Saturday, June 4, 2016

Free Skate 6/4/16

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Salma Hayek's Failed Adultery Prank - The Graham Norton Show

Rupert Friend is Married

Page Six reports that Homeland actor Rupert Friend, 34, quietly married Paralympian and model Aimee Mullins, 39, on May 1st. The pair eloped last month after getting engaged in December of 2014.


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Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama Broke Up

Demi Lovato, 23, and Wilmer Valderrama, 36, have called it quits after 6 years ago. I'm guessing mostly because Lovato is now 23. Lovato printed the following statement on her Instagram last night:

"After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship.

This was an incredibly difficult decision for both of us, but we have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends. We will always be supportive of one another.

Thank you to everyone who has offered us kindness and support over the years.

With only love,

Wilmer & Demi"

Well, I hear Bella Thorne is 18...

Muhammad Ali Has Passed Away

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74 in a Phoenix-are hospital. Ali had been battling Parkinson's disease since his diagnosis in 1984. He is survived by his fourth wife Lonnie, and his nine children. Read his full obituary at the New York Times.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Free Skate 6/3/16

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - Tears From Both Sides

There are conflicting reports about this famous young couple’s breakup. Some say there was no drama. Some say there was lots of drama. Want to know what really happened?

She loved him and he loved her… just not as much.

After they were dating for six or seven months, she asked where the relationship was going. Were they moving towards a serious commitment? Not nagging. Just asking.

He assured her that he loved her. Then he mentioned the P word.

"He told her that if he was going to propose that he didn’t want to spoil the surprise. He told her that she just needed to relax and let it happen. So he didn’t actually say that he was definitely planning to propose, but he definitely did lead her to believe that it was going to happen."

At first, she was giddy at the prospect.

"It could be right around the corner. If they were going on a date, or going away for the weekend, she believed that it might happen then. Maybe over the holidays or on their one-year anniversary or at the thirteen month mark."

What she didn’t know was that he actually had no intention of proposing. None.

In fact, those conversations about commitment seemed to have spooked him. Instead of spending more time with her, and behaving more committed and loving, he pulled away and started engaging in some activities that defy the very definition of committed.

When she found out, she was shocked. She had been loyal to him. She had never embarrassed him. He not only showed disloyalty… he embarrassed her. Those are both HUGE no nos to her.

While they didn’t break up, the relationship went from happy and hopeful to distrustful and disconnected. They started fighting a lot. This went on for several months. Then, during a recent fight, he finally admitted something.

"He finally admitted that he actually had not been planning to propose… but that if they just kept dating for another year or two, it might eventually happen."

That was it. The relationship fell apart after that. There were tears from both sides.

While it would be much more interesting to tell you some dramatic story about how she caught him in bed with her her brother and her best friend and clocked him upside the head with a Grammy Award… nothing that dramatic happened.

It really was just two people – one of whom wasn’t quite as honest and loyal and committed and non-embarrassing as he could have been – breaking up over the course of a few months.

Her:


Him:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 6/3/16

What is the first word that comes to mind when asked to describe yourself?

Nerve Official International Trailer #1 (2016) - Dave Franco, Emma Roberts Movie HD

Tamara Tattles Blind Item - Sir, You Are no Gentleman!

This married reality show cast member is not at all what he appears to be. He claims to have a variety of businesses on the show. However, he holds no trademarks on any of the products and businesses he pushes on the show. In addition, he has a number of financial and legal problems including a history of foreclosures and bad debts. I have no idea if he even has a job, but it certainly not the one he portrays on the show.  His business partners are equally as fake. Word on the street is he runs with a few of his cast mates who enjoy partying to the fullest.

In fact, I’ve been told he completely missed the birth of one of his children while out on a two day bender. He’s not a southerner, let alone a southern gentleman. It’s all scripted TV.

Jessica Alba Talks Sexuality

Jessica Alba recently sat down for an interview with InStyle Magazine, where she had this to say:

"My sexuality made me very uncomfortable. I remember my first Maxim shoot, they were telling me to pose a certain way, and I was like, 'Agh! I'm 19. I'm a virgin. I don't even know how to do that.' It was so awkward. I was into wearing Triple Five Soul baggy cargo pants. I would get Hanes tank tops and dye them with Rit dye and wear Nike sports bras and sweatshirts. It was the opposite of sexy. The first time I wore a dress and heels, I had to go to the Golden Globes—I was nominated for Dark Angel. I took my brother. I was so worried about not looking like a lady. I remember thinking, 'I hope I don’t trip.'...[at 25] I sort of went through a life crisis. I was like, 'This isn't what I set out to be. I'm so much more than this, but I don't know how not to be a sex symbol.'"


JWoww Talks Motherhood

Jenni "JWoww" Farley recently sat down for an interview with E! News, where she talked about motherhood. Here's what she had to say:

"I tend to forget I can't just jump in the car with [daughter] Meilani and head to the beach. Since having Greyson, every day has to be planned the night before. [My husband] Roger [Mathews] and I always want to make sure Meilani isn't feeling left out or feels she's missing out on anything fun because her brother needs to stay home. It is getting easier, and Roger and I are figuring this out together."

On how having children has changed her relationship with husband Roger Mathews:
"We have much more respect for each other now. Roger is so hands on with both of them it made me fall in love with him all over again. We also learned to talk through disagreements rather than be stubborn or argue. We don't want our children to see us fighting. We want them to learn how to talk through things and grow from the experience."


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Popbitch Blind Item - Sex-Rat Sportsmen

Four “sex-rat sportsmen” with privacy injunctions were named and shamed this week in America, but which of them was overheard at a corporate drinks party in Harvey Nichols boasting to a fellow guest that he had “five different women on the go”? (He’s underselling himself. Technically, it’s six if you include his wife…)

Source: Popbitch

Kirsten Dunst Has A New Man

Page Six reports that Kirsten Dunst, 34, was spotted out and about in Los Angeles over the weekend hanging out with a kissing Fargo costar Jesse Plemons, aka "Fat Damon," 28. The pair played married couple Peggy and Ed Blomquist on Season 2 of the FX show. Dunst broke up with boyfriend of four years Garrett Hedlund back in April.


Celebrity Real Estate - Frank Capra Edition

The former Hollywood Hills home of It's a Wonderful Life director Frank Capra has hit the market for $2 million. The 4,000 square foot home features four bedrooms, three full bathrooms plus two additional shitters, and views of the Hollywood Hills. See pictures of the property at Curbed.

Kenya Moore Is Back on the Market

Real Housewife of Atlanta Kenya Moore, 45, has broken up with boyfriend Matt Jordan after they had a huge fight on their Mexican vacation, that continued when they got back to the ATL. Moore posted the following message on her Instagram, which she has since deleted, but that E! News captured:

"Love is never aggressive, hurtful, threatening, vindictive or accusatory, nor distrustful. Love is never a cunt or a bitch. Love is never demeaning or degrading. My love is real. My love is kind. My love is protective. My love elevates not destroys. My love is generous. My love is forgiving. My love is patient. My love is respectful. My love is worthy of the same."

Jordan responded on his own Instagram page:
"Looking back I blame myself totally. I learned very late in the relationship that a woman will not trust a man fully if he seems irresponsible or not up to standard in areas of a relationship. If she doesn't feel like she can put trust in a man emotionally, spiritually, financially etc. ...That will cause a woman to feel resentment and most of all untrusting in her man. Because of what he lacks she does not feel like she will be properly protected or served! So the woman will not feel like she can give her all to a man that is unstable or irresponsible in areas of the relationship. Causing her to go inward emotionally. It causes me to feel untrusting in her because I did not feel like I had her FULL love and attention. I didn't realize that I created my own circumstances. It's crazy how life has a way of showing you your own flaws. Making you look at yourself in the mirror! Being a real man is a lot more than just being a strong physical dominating presence and opening doors for her. In addition, just for the record, infidelity or cheating was never part of our relationship or one of our problems!!"


TV Show Roundup 6/3/16

Casting News:
Brant Daughterty is returning to Rosewood for the seventh season of Freeform's Pretty Little Liars to reprise his role as Noel Kahn, reports TV Line.

Renewals:
E! News reports that Lifetime has renewed UnREAL for a third season, ahead of its second season premiere. Season two premieres on Lifetime on Monday, June 6th.

TV Line reports that the Hallmark Channel has renewed Good Witch for a third season.

Vanderpump Rules Star Kicked Off Flight For Being a Drunk Sloppy Mess

Any guesses which one I'm referring to? Because with that title it could be a few of them! But this time, it was resident DJ James Kennedy. E! News reports that the 24-year-old Brit was not allowed to board his flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles because he was drunk off his ass, and got into a huge screaming match with LaLa Kent at the gate. LaLa was allowed to board, but Kennedy was not; his girlfriend Raquel Leviss stayed behind with Kennedy. He did finally sober up enough to make a later flight. No reports as to whether or not the Bravo cameras were there to catch it all on tape for the show.


Prince's Cause of Death Was Accidental OD

TMZ reports that the medical examiners have completed toxicology reports on Prince, and he passed away from an accidental drug overdose of Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate used to treat people who have developed a tolerance to Percocet and morphine. The ME report also states that at the time of his death, Prince had no "other significant conditions," meaning he did not have HIV or AIDS, so fuck all of those media outlets that falsely reported that he did (it wasn't just blind reveals; the National Enquirer was pushing that story hardcore too). Rest in purple, Prince.


Last Daily Depp Update

And the messiness continues. A lot has come out in the past few days in the ongoing Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga. It will be exhausting to read about this day after day, so consider this the last update until they actually start going to court to prove stuff, because the "he said she said" sources running to the media is so tiresome already.

First up, Amber Heard is on the cover of People this week with the headline "Inside Their Toxic Marriage." So that's whose side People is taking in all of this. Amber also released a spate of text messages to Entertainment Tonight, which she claims are written by Johnny's assistant Stephen Deuters and were sent to her, apologizing for his boss attacking her.

Pretty much every site out there is covering the Depp/Heard dramz; I personally think that TMZ is the most credible because they do their homework and always have solid sources. TMZ reports that Johnny's assistant Stephen Deuters states that the text messages that Amber Heard provided to Entertainment Tonight are heavily doctored, and that he never said Johnny attacked her. He also states that he has never seen Johnny be violent toward anyone, and will testify to that under oath. Deuters also points out that the texts are highly suspect, because there are no dates on them.

Back to Amber, TMZ reports that despite Amber's lawyer Samantha Spector vowing to the media on Tuesday that Amber would file a police report against Johnny Depp for domestic violence, sources connected to Amber now state that she will not file a police report against Depp, because she "doesn't want to bury him" and still loves him. Worth noting that filing a false police report is a felony.

Look, neither of them are going to see this, but Amber: fire everyone around you immediately. All of these daily "leaks to the media" are making you look like the thirsty fame heaux that you claim not to be. Zip it up, and go full force in court. And Johnny: Sober up. Looking like a drunk sloppy mess at European after parties on the Hollywood Vampires tour is never a good look, especially when you're in the midst of a hella sloppy divorce.

Gee, can't wait to revisit this in a few weeks when they finally face down in court (not!).


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Free Skate 6/2/16

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Lena Dunham Tries Meditation | Vogue

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Blind Gossip Exclusive Blind Item - A Substantial Jump

Remember when Rebel Wilson shaved a few years off her age? She was supposedly in her mid-twenties when she was chosen to play a college student in Pitch Perfect. She was actually in her mid thirties.

Well, there is a well-known TV actress whose real age is an even more substantial jump from her fake age!

She rose to fame when she starred on one TV series. She’ll be starring in another TV show next season. You’ve also seen her on tons of magazine covers in the past year. The girl is busy!

Media reports for the past few years have her in her late 20s/early 30s.

Frankly, that’s not even close.

She is actually 44!


Actress:

Source: Blind Gossip - It's an Exclusive!

Deep Thoughts 6/2/16

What is the most expensive thing that you bought for yourself without financial help from anyone else?

Collide Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Felicity Jones, Nicholas Hoult Movie HD

The Gossip Life Blind Item - About to be Revamped

The cast of this morning talk show is about to be revamped. At least two of the regulars are going to be let go and replaced by others. Producers aren’t happy with the show and the network isn’t happy with the ratings.

What is it?


Who is being let go?

Kardashian Korner

It's the moment you've all been waiting for - Rob Kardashian finally scored his own spinoff show with Blac Chyna, soon to be Angela Kardashian. E! News reports that the series, titled Rob & Chyna, will have six hour-long episodes, plus a birth special. The pair will serve as executive producers for the show.


Emilia Clarke loves Matt Leblanc

John Carney Walks Back Keira Knightley Criticism

After taking some cheap shots at Keira Knightley in an interview with The Independent, Begin Again director John Carney is walking back his comments. He posted the following apology on his Twitter:

"Recently, in a phone interview, the conversation turned to a discussion about a past film, Begin Again, starring Kiera [sic] Knightley. I said a number of things about Keira which were petty, mean and hurtful. I'm ashamed of myself that I could say such things and I've been trying to account for what they say about me. In trying to pick holes in my own work, I ended up blaming someone else. That's not only bad directing, that's shoddy behaviour, that I am not in any way proud of. It's arrogant and disrespectful. Keira was nothing but professional and dedicated during that film and she contributed hugely to its success. I wrote to Keira personally to apologise, but I wanted to publicly, and unreservedly apologise to her fans and friends and anyone else who I have offended. It's not something that I could ever justify, and will never repeat."




Blake Shelton Talks Assholes and Gwen Stefani

Blake Shelton recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone. Here's what he had to say:

Any assholes in country music? Nashville doesn't exactly seem to be a place where many feuds brew.
"Only people that do interviews in y'all's magazine. [Laughs] I don't know what it is about Rolling Stone. People say the most asinine stuff in these interviews for some reason. I remember the last one that bubbled up was with Luke and Zac Brown. But we're all pretty close. Since I started seeing Gwen, I realized that there's not as many really close friendships of the artists in maybe pop and rock. With country music, I'd say 95 percent of us either live in Nashville or used to live in Nashville. We're around each other. And because of that, yeah, there's gonna be times when there's an argument or somebody gets sideways and says something and it gets back to 'em. But it seems like it always works itself out."

Like your album, BeyoncΓ©'s Lemonade deals with a relationship falling apart. Have you checked it out?
"I watched the movie, and it blew me away. One lyric really hit me: "Who the fuck do you think I is?/You ain't married to no average bitch." Whoa! That's not a marketing stunt. I can't believe that's anything other than true."

When did you realize that you and Gwen had a connection?
"We were starting The Voice last year, and  I had to sit down and go, "Look, by the time this thing airs, my life will have completely changed, and we need to talk about this now because it may affect what we talk about on the show." I just felt like there doesn't need to be secrets. And then the same thing [happened] with Gwen. It was like, "Here's what's going on, this show ain't gonna air until three months from now, so let's get this talked about right now.""

It seems like you, Miranda and Gwen are on the cover of every tabloid these days. What's that like?
"It used to upset me, but it turns out it just pays really well. They can't let go of anything I do. I literally was followed to work today. It must mean my career is doing pretty well, because my personal life's not that exciting. I'm almost 40 years old. I don't do that much. I'm kind of a slug. But they damn sure want pictures of it."

Read the full interview at Rolling Stone.


Celebrity Real Estate - Rob Dyrdek Edition

Ridiculousness host Rob Dyrdek has listed his Hollywood Hills home for $3.495 million. No doubt he's moving into more family-friendly digs with his new wife Bryiana; she is currently pregnant with the couple's first child. The 3,733 square foot home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a pool. See pictures of the property at the LA Times.

What Sienna Miller Likes In a Bloke

Sienna Miller recently sat down for an interview with Porter magazine, where she talked about what she looks for in a man. Here's what she had to say:

"I like intelligence. It's the only thing I've ever been attracted to. People who aren't clever enough fall by the wayside. They're a motley crew my ex-boyfriends, if you lined them up, it would be strange. I don't care about that [looks], but you know, within limits… Someone staggeringly beautiful and thick is totally ugly to me. It sounds silly but I like bookish academics who are slightly odd, and borderline, you know, on the spectrum."

On children:
"I would love more. I'm suddenly feeling very broody for more babies, and my daughter's desperate to have a sibling."


TV Show Roundup 6/2/16

Casting News:
E! News reports that Ellen Pompeo has signed on for a 13th season of Grey's Anatomy, where she will allegedly be paid upwards of $300K per episode.

Renewals:
Starz has renewed Outlander for two more seasons, reports E! News.

Kit Harington Still Mad If You Find Him Sexy

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington recently sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times, where he talked about sexism in Hollywood. Here's what he had to say:

“I think there is a double standard. If you said to a girl, ‘Do you like being called a babe?’ and she said, ‘No, not really,’ she’d be absolutely right. I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair or a set of looks. It’s demeaning...But there’s a sexism that happens towards men. There’s definitely a sexism in our industry that happens towards women, and there is towards men as well. At some points during photoshoots when I’m asked to strip down, I felt that. If I felt I was being employed just for my looks, I’d stop acting.”


Twilight's Jackson Rathbone Is A Dad Again

Former Twilight star Jackson Rathbone, 31, has welcomed his second child with wife Sheila Hafsadi. Their daughter Presley Bowie Rathbone was born on Tuesday, reports E! News. The couple, married since 2013, are already parents to son Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, almost 4.


Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Have Broken Up

Get ready for another album full of breakup songs! People reports that Taylor Swift, 26, and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, 32, have split after 15 months of dating. On why they split, a source is quoted as saying, "There was no drama. Things just don't work out sometimes." 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Free Skate 6/1/16

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Inside Serena and Venus Williams’s Secret Dance Competition | Vogue

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - Gorilla Insurance

A celebrity mom you see on TV all the time had an odd reaction to the recent incident of a small boy falling into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.

"We were all talking about how we would have reacted if that was our child and [Celebrity] said the most shocking thing.

She said that she bet that the parents had a life insurance policy on the boy and that they allowed the child to go in there because they were looking for some kind of payday.

We all looked at each other like 'Did she actually just say that?' and then she went on about how she has life insurance on her own child/ren for $100k, but that she would never allow anything to happen to them for such a small amount of money. WTF?"


Celebrity:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 6/1/16

What was your most embarrassing moment from your school days?

Satanic Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Sarah Hyland, Justin Chon Movie HD

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Mixed Things

I’m hearing mixed things on the casting for the iconic role as of the weekend. I hear someone big and an expected choice is losing the role due to a very difficult agent, who is trying to hold the producer to ransom. Another has swept in and is now considered to be the favourite.

Who is he?

Who is the other?


What’s the role?

Salma Hayek Talks Marriage

Salma Hayek recently sat down for an interview with Red magazine. Here's what she had to say:

“Sex is not the key to a happy marriage, but it’s a side effect. Although not every day! If it’s every day, it loses its charm. It’s so important to maintain your chemistry. You have to continue to laugh, explore, have fun with each other, and have romance. A good marriage, full of love, is my biggest accomplishment. Home is where my husband is. He is home. Everything outside of the family nucleus is an adventure that you’re living together.”

On Sexiness:
“Even though I struggle every moment with my own judgement of my body, I’m in touch with myself. I try to be really aware of every muscle. It is sexy. Sexuality, what other people see in you, is enjoying your body. Involve your senses in your life, and you will become sexy. Dance, and not to look good. If you dance terribly, still dance. I’m a diver, and I think this is the most sensual thing. It’s liberating to move in the water, to float, to observe things that you cannot control, to be in touch with your breathing. I find that sexy. It might in the moment not look sexy, but this interaction with life makes you sexy. And even if you’re on a diet, enjoy your food – please! It’s a very Latin point of view.”

On Menopause:
“They don’t tell you the things that can happen. They send you this questionnaire: Are you losing your hair? Are your nose and your ears growing? Do you have facial hair growing? Are you gaining weight that you cannot get rid of? Are you shrinking? And then they ask, is your vagina dry? And my answer was, ‘If I’m bald, and my nose and my ears are huge, and I have a moustache and a beard, and I cannot lose the weight, and I’m even shorter than I’ve been my whole life, who cares if the vagina is dry? Nobody is gonna come near it!’” 


Gwen Stefani - Misery

Daytime Confidential Blind Item - This Soap Showrunner Is About to Be Fired

A veteran daytime soap opera executive producer is on his or her way out at this sudser. I hear the suits have been quietly building their case for quite some times, citing ratings woes among other issues.

While it will likely be spun in the press as the exiting E.P.'s decision to leave, make no mistake, this person is about to be canned. 


Speaking of firings, a writing regime at one daytime drama has until the end of summer to shape up or ship out.  Over at yet another sudser, people are beginning to whisper that this scribe isn't physically or mentally capable of handling the job of helming a soap's writing room anymore. 

Jerry O'Connell Talks Mannies

Jerry O'Connell recently spoke to Us Weekly about the concept of male nannies. Here's what he had to say:

"I'm not sure if given the chance to hire myself as a manny in my family, I don't think I would allow that to happen. I'm sorry if that's closed-minded of me. I just wouldn't allow that — I wouldn't be comfortable with that. I would explain to my wife and to my children that I was not comfortable with a manny around.

...It is pretty shocking to me that I'm the only one who has kids on [the cast of Mistresses], so literally everyone thought I was like Dr. [Benjamin] Spock. Everyone thought I was a baby expert. It's funny — when you're a parent, and you have kids, when you see a crying baby, you just go to it. You just do. I'm shocked I'm that person as well because before I had kids, I didn't really care for them. [But] especially these little babies in showbiz, they are cute little babies. You can't help! Feeding the baby again, it really made me want to have another one."


Celebrity Real Estate - Adele Edition

Adele recently scooped up a home in the small Beverly Hills gated community which includes neighbors Jennifer Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Cameran Diaz and Joel Madden, and Zoe Saldana. For $9.5 million, Adele now has a 6,500 square foot home featuring four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a treehouse, outdoor train set, and mature trees. See pictures of the property at Curbed.

Teen Mom's Maci Bookout Is a Mom Again

Teen Mom's Maci Bookout, 24, has welcomed her second child with fiancΓ© Taylor McKinney, reports People. Son Maverick Reed McKinney was born on Tuesday. The couple are also parents to daughter Jayde, 1, and Bookout shares son Bentley, 7, with ex Ryan Edwards.

TV Show Roundup 6/1/16

Programming Note:
MTV will air a The Hills special catching up with the cast on August 2nd at 10pm, reports E! News.

Renewals:
E! News reports that Amazon has renewed Transparent for a fourth season. The streaming service has yet to announce a premiere date for season three.

Jena Malone Is A Mom

People reports that Hunger Games and Saved! actress Jena Malone, 31, has welcomed her first child with boyfriend Ethan DeLorenzo. The couple welcomed son Ode Mountain DeLorenzo Malone over the weekend. 

Ronnie Wood Is a Dad Again

Page Six reports that Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 68, has welcomed twin girls with wife Sally, 38. Gracie Jones and Alice Rose were born on Monday. These are the first children for the couple; Wood has four adult children from his marriages to Krissy Findlay and Jo Wood.


Amber Heard Doubles Down

TMZ reports that Amber Heard has now filed a sworn statement with the LAPD. They also point out that the LAPD still maintains that the two officers who responded to her call looked for injuries and found none (the website also contacted two doctors who both stated that if the attack went down as she said it did, she would have had immediately visible injuries).

Heard's legal team released the following statement, as reprinted in full by Page Six:

“As the result of Amber’s decision to decline giving an initial statement to the LAPD, her silence has been used against her by Johnny’s team. Amber did not provide a statement to the LAPD in an attempt to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career.

Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media. Amber has suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny.

In domestic violence cases, it is not unusual for the perpetrator’s playbook to include miscasting the victim as the villain. In reality, Amber acted no differently than many victims of domestic violence, who think first of the harm that might come to the abuser, rather than the abuse they have already suffered. Amber can no longer endure the relentless attacks and outright lies launched against her character in the Court of Public Opinion since the tragic events of May 21st.

With her statement Amber hopes to give the LAPD the opportunity to conduct an accurate and complete investigation into the events of that evening and before. If that occurs, and the truth is revealed, there is no doubt that Amber’s claims will be substantiated beyond any doubt, and hopefully Johnny will get the help that he so desperately needs.

From the beginning it has been Amber’s desire to keep this matter as private as possible, even though LAPD officers responded to a 911 call made by a third party. The LAPD officers viewed not only the disarray that Johnny had caused in the apartment but also the physical injuries to Amber’s face. We filed the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage at the very end of the day on Monday May 23rd and we did not serve Johnny with the Petition at the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass that evening. We sent a letter to Johnny’s counsel team the next morning making it clear we wanted to keep this matter out of the media. We then held off requesting a domestic violence restraining order as we knew that Johnny was out of the country. We took the high road. Unfortunately, Johnny’s team immediately went to the press and began viciously attacking Amber’s character. Amber is simply a victim of domestic violence..."

Breaking in here to say that I am #TeamTruth, but this statement is really convincing me that I should be on #TeamAmber no questions asked, and that I should be ashamed that I ever wanted to wait until the evidence was heard in court due to her (former?) fame heauxing ways. And then the statement continued:

"...and none of her actions are motivated by money. Amber is a brave and financially independent woman who is showing the courage of her convictions by doing the right thing against Johnny’s relentless army of lawyers and surrogates. The Family Law Court is not going to be influenced by misinformation placed in the social media based on anonymous sources. Amber is the victim. Amber is a hero.”

Yeah, they lost me there. They should have truncated that statement earlier. Back to #TeamTruth. I know this topic is very polarizing; thank you for keeping the discourse friendly. 


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Free Skate 5/31/16

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: How Is This Not A Thing? (Web Exclusive)

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Main Benefactor

She seems like a nice person. She isn’t. She didn’t stop the divorce because she was oh-so-concerned about his well-being. She stopped it because she didn’t want to look heartless… and because she wanted to be the main benefactor of his estate if he kicked it!

"If he passed she would have gotten everything. He didn’t, so she just milked it for what she could get. She got the story line, and the footage, the sympathy, and the praise for supporting him."

Since he’s still here, what now?

"There’s very little left in his bank account and he has no prospects for employment. There’s no financial incentive left. He’s just costing her money now. That’s the real reason she’s cutting him loose."

Proceed with the divorce!

Husband:


Wife:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 5/31/16

What is the most comforting sound?

The Little Prince Official US Release Trailer (2016) - Jeff Bridges Animated Movie HD

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Dark Territory

This former A-list director is a legendary director of romantic comedies, but his own life isn’t as picturesque as his movies. We’re going into dark territory a little bit for this one, but he’s had a regular mistress since the 90’s, a E-list actress, who has appeared in roles in every single one of his movies since their affair began.

BONUS: Our actress also had relations with an A-list politician.


Who is she?

John Carpenter Still Hates Friday the 13th

Halloween director John Carpenter recently appeared on Podcast One's Bret Easton Ellis Podcast, where he had this to say about Texas Chainsaw Massacre vs Friday the 13th, as reprinted by The Hollywood Reporter:

“One springs from an organic idea and has a truly artist’s eye working. And Friday the 13th, I feel, affects me as very cynical. It’s very cynical movie-making. It just doesn’t rise above its cheapness."

On Halloween copycats:
"I think the reason that all these slasher movies came in the ’80s was a lot of folks said, ‘Look at that Halloween movie. It was made for peanuts, and look at the money it’s made. We can make money like that. That’s what the teenagers want to see.' So they just started making them, cranking them out. Most of them were awful.”