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Now that Kaya Jones is done talking, Robin Antin would like to take the floor.
And set the record straight.
Late last week, Jones went off on a Twitter rant that railed against her time as a member of The Pussycat Dolls.
The artist used harsh language to describe an allegedly horrible situation, comparing the group to a “prostitution ring” and saying she was forced to “sleep with whoever they say.”
She said members of the band were “abused,” sometimes “hooked on drugs” and she compared her experience as a Pussycat Doll to “war.”
Turning her attention to Simone Battle, a singer in spin-off group G.R.L. who committed suicide three years ago, Jones wrote:
“I want the den mother from hell to confess why another 1 of her girl group girls committed suicide? Tell the public how you mentally broke us.”
Without stating her name, this was clearly a reference to Robin Antin, the choreographer who started The Pussycat Dolls.
And now Antin has fired back.
On Monday morning, Antin talked to The Blast and called the allegations, “disgusting, ridiculous lies.”
She addedthat that Jones, who was in the group from 2003-2005, is “clearly looking for her 15 minutes [of fame].”
As for why her name may not sound familiar to music fans? Antin said Jones was only ever a “trial” member. She was never an official Pussycat Doll.
This could also explain the response of Asia Nitollano.
That artist, who sang with The Pussycat Dolls in 2007, scoffed at Kaya’s remarks over the weekend as follows:
“Who is Kaya Jones? Lol She was not apart of The Pussycat Dolls the recording group so I do not know her…
“But judging from google she looks like she just wants her 15min of fame. (Side note… it says she’s a Trump supporter… but yet she’s Canadian, which means her vote doesn’t count!!!!
“Same with this comment about The Pussycat Dolls; she wasn’t in the group so her opinion doesn’t count!!!!”
What about Battle‘s suicide?
Antin told The Blast that bringing up this topic was “unfathomable and disrespectful to everyone who works towards suicide prevention and awareness,” writes the website.
And Antin says adds that mentioning a suicide in such a brazen way not only affects the family, but the millions of people that loved and cared for Simone.
She has a pretty strong point there, doesn’t she?
If Jones is going to claim Battle killed herself due to her experience in her singing group and all that included… well… she better have some pretty hard evidence to back up such an assertion.
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The Bachelorette‘s big finale was brutal and intense.
Watching Rachel make her final choice was like watching someone order mushrooms and sardines as their pizza toppings when there’s perfectly good barbecue chicken and bacon as an option.
Well, while Peter Kraus decides if he wants to be the Bachelor while nursing a wounded heart, he’s reportedly also wondering if Rachel was just stringing him along all season.
HollywoodLife reports that a Bachelor Nation insider says that Peter Kraus thinks he may have been played by Rachel Lindsay.
Understandably, like most viewers, he’s grappling to understand what happened in the finale.
“His feelings for Rachel were very real and they ran deep.”
That much was clear, well before he broke down sobbing after Rachel ended their relationship.
“Having it end so abruptly with no real closure has been a huge kick in the heart. When it first happened he couldn’t talk about it without getting tears in his eyes.”
But while time may not quite heal all wounds, time and distance can help you recover from an emotional loss.
(And time Peter spent cuddling with his dog, Daisy)
“But now he’s at a point where he’s questioning if Rachel was ever even sincere with him, he feels like he got played.”
That’s an understandable thing to wonder.
“Peter was devastated by Rachel’s decision, he wasn’t expecting it at all.”
Neither were a lot of viewers.
While we warned everyone in The Bachelorette Spoilers that Peter wouldn’t be Rachel’s final choice, some people like to go into these things blind.
But going in blind — as, of course, Peter did — leads to getting blindsided.
“Right now he’s doing damage control and trying his best to cover up how badly this hurt him but the pain is still there.”
Oh that is so sad. Though you can kind of tell that when he’s interviewed, you know?
“He was so shocked by her decision, he thinks she made a huge mistake but he doesn’t want to seem bitter so he’s trying to keep those thoughts to himself, at least publicly.”
Well, whoever is revealing this isn’t doing him any favors then.
(Or are they? None of this is changing our opinion of Peter)
We suddenly find ourselves wondering if Rachel Lindsay, after realizing that Bryan Abasolo was (inexplicably) the guy for her, strung Peter along like she did with greater purpose.
Not for drama on the show or because she wanted to keep her options open with the Hunky Wisconsin native.
What if Rachel saw that Peter was absolutely perfect to be the next Bachelor, so she strung him along and left him devastated like that on television — almost making herself a villain in the process — setting him up perfectly in terms of storyline (mending his broken heart) and viewer sympathy.
He was a strong contender for The Bachelor before, but after that finale, it’s hard to imagine them announcing someone else without outrage.
That way, Rachel gets her happily ever after (or happily however long that lasts) with Bryan Abasolo and she sets up a sweet, handsome guy perfectly for his next role.
Rachel did say that she doesn’t want Peter to be the Bachelor, but that could either be honest or part of that elaborate scheme.
But … enough conspiracy theories.
Whatever the case, whatever was going on in Rachel Lindsay’s mind, we don’t have a way of knowing the truth for certain.
But we can understand why Peter would be agonizing over this, wondering how anyone who felt a connection like he did with Rachel could say goodbye to that.
In interviews, though, Peter is being totally cool about it — and that’s how you know that he’s a perfect fit to be the next Bachelor.
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From 55 hours to just under a year or two, here are 21 of the shortest celebrity marriages in the history of Hollywood.
These were basically over before the ink was dry on the prenup.
1. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
2. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
3. GG and Shalom
4. Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
5. Jeremy Renner, Sonni Pacheco
6. Jennifer Esposito and Bradley Cooper
Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi’s shocking (sort of) announcement that she wants to end her marriage after a month has rattled her co-stars.
The Shahs of Sunset star appeared to announce that she’s peacing out of holy matrimony with this parting shot on Instagram Thursday:
“Truth is,” she wrote in her caption, “a lot of people will attempt to break us in life… but it’s up to you to decide who’s worth the pain.”
Truer words have never been spoken.
It would appear that Shalom, to whom GG got engaged in Times Square and wed on January 25, was not worth it in the end in her mind.
Lest you think we’re reading into this too much, the reality star’s rep, Steve Honig, confirmed the split in a statement to E! News.
Honig said Thursday that “during the past few weeks, certain facts have come to GG’s attention” that changed her outlook 180 degrees.
These are revelations “that have made her realize her marriage can no longer continue, and, in fact, should never have happened.”
Shalom has not commented as of press time.
Her co-stars, however, are speaking out.
“I feel for both of them,” Shahs of Sunset star Mike Shouhed told E! News exclusively. “My enormous regards go out to both.”
“I hope they find peace. I love them both.”
“They seemed so happy together,” Mike added, saying that despite red flags, he didn’t see it coming. “This is a shock to me.”
“It’s been a new relationship with a lot of ups and downs,” another cast member, MJ Javid, added, and MJ is totally Team GG.
“You’re going to see me question his sincerity.”
“And I think GG just really wanted to be with someone. It definitely happened way too fast. That said I wish them the best,” he said.
“Hopefully, everything will work out.”
GG’s breakup news was just as surprising as GG’s marriage, which took place in January but she just announced on Valentine’s Da.
In an Instagram post, she confirmed that she and Shalom had tied the knot on the spur of the moment, a month after they got engaged.
“We clearly weren’t dressed for it and I couldn’t stop laughing from shock,” she said at the time. But f–k it…we’re not like ordinary people.”
That is certainly the case.
Here’s wishing them the best as they pick up the pieces from this relationship, and hoping this serves as a cautionary tale to others.