Saturday, February 4, 2017

Free Skate 2/4/17

A post to discuss your nightly TV shows.

Instagram Pic of the day 2/4/17

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Politically Incorrect 2/4/17

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Reader's Choice 2/4/17

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Andrew Garfield & Ryan Reynolds Ruined Ryan Gosling's Big Moment

Mariah Carey - I Don't ft. YG

Derek Fisher Has Been Robbed

TMZ reports that the Los Angeles home of NBA legend Derek Fisher has been robbed, and thieves made off with his 5 NBA rings that were won when Fisher was with the LA Lakers. Police think the robbery occurred on Monday morning between 7:30am and 10:30am; no one was home at the time.

Kylie Minogue is Back on the Market

MSN reports that Kylie Minogue, 48, and Joshua Sasse, 29, have split. She recently took to her Instagram to announces the news. The couple got engaged last February.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Free Skate 2/3/17

A post to discuss your nightly TV shows.

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Mean Tweets - NFL Edition #2

Politically Incorrect 2/3/17

What's going on in Washington DC today?

Reader's Choice 2/3/17

What's going on in your world today?

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Tapes Are Back On The Table

A couple of years ago, when everyone was buzzing that an adult video featuring this young celebrity couple was about to be released, we told you that was not going to happen.

Since then, they have actually made several videos, but she agreed that she should spend more time building up a mainstream brand for herself before going that route.

So, it’s been a couple of years… and we just found out that the discussion about releasing the tapes is back on the table!

"[The Guy] really wants to put it out because he is broke. Plus, he’s packing big so he wouldn’t be embarrassed if people saw his dick on film.

[The Girl] is 50/50 on putting it out, but she is easily influenced by [The Guy], who is constantly in her ear telling her how this is going to make her a bigger star.

[The Manager] says definitely not. Although it would open up [The Girl] to a larger, more adult audience, it would also torpedo her current money-making audience, the young adult market. She’s not willing to give up that cash cow yet."

We know that the tape WILL eventually be released. This is just about the timing… and about to whom The Girl listens when it comes to her career.

Going forward, expect gossipy leaks and teases every six months or so to test the waters to see if the timing is finally right.

The Guy:

The Girl:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 2/3/17

Are you a person who has a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends? Why?

This Beautiful Fantastic Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Jessica Brown Findlay Movie

The Gossip Life Blind Item - McConaissance Of His Own

This B list actor is slowly becoming one of the hottest tickets in town again. Several choice directors want him for their projects and after a few years on the sidelines, he may be in line for a true McConaissance of his own.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our hot ticket?

Source: The Gossip Life

Gabrielle Union Talks Fitness

Gabrielle Union is on the cover of Women's Health Magazine. Here's what she had to say in the accompanying interview:

ON AMAZING SKIN &  ANNOYING GRAYS...
"I get asked all the time how I look so young. I don't like needles. I'm not going to rule out Botox, but the idea of putting a needle in my face... I'm not there yet. I have pretty oily skin, I drink a lot of water, I don't smoke, and I don't have a hard life. Of course, as I've aged, everything on my body hurts! My hips, back, shoulders—lots of aches and pains. I dye my hair and people say, 'You look young,' but my gray hairs are saying, 'She's old as fuck!' 

My best anti-aging tip is the ability to say no, no, and hell, no. We run ourselves ragged saying yes to every freaking thing, whether it's to our family, spouses, or careers. I sleep eight hours a day and don't let myself stress out. A lot of people call it selfish, but I don't have any wrinkles."

ON HER COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH EXERCISE...
"I have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, and I know that can lead to an early death. I want to be a vital and energetic part of my family for a long time, not to be big mama in a rocking chair in the TV room, or huffing and puffing just going up stairs. I work out not because I get off on it, but because I want to live!"

Idris Elba Gets Dating Advice from Kids // Omaze

Blind Gossip Blind Item - Under 20 Inches

This young film and TV actress keeps getting thinner and thinner. She used to have a naturally slim body, but, as time went on, the weight just kept dropping off.

We found out that, contrary to the rumors, our pretty actress is NOT starving herself or binging and throwing up.

She actually does eat several healthy meals a day. Protein and veggies. However, she’s been lying about her workouts! She actually does two workouts a day, one-two hours each time. Sometimes she tries to get in a third workout. Depending on her work schedule, she is exercising anywhere between two to five hours a day. She’s aiming for a waist under 20 inches. She just wants to look good on camera.

Under twenty inches? Yikes.

Actress:

Source: Blind Gossip

Candace Cameron Bure Talks Life After The View

Candace Cameron Bure recently sat down for an interview with E! News, where she talked about what she has been up to since leaving The View. Here's what she had to say:

"I have to say I'm much more rested, I feel a little bit more sane, I feel like myself just because I was traveling coast to coast every single week for over a year and a half and it really took a toll on me, just wore me out. So I got a lot of rest over the holidays and it was so nice to be home and be with my kids and be with my family and just not worry about work for a little while. It just gave me the energy and boost that I needed to now go back into it and I'm going full throttle again 'cause I can't ever seem to sit down in one place for too long."

On what's next:
"I have a lot of big dreams and big goals and I've already achieved some that I didn't think I would, which just inspires me to dream even bigger. I'm a go-getter so I don't know what else I'm gonna do, but don't count me out of anything 'cause I might show up in very unexpected places and just take over."

Celebrity Real Estate - Coca Cola Edition

Coca Cola bottling heir Alkiviades David has sold his Beverly Hills home for just under $25 million. The 16,000 square foot residence features six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a full bar, multiple living rooms, and an acre of land. See pictures of the property at Curbed.

Everything Dakota Johnson Says Gets Turned into Something Sexual

TV Show Roundup 2/3/17

Cancellations:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Hulu's show Please Like Me has ended after four seasons.

Casting News:
Grey's Anatomy alum T.R. Knight is joining the cast of National Geographic's upcoming anthology series Genius: Einstein, where he will play J. Edgar Hoover, announces The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hollywood Reporter announces that NBC has cast The Fosters alum Amanda Leighton to play the role of Young Sophie on their show This Is Us.

Sequels:
Because four just wasn't enough, The Hollywood Reporter announces that SyFy is making Sharknado 5. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles.

2017 Kids Choice Awards Nominations

Here are the nominees for the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards:

TELEVISION:
Favorite TV Show – Kids' Show
Game Shakers
Girl Meets World
Henry Danger
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
The Thundermans

Favorite TV Show – Family Show
Big Bang Theory
Black-ish
Fuller House
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Supergirl
The Flash

Favorite Reality Show
America's Funniest Home Videos
America's Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Paradise Run
Shark Tank
The Voice

Favorite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Loud House

Favorite Male TV Star
Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G, Game Shakers)
Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Jack Griffo (Max, The Thundermans)
Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)
Casey Simpson (Ricky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Tyrel Jackson Williams (Leo, Lab Rats)

Favorite Female TV Star
Rowan Blanchard (Riley, Girl Meets World)
Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie, Liv and Maddie)
Lizzy Greene (Dawn, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Kira Kosarin (Phoebe, The Thundermans)
Breanna Yde (Tomika, School of Rock)
Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)

FILM:
Favorite Movie
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Ghostbusters
Pete's Dragon
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Favorite Movie Actor
Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Will Arnett (Vernon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)

Favorite Movie Actress
Amy Adams (Lois, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Megan Fox (April, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)
Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)
Kristen Wiig (Erin, Ghostbusters)

Favorite Animated Movie
Finding Dory
Moana
Sing
The Secret Life of Pets
Trolls
Zootopia

Favorite Voice From an Animated Movie
Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
Dwayne Johnson (Maui, Moana)
Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls)
Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls)
Reese Witherspoon (Rosita, Sing)

Favorite Villain
Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass)
Idris Elba (Krall, Star Trek Beyond)
Will Ferrell (Mugatu, Zoolander 2)
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets) *Note: animated
Charlize Theron (Ravenna, The Huntsman: Winter's War)
Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Favorite Butt-Kicker
Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter's War)
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)
Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique, X-Men: Apocalypse)
Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Uhura, Star Trek Beyond)

BFF's (Best Friends Forever)
Ruby Barnhill & Mark Rylance (Sophie/BFG, The BFG)
Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)
Kevin Hart & Ice Cube (Ben/James, Ride Along 2)
Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Captain Kirk/Spock, Star Trek Beyond)
Neel Sethi & Bill Murray (Mowgli/ Baloo, Jungle Book)
Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson (Derek/Hansel, Zoolander 2)

Favorite Frenemies
Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)
Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill (Batman/Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. (Captain America/Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)
Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
Dwayne Johnson & Auli'i Cravalho (Moana/Maui, Moana)
Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)
Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt (Ravenna/Freya, The Huntsman: Winter's War)

Most Wanted Pet
Baloo from The Jungle Book (Bill Murray)
Dory from Finding Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)
Po from Kung Fu Panda 3 (Jack Black)
Red from The Angry Birds Movie (Jason Sudeikis)
Rosita from Sing (Reese Witherspoon)
Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)

#Squad
Captain America: Civil War - Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman
Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy
Ghostbusters – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson
X-Men: Apocalypse – James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Olivia Munn

MUSIC:
Favorite Music Group
The Chainsmokers
Fifth Harmony
Maroon 5
OneRepublic
Pentatonix
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Male Singer
Drake
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Justin Timberlake
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Singer
Adele
Beyoncé
Ariana Grande
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Song
"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" — Justin Timberlake
"Heathens" — Twenty One Pilots
"Send My Love (To Your New Lover) — Adele
"Side to Side" — Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
"Work From Home" — Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Favorite New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Daya
Lukas Graham
Solange
Rae Sremmurd
Hailee Steinfeld
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Music Video
"24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" — Justin Timberlake
"Formation" — Beyoncé
"Juju on That Beat" — Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
"Me Too" — Meghan Trainor
"Stressed Out" — Twenty One Pilots

Favorite DJ/EDM Artist
Martin Garrix
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
Skrillex
DJ Snake
Zedd

Favorite Soundtrack
Hamilton
Me Before You
Moana
Sing
Suicide Squad
Trolls

Favorite Viral Music Artist
Tiffany Alvord
Matty B
Carson Lueders
Johnny Orlando
Jacob Sartorius
JoJo Siwa 

Favorite Global Music Star
5 Seconds of Summer (Australia/New Zealand)BIGBANG (Asia)
Bruno Mars (North America)
Little Mix (U.K.)
Shakira (South America)
Zara Larsson (Europe)

OTHER CATEGORIES:
Favorite Video Game
Just Dance 2017
Lego Marvel's Avengers
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Minecraft: Story Mode
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Pokémon Moon

The Kids Choice Awards take place on March 11th at 8pm.

Riccardo Tisci Leaving Givenchy

Us Weekly reports that designer Riccardo Tisci is leaving the house of Givenchy after 12 years with the brand. His final collections for the brand were seen in Paris last month; Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner walked in his Spring couture show. Tisci is BFF's with Kim Kardashian, and close to her husband Kanye West. As for where he will land next, it has been reported that Donatella Versace has been heavily courting him for some time to design for the house of Versace.

Nicki Minaj Burglarized

TMZ reports that Nicki Minaj's Beverly Hills rental home, which is located in a gated community, was hit by burglars who made off with $200K worth of possessions. They also trashed the place, flipping over furniture as if they were looking for something specific. Sources say that the burglary seems personal, due to the nature of some of the vandalism (destroyed picture frames, perfume bottles, slashed up clothing, etc). Minaj was out of town when the burglary happened.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Free Skate 2/2/17

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How Much Stuff Can Dakota Johnson Fit in Her Gap Teeth? | Secret Talent Theatre | Vanity Fair

Politically Incorrect 2/2/17

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Reader's Choice 2/2/17

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Silly Franchise

Although she was part of a successful franchise, this young actor couldn’t wait until it was over!

"She used to make fun of the series. She thought it was “silly” and “unimportant.” She thought the fans were “ridiculous.”

She kept doing the films because they made her a lot of money and she thought that a high profile would give her the freedom to take on more “important” projects. She couldn’t wait for it to be over and she swore she would never do [franchise] again."

Because she was so hot coming off the franchise, everyone wanted to book her at first. For some reason, though, the offers have been drying up. She has one film in post… but nothing in production or pre-production. For someone her age and with her popularity, that is highly unusual.

"She is really disappointed that she isn’t getting offers for the good films, so she’s changed her mind. Now she’s talking about wanting to do one more [franchise] movie. Yes, she’s a hypocrite."

If she does do another film for the “silly” franchise, at least she will make her “ridiculous” fans ridiculously happy!

Actress:

Franchise:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 2/2/17

What is your Myers Briggs type?

Fist Fight Red Band Trailer #1 (2017) | Movieclips Trailers

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Letter of Complaint

George Clooney admitted once on the Howard Stern Show that when he first listened to Howard Stern, he was so outraged that he sent a letter of complaint to Howard's radio station requesting they kick him off the air. Years later he became a fan and regretted it. 

This actress has a similar little tale.

She's only C list now, but at one point of her career you would've thought she was heading for the A list park. It was during this period of time that she appeared as a guest on a small town radio show, promoting one of her independent flicks.

The interviewer, irreverent and fresh out of college, did his best to be edgy without crossing a line.

Apparently he crossed a line, according to the actress, who found fault with his 'smooth talk' and sent a letter of complaint to the radio station with the stamp of her agent.

The shock jock was shocked when he was promptly fired by the station manager.

Our actress has a history of writing similar letters about similar interviewers. 

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our actress?

Source: The Gossip Life

Oral History of GIRLS

In preparation for the show's final season, the creators and actors of GIRLS sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to tell the show's oral history. Here are some highlights from that sit down:

LENA DUNHAM, CREATOR-STAR (HANNAH) "I wrote HBO this one sheet. [Scroll to the end of story to read.] It was like a tone poem about millennial life. It doesn't mention a character, doesn't mention a plot. "They're everything, they're nothing, they're everywhere, they're nowhere." I mean, it's the worst pitch you've ever read — pretentious and horrifying — but I remember writing it, sitting on the floor listening to Tegan and Sara in my underwear, being like, "I'm a genius.""

SUE NAEGLE, FORMER HBO ENTERTAINMENT PRESIDENT "There had never been a show that had skewed that young or that had been about people that age at HBO. The feeling had been that the HBO viewer was much older and more affluent and that they wanted to see shows about their experience — plus, people who were Lena's age can't afford HBO, so what's the point? So the biggest hurdle was wrapping people's heads around the idea of doing a show about this demographic."

JUDD APATOW, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER "I was given Tiny Furniture by my agents, and I loved it. The more I learned, the more shocking it became: how young Lena was, the fact that the budget was $50K. … So I sent her an email [scroll to the end of story to read] telling her how much I loved it, and I said, "If you want somebody to help screw up your career, give me a call.""

JEMIMA KIRKE (JESSA) "I said no a couple of times. I was working as a painter at the time. Honestly, it was the money [that convinced me]. I was 24 and about to have a baby, so I was vulnerable, and the contract was very long. (Laughs.)"


ALLISON WILLIAMS (MARNIE) "I had just moved to L.A. from New York very dramatically after I graduated from college. I came in to audition, and we improvised a scene where I braided Lena's hair, which was … dirty."

ZOSIA MAMET (SHOSHANNA) "I was in upstate New York shooting a movie, which was a piece of shit, and I was in the costume truck when my agent called and goes, "You got it, and they want to make you a series regular.""


ADAM DRIVER (ADAM) "I was doing a play at the time, so I was feeling very self-righteous. I thought that that was what I should be doing, and TV was for evil people, and I didn't want to be part of any system or corporation. (Laughs.) But because it was HBO, it seemed different. And then the writing was so good, and I thought it would be fun to play someone who does these things that are morally questionable."

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

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All About the Tea Blind Item - She's A Fake Reality Friend & Spilling Her Friend's Secrets

*All About the Tea Exclusive*

A longtime reality friendship looked like a genuine fit but for one side, it was all for show.

The relationship has shifted and one side is wasting no time in cutting the other where it hurts.

The rat is spilling her friend’s secrets to the press, and the woman never saw it coming. A reality image is scarred, but the snitch fancies only herself, and would sell anyone out for the spotlight.  

All loyalty has been crossed out, a friendship proven a plastic reality.

Reality Show:

Reality Persons:

Clues:

Source: All About the Tea

Ruby Rose Talks Sex

Ruby Rose is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Here's what she had to say in the accompanying interview:

On being comfortable with her sexuality: "I’m very confident and in tune with my sexuality. I feel very blessed for that, because in different places around the world, people can’t be. I’m lucky I can explore. I have a very healthy sex life, and there’s something very empowering, strong, and feminist about being open and comfortable in that world."

On social media: "There are things that I’m always going to be very vocal about, like LGBTQ and animal rights. I have a platform and I can open up a dialogue, but I also know that I’m just an actor. I’m just another person with an opinion no better than anyone else’s opinion. I don’t overanalyze. I just write from the heart, post it, and hope for the best. Then I move on."

On marriage: "According to the news, I’ve been engaged five times. For me, marriage is more about equal rights than the act of getting married. When you don’t have equal rights, it trickles down to kids who think, My aunt’s gay so she can’t get married, or I’m weird because I feel the same way. So it’s important to break down that barrier. I’m more interested in having a loving, healthy, long-term relationship with someone I might want to have kids with someday."




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Celebrity Real Estate - Jillian Michael Edition

Jillian Michaels has listed her Malibu home for sale for $8.88 million. The 4,300 square foot home features three bedrooms, three full bathrooms plus one additional shitter, smart technology, and a front row seat to the Pacific Ocean. See pictures of the property at Variety.

This Is Us Star Chrissy Metz Talks Life-Changing Role

This Is Us star Chrissy Metz recently sat down for an interview with Glamour, where she talked about how her role on the show is changing her life. Here's what she had to say:

"I was born in Homestead, Florida. My parents divorced when I was eight; I never really knew my dad, and my mom raised my older sister and brother and me alone. It was challenging. There were times I’d be nervous walking home from elementary school, thinking, If that red tag from the power company saying our lights are turned off is on the door handle, I don’t know what I’ll do. And there were nights my mom wouldn’t eat dinner. She’d be like, “Oh, I’m not hungry.” I knew she was giving up food to make sure we could eat, but when you’re 9 or 10 years old, you can’t help. It was devastating. In retrospect I think that’s why food equals love in my family. It’s the way we showed love—my grandmother would make me a grilled cheese sandwich every time she’d pick me up from school. I really valued that attention. As I got older, that turned into, “Oh, I’m happy—let’s celebrate and eat. I’m sad? Let me eat my feelings.”

...And how’d we get to L.A.? Girl, some young women and I caravanned all the way from Florida, then lived in a two-bedroom apartment, three of us to each room, in Burbank. We were all on a budget—we spent nights playing Uno in our living room—but most of the other kids’ parents were footing their bills. My stepdad helped me with my car insurance, but I couldn’t ask him for anything more; they didn’t have anything extra. So I paid my own way by nannying or finding odd jobs. I had two auditions that pilot season, maybe. I cried a lot.

...So I stayed. I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest. I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to—God forbid—live on the streets; I moved in with a roommate who told me, “Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don’t give up.” People who supported me were like, “If you don’t have money for food, I’ll cook you dinner. You don’t have money for acting class? Let’s get together and read lines.” I am so grateful that I had such an amazing support system, but when I booked This Is Us, I had 81 cents in my bank account. I could cry right now just thinking about it.

Getting the role of Kate has changed everything. It’s crazy to go from not having enough money to buy food to getting free dinners. Why is it that when you really need something, you don’t have it? And when you can afford it, you have a surplus of it? You may think, “Ooh, you’re on TV, you’re a millionaire!” No. It’s definitely a lot more than I was making, but I still live with my roommate—though I pay my proper share of the rent now. Meeting my car payment on time? That’s new. I paid my friends and my stepdad back. And three months ago I finally paid my credit cards off! Funny, but I still get buyer’s remorse—I just got my first pair of Alexander McQueen shoes; I’m so convinced I shouldn’t have bought them, I still haven’t busted them out of the box.

...I’ve had women—average women, older women, teenagers—who say to me, “Your role and this show has changed my life.” That makes all the struggle, all the ramen noodles, all the times when I couldn’t pay my bills, all the times where I was like, “I can’t do this,” worth it. Sometimes I cry on the way to the set still. There is something that happens when you are grateful: You continue to keep receiving blessings. So I will always be grateful. "

Read the full essay at Glamour.

TV Show Roundup 2/2/17

Casting News:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that anchor Tamron Hall is leaving both NBC and MSNBC.

TV Line announces that Ernie Hudson will join the Season 3 cast of TBS's Angie Tribeca, where he will play Tribeca's father.

Programming Note:
TV Line reports that in preparation for new Twin Peaks episodes, Showtime will air the Twin Peaks prequel movie Fire Walk With Me on March 1st at 8/7c.

Catching Up With JWoww and Snooki

E! News recently caught up with JWoww and Snooki to talk to them about how their lives have changed since they starred on Jersey Shore. Here's what they had to say:

JWoww: "This is our life now. It's kind of crazy from six, seven years ago. But this is our daily life, our daughters are our No. 1 fans and our No. 1 supporters, and I think it's the best when we get to film with them."

Snooki: "I think we've always wanted to be moms, we just didn't know the right time because obviously we were crazy and insane. So we weren't really ready to have kids, but you're never really ready until you have them."

JWoww: "I was someone that didn't have patience and I was very, almost OCD. You have to have patience and come to the fact that you will never be on time for anything ever again. Your kids will always come first, and I actually don't like going out. I'd rather spend my Friday and Saturday nights with my children, watching Rapunzel or Tangled." 

Snooki: "The girls are best friends. They will grow up together, they're probably going to kill us, do what we did, but we're prepared."

MTV's CT Is a Father

E! News reports that MTV's The Challenge vet CT, real name Chris Tamburello, revealed in a recent interview that he is now a father. Here's what he had to say: 

"I felt like [my son] helped me get my life back. Coming on this show, I like to think that I did it for him and for the right reasons. Also, it became more about me and getting my life back and doing it for me. The main reason I came back, I know there's going to come a time where [my son] is going to see me on TV. I want him to see me as I am today, and not some punk running around with his head cut off, smashing heads, you know?

Darrell [Taylor] can attest to this: Me and him are the old men on the show—all we did was trade baby pictures with each other. I became a father and perspective changes. I felt OK to come on this show in the very beginning, in this new chapter of my life. It did wonders for me. I was proud of it. I had my ups and downs through my 20s, and I'm here now still sharing my life on TV. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise; I'm so grateful and I'm so happy. I can't believe all this is happening and it's for the right reasons. Of all the seasons, this is the one I'm most proud of, just because so much has happened through the years to where I am and who I am now. I'm most proud of this one."

CT's ex Diem Brown, another Challenge vet, passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer in November 2014.

The latest season of The Challenge premieres on MTV on Wednesday, February 8th.

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Beyonce is Pregnant

Beyoncé took to her Instagram to announce that she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins together. The couple, married since 2008, are already parents to daughter Blue Ivy, 5.

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Truce Couple

This acting couple attended the SAG Awards. They looked beautiful and happy.

Apparently, that was only on the outside.

They are actually no longer together. However, they knew that if they didn’t show up as a couple, people would gossip. So they struck some sort of truce and are playing it for the cameras like everything is OK.

We don’t know when the announcement will be made, but given their interest in keeping up appearances, it seems logical that they will continue this charade until awards season is over.

Couple:

Source: Blind Gossip

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When relaxing on the floor, do you sit cross-legged, fold your legs to one side, sit with your legs straight out in front of you, or recline?

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The Gossip Life Blind Item - Renewal of Love

Tracy Turnblad isn't the only one who can hear the bells.

This A list couple, who you'd never expect, are thinking of renewing their vows in an expensive expression of love. He's the bigger star in the equation and although you wouldn't think he'd dare to do such a thing, he's actually the biggest proponent of doing it.

'It's a renewal of everything for them,' claims the insider. 'A new beginning!' 

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who are our couple?

Source: The Gossip Life

Johnny Depp's Extravagant Spending Habits

Johnny Depp recently sued The Management Group for serious misconduct, and alleged that the group lost a bunch of his money. The Hollywood Reporter announces that The Management Group is responding by listing Johnny's spending habits. 

Attorney Michael Kump writes in the cross-complaint, "Depp lived an ultra-extravagant lifestyle that often knowingly cost Depp in excess of $2 million per month to maintain, which he simply could not afford. Depp, and Depp alone, is fully responsible for any financial turmoil he finds himself in today. [Among the examples of excess listed by TMG is $75 million spent on 14 residences, $18 million spent on a luxury yacht and $30,000 per month spent on wine.] Depp also paid over $3 million to blast from a specially-made cannon the ashes of author Hunter Thompson over Aspen, Colorado."

TMG is asking that a judge declare that "Depp is responsible for his own financial waste."