, but someone told him:
“You were literally a virgin up until about [two years] ago. Pretty sure your opinion about my uterus and my body is a moot point!!!!!”
Derick, of course, subscribes the well-documented Duggar family doctrine of chaperoned dates and side-hugging before marriage.
Dillard married Jill in June 2014, so he’s been boning for almost four years if you want to get technical, but the fan’s point was made.
In response, Derick … tried to invoke religion to try to establish some correlation between one’s virginity and ability to form an opinion.
Yeah, we’re as confused as you are. He wrote:
“Pretty sure Jesus Christ was a virgin his whole life, and the western world bases its calendar system on the man’s life.”
“And while we’re talking about moot points.”
Derick’s endgame is a mystery. It’s hard to understand what he’s going for with his scorched earth social media campaign.
If Dillard’s goal is to make headlines and remain relevant by burning every remaining bridge he can find, then well done sir.
Honey Boo Boo doesn't understand the criticism she's been receiving of late.
And she's hear to say something both confusing and pretty obvious about it.
The 12-year old – who rose to prominence on the reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which chronicled her life as a child beauty pageant contestant – has recently been accused online of "acting black."
We assume this is a reference to how Honey Boo Boo occasionally talks and/or perhaps the gestures she uses while doing so.
We aren't about to step into very sensitive territory here, but let's just say it's not too difficult to imagine what some folks mean when they level the "acting black" accusation at Boo Boo.
(Or at anyone, really.)
Honey Boo Boo (real name: Alana Thompson) doesn't understand, however.
She's made that very clear in a new Instagram video.
"Let me just tell ya'll, someone just told me to stop acting black in my comments," she says below, getting worked up and adding:
"Honey! The last thing I am is black, honey, I'm white. Look at my face, hon. I'm white."
This is empirically accurate.
"And I want to know how the f-ck you act a color?" Alana continues, legitimately unsure how people are saying what they are saying.
"Like, oh you wake up one day and be like, 'Hm, let's see! I'm gonna be purple!"
Not exactly, no. There's some nuance here that Thompson appears to not comprehend.
We'd say her mother should try to explain it to her, but June Shannon is more focused these days on losing weight than teaching her children.
Alana concludes the video as follows:
"Ho, you can't act a color. You can be a color, but you can't act a color."
Do you agree with this assessment?
Or do you think certain cultures do have certain ways in which they generally act or sound?
This could actually be an interesting topic of debate… if it was being started by anyone other than Honey Boo Boo.
Check out her angry message below:
Odell Beckham Jr. came out FIRING on his NBA bros from courtside at the All-Star game — from James Harden to Russell Westbrook to Victor Oladipo — and it was pretty damn hilarious. To Dipo: “Little Foot! I seen you on ‘Land Before Time’…
It’s been almost a month since we first learned that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child, and the beloved 24-year-old is clearly enjoying sharing her excitement with fans.
While her sister Joy-Anna continues to keep a low-profile, Jinger has already shared her due date and posted a pic in which her long-awaited baby bump can clearly be seen.
Not surprisingly, it seems Jeremy Vuolo is every bit as psyched as his wife is about the idea of starting a family.
Vuolo sat down for a rare interview over the weekend, and he candidly shared his thoughts about becoming a father.
“Well, I have a family on the way here,” Jeremy said.
“My wife is pregnant and due in July with our first. But I think it begins with establishing that relationship with your wife and I think just walking through the word together.”
Jeremy went on to hold court about his religious beliefs in a way that’s very much in keeping with the Duggar brand:
“If you’re abiding in Christ and walking with Christ daily, I think it can look like sharing that and opening the lines of communication about your own walk with Christ,” he told the hosts.
“Where are you wrestling right now? How is scripture helping you? Just opening that communication and fellow shipping with your spouse and that’s gonna translate to your children.”
He concluded by sharing some thoughts on what he sees as the relationship between his religious beliefs and his duties as a husband and father:
“If you’re not spending the time in the work yourself, if you’re not disciplining yourself to walk with Christ in your devotional time,” he said.
“Then how do you expect to really pour into [your] family?”
Now, that may all seem perfectly innocent and perfectly in line with the Duggars’ message but there’s reason to believe that Jim Bob was less than thrilled about Jeremy’s latest interview.
You see, the podcast that Vuolo appeared on is called Calvinist Batman & Friends.
That may seem like an innocently dorky title, but it might have been enough to have JB buttoning up his angriest flannel and preparing for a very soft-spoken confrontation.
Much to his father-in-law’s chagrin, Jeremy is a Calvinist.
Jim Bob is decidedly not, and actually finds the belief system to be heretical.
Not surprisingly, this clash of beliefs has led to growing tension between Jim Bob and Jeremy.
But don’t worry, we’re sure it’ll all be resolved when the baby is born and Jeremy and Jinger raise it in such a way as to condemn its mortal soul to the fires of hell in Jim Bob’s eyes.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
In all likelihood, Donald Trump did not watch the 2018 Grammy Awards last night.
After all, the president kicked off Sunday by firing off a combative tweet at Jay Z in response to the rapper's audacious suggestion that the current administration hasn't exactly been a boon to minorities and other groups specifically targeted by Trump.
So unfortunately, the Donald probably missed out on a ceremony that kicked off with a politically-charged performance from Kendrick Lamar and didn't ease up on the timely commentary throughout.
It's tough to say what he would have thought of the show.
Trump hates being criticized, sure, but not nearly as much as he hates not being the center of attention.
Perhaps that's why for most of the night, the shade was thrown indirectly, with artists making their feelings about the president clear without ever mentioning him by name.
But there was one moment in which the anti-Trump sentiment was made quite clear with the help of some unexpected A-listers and a controversial bestseller.
Fire and Fury is Michael Wolff's scathing tell-all about the Trump White House that basically reads like an in-depth exploration of the reign of Prince Joffrey.
On last night's Grammys, several stars read excerpts from the book, including John Legend, DJ Khaled, Cardi B … and Hillary Clinton.
Yes, Trump's biggest political rival dropped a savage burn in the pre-recorded segment, reading from a portion in which Wolff reveals that the president eats McDonald's because he fears being poisoned.
All over this great nation, the Happy Meal-starved toddlers of America are jotting down a solid new argument to use on mom.
Watch the clip below and stay tuned for news of a Trump coronary event.