Almanac: Don Ho

On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician - and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador - was born.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 13th, 2017

"Project Almanac" Stars Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista and Virginia Lerner Talk Time Travel

If you could travel through time... what would you do? It's the question we've all pondered at some point. And in "Project Almanac" (which hits DVD and Blu-ray today), five teenagers invent a tim........»»

Category: topSource: starpulseJun 9th, 2015

Donald Trump Jr. & Eric Trump Are Super Jelly Of Jared Kushner!

Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump's administration — and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, the president's two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they're stuck running the family business in New York! Related: [...] Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump's administration -- and not everyone is happy about it. Specifically, the president's two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they're stuck running the family business in New York! Related: Trump & More React To John McCain Brain Cancer Diagnosis A source close to the family says the Trump boys are envious of Kushner's influential role as POTUS's senior adviser and miss being part of the family fun post-election, explaining to People: "All the attention to Jared is a bit of a sore point and they feel left out of the fun in D.C. They miss being at the center of the action." Awww, is that why Junior lashed out and WikiLeaks'd himself? Ivanka Trump's husband resigned as chief executive of Kushner Companies and as publisher of the Observer in January to become the right-hand manboy of the president. He's been given a big plate in the White House -- taking on criminal justice reform, Middle East peace, and everything in between. But if you ask the Trump boys, they won't be able to tell you why Kushner is getting all the love these days instead of them. The source added: "Don worked on the campaign and Jared gets the big Forbes cover and they make him out to be a big genius, and Don is like, ‘No, I worked on the campaign too!'" While the brothers were very visible and outspoken on the 2016 campaign trail, the 36-year-old Kushner was more of a behind-the-scenes player -- which, in the end, is the type of figure who thrives in the White House. Related: Trump Had Second Secret Meeting With Putin At G20 The family source continues: "During the campaign, the brothers thrived on being the spokespeople and speaking at rallies and being very visible. Jared was able to build much more influence and power by doing exactly the opposite." Makes sense! After all, there's only room for one loud, obnoxious Trump man in the West Wing. Though Don Jr. and Eric may be jelly of their brother-in-law, the source says there is no "outward hostility" toward Kushner -- and although Jared "seems uptight," he's actually "hilarious" once you get to know him! Related: Trump Donors Are Paying Junior's Legal Bills But Ivanka's husband may no longer feel the same way about the Trump boys, especially after getting caught in the fallout of Don Jr.'s dumbass email purge. Along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Kushner are scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee for the June 2016 meeting they attended with Russian officials promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Don Jr. said he was posting the email chain -- which Kushner and Manafort were copied on -- for "transparency," but the insider says he's caused a whole legal mess to unravel, revealing: "[Don Jr. and Eric] were better off where they were, they bore no responsibility. This now brings Don into the story and attaches him to this negativity." Yup, he definitely needed some attention. [Image via CNN/Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

George Lucas Says He Sold ‘Star Wars’ To “White Slave Drivers”

Oh boy. It sounds like George Lucas isn’t exactly thrilled with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ no matter that the film has made over $1 billion in record time. He got honest about why he decided to sell ‘Star Wars’ to Disney and what he thinks of ‘The Force Awakens.’ RELATED: Here are red carpet […] Oh boy. It sounds like George Lucas isn’t exactly thrilled with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ no matter that the film has made over $1 billion in record time. He got honest about why he decided to sell ‘Star Wars’ to Disney and what he thinks of ‘The Force Awakens.’ RELATED: Here are red carpet pictures from the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premiere, including a sparkling Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, George Lucas and more! George explained how he ended up selling the ‘Star Wars’ franchise (actually all of Lucas Films) to Disney in the first place. I looked at the future, I looked at the fact that I was going to have a baby, I looked at the fact that I was married, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to build a museum, and I looked at the fact that I wanted to make experimental films. So, my life was going on a different track. I noticed the last few movies that I’d made were costing the company a lot of money and I didn’t think that was fair to the people that worked there or the company. So, I made a decision to move ahead on the next Star Wars series and we were starting to do that. “We were working with a writer—it wasn’t quite working out—but I was also…you know, I was also stepping away a little bit and turning things over to Kathy Kennedy.” He was sharing his thoughts about retirement to Disney’s Bob Iger, who told him: ‘If you really want to sell it, we’re very interested.'” That put the sale in motion. I had the story treatments outlined and we were working on scripts. So, I sold it, but I knew when I sold it, I said, ‘I’ve tried to make movies where I step away—Empire and Return of the Jedi—and after about a couple weeks I knew I couldn’t do that. I had to stand over the shoulder of the director, help him, whisper in his ear constantly, ‘No, do this. Do that.’ And be there to help guide it. It was much harder than if I had just directed it myself.” Apparently, however, the idea of George staying involved- or perhaps the ideas he had for the stories- made Disney “a little nervous,” according to the ‘Star Wars’ creator. One of the issues was the first three movies had all kinds of issues. They looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for that fans.’ I said, ‘All I wanted to do was tell a story of what happened.’ You know, it started here and it went there. It’s all about generations, and it’s about the issues of fathers and sons and grandfathers. It’s a family soap opera. I mean, ultimately. We call it a space opera but people don’t realize it’s actually a soap opera and it’s all about family problems. It’s not about spaceships. They decided they didn’t want to use those stories. They decided they were going to go do their own thing, so I decided, ‘Fine.'” George admitted that Disney wasn’t “that keen to have me involved anyway.” Ouch. So instead he treated the sale like a breakup. At the same time I said, ‘I’m not gonna…If I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble because they’re not going to do what I want them to do and I don’t have the control do that anymore, and all it would do is muck everything up.’ So I said, ‘OK, I will go my way and let them go their way.’ And it really does come down to a simple rule of life, which is when you break up with somebody, the first rule is no phone calls. The second rule, you don’t go over to their house and drive by to see what they’re doing. The third thing is you don’t show up at their coffee shop or their thing like you’re going to run it. You just say, ‘No! Gone! History! I’m moving forward.’ Because every time you do…something like that, you’re opening the wound again, and it just makes it harder for you. You have to put it behind you, and it’s a very, very hard thing to do. But you have to just cut it all off and say, ‘OK, end of all game. I’ve got to move on.'” Given the creative disagreements, that was probably the best approach for him to take, don’t you think? RELATED: Tie the knot, he will: George Lucas is engaged! George shared his conflicted feelings about selling the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Everything in your body says, ‘Don’t. You can’t.’ These are my kids. I loved them. I created them. I’m very intimately involved with them.” Yet he did sell them. He said: I sold them to the white slavers that take these things, and…” Oh my. George does sound very conflicted. He also opened up about his thoughts on ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ admitting it wasn’t what he would have done. J.J. Abrams, he’s a good director, a good friend. “They wanted to do a retro movie. I don’t like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different. I made them completely different—different planets, different spaceships to make it new.” I think that’s a fair comment to make about ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: it does feel very much like ‘Star Wars Espisode IV: A New Hope’ rather than an original movie, per se, although it’s still an incredibly fun film to watch! It is a reboot with the next generation of characters. I’m curious about what George would have done, but I’m a bit fearful, too: I’m one of the people who wasn’t a big fan of the prequels. The idea was interesting, but the stories just didn’t quite work. I can’t imagine what it must be like for George, though, as the creator, watching your story go on without you. Four billion dollar sale or not, it’s gotta be tough. I don’t know if the success of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ makes things better or worse. Photos by FAMEFLYNET.....»»

Category: gossipSource: imnotobsessedJul 17th, 2017

Almanac: "60 Minutes" debuts

On September 24th, 1968, Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace introduced the revolutionary TV series "60 Minutes," created by long-time executive producer Don Hewitt. Jane Pauley looks back at the debut of the newsmagazine that has featured countless memorable moments over the last half-century......»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsSep 24th, 2017

Almanac: Don Ho

On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician - and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador - was born.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 13th, 2017

Cara Santana Left the Gym

Cara Santana showed off her body as she left her Studio City gym today. Cara is dating Jesse Metcalfe who was once kind of famous or whatever. I don’t know. Do I look like a celebrity almanac?.....»»

Category: topSource: theblemishMay 30th, 2014

Michelle Obama Talks "Standard Of Ethics" & Lack Of Diversity In Politics With Shonda Rhimes

It might be her 25th anniversary with Barack Obama, but Michelle Obama spent her day on Tuesday in conversation with with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. During the girl power chat, the former FLOTUS discussed female empowerment and the "standards of ethics" used in the White House. Related: Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears [...] It might be her 25th anniversary with Barack Obama, but Michelle Obama spent her day on Tuesday in conversation with with Shonda Rhimes at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. During the girl power chat, the former FLOTUS discussed female empowerment and the "standards of ethics" used in the White House. Related: Barack Obama Admits He Shed Tears After Dropping Malia Off At Harvard The lawyer reflected on her family's time in charge -- and the differences facing our country now, joking: "For the last eight years, we had a standard of ethics, a lot of constraints. What it means to have a commander-in-chief that actually upholds the standards of the White House..." She went on to encourage women to "speak up" and demand a seat at the table, which is dominated by white men: "Don't waste your seat at the table and if you're scared to use your voice, then give up your seat to someone who can use it because we can't afford to waste that opportunity. I want women to pay attention, because this is what happens when we don't stand up. We give our seats up to those who are supposed to be there, because of the stereotypes of what power and success is supposed to be." The activist added: "I've been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down. When you know what's right and you don't say anything, you see wrong happening and you sit quietly, that's what I want women to challenge to be, to speak up. We don't get to the right answers without raising our voices." On the subject of children, Michelle hasn't lost hope for our future generation: "I think they're more open in ways and less tolerant of obvious inequities. This generation will look at what is happening now in the world and say, ‘This doesn't feel right,' because they know what they were taught. They've been raised with an openness. Many kids today only know that Barack Obama was their president. They grew up only under hope and opportunity. I think now they will be less tolerant and feel some of what is happening now as what they intrinsically know is not what they were taught. The thing we cannot forget is that children know when people don't believe in them or they're not being invested in. Kids know when things are different for them, when they are being quieted or being treated fairly. It's sort of a shame on us adults when we treat kids like they don't know." As for the importance of diversity in Congress, Obama told Rimes: "Usually at the State of the Union address, what you see is this real dichotomy. On one side of the room it's a feeling of color. On one side of the room it's gray and white. On the other side of the room there's yellows and blues and greens. One side, all men, all white. On the other side, some women and people of color. Whenever I was sitting…I looked at that and thought ‘No wonder people don't trust politics. We're not even noticing what these rooms look like.'" Preach! After the inspiring chat, a recorded message from Barack popped up on the screen for him to tell his bride on their special day: "Your strength, grace, determination honesty, and the fact that you look so good doing all of this, it's remarkable. It's no wonder that as people got to know you as I got to know you, that they fell in love. It's truly the best decision I ever made to be persistent enough to ask you out on a date that you finally gave in and I hope you feel the same way." Feels!!! [Image via W.Wade/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 3rd, 2017

Kelly Clarkson Says She Lost "Millions" By Refusing a Writing Credit with Dr Luke

Kelly Clarkson is speaking out about Dr Luke again after saying she was blackmailed into working with him last year. This time, Kelly is saying that she lost millions of dollars because of a writing credit she never received on the 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You.” “There’s a lot of times in [...] Kelly Clarkson is speaking out about Dr Luke again after saying she was blackmailed into working with him last year. This time, Kelly is saying that she lost millions of dollars because of a writing credit she never received on the 2009 song “My Life Would Suck Without You.” “There’s a lot of times in my career where you don’t see my name on a song,” Kelly told Z100. “Sometimes I don’t write them, but a lot of times I do change the song in a way that probably you should ask for credit, but I don’t because the song was already great. I just made it more me and I think a lot of artists steal credit a lot from writers, which I think is super crappy because that’s their livelihood.” “I did deserve it on that song just because I changed it a bit, but I really just didn’t—especially at that time, I was so frustrated that I was forced to work…basically, they were going to sit on my record unless I did what they wanted and I was so frustrated because I literally said, ‘Anyone in the world but this one person. I will work with anyone you want to put in my path. I just had a negative experience. The guy is super talented. I’m not negating that. That’s a fact, obviously,” Kelly continued, referencing Dr Luke. “And I asked not to work with Dr. Luke… just because I had not a good experience with him. It was one thing and they wouldn’t even give it to me.” “I don’t want my name near his,” Kelly continued. “I don’t even want—I want to pretend this didn’t happen in my life and I want to forget it. There’s hundreds of thousands of dollars gone because of that…or millions actually. That song was huge,” she said. “I was making a point to the people working with me going, ‘This is how much I didn’t want to do this.’ I don’t care about the money. I don’t care about, ‘Oh, you’re going to be the most famous person ever if you do this.’ That’s not what holds weight in my life.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 14th, 2017

Don Williams Dead - Country Singer Dies at 78

Country singer Don Williams has died at the age of 78, his rep confirms to JustJared.com. The late country star passed away after a “short illness.” Don was referred to as the “Gentle Giant” of country music and he earned 17 number one country hits throughout his career. He decided to retire in 2016. “It’s [...] Country singer Don Williams has died at the age of 78, his rep confirms to JustJared.com. The late country star passed away after a “short illness.” Don was referred to as the “Gentle Giant” of country music and he earned 17 number one country hits throughout his career. He decided to retire in 2016. “It’s time to hang my hat up and enjoy some quiet time at home. I’m so thankful for my fans, my friends and my family for their everlasting love and support,” Don said at the time. We send our thoughts and condolences to Don‘s loved ones during this difficult time......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 8th, 2017

Demi Lovato: "You Don"t Do It For Me Anymore" Stream, Download, & Lyrics - Listen Now!

Demi Lovato just released the latest single off of her upcoming album! The 25-year-old entertainer’s sexy new ballad “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” is out now and you can listen to it here! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Demi Lovato “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” is the latest single [...] Demi Lovato just released the latest single off of her upcoming album! The 25-year-old entertainer’s sexy new ballad “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” is out now and you can listen to it here! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Demi Lovato “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” is the latest single off of Demi‘s new album Tell Me You Love Me, which is set to drop on September 29. You can download Demi‘s new song off of iTunes here, where you can also pre-order her upcoming album. Listen to “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” below! Click inside to read the lyrics for Demi’s new song… Read “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore” by Demi Lovato on Genius.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 8th, 2017

Todrick Hall Responds To Backlash Over Being In Taylor Swift"s Video & Calls Out The Celebs "Who Recorded Her Against Her Will"

Todrick Hall has no problem making it clear he's Taylor Swift's friend, and he doesn't care what you have to say about it! In an interview with Yahoo, the dancer and singer defended their friendship AND his role in her Look What You Made Me Do video! Related: Taylor & Karlie Are Still "Good Friends" Despite Rumors He [...] Todrick Hall has no problem making it clear he's Taylor Swift's friend, and he doesn't care what you have to say about it! In an interview with Yahoo, the dancer and singer defended their friendship AND his role in her Look What You Made Me Do video! Related: Taylor & Karlie Are Still "Good Friends" Despite Rumors He explained: "We are friends, and so when she asked me to do this video, I said absolutely. It wasn't a question for me. I trust her, and I had no problem doing the video. And I just think that it's really sad and shocking that me doing four eight-counts of choreography is enough to make people feel the need to question my 'blackness' or 'wokeness.'" So, what were some of the criticism Todrick got? "One of the main things that people said was, 'He wanted to make his money. Well, good for him, he got paid. And I guess payment is enough for you to sell out your family, your people, your community.' But this had nothing to do with money. I didn't do this Taylor Swift video for money. I did it because she's my friend, and she was very excited about it. And she wanted people to be there who she could trust, because it was a very big undertaking. I was proud to be there, but money was not a factor for me. I don't do things for money." And he also had some words for those viewers who thought Taylor might be stealing from Beyoncé just by watching that initial video teaser: "They saw a clip, just a few seconds, that featured Taylor Swift standing in a line of dancers, and they started forming all types of conclusions. I was just very confused by that, because I knew that there was nothing Formation-esque or Lemonade-esque about the video. Artistically, I didn't feel that was the case. I'm a humongous Beyoncé fan. I've worked with Beyoncé. I've choreographed for Beyoncé. And I would never intentionally be a part of art that I felt was ripping off my favorite artist of all time. But I felt like these were two completely different lanes." The Kinky Boots performer explained: "I have gotten comments from people who are upset and have literally said the fact that I am friends with a white person is a problem, because white people don't possess the ability to love or ever truly care about black people. And I find that very disheartening... My whole brand, everything that I stand for and everything I've always stood for, is equality and love. So it's just really difficult for me to understand why it is an issue for people, a legitimate issue, that I have white friends, and that Taylor Swift happens to be one of my many white friends... It boggles my mind that people are deciding whether or not I'm down enough, black enough." He added he has an issue with those criticizing his BFF for not speaking out politically by bringing up Kanye West: "Yeah, many people have been tweeting me, 'She supports Trump! She probably voted for Trump!' They're making this huge assumption, when Taylor has never to my knowledge come out and said anything about her being pro-Trump. But people would still rather believe that she is the one who is pushing Trump's agenda. That was one of the major things that was tweeted at me, and I'm like, 'So you are mad that you think she might support Donald Trump? But you're not mad that Kanye has been very openly pro-Trump?' I don't understand that." And then there's the whole issue with how Kanye recorded her without her knowledge, and Kim Kardashian West put it online: "It just is shocking to me that people will see an image of her and hear stories online about her, or arguments with other celebrities who she did not ask to be involved with, who recorded her against her will without her knowing and then decided to release six-second clips of a conversation that happened to paint her to be this evil person that I don't believe that she is. Come on, we've watched millions of episodes of Law & Order or seen Judge Judy a million times; how are they not able to conclude that there is something missing from this? If you feel the need to record someone on video with people there, the intentions may not have been the most pure." Read on for even more HIGHlights from Todrick's interview about his relationship with Taylor: On who she is as a person: "Look, I'm not Taylor Swift, so I can't speak for her and why she does or does not choose to speak or not speak about any specific subject matter. All I know is that she has been nothing but a great person to me. Her family has welcomed me into their home and treated me like I was a member of the family. They've welcomed every single person I've ever brought around them. I've never felt like there was ever a moment that I couldn't be myself, and talk about the fact that I'm gay or whatever. At Thanksgiving, we all sat around and talked about it, and there was another one of her friends there who was African-American, and we all sat down and talked about racism and watched 13th on Netflix and talked about how important it was. It was one of the most beautiful conversations I've ever had, because sometimes as an African-American person I feel like I can't voice my opinion about how difficult it is to be not just an African-American person in the entertainment industry, but how scary it is to be black in America, in even 2017. When it comes to Taylor, all I know is that she has been a sweet, amazing human being to me. When she calls me, it's hardly ever to talk about her accomplishments or things that she's going through. She calls me and says, 'How's your heart? Are you OK?' I've been around her an awful lot, and if it were some type of crazy, fake façade, I think I would have figured it out by now. I feel like it's a genuine part of who she is, and she's a human being. Has she made mistakes? Yes. Will she make mistakes again? Yes. But let the person in America who has not made mistakes raise their hand." On people throwing shade at his BFF: "Taylor will start being super-political, and using her voice to do the things that people think that she should be doing. But even then, she will probably be ridiculed for not being vocal enough, or not being on the right side. I don't think that there is a way to win in this industry, so every person has to take their own journey at their own pace, at their own time, and do what they feel like is right. All I know is that Taylor has been nothing but sweet to me since day one, and if she asks me to do a video, I'm absolutely going be there." On his feelings about starring in her LWYMMD video: "I'm not apologizing for being a part of the video and doing four eight-counts of choreography in it. I thought it was a great piece of art. I thought it was awesome. It's broken so many records and I'm proud to be a part of it. I don't think I've sold out my race or my community — the gay community, the black community. I think that I was just in a piece of art that my friend made. I'm not issuing a statement to people about it to explain myself, because there's nothing to explain. I'm not sorry that I did it, and I don't think that it was a mistake. If I had a do-over, I would absolutely be there for another eight hours, in heels, dancing with her." And you can read the rest of his interview HERE! So now that you've heard what Todrick has to say, how do U feel??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 1st, 2017

Shania Twain Explains Brad Pitt Lyric in "That Don"t Impress Me Much" Song

Shania Twain is finally opening up about why she name-dropped Brad Pitt in her song “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” two decades after the single was released! “OK, so you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much,” Shania sings in the tune. Shania says the moment in the song came about after Playgirl published photos [...] Shania Twain is finally opening up about why she name-dropped Brad Pitt in her song “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” two decades after the single was released! “OK, so you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much,” Shania sings in the tune. Shania says the moment in the song came about after Playgirl published photos of Brad in the buff. “You want to know the truth about this story? I’ve never told this before. I’m going to say it now,” she told Billboard. “I remember I had a girl friend visiting me and it was near Christmas and we were baking cookies. I was writing this album and there was a scandal of him and Gwyneth [Paltrow] where there was naked photos of him. And this was like all the rage. I just thought ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about.’ I’m like, well that don’t impress me much, I mean what is all the fuss. We see people naked every day. That’s really what I thought. I wasn’t picking on Brad Pitt. But that was just the association in that moment and things we make fusses about and whatever. Of course, it could have been any gorgeous guy.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 24th, 2017

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay"s Family Grills One Charming Suitor While Rooting For An Underdog — Get The Recap HERE!

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's final three suitors have met her family!! While many fans were still recovering from Miz Lindsay's decision to send home baby faced Dean, the powerhouse attorney was busy taking her relationships with her final beaus to the next level. How?? By bringing them home to meet her family, of course! Related: BIP's Amanda Stanton [...] Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay's final three suitors have met her family!! While many fans were still recovering from Miz Lindsay's decision to send home baby faced Dean, the powerhouse attorney was busy taking her relationships with her final beaus to the next level. How?? By bringing them home to meet her family, of course! Related: BIP's Amanda Stanton Has Found Love Again Now, normally, the bachelorette's family is flown to some exotic location to meet up with the lead and her remaining men. However, the ABC dating competition broke from tradition this time around as Rachel's sister was eight months pregnant at the time of filming and couldn't travel. Thus Peter, Bryan, and Eric packed their bags and flew to Dallas for some quality time with the Lindsays. Unsurprisingly, not EVERYONE made a great impression on Rachel's fam. So let's dig into the hometown visit! As Peter is the frontrunner, it only seemed right that the gap toothed cutie get the first meet and greet with the Lindsays. Peter was VVV eager to spend time with Rachel as he totally dropped the ball in articulating how he feels about her. While shopping for baby gifts for Rachel's sister, Peter gushed to the season 13 lead: "You do mean the world to me. I want you to have so much confidence going into this in us and in me, and know that you're introducing a good person who is here for you. And I am falling in love with you." And he's back in the lead, y'all! The twosome then made their way to Rachel's residence for a hangout with her mom Kathy, her aunt Connie, her uncle Jeff, her sister Constance, and Constance's husband Alex. The Lindsay patriarch was noticeably absent during the family meeting, but he IS a federal judge so he probably opted out of appearing on a trashy reality show. Anywho, Peter's respectful and honest nature won over the Lindsays, especially Kathy. During a chat about Peter's hesitation to propose at the end of all of this, Rachel's mom actually appreciated the businessman's decision to not ask for her blessing. Way to be sincere AF, bb! Eric was next on deck -- and SUPER nervous about meeting Rachel's family. Why?? Well, because it's been six or seven years since the personal trainer has met a girl's family. But before we get into his visit with the Lindsays, let's cut back to the drama at the hotel between Bryan and Peter. Related: Ben Higgins Isn't Ready To Kiss Someone Else! As they're the two frontrunners, it isn't shocking to see that Peter and Bryan have some tension between them. Upon learning that Peter didn't ask Kathy for her blessing to propose to Rachel, Bryan told the Wisconsin native that he'd be doing just that. Peter was rightfully annoyed by this "ballsy" move and candidly told Bryan: "What's awkward is having to sit here with her other boyfriend, knowing that her other boyfriend is home with her family right now. I don't want to be sitting here with you right now, I'm not going to lie." Preach, bro. But, enough of these two, back to Eric... Eric has shocked us all by landing in the final three and, after a rocky start, has become the underdog we're all rooting for. Now, the 29-year-old definitely raised a few eyebrows when he admitted that his longest relationship didn't even hit the year mark. Still, Eric's earnestness seemed to win everyone over and he even snagged Kathy's blessing to propose to Rachel. Awwww. On meeting Eric, momma Lindsay dished: "Today was good. I was pleasantly surprised again at Rachel's choice. I like the fact that Eric appears very honest, and has a desire to get married and raise a family. I can understand why this is going to be a tough decision for her. Eric is still in the game, folks! And for the moment we've been waiting for, Bryan met with the Lindsay clan. We knew the moment Bryan started spitting lines Rachel's protective family would start grilling him. We mean, like we said, the Lindsay patriarch is a FEDERAL JUDGE! Before Bryan was introduced to Rachel's loved ones though, the Miami native met with two of the bachelorette's gal pals. While it may've seemed like Rachel was all about Bryan since day one, the legal expert dished to her friends: "Let's just be real: I thought he was a douchebag. I really did. I was waiting for the charm to [wear] off and he was like: ‘Look, I'm not going to let you mess this up.' " Of course, this comment inspired Bryan to turn up the charm even more. The smooth talking went over well with Rachel's friends, but NOT with the Lindsays. In fact, there was serious tension between the chiropractor and the Lindsay crew from the get go. Kathy even questioned Bryan's loyalties to Rachel after learning about his (seemingly unhealthy) relationship with his mother. Kathy went as far as to force Bryan to admit on camera (TWICE) that he'd pick Rachel's side over his mother's in the instance that the women butted heads. We're sure this gave Bryan's mother a heart attack. The interrogation against Bryan upset Rachel a ton as she told the cameras: "I was very excited to introduce Bryan to my family, but I felt like my excitement wasn't reciprocated by my family. I'm irritated at this point. The energy is totally different than it was the other two days with Peter and Eric." Later, when revealing her love for Bryan to her mother, Kathy shared that she doesn't feel comfortable with this notion. Rachel's sister clearly felt the same way as she questioned Bryan's sincerity. Nonetheless, Bryan came to Dallas to get Rachel's mother's blessing and was NOT leaving the family sit down without it. Reluctantly, Kathy told Bryan: "Because I trust her judgment, you have my blessing to take this initial love. And just build on that." Awkward! After three VERY different visits with the Lindsays, the final suitors were whisked away to La Rioja, Spain. Eric landed the first overnight date and boy did it go over well. Rachel took Eric on helicopter ride around the region even though he hates heights, and it further proved that he'll do anything to win the bachelorette's heart. In typical Bachelorette fashion, the outing ended with some down time and a declaration of love. Related: Rachel Gushes About Her 'Hopeless Romantic' Fiancé! After dancing around the word "love" for awhile, Eric gushed to Rachel: "I don't know if you understand how much you challenge me emotionally, making me feel vulnerable and open — it feels amazing. Everything about this feels right. You embody everything I would want in a wife. Nothing else matters. I'm just here to say that I'm in love with you. I tried to run … but this is it. I'm here. I'm here for you. I'm just a happy man. I've never felt this way about a girl, ever. Rachel Lindsay, I love you." We're not crying, YOU ARE! Rachel rewarded Eric's openness with an invitation to the Fantasy Suite. He said yes, because, duh. Peter had the next overnight date and was taken to a local vineyard for some fun. Yet their date took a serious turn as, later on, Rachel laid into Peter for his reluctance to propose. After sharing that she doesn't believe that getting engaged means they have to rush into marriage, Rachel relayed: "I didn't come this far and put my life on hold and sacrifice everything I had to do this to just have a boyfriend at the end of it — that's not what I want." You tell 'em, girl! Peter wouldn't budge though as he noted that he believes "an engagement is marriage." He added: "I don't want you to give up on what you believe and what you need in your life. We talked about trying to find the common ground — I just don't know what that is with something that is so polar opposite. I don't know how to get through that." *GASP* Understandably, Peter's admission was "absolutely devastating" to Rachel. The reality TV starlet even concluded to the cameras: "I don't know what to do. I was hopeful for what Peter and I could be, and then just like that, I didn't see it. Tonight, for the first time ever, I'm thinking Peter and I might not work out." Will Peter get the boot? Could Eric actually win this thing? We'll just have to wait and see! Don't forget, The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC......»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 25th, 2017

Teen Mom 2 Drama: Kailyn Lowry Talks About Her Mysterious Ex-BF While Briana DeJesus Considers Putting Her Baby Up For Adoption

Teen Mom 2 always brings the drama! On last night's episode, Kailyn Lowry teased details about her top-secret (now ex) boyfriend — who may or may not be her newest baby daddy Chris Lopez – while Briana DeJesus contemplated putting her baby up for adoption after finding out about her boyfriend's cheating. During a FaceTime sesh with [...] Teen Mom 2 always brings the drama! On last night's episode, Kailyn Lowry teased details about her top-secret (now ex) boyfriend -- who may or may not be her newest baby daddy Chris Lopez -- while Briana DeJesus contemplated putting her baby up for adoption after finding out about her boyfriend's cheating. During a FaceTime sesh with her "soul sister," Kristen, Kailyn offered clues on a mystery guy she had been seeing. Unfortunately, the two broke up before MTV cameras could reveal his identity. Related: Jenelle Evans Reveals How She 'Almost Overdosed & Died' From Heroin! The 25-year-old said of her latest relationship: "We're not together, we broke up and we're not together anymore. I guess there's not really much to say. It was like, dating him, not dating him, on and off, whatever. I wish that it could have worked out, but it just didn't work out." She added that for now she's just focused on welcoming another baby into the world: "It was weird. It was like I was living a double life, my secret private relationship when my kids would go to their dads, and I would be like, in a relationship with someone, so it was like, super weird. I didn't really have any expectations for it, and I think that's why I'm like doing okay right now ... It's not like I thought I was gonna marry the guy, but, I definitely don't need to be looking for any type of relationship right now that's for sure. I don't even care to look at anything. I should just be by myself." Elsewhere in the episode, Briana struggled with coming to terms with her boyfriend Luis' cheating -- even admitting to spending hours on the phone with his mistress. DeJesus confessed: "I don't know what I'm going to do. He was telling her that he's only with me because he wants to be there for the baby." After confronting Luis directly, he said: "I definitely fucked up. I was stupid, it was childish. I can't go back. If I could, I would. I legit want us to be together and to go on with the plans we've had all this time." The mother-of-two argued that she was unable to trust him: "I can't be with you. I've been through so much that I know what I want, and this is not it. I don't want to feel obligated to do anything because of this baby ... I don't trust you, and I know myself. I'm going to eat myself alive thinking you're out doing stuff. And I don't want to live with you in a toxic environment with me not trusting you. And Nova's around, and it's not fair to her." She later asked if Luis would put the baby up for adoption, insisting that the little one deserves a whole family: "How do you feel about adoption? This may sound wrong, but if you was to leave, and not be around, I'm stuck with these two kids. It's not fair to girls because they don't have that decision to just walk out. You guys do." That idea was quickly shut down -- and as far as we can tell on Instagram, little Stella is doing just fine! Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on MTV. [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 25th, 2017

Almanac: The calliope

October 9th, 1855, 161 years ago today, was a day for music lovers to really let off steam. For that was the day the calliope - in which steam forced through pipes created a distinctive sound - was patented by Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass. Jane Paul.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsOct 11th, 2016

Almanac: “Please Mr. Postman”

On August 21, 1961, the pop classic by The Marvelettes became the Motown label’s first No. 1 hit.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsAug 22nd, 2016

Rock becomes collateral victim of Yugoslav breakup

A once-dynamic industry has ebbed away, a victim of the breakup that saw the Yugoslav Federation disintegrate bloodily into seven states. Petar Janjatovic is author of the "YU Rock Encyclopedia" -- an almanac of the glory days. Once based in Sar.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 13th, 2017

Alessandra Ambrosio Rolls Her Bare Ass on America

It’s always a humdinger when some hot chick in a bikini disrespects the Stars and Stripes. According to my Farmer’s Almanac, this Danger Zone melange violates about seventeen different rules of treating Old Glory like the reverent symbol she i.....»»

Category: topSource: wwtddDec 13th, 2015

​Almanac: Studio 54

On April 26, 1977, a new nightclub opened in a former CBS TV studio, immediately becoming NYC's top celebrity hot spot.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsApr 27th, 2015

​Almanac: Harold Lloyd

On March 8, 1971, the silent clown who put his safety last died at the age of 77.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsMar 9th, 2015