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Category: topSource: cbsnewsJun 19th, 2017

Hong Kong Gold Medalist Claims She Was Sexually Abused By Her Coach When She Was 13 Years Old

Another athlete has accused a team official of sexual assaulting her at a frighteningly young age. Lui Lai Yiu, a gold medalist from Hong Kong, took to Facebook last week to share her own horrifying #MeToo story in hopes of breaking the taboo in Chinese culture surrounding topics related to sex. Inspired by Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's [...] Another athlete has accused a team official of sexual assaulting her at a frighteningly young age. Lui Lai Yiu, a gold medalist from Hong Kong, took to Facebook last week to share her own horrifying #MeToo story in hopes of breaking the taboo in Chinese culture surrounding topics related to sex. Inspired by Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's claims of being sexually abused by her team doctor, the 23-year-old revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her then-coach 10 years ago, when she was just 13 years old. Related: Aly Raisman Was Sexually Abused By Gymnastics Team Physician Remembering the incident like it was yesterday, Lui said that her coach called her up on a Saturday and offered to give her a massage. She agreed, since "massages, from the viewpoint of an athlete, are considered absolutely ordinary." Though the two met at the sports ground, Lui recalled her coach suggesting they go to his house instead. She agreed again, because she respected him as a professional. After the massage began, however, the so-called "professional" took full advantage of the middle schooler's trust in him. Lui wrote: "We went to his house, and he pointed for me to lie on the bed. After he pressed on the back of my thighs three or four times with his hands, he said to me that it was hard to massage my legs with my jeans on and suggested I take them off. I trusted him, so I had never imagined he would do something so despicable to his own student. Next, he continued the so-called 'massage.' Finally, he took off my jeans and underwear and touched my private parts." Lui was so stunned, she didn't know how to react at the time. She didn't tell anyone about the incident except for a close friend several years later. Related: Bryan Singer Denies, Denies, Denies Sexual Assault Allegations The athlete was so conflicted, in fact, she continued to keep in touch with the coach -- even wishing him a happy birthday every year -- despite not understanding why she did it. Analyzing her actions at the time, the gold medalist mused: "Perhaps I thought I could deceive myself, tell myself that this never happened." Lui finally decided to come forward after reading about Maroney's experiences, along with learning the news about Lin Yi-han, the Taiwanese author who killed herself after claiming a former teacher sexually groomed and raped her. In response to Lui's admission, Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam asked police to investigate the matter and treat it with the utmost severity. The coach has reportedly been fired. We applaud this brave young woman for coming forward, especially coming from a culture where saying #MeToo isn't exactly embraced with support and warmth -- not yet at least. Read Lui's full post (below): "#metoo I was sexually assaulted by my former coach. This summer, when I read the news about Taiwanese author Lin Yi-han, I felt the urge to share the unhappy experiences from my childhood, but I lacked the courage. A few months ago, after I saw Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney sharing her experiences of being sexually abused by her team doctor, the idea to share my own story resurged. It's been many years since it happened, and today I finally plucked up the courage to tell the truth for three reasons: - to call on people to pay attention to the sexual assault of children - to encourage victims to be brave and come forward to tell their stories - to show the public that topics related to sex should not be treated as awkward or embarrassing and shouldn't be something that can't be discussed publicly. I'm very thankful for McKayla Maroney. Because of her one action, I'm willing to discuss this again, to bravely face the past in the hopes of bringing a positive impact to more people. Ten years ago, when I was around 13 or 14, I met coach Y while participating in extracurricular activities at school. Coach Y put a lot of effort into training me and building my confidence. We often had afternoon tea or lunch together. You could say he was my teacher and also my friend. A year later, my sporting achievements had definitely improved, and it made me further believe that this coach could help me achieve even more. I still remember it was a Saturday around noon. I had just gotten out from cram school when I received a phone call from him. He asked me if my muscles were tense after last week's practice. He said he could help me massage and relax those muscles. Massages, from the viewpoint of an athlete, are considered absolutely ordinary. At the time, I didn't see any issues with that, and in my mind he was still a professional coach. We met at the athletic field. Then he said it was difficult to give me a massage there and suggested going to his house instead. I agreed. Again, I hadn't noticed anything wrong with that, because I was just a middle school student, and because in my eyes he was a coach I respected. We went to his house, and he pointed for me to lie on the bed. After he pressed on the back of my thighs three or four times with his hands, he said to me that it was hard to massage my legs with my jeans on and suggested I take them off. I had trusted him, so I had never imagined he would do something so despicable to his own student. Next, he continued the so-called "massage". Finally, he took off my jeans and underwear and touched my private parts. Even as he took off my underwear, I couldn't react. And so that was what happened. About two years ago, I told this to a very good friend of mine. And to this day, she was the only person who knew about it. Human beings are full of contradictions. I still kept in touch with this coach these past few years. He had taught me for some time, so every year I still wished him happy birthday. Am I insane? How could I wish the coach who sexually assaulted me happy birthday every year? I don't know. Perhaps I thought I could deceive myself, tell myself that this never happened. But I couldn't lie to my body. After that, every time he came close to me, my body would tell me to move back. After that, physical contact was limited to just patting on the head. When I grew up, I'd sometimes come into contact with him, and I'd force myself to say a few words but all I wanted to do was run away. And this only brought about a bunch of gossip about how I was rude and didn't understand the concept of gratitude. After I decided to tell my story, I spent a lot of time debating whether to describe my experiences in detail. On one hand, I didn't want people to put the emphasis on the act itself, but on the other, I wanted everyone to know that the aggressor will rationalize everything and use the victim's trust for him to achieve his goal. I have yet to hear of cases of sexual assault or indecency in the Hong Kong sporting world, but I believe that similar cases do exist. If you unfortunately, like me, have gone through a similar experience, I hope that you will pluck up the courage, seek support from those around you, and no longer be lenient toward offenders. In Chinese culture, topics related to sex have always been considered awkward, embarrassing, and not something you should talk about openly in the the public. Come forward — your courage will affect a lot of people who have travelled down the same road, the same way McKayla did for me. As to my family and those who care about me, please don't blame yourself. Don't feel guilty, because your trust, like mine, was taken advantage of. It wasn't my fault, it wasn't my parents' fault, and it definitely wasn't the school's fault. It was the fault of my offender. As a victim, I don't feel shame. I don't want you to feel sad for me. I want you to applaud me for my courage. "I am not broken. It was not my fault. I am growing strong. I refuse silence." These are the words of a #MeToo victim, and the words of my heart. Today is my 23rd birthday. Telling the truth is a form of release. It's me transitioning from a victim to a survivor. It's a birthday present to myself. If you want to wish me well and show you care, then I hope you will share this post so that the #MeToo movement continues to burn on, touching more people who have been affected and showing the true faces of the offenders. "Is it possible to put an end to this type of abuse? Our silence has given the wrong people power for too long, and it is time to take our power back. And remember, it is never too late to speak up." — McKayla Maroney, 2017 Lui Lai Yiu 11/30/2017" [Image via Facebook.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 8th, 2017

Shailene Woodley’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Breaks Pre-Sales Record

How big of a hit is The Fault in Our Stars going to be? Huge. Josh Boone’s adaptation of the bestselling John Green tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars will be a force to be reckoned with when it opens in theaters on Friday. Just how huge the film about l.....»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzJun 3rd, 2014

Donald Trump VS The NFL — Everything You Need To Know!

What could the President of the United States of America possibly have to gain by fighting with the NFL?? Well, when you're talking about Donald Trump, there actually are a couple good reasons. (And by "good" we mean horrific.) Let's rewind. Related: Like John Oliver Did Last Night For Megyn Kelly — OUCH! On Friday night, Trump was holding [...] What could the President of the United States of America possibly have to gain by fighting with the NFL?? Well, when you're talking about Donald Trump, there actually are a couple good reasons. (And by "good" we mean horrific.) Let's rewind. Related: Like John Oliver Did Last Night For Megyn Kelly -- OUCH! On Friday night, Trump was holding a rally in Alabama -- yes, our sitting president who has been in office less than a year regularly holds campaign-style rallies to inflate his ego -- in which he made some inflammatory remarks about protesting football players. In short, he said NFL owners should fire the players who kneel during the National Anthem. And he said it in the crudest way: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired. He's fired!'" Yep. Our president used an expletive in a public speech attacking private citizens who are peacefully protesting. Though he didn't mention Colin Kaepernick by name, he is at the vanguard of this controversy. So his mom responded to the "son of a bitch" comment with an AMAZING quip: Guess that makes me a proud bitch! — Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) September 23, 2017 It should be noted in that same speech he also rattled off the opinion that penalties for hitting too hard, installed to protect players from concussions, are "ruining the game." Shortly after this, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was so offended by this (and presumably everything that came before) he decided not to attend the traditional visit by the NBA champs to the White House. In response, Trump officially, publicly disinvited him. CLICK HERE FOR MORE! Guy. Everyone knows you can't un-invite someone after they said they weren't coming! It turns you from a loser into an ANGRY loser. Even middle school student body presidents wouldn't make that mistake. Damn. Or as LeBron James put it: U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up! — LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017 Ha! But Trump had moved on from a feud with a specific player. He decided he wanted to take on the entire NFL. On Saturday, Drumpf doubled down: If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 ...our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem. If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 If you haven't seen it, longtime sports journalist Bob Costas gave an epic response to this argument, pointing out that peaceful protest and dissent are some of the most patriotic things you can do in a free country. CLICK HERE FOR MORE After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Trump's comments showed an "unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players," Trump responded: Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 On Sunday, he actually encouraged his followers to boycott watching the games: If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 This is clearly on very shaky ground ethically -- the POTUS directing people to boycott a private American business -- and he's already had a complaint filed against him with the Office of Government Ethics. Oh, and if you're like us and know to look for the tweet from Barack Obama's presidency that proves Trump is being a total hypocrite about this, look no further: President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013 Every time. So on Sunday when it came time for football players to stand for the National Anthem, all eyes were on their reactions, which... varied. At latest count more than 200 players league-wide didn't stand for the anthem. Trump's friend Tom Brady doesn't have his back. The Pittsburg Steelers didn't show up on the field at all! CLICK HERE FOR MORE Trump was so unhappy about all this he may even have snuck a lewd gesture onto live TV. You can decide that one for yourself. Trump was undeterred. Obviously. But on Monday morning, he did tweet a clarification, as once again he didn't like being called out as a racist: The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017 Except it DOES have to do with race. You can't say the intent of these players has nothing to do with race when they're flat-out saying it's about race. It's about injustice along racial lines, specifically when it comes to police brutality. Police keep getting away with killing unarmed black citizens. But the surge in players kneeling this Sunday was in unity AGAINST Trump's awful comments attacking players and their freedom of speech. We know because THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT IT! And they aren't alone. Many celebrities have come out in support of the protesting. CLICK HERE FOR MORE So with all of this support on the other side, for the NFL, for freedom of speech, for African Americans looking for justice, why would Trump take the position he's taking? Two reasons: 1. His Base We already know by Trump's inability to condemn the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, equating the white supremacists with those counter-protesting, that Trump is unwilling to go against his base. Let's be honest here. Trump ran on a platform of hate. He painted Mexicans as criminals as he threw his hat in the ring. He regularly fans the flames of Islamophobia. His wall, aside from being completely idiotic, is as xenophobic a policy as we've ever heard. The first time he even dipped his toe into the political world was to declare Obama wasn't really an American. So his core supporters, the ones he's courted from the beginning, are racists. And he can't lose them. They're all he has left. Besides the cowardly Republican party that let him hijack them we mean. 2. Ego Trump KNOWS so much of this is about him. He's the one who is embarrassing and demeaning our country, he's the one making us all look bad, he's the one emboldening Nazis. It's 2017, and we have a Nazi problem! Let that soak in. He's making every problem with our country worse. So as the leader of the United States, he takes it as a personal slight when players kneel during its anthem, when they don't stand for the flag. And we know how he reacts to criticism. And he's petty enough to start a war with an organization like the NFL over it. So there you go. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 25th, 2017

Bebe Rexha"s "All Your Fault: Pt. 2" Stream & Download - Listen Now!

Bebe Rexha delivers a Friday treat for fans with the second half of her debut album All Your Fault: Pt. 2, and you can listen to it right here! The release picks up where the first part left off in February, and features 6 tracks from the 27-year-old singer, including her latest Lil Wayne-assisted single [...] Bebe Rexha delivers a Friday treat for fans with the second half of her debut album All Your Fault: Pt. 2, and you can listen to it right here! The release picks up where the first part left off in February, and features 6 tracks from the 27-year-old singer, including her latest Lil Wayne-assisted single “The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)” as well as collaborations with Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Kranium and Florida Georgia Line. Bebe is also currently featured Louis Tomlinson‘s latest solo single “Back To You” with Digital Farm Animals. The duo performed the song together for the first time on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week. Stream Bebe Rexha‘s All Your Fault: Pt. 2 on Spotify below and download it on iTunes now!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 11th, 2017

EXCLUSIVE! OG Girl Group Bananarama Are Back Together & Spilling All About Their Reunion Tour And MORE!

The girls are back!! British pop trio Bananarama — ​Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin, and Keren Woodward — has reunited for a reunion tour, 30 years after the original three split. Related: PRETTYMUCH Just Slayed This Childish Gambino Cover! With Siobhan back after decades, fans have been thrilled for the ladies' big return to the stage. Not only will [...] The girls are back!! British pop trio Bananarama -- ​Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin, and Keren Woodward -- has reunited for a reunion tour, 30 years after the original three split. Related: PRETTYMUCH Just Slayed This Childish Gambino Cover! With Siobhan back after decades, fans have been thrilled for the ladies' big return to the stage. Not only will they tour the UK, but the US as well, with four dates in 2018. We were lucky enough to EXCLUSIVELY catch up with Keren when the big USA news broke! Ch-ch-check out our Q&A (below) where we find out about their reunion, what the ladies think of girl groups of today, and more! Fans are quite excited on social media. What can they expect from the tour? "We're currently rehearsing in London. Our UK shows begin in a month's time, so we're all getting really excited. We've chosen our set list now – which includes most of our hits and some fan favourites. The whole show is one big party. The idea of the three of us touring together first came about after a kitchen disco at Siobhan's house - so we've been telling people our show is the kitchen disco come to life! Everyone on social media has been so positive. The news of our live dates totally exceeded our expectations!" Siobhan said when she was asked to return to the group, she was in tears and over joyed. What was the initial reunion like for the three of you after being apart for so long? "Sara and I never stopped performing as Bananarama and have played shows all over the world, so we know how much fun it is singing our songs in front of a live audience. At the infamous kitchen disco we told Siobhan this – and we still don't think she realizes quite how amazing it's going to feel. The three of us have met up several times over the last few years – in fact, we all went out dancing with our kids in Los Angeles a couple of years ago! When we called Siobhan just before Christmas last year to ask her how she'd feel about coming back to playing some shows with us she was actually quite speechless! Once we announced the reunion and the tickets started to sell so well – I think we all felt a bit emotional! But yes, she has shed an odd tear, it's true!" You all had your fair share of growth and differences over the years — but today, everything is played out on social media for the world to see. What do you think of girl groups like Fifth Harmony? They parted ways with a member in 2016, and the drama was intense. "The main difference between us and a band like Fifty Harmony is that we were all friends who formed a band. We weren't auditioned or put together by a record label, management company or TV show. When you‘re in a band it's a 24/ 7 thing. If you don't get on or like each other things will fall apart very quickly – which is what it seems happened with Fifth Harmony. When Siobhan left, we never fell out or had a huge argument. She just wanted to move to America and do something different." This year, you all received the Glamour Icons Award — what's it like to be seen as iconic to so many? "It was such a great night and a great honour! We shared a table with Olly Alexander from the band Years and Years. French and Saunders were also there, so it was fun to see them again. It's actually quite a starry event. Nicole Kidman was on the table next to us." What's your favorite song to perform as a trio? Any specific memories attached to it? "We've never actually performed live with Siobhan – so we'll have to let you know!!! Venus is always a good one when we've performed it on TV and we recently sang Cruel Summer live on a TV show in the UK. That's always been one of our favourites. We filmed the video for Cruel Summer in New York and gave the job to any director who could get us to New York for the small budget we had. It was our first US hit, so it carries really special memories for all three of us. Siobhan lives in LA these days and says she often hears it when she's buying her groceries in the supermarket!" Are there any artists of today that truly inspire you? "Beyoncé. She's the most amazing all round performer. There are people with good voices, and people who can dance – but she can do everything. Love her!" Will you be catching the gals on tour?? Watch their Twitter for more info on the fan presale!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 10th, 2017

Donald Trump Blames The "Crooked Media" For America"s Social & Political Divide While Defending His Charlottesville Response!

When it comes to violent rallies that result in the death of an anti-white supremacy activist, Donald Trump likes to blame "both sides." But when he's talking about the giant divide of the country he runs, the president knows only one entity is at fault: the crooked media! Video: Trump Supporters Are Creepin' In AHS: Cult Trailer! POTUS [...] When it comes to violent rallies that result in the death of an anti-white supremacy activist, Donald Trump likes to blame "both sides." But when he's talking about the giant divide of the country he runs, the president knows only one entity is at fault: the crooked media! Video: Trump Supporters Are Creepin' In AHS: Cult Trailer! POTUS launched a new attack on the "sick people" in the media at a campaign-style rally on Tuesday night, labeling it as "the source of the division in our country." He told a pumped up crowd in Phoenix, Arizona: "These are sick people. If you wanted to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news and the crooked media." The rant came as Trump defended his response to the deadly Charlottesville rally earlier this month, which began in protest of the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. Related: Wife Of U.S. Treasury Secretary Ices IG Haters! Unsurprisingly -- and kind of impressively, tbh -- the president divided his supporters further from the other side in the same breath he blamed the media for the social and political divide, hissing: "It's time to expose the crooked media deceptions and to challenge the media for their role in fomenting divisions and yes, by the way, they are trying to take away our history and our heritage." Trump then spoke on how the media reacted to his responses to Charlottesville. After reading a version of his initial statement that left out the part that faulted "many sides" for the violence, he said: "They don't report the facts. Just like they don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence and strongly condemned the neo-nazis, the white supremacists and the KKK. I openly called for unity, healing and love and they know it because they were all there." To his credit, he did condemn the white supremacist groups -- after commenting that some "very fine people" were among the neo-Nazis and KKK protesting the removal of the Confederate leader. Related: Trump Supporters Cancel 37 Rallies Across The Country! The president faced criticism from the media and political leaders -- both Democrats and Republicans -- over his initial response to the violence. But in Trump's eyes, it was only his third statement on the incident that mattered. He complained: "I hit 'em with neo-Nazi. I hit 'em with everything. I got the white supremacist, the neo-Nazi. I got 'em all in there. Let's see. KKK? We have KKK. I got 'em all. So they're having a hard time. So what did they say, right? 'It should have been sooner; he's a racist.'" The crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center seemed to agree, as some were reported to yell out profanities and spit out insults at reporters during the rally. But, you know, this one-sided lib-trash post is what's dividing the country........»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 23rd, 2017

Taylor Swift Reflects on "Reputation" & Society in Heartfelt Letter to Fans

Taylor Swift is getting personal in a reflective letter to fans, which she wrote for the Target-edition physical copy of her new album Reputation, which dropped today. The letter serves as the prologue for a book of personal poetry included with with the album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor begins [...] Taylor Swift is getting personal in a reflective letter to fans, which she wrote for the Target-edition physical copy of her new album Reputation, which dropped today. The letter serves as the prologue for a book of personal poetry included with with the album. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Taylor begins by stating, “Here’s something I’ve learned about people,” and proceeds to share her thoughts on her generation, social media, and the ups and downs of fame. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them they have chosen to show us,” she writes. “We know our friend in a certain light, but we don’t know them the way their lover does. Just the way their lover will never know them the same way that you do as their friend. Their mother knows them differently than their roommate, who knows them differently than their colleague. Their secret admirer looks at them and sees an elaborate sunset of brilliant color and dimension and spirit and pricelessness. And yet, a stranger will pass that person and see a faceless member of the crowd, nothing more. We may hear rumors about a person and believe those things to be true. We may one day meet that person and feel foolish for believing baseless gossip.” Click inside to read the rest of Taylor’s letter… “This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that,” she continues. “Ultimately, we post photos online to curate what strangers think of us. But then we wake up, look in the mirror at our faces and see the cracks and scars and blemishes, and cringe. We hope someday we’ll meet someone who will see that same morning face and instead see their future, their partner, their forever. Someone who will still choose us even when they see all of the sides of the story, all the angles of the kaleidoscope that is you.” “The point being, despite our need to simplify and generalize absolutely everyone and everything in this life, humans are intrinsically impossible to simplify,” she adds. “We are never just good or just bad. We are mosaics of our worst selves and our best selves, our deepest secrets and our favorite stories to tell at a dinner party, existing somewhere between our well-lit profile photo and our drivers license shot. We are all a mixture of our selfishness and generosity, loyalty and self-preservation, pragmatism and impulsiveness. I’ve been in the public eye since I was 15 years old. On the beautiful, lovely side of that, I’ve been so lucky to make music for a living and look out into crowds of loving, vibrant people. On the other side of the coin, my mistakes have been used against me, my heartbreaks have been used as entertainment, and my songwriting has been trivialized as ‘oversharing.’” “When this album comes out, gossip blogs will scour the lyrics for the men they can attribute to each song, as if the inspiration for music is as simple and basic as a paternity test,” she goes on. “There will be slideshows of photos backing up each incorrect theory, because it’s 2017 and if you didn’t see a picture of it, it couldn’t have happened right?” “Let me say it again, louder for those in the back . . .” she shares. “We think we know someone, but the truth is that we only know the version of them that they have chosen to show us,” she reiterates. “There will be no further explanation,” she finishes. “There will just be reputation.” TAYLOR SWIFT's #reputation : Prologue pic.twitter.com/IXD23WQagN — rep (@labanizzle) November 9, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 10th, 2017

The Story Behind Jimmy Fallon"s Emotional First Night Back Following His Mom"s Death Will Break Your Heart

As you can imagine, Jimmy Fallon's first night back on his show Monday following the death of his mother Gloria was incredibly difficult. Taking to Twitter following the taping, one of Jimmy's writers/producers wrote the story behind the comedian's emotional return – and how Taylor Swift stepped in without hesitation to make the episode extra special. Related: [...] As you can imagine, Jimmy Fallon's first night back on his show Monday following the death of his mother Gloria was incredibly difficult. Taking to Twitter following the taping, one of Jimmy's writers/producers wrote the story behind the comedian's emotional return -- and how Taylor Swift stepped in without hesitation to make the episode extra special. Related: Taylor Swift Announces 2018 Reputation Tour Dates! Follow along with Mike DiCenzo's telling of events, and grab a tissue or four, (below): A few words (i.e. a thread) about tonight's show. It was our first show back after Jimmy's mom passed away... — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 It was a really tough day for our whole staff. A lot of us knew his mom Gloria, and she was the best. The best. She loved the show, she loved all of us, and most of all, she loved Jimmy. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 They talked on the phone every day. As Jimmy said, she was his biggest fan. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 And as @Questlove said, Jimmy is not only our boss, he's our family. We love him. So we were devastated for him last week, and we were feeling for him today. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 I'm sure today was especially tough for Jimmy. The fact that he came out, stood there, and did a normal monologue for the crowd is a testament to how strong he is. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 But at the desk, you could hear his voice break when talking about our musical guest Taylor Swift, and that's because he knew what he was about to say... — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 Jimmy's words about his mom were beautiful. "Mom, I'll never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you." I was crying. We all were. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 The story about his mom squeezing his hand 3 times to say "I love you" when he was a kid, and then him squeezing her hand in the hospital - he hadn't told any of us that story... More on that in a second. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 First, a quick word about Taylor Swift. She was not scheduled to do our show today. But we wanted something special for this first show back, so we asked her on a complete whim, since she had been in town doing SNL. She said yes with zero hesitation. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 She sang "New Year's Day." No one had heard it. Suddenly she sings the line, "Squeeze my hand 3 times in the back of the taxi." I nearly gasped. Tears. I think everyone in the audience started sobbing. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 I could see Jimmy silhouetted at his desk dabbing his eyes with a tissue. We all lost it. It was a beautiful coincidence in a beautiful performance. "Hold on to your memories, they will hold on to you," Taylor sang. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 That hug between Jimmy and Taylor after the song was 100% real emotion. Whatever you think of Taylor, she did something beautiful for Jimmy and our show today, and we're forever grateful. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 Thank you to Taylor, the Roots, Higgins, our whole staff and crew, and to all the FalPals, fans, and everyone who reached out to and supported Jimmy and his family. I can tell you it meant everything to him. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 One last note: our show was right on time today, but we edited out a minute to leave room for Jimmy high-fiving audience members during the end credits. It was Gloria's favorite part of the show. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 We love you, Gloria. — Mike DiCenzo (@mikedicenzo) November 14, 2017 Sending all our love! [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzNov 14th, 2017

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Leaves "The Chew" Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Mario Batali has been accused of sexual harassment by four women. The celebrity chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew has been asked to leave the show while an investigation takes place. “We have asked Mario Batali to step away from The Chew while we review the allegations that have just recently come to our [...] Mario Batali has been accused of sexual harassment by four women. The celebrity chef and co-host of ABC’s The Chew has been asked to leave the show while an investigation takes place. “We have asked Mario Batali to step away from The Chew while we review the allegations that have just recently come to our attention,” a spokeswoman for ABC said in a statement. “ABC takes matters like this very seriously as we are committed to a safe work environment. While we are unaware of any type of inappropriate behavior involving him and anyone affiliated with the show, we will swiftly address any alleged violations of our standards of conduct.” The Eater published an expose detailing the allegations, which include two decades of “inappropriate touching.” Click inside to read Mario Batali’s apology statement… MARIO BATALI’S APOLOGY STATEMENT “I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family. “I have work to do to try to regain the trust of those I have hurt and disappointed. For this reason, I am going to step away from day-to-day operations of my businesses. We built these restaurants so that our guests could have fun and indulge, but I took that too far in my own behavior. I won’t make that mistake again. I want any place I am associated with to feel comfortable and safe for the people who work or dine there. “I know my actions have disappointed many people. The successes I have enjoyed are owned by everyone on my team. The failures are mine alone. To the people who have been at my side during this time — my family, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans — I am grateful for your support and hopeful that I can regain your respect and trust. I will spend the next period of time trying to do that.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjared22 hr. 47 min. ago

Sophia Bush & Hilarie Burton Support Sexual Harassment Claims Against "One Tree Hill" Showrunner

Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill are supporting sexual harassment claims against showrunner Mark Schwahn. The women are stepping forward after writer Audrey Wauchope tweeted about harassment from Mark on the show’s set, without publicly naming him. In her tweets, she accused Mark of inappropriate touching and [...] Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill are supporting sexual harassment claims against showrunner Mark Schwahn. The women are stepping forward after writer Audrey Wauchope tweeted about harassment from Mark on the show’s set, without publicly naming him. In her tweets, she accused Mark of inappropriate touching and comments and even showing off photos of his actress girlfriend without clothing. In a statement of support, Hilarie, Sophia and Bethany Joy Lenz say the cast and crew were treated in ways that were “traumatizing” and “downright illegal” and left many feeling manipulated “psychologically and emotionally.” “More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be,” they wrote. Click inside to read the entire statement… To Whom It May Concern, All of the female cast members of One Tree Hill have chosen this forum to stand together in support of Audrey Wauchope and one another. To use terminology that has become familiar as thesystemic reality of sexual harassment and assault has come more and more to light, Mark Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an “open secret.” Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally. More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be. Many of us were spoken to in ways that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal. And a few of us were put in positions where we felt physically unsafe. More than one woman on our show had her career trajectory threatened. The through line in all of this was, and still is, our unwavering support of and faith in one another. We confided in each other. We set up safe spaces to talk about his behavior and how to handle it. To warn new women who joined our ranks. We understood that a lot of it was orchestrated in ways that kept it out of sight for the studio back home. We also understood that no one was fully unaware. The lack of action that has been routine, the turning of the other cheek, is intolerable. We collectively want to echo the calls of women everywhere that vehemently demand change, in all industries. Many of us were told, during filming, that coming forward to talk about this culture would result in our show being canceled and hundreds of lovely, qualified, hard-working, and talented people losing their jobs. This is not an appropriate amount of pressure to put on young girls. Many of us since have stayed silent publicly but had very open channels of communication in our friend group and in our industry, because we want Tree Hill to remain the place “where everything’s better and everything’s safe” for our fans; some of whom have said that the show quite literally saved their lives. But the reality is, no space is safe when it has an underlying and infectious cancer. We have worked at taking our power back, making the conventions our own, and relishing in the good memories. But there is more work to be done. We are all deeply grateful for Audrey’s courage. For one another. And for every male cast mate and crew member who has reached out to our group of women to offer their support these last few days. They echo the greater rallying cry that must lead us to change: Believe Women. We are all in this together. With Love and Courage, The Cast, Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Harris, Michaela McManus, Kate Voegele, Daphne Zuniga, India de Beaufort, Bevin Prince, Jana Kramer, Shantel Van Santen, and Allison Munn And Brave Crew, Audrey Wauchope, Rachel Specter, Jane Beck, Tarin Squillante, Cristy Koebley, JoJo Stephens And All the rest of the Women We Worked With Who Are Finding Their Voices as We Speak.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2017

How "The Fault in Our Stars" cast stayed upbeat on-set

"Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are playing cancer patients, and lovers, in the new tearjerker "The Fault in Our Stars," also starring Laura Dern and Sam Trammell. The stars spoke to CBS News' Ken Lombardi about the positive vibe they .....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsJun 6th, 2014

"Fault in Our Stars" crew freaks out over question from Olivia Newton-John

Even stars have their fanboy and fangirl moments.In the latest round of Orange Room Roulette, "The Fault in Our Stars" actors Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort and author John Green drew a question from Olivia Newton-John. Then the three proceeded to frea.....»»

Category: celebSource: msnbcJun 20th, 2017

Kristin Davis Mourns The Death Of Sex & The City 3: "I Wish We Could Have Made This Final Chapter"

Sorry, Charlotte — there will be NO Sex & The City 3!!! Kristin Davis took to Instagram on Friday night to confirm what we all unfortunately knew: yes, it's true, there will be no third installment of the SATC film franchise, in large part because a certain co-star of Davis' just wasn't down after producers wouldn't [...] Sorry, Charlotte -- there will be NO Sex & The City 3!!! Kristin Davis took to Instagram on Friday night to confirm what we all unfortunately knew: yes, it's true, there will be no third installment of the SATC film franchise, in large part because a certain co-star of Davis' just wasn't down after producers wouldn't cave to her demands. Related: The Sex & The City Opening Credits Scene That Almost Was! Clearly feeling regretful that the cast wasn't given the opportunity to do a third film installment, Davis took to her IG account to share a few vintage pics of her character, Charlotte, with a special message for the fans (below): I love to look back at the pics from our LONG history of Sex and the City. I am incredibly lucky to have gotten to play Charlotte through all of her ups and downs ( epitomized in one of my favorite episodes here). It is true that we are not going to be able to make a 3rd film. I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters. It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter (beautifully written by MPK) with all of you. So we will just have our memories, but please know that all of the love and support for us through the years is felt by us and we are so grateful for all of you!SATC forever in our hearts ❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗A post shared by iamkristindavis (@iamkristindavis) on Sep 29, 2017 at 11:06am PDT Awww!!! For those interested, Davis wrote (below): "I love to look back at the pics from our LONG history of Sex and the City. I am incredibly lucky to have gotten to play Charlotte through all of her ups and downs ( epitomized in one of my favorite episodes here). It is true that we are not going to be able to make a 3rd film. I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters. It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter (beautifully written by MPK) with all of you. So we will just have our memories, but please know that all of the love and support for us through the years is felt by us and we are so grateful for all of you! SATC forever in our hearts" Well said!!! Related: Kim Cattrall Responds To SATC 3 Backlash! What do U think, Perezcious readers? Are you sad that they aren't doing another movie?? Or is Kim Cattrall right in holding out and refusing to do it?? Let us know in the comments (below)!! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 30th, 2017

Shailene Woodley: "The Fault In Our Stars" Is Probably The Last Young-Adult Film I"ll Ever Do

Shailene Woodley joins co-star Ansel Elgort at the Apple Store for a press conference for their new movie, The Fault In Our Stars, held at the Apple store in New York City on Sunday afternoon (June 1). The two were joined by author John Green, co-stars Na.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 1st, 2014

Shailene Woodley is Moved to Tears at "Fault in Our Stars" Atlanta Premiere

Shailene Woodley burst into tears while watching her film The Fault in Our Stars premiere held at the Hollywood Regal Theater on Thursday evening (June 5) in Atlanta, Ga. The 22-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Ansel Elgort and Nat.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 6th, 2014

Ansel Elgort & Nat Wolff are Two Dapper Dudes at "The Fault in Our Stars" NYC Premiere!

Ansel Elgort looks super handsome as he arrives at the premiere of his new film The Fault In Our Stars held at Ziegfeld Theater on Monday night (June 2) in New York City. The 20-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his co-stars Nat Wolff, Laura Dern.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 3rd, 2014

This Is What Happened When Augustus Waters (aka Ansel Elgort) Visited the Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars"

Remember this bench? It’s the bench where Augustus Waters took Hazel Grace (aka queen of the tweens Shailene Woodley) in The Fault in Our Stars, where he told her that his was back and where they made out until Laura Dern told them it was time to go ho.....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineOct 20th, 2014

Laura Dern opens home to "Fault in Our Stars" daughter Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley prefers couch-surfing to settling down, and as it turns out, one of her favorite sofas to sleep on is that of her "The Fault in Our Stars" mom, Laura Dern......»»

Category: celebSource: msnbcJun 17th, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Shailene Woodley introduces a new clip for The Fault In Our Stars

Watch this exclusive new clip for The Fault In Our Stars out in the UK on 19 June........»»

Category: topSource: hellomagazineJun 19th, 2017

Shailene Woodley Sneaks Into Fault in Our Stars Showing—See Her Disguise!

Looks like love conquers all! Both The Fault in Our Stars and The Edge of Tomorrow opened in movie theaters this weekend, and the adaptation of the YA bestseller beat out Tom Cruise's action........»»

Category: topSource: eonlineJun 8th, 2014