This Is Us Recap: Time Jump, Jump, Jump Around
by Hilton Hater on October 16, 2019 at 10:24 am
Just when you think you know everything about absolutely everyone on This Is Us, it turns out… … you do not. This simple, yet surprising, message was at the heart This Is Us Season 4 Episode 4, an installment titled “Flip a Coin” that taught viewers about Kevin and The Manny, Randall and Beth in college during a parental visit, baby Jack and music and a whole lot more. Let’s start with KATE, shall we? In the past, fans saw a teenage version of this character still struggling with a purpose after her brothers went off and she remained home. When she finally turned off Buffy the Vampire Slayer (good taste in TV shows!), Kate ventured to the record store and bought some new CDs — and also got a job! In the present, tensions between Kate and Toby continued to fester, which had been a theme of the previous two episodes. They took young Jack to a music class, which didn’t turn out well because he kept getting scared by the instruments and singing. After going back and forth each other, the couple took their son to the beach. While he was frightened by the class, viewers do at least know he goes on to have quite a bit of success in music — and, as Kate noted, music is something he can do even without his sight. What about RANDALL and BETH? The first question: Do these two owe everything to Rebecca? In the past, she visited Randall at college and got the sense that he longed for Beth… which, granted, was rather obvious. She proceded to take matters into her own hands by getting up and asking if they could join Beth and her mother for lunch. Such aggression paid off, notably, when Randall gave Beth a slice of lemon without her even asking. On their one and only date (at the time), Beth ordered a Coke with lemon. At lunch at school, she didn’t have a lemon for her drink. Rebecca ended up bonding with Beth’s mom over their shared widow status, as Carol inspired Rebecca to start getting her life back in order following Jack’s death. Time jump back to the present — and Carol visited for Beth’s dance studio opening. Once there, Carol said she didn’t like Randall for Beth at first… but only because she didn’t really see the strength he needed to be a proper partner for her daughter. Randall and Beth also met Malik and discovered he has a daughter. Watch This Is Us Season 4 Episode 4 Online We’ll end with KEVIN. Alternating between the present — where Kevin found out The Manny was canceled 00 and the pilot shoot for this same, This Is Us revealed quite a bit about the character. Almost more than we had ever learned before. In the present, Kevin attempted to distract Cassidy and Nicky when their planned Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was incorrectly scheduled. How so? By talking about shopping for a new RV. While out and about, Kevin and Cassidy discussed her possible divorce, his experience with The Manny and Nicky revealed the origins of his trailer. Prior to the war, you see, there was Sally, someone Jack asked out on a shy Nicky’s behalf. They planned to trek across this great nation after he returned from war — but eventually he simply stopped writing to her. After all that transpired in Vietnam, Nicky said he was “pretty broken.” Therefore, one day he figured he would just go for it, using his savings on the trailer and heading to Sally’s house unannounced. She wasn’t home, though. So, he drove off and, well that was it. He said he realized it wasn’t meant to be. In a parallel moment, past Kevin revealed his doubts about The Manny pilot to Kate and said he really wished it didn’t make it to series so he could go off, stop acting and just have a family somewhere. That was all he truly wanted. However, he then had a moment at the conclusion of the pilot filming where he connected with his baby costar and the “stupid character” on a show with a “stupid premise” wasn’t a joke anymore. He made a baby laugh and it changed his life. After relaying that story to Cassidy, Kevin did indeed buy an RV…for himself. And he moved in next to Nicky.
Gina Rodriguez Apologizes for Dropping N-Word in Shocking Video
by Hilton Hater on October 15, 2019 at 11:47 pm
Gina Rodriguez is in major trouble for her use of the N-Word. Which is not a sentence we expect to write today. However, the beloved Jane the Virgin star went online this evening and issued an apology after followers reacted in an uproar to one of her videos on Instagram Stories. The video in question featured Rodriguez rapping along to the song “Ready or Not” by The Fugees and Lauryn Hill. To be clear, she was simply quoting the lyrics when she uttered the aforementioned epithet — but this was still enough for many social media to voice their objections. And also enough for Rodriguez to deliete the footage after about three hours. “Hey, what’s up everybody? I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry,” the actress explains on her Story. She adds: “I am sorry if I offended anyone. My singing along to the Fugees, to a song I love that I grew up on, I love Lauryn Hill. And, um, I really am sorry if I offended you.” In the video — which she shared earlier on Tuesday — Rodriguez sang along was getting her hair and makeup done when she rapped the following verse: “Voodoo; I can do what you do, easy / Believe me … n–gas give me heebie-jeebies.” After saying the N-Word, the Jane the Virgin alum smiled and laughed. This controversial footage and Rodriguez’s subsequent mea culpa sparked a tweetstorm. One person argued that she “wins the award for the most half assed apology,” while a second sarcastically remarked that they “love to end latinx heritage month with gina rodriguez saying the n-word.” Ouch. To some critics, there actually is a backstory to this. They detect a slight pattern in Rodriguez’s attitude toward African-Americans. In January of 2019, the star was accused of being “anti-black,” largely due to her various comments about how Latinx women are more discriminated against than African-American wome… to which she issued a tearful apology live on a radio show. Very emotional, the 35-year-old explained that she can’t be anti-black because her father has dark skin. “So to get anti-black is saying that I’m anti-family. My father is dark-skinned, he’s Afro-Latino … If anything, the black community is my community. As Latinos, we have black Latinos,” she said. “That is what we are. I am not, so I think that when I speak about Latino advocacy people believe I only mean people of my skin color.” She concluded at the time: “We don’t need to fight each other and if I caused that notion, please forgive me because that is not my intent at all.” Just days after going viral for her comments, the former CW leading lady questioned whether she truly offended anyone — or if it was social media that perpetuated this idea. “I’ve never said anything controversial about anyone in particular — period. I am not against anyone. I create opportunities for everyone. So I think we often — like, we’re living in a culture and in a climate where this is where we’re getting our factual information,” she said back then. “But they’re not facts. They’re opinions. So I can’t live my life based off of social media opinion.” View Slideshow: 12 Celebrity N-Word Scandals
Jill Duggar Posts Photo of Baby’s Casket, Receives Major Backlash on Instagram
by Tyler Johnson on October 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm
Usually, Duggar controversies are pretty predictable in nature. They tend to come in one of two varieties: There are the instances in which a member of the family intentionally posts something controversial on social media, such as when Derick Dillard bullied a transgender teen and was fired by TLC as a result. And then there are those cases in which a member of the family behaves in such a way that one is reminded they never learned the basics of human interaction as a result of their profoundly sheltered upbringing. For examples of this, look at any aspect of Josh Duggar’s dating profiles. But the latest scandal involving Jill Duggar is sort of an uneasy combination of these two previously-established types: On Monday, Jill posted the above photo to her Instagram page. “Today has been a really hard day as I watched a couple do what no one should ever have to do…bury their little baby,” she captioned the pic “Although our hearts break here on earth, we look forward to the day when we will see Jesus face to face, he will wipe every tear from our eyes and we will be reunited with those we miss so much,” Jill continued. “Until our race on earth is over, let us live intentionally, glorify God through our lives, serve Him well, fulfilling His purpose for our us until we draw our last breath.” Yes, Jill posted a photo of an infant’s casket. And it would be a massive understatement to say that the decision didn’t sit well with many of her fans. While Jill unquestionably posted something controversial on social media, it seems she did so not with the intention of stirring the pot, but rather as a result of a major blind spot with regard to proper social media etiquette. Jill’s heart may have been in the right place, but followers made it clear that they found her post to be in poor taste: “Not everything has to be an Instagram post, even with the purest intentions. This is insanely tacky of you to post,” one person wrote, as pointed out by OK! magazine. “Why would you post a picture of someone’s baby in a casket? You are so tacky,” another fan added. “Hopefully she got permission to post this,” a third commenter remarked. “With the Duggars being in the spotlight & [having] more than the average person viewing their profiles, it’s certainly not appropriate to post stuff like this unless given permission.” Other fans were even harsher in their criticism: “This is someone else’s deepest heartbreak. I hope you rethink this post and delete it,” one user commented. “Oh boy hope you rethink this post…this is such a private heartbreaking thing…not your story to tell,” another wrote. Many also pointed out that the post is poorly-timed, as it may well trigger painful memories for one of Jill’s sisters. Joy-Anna Duggar suffered a miscarriage in July, and is still so distraught by the loss that was forced to leave Amy Duggar’s baby shower in distress. Again, we imagine Jill’s suffering on behalf of her friends is genuine — but her post may not have been the best way to express her compassion. View Slideshow: Jill Duggar Encourages U.S. Wives to Rail Their Husbands Many, Many Times Per Week
Kanye West Slut-Shames Kim Kardashian: Stop Dressing Like a Thot!
by Simon Delott on October 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Last month, we learned that Kanye West had banned North West from wearing makeup, even though her family’s brand is built on beauty products. It turns out that his sudden new priorities extend to his wife, too. As you can see in this video, Kanye tried to ban Kim from wearing her planned outfit to the Met Gala because it was “too sexy.” Ugh. On this week’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kanye tells Kim at the last minute that her Met Gala outfit is hurting his Man Feelings(TM). “A corset is like a form of underwear,” Kanye asserts while speaking to Kim about his misgivings. Yes and no. Bras were first invented by a woman to replace the corset, but these days, corsets are often worn on their own. “It’s hot,” Kanye acknowledges, but proceeds to frame this as some sort of bad thing. He complains: “It’s, like, it’s hot for who though?” It’s for whom, though avoiding speaking like Cookie Monster is the least of Kanye’s problems. See, Kim has been working on her Thierry Mugler corset for about a year. Kanye and his “dragon energy” could huff and puff all they liked, but she’s not changing her outfit. And she’s mad that he even asked. “So the night before the Met,” Kim lays out. “You are going to come in here and say you are not into a corset vibe?” “You give me really bad anxiety,” she accuses him. “What are you talking about?” As with most normal thoughts and feelings, Kanye just didn’t seem to understand. “Why is that giving you anxiety to say that?” Kanye asks. “Because you knew last night I was having really bad anxiety,” Kim replies, her annoyance palpable. “And I don’t need any more negative energy,” she continues. “For you to now say that you aren’t into me wearing a tight dress.” Kanye then tries to complain about how sexy his wife is. We’re pretty sure that he knew who she was when he married her. “You are my wife,” Kanye states pointlessly. “And it affects me when pictures are too sexy.” That sounds like his problem. We can’t imagine whine it should change Kim’s behavior. “You built me up to be this like sexy person, and confidence, and all this stuff,” Kim points out. “And just because you are on a journey and you’re on your transformation,” she continues. “Doesn’t mean that I am in the same spot with you.” Very well said. See, Kanye has decided that he’s now in a place, spiritually, where his wife’s family’s brand of being hot and tantalizing isn’t for him. He says that, during his time as a rapper, he delighted in all of these unclothed women. Now, he’s decided that these aren’t for him — and even claims that seeing these women was impacting his soul, somehow. It’s fine for him to believe that or to avoid looking at porn or whatever. But banning North from wearing makeup and trying to discourage his wife from living her fashion dreams is not fine. That’s not about him anymore. Don’t make your spiritual journey somebody’s else’s business, dude.
Jennifer Aniston Literally Breaks Instagram with Friends Reunion Photo
by Hilton Hater on October 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm
Jennifer Aniston accomplished two milestones on Tuesday morning: 1. She joined Instagram. 2. She broke Instagram. And we mean the latter in a literal sense, not in the way Kim Kardashian meant it when she placed a champagne glass on her butt. After many years of remaining off the social media radar, Aniston surprised fans by sharing a picture on Instagram today — and the platform was so overwhelmed by the popularity of said photo that the star’s page immediately went down. “We are aware that some people are having issues following Jen’s page — the volume of interest is incredible!” a spokesperson for Instagram said in a statement, adding: “We are actively working on a solution and hope to have the page up and running smoothly again shortly.” The company did quickly find a solution, getting Aniston’s account up and running within an hour. As for the image that stirred up such chaos in the first place? Here it is: Oh, yes, Aniston came in strong, folks. She posted a selfie of her smiling face — and those of ex-Friends co-stars Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc. “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM,” Aniston captioned the post. In under an hour, she had racked up more than 116,000 followers — and had followed dozens of famous pals, such as David Spade, Julia Roberts, Adam Sandler, and ex-husband Justin Theroux. Heck, Theroux even commented on the picture. “Woot-Woot! #first,” he wrote, along with a hands-up (praise) emoji and a heart. The possibility of a Friends reunion has, of course, been rumored for many years. This, despite there never really being any strong talk of any such event happening on the big screen or the small screen. Aniston has told Ellen DeGeneres in the past that she’d be open to some sort of reboot or revival or, more likely, one-off event of some kind. But nothing has ever been in the works, which actually may explain why this Instagram actually broke the Internet: Fans may have thought it was a teaser for a confirmed reunion. Alas. Aniston now has an opportunity to amass a million followers faster than any human being to date. Or two million. Or 10 million. By sharing more pictures with Cox, Perry and company? Sure, maybe. But if she wants to guarantee her place in social media history? Aniston simply has to post a picture of herself and Brad Pitt. View Slideshow: Jennifer Aniston Finally Fights Back Against All the BS
Jenelle Evans: Was Her Makeup Company Totally Illegal From the Start?
by Tyler Johnson on October 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm
By now, you’re probably heard about the debacle that is/was JE cosmetics. We’re not really sure how to refer to Jenelle’s seemingly-defunct makeup line, as it appears to be a thing of the past, but she says it’s still going strong. Evans lies about everything all the time, so it’s safe to assume she’s full of it on this one, too — but here are the facts of the situation so that you can decide for yourself WTF is going on here: JE Cosmetics was nearly three years in the making. And by that, we mean Jenelle talked about the company for three years, and then hired a bunch of people to actually make it happen once she got fired from Teen Mom 2 and became hard-up for cash. Anyway, to the surprise of absolutely no one (with the possible exception of Jenelle) the long-delayed roll-out was an unmitigated disaster. In its first two weeks of operation, Jenelle’s company sold just 150 eyebrow kits. Since the kits were the only product they offered, and they produced several thousand of them, this was considered a bit of a disappointment. And things only got worse from there. The few customers who actually bought the kits complained that they were contaminated with hair and other suspicious matter. And if you think that’s the end of the laughably egregious mismanagement, then you don’t know the Carolina Hurricane! It was at this point that Jenelle cut ties with the manufacturer of her makeup company and blasted the organization on social media (very professional). They responded by mailing her the thousands of unsold units, which she then offered to give away for free to fans. To recap: Jenelle is planning to give away tainted makeup, presumably unaware that she’s setting herself up to be sued into oblivion. But the illegality doesn’t end there. No, according to a new report from Radar Online, JE Cosmetics never even acquired the proper permits to operate in North Carolina. A spokesperson for the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office confirmed to Radar that the company “is not registered with the state of North Carolina.” “There was an attempt to register the company as an LLC in November 2017, but the registration was never completed,” the clerk explained. “A letter was sent, but there was no response since then.” Obviously, this won’t stop Jenelle from trying to sell her overpriced crap in hopes of making her money back. For one thing, insiders say Evans will be left bankrupt if this venture fails, which is why she plans to try again with a new manufacturer. On top of that, why would Jenelle fear going to jail at this point? This is the woman who watched her husband murder the family dog, then lied to the police and told them the dog ran away, then finally admitted that David had, in fact, killed the dog. At this point, we can’t blame her for thinking she’s above the law. View Slideshow: Jenelle Evans and David Eason: Proof They’re Abusing Animals AGAIN?!
90 Day Fiance Season 7 Trailer Teases Prenups, Age Gaps, and Secrets!
by Simon Delott on October 15, 2019 at 7:28 pm
As excited as we already are to see another 90 Day Fiance spinoff in the works, there’s nothing like the original series, is there? Original recipe 90 Day Fiance returns on November 3, and like all seven of the spinoffs it has now inspired, it’s filled to the brim with drama. We’re talking age gaps, gold diggers, and people keeping major life details a secret from their families. One of the stars has more baby mamas than your after Teen Mom dad. One of the stars gets accused of being a sex worker. Some fans hold out hope that there will be a secret, eighth couple made up of familiar faces: Steven and Olga. But whether or not that’s the case, these seven couples are bringing more than enough drama — with just the right amount of genuine romance. Will love be enough to overcome their hurdles? Take a look at the couples and then at the trailer below and decide for yourself. 1. ANNA AND MURSEL 90 Day Fiance Season 7 introduces Anna, a mother-of-three from Nebraska, and Mursel, from Turkey. Both are 38 years old. 2. They’re clearly very sweet These two bonded at first, no joke, over a mutual love of beekeeping. Even with a bit of a language barrier, a romance bloomed between them. 3. The two met up in Turkey It wasn’t long after that Mursel proposed over social media. She said yes! 4. But … Mursel’s family does not yet know that she is a mother. Apparently they would disapprove of her having children out of a wedlock. That might not matter to most people, but it could fracture their relationship. As you can see in the trailer, standing up to his family may be beyond his abilities. 5. BLAKE AND JASMIN 90 Day Fiance Season 7 introduces Blake, a 29-year-old from LA, and Jasmin, a 27-year-old from Finland. 6. First, they met online Later, they had their first face-to-face meeting (on the outernet) in Finland. View Slideshow
Felicity Huffman Begins 14-Day Prison Sentence
by Tyler Johnson on October 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm
From Desperate Housewife to Anxious Inmate! Last month, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for her involvement in the now-infamous college admissions bribery scandal. Today, the 56-year-old actress turned herself over to authorities to begin her two-week stint behind bars. In a way, the punishment is the sort of compromise that satisfies no one. Prosecutors initially pushed for a much harsher sentence of four months for Huffman. Her lawyers were able to whittle that recommendation down to one month, and in the end, the judge in her case dealt out a shockingly light slap-on-the-wrist sentence of just four months. The decision left Huffman in tears in the courtroom, but also led to widespread outrage among the many who (rightly) believe Huffman was a beneficiary of white privilege. In short, she’ll suffer the indignity of spending two weeks in a county-orange jumpsuit, but the consensus will remain that she got away with it and never paid her debt to society. Huffman’s sentence is a very short one — but in all likelihood, her reputation and career prospects are irreparably ruined. Huffman will serve her time in a detention center just outside of San Francisco — and her team is already spinning this into a case of her bravely facing her punishment. You know, the punishment she desperately tried to wriggle out of. “Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman’s actions,” Huffman’s representative said in a prepared statement released today, “She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed — one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service — when she is released.” Huffman was convicted of paying a fraudulent proctor to help her daughter cheat on the SATs, thus ensuring admission to the college of her choice. Fifty other parents were ensnared in the FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues sting operation, but along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin, Felicity became one of the two faces of the college admissions bribery scandal. Unlike Huffman, Loughlin did not accept a plea deal and is now gearing up to fight the charges against her in criminal court. She stands accused of doling out $500,000 in bribes in order to ensure her two daughters’ admission to USC. At this point, it seems highly unlikely that Loughlin will avoid prison time. “I don’t think I’d be giving away any state secrets by saying we would probably ask for a higher sentence for her than we did for Felicity Huffman,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling of the District of Massachusetts told NBC News today. We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.
Kourtney Kardashian Just Got Fired on Keeping Up with the Kardashians
by Hilton Hater on October 15, 2019 at 6:17 pm
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is about to bring the drama on Season 17. More than ever, it seems. E! has released an extended look at upcoming episodes of this long-running reality show, revealing various scenes and spoilers that have left viewers stunned and confused. Starting with this question: HAS TRISTAN THOMPSON PROPOSED TO KHLOE KARDASHIAN? According to Khloe, she has continually received lavish gifts from her awful ex-boyfriend and baby daddy. Specifically, the NBA star has given Kardashian a “pink diamond,” as teased in this intriguing video. “It looks fully like an engagement ring,” Scott Disick says while observing the piece of bling. “No! No,” the Revenge Body star yells in response. Now, to be clear, we never see Tristan giving Khloe any of these items… so it’s very possible this is all just concocted nonsense. But it’s also possible Tristan thinks he can win Khloe back. Elsewhere, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian clash hard over a “Candyland”-themed party. We wish we were making that up, but it’s true. After the Poosh.com founder calls her sister “the biggest f-cking evil person on the planet,” Kim replied by “firing” the oldest Kardashian, and claiming that she means it. “We’re firing Kourtney! She’s out,” Mrs. Kanye West declares. Kim is referring just to the planning of this party, of course, but Kourtney later makes it clear that she’d be fine if the entire show simply ended right now. “I don’t know why we can’t all just respect each other,” Kourtney notes in a voice over at one point. And it seems that Kris Jenner agrees. She expressed some disappointment and even disdain in the preview, castigating her kids for their behavior. “I feel like the really funny side of you guys outweighed the mean side. And I feel like it’s gotten a little Mean Girls,” Kris warns in this footage, adding: “As much as I love you, you fight a lot dirtier than you used to.” After all these years on the air, it seems like something is missing. Either that, or the scripts are just pretty terrible at this point in the program’s very long run. “You guys gotta get back to the fact that we’re just family,” Jenner concludes. Check out the revealing promo now!
13 Reality TV Hoaxes You Totally Fell For
by Hilton Hater on November 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Admit it: you’ve been had at some point in the past, haven’t you? You thought what you were watching on reality television was 100% real, only to later learn the devastating truth. We’ve all been there. And now we can all be here: relive the most shocking reality TV show hoaxes in history below… 1. Dance Moms We’ll just let Maddie Ziegler, arguably the show’s top performer, lay it right out for you, courtesy of an interview with USA Today: “The producers set it up to make us all yell at each other. You know how I said that moms do fight? The moms have a fake fight sometimes. Afterward they just start talking and laugh about it.” Host Abby Lee Miller really does suck, however. that’s not fake. 2. House Hunters Bobi Jensen blogged in 2012, on a site titled “Hooked on Houses,” that her experience on House Hunter was totally contrived. Turns out, the couple had selected its home prior to appearing on the show and producers even changed Jensen’s story over why she was moving. 3. Breaking Amish Can we change the title of this TLC series to “Having Already Broken Amish?” After the very first episode aired, it came out that most participants had already left their Amish family for the bright lights of the big city. 4. Storage Wars Dave Hester, a prominent presence on A&E’s Storage Wars, left production and sued the network over the phony aspects of the show. He said producers loaded units up with items to give each episode an artificial angle and that they even funneled money to teams to keep each episode’s bidding competitive. 5. Ghost Adventures Ghost Adventures star Aaron Goodwin was fired in 2014 after he stopped by the podcast Are We Alone and explained how the network staged reactions, sound effects and other aspects of the program. He said it was “sickening” that he was part of such a “fraud.” 6. The Hills Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner and other cast members have come out and said pretty much everything you saw on this MTV reality show as scripted. Shocking, we know! View Slideshow