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LaMelo Ball "Can Make Blind See, Cripples Walk," Says New Coach

"We got the guy who can make the blind see and the cripples walk in LaMelo Ball" Yeah, that's a REAL quote from LaMelo Ball's new high school basketball coach, Jermaine Jackson -- who says he's so excited about the young player, it's like Magic….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 9th, 2018

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

Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Camila Cabello & More to Perform on iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2018!

The star-studded lineup for the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented By Capital One® is here! Participating performers include Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Calvin Harris and Camila Cabello. The event will be featured as an exclusive broadcast television special on The CW Network on December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The [...] The star-studded lineup for the 2018 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented By Capital One® is here! Participating performers include Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Calvin Harris and Camila Cabello. The event will be featured as an exclusive broadcast television special on The CW Network on December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The tour will stop in Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa, and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. For all ticket and date information, click here. See the full schedule below! The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2018 Schedule: Dallas, Texas – Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. CST 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at American Airlines Center Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Alessia Cara, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter Los Angeles, Ca. – Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. PST KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at The Forum Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Bebe Rexha San Francisco – Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. PST WiLD 94.9′s FM’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer, Alessia Cara, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Sabrina Carpenter, Bazzi and Marc E. Bassy Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. – Monday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. CST 101.3 KDWB’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter Boston, Mass. – Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. EST KISS 108′s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at TD Garden Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers. G-Eazy, Khalid, Meghan Trainor and Bazzi Philadelphia, Pa. – Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. EST Q102′s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Wells Fargo Center Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer, Marshmello, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy and Bazzi New York, N.Y. – Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. EST Z100′s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Madison Square Garden Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter Washington, D.C. – Monday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. EST Hot 99.5′s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Capital One Arena Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter Chicago, Ill. – Wednesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. CST 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Allstate Arena Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter Atlanta, Ga. – Friday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. EST Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at State Farm Arena Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, G Eazy, Marshmello, Bazzi, Alessia Cara and Sabrina Carpenter Tampa Bay, Fla. – Saturday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. EST 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at Amalie Arena Shawn Mendes, Marshmello, Khalid, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Fla. – Sunday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. EST Y100 Jingle Ball 2018 Presented by Capital One at BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Khalid, Marshmello, Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 9th, 2018

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith & More to Perform on iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2017!

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and tons of other superstars are set to hit the stage on the 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One! iHeartRadio announced the huge line-up for the upcoming series of shows on Tuesday (October 10), which will also include performances by The Chainsmokers and Fall Out Boy. [...] Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and tons of other superstars are set to hit the stage on the 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One! iHeartRadio announced the huge line-up for the upcoming series of shows on Tuesday (October 10), which will also include performances by The Chainsmokers and Fall Out Boy. The tour will stream live on CWTV.com, the CW app and will be broadcasted in an exclusive nationwide special on The CW Network on December 14. The pre-sale for the tour begins on Wednesday (October 11) at 10 a.m. local time and runs through Saturday (October 14) at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday (October 16) at 12 p.m. local time. For all ticket info, head to iHeartRadio.com. Check out all of the tour dates, times and line-ups below! Dallas, Texas – Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. CST – 106.1 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at American Airlines Center The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We San Francisco/San Jose, Ca. – Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. PST – WiLD 94.9′s FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at SAP Center, San Jose Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Los Angeles, Ca. – Friday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. PST – KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at The Forum Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Logic, Kesha, Niall Horan, Halsey, Charlie Puth and Liam Payne Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. – Monday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. CST – 101.3 KDWB’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Philadelphia, Pa. – Wednesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. EST – Q102′s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Wells Fargo Center The Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Halsey, Logic, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We New York, N.Y. – Friday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m. EST– Z100′s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Madison Square Garden Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Halsey, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Logic, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Boston, Mass. – Sunday, December 10, at 6 p.m. EST – KISS 108′s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at TD Garden Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony, Halsey, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello and Why Don’t We Washington, D.C. – Monday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. EST – Hot 99.5′s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Capital One Arena Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Logic, Zedd, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Chicago, Ill. – Wednesday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. CST – 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Allstate Arena The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Atlanta, Ga. – Friday, December 15, at 7:30 p.m. EST – Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Philips Arena Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We Tampa Bay, Fla. – Saturday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. EST – 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Amalie Arena Zedd, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne and Why Don’t We Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, Fla. – Sunday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. EST – Y100 Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at BB&T Center, Ft. Lauderdale Demi Lovato, Logic, Fifth Harmony, Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Julia Michaels and Why Don’t We.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 10th, 2017

Blind Item Revealed-ish: Chris Hardwick’s Going Down

This Blind Item turned into a Blind Item: REVEALED right before my very eyes as news broke that our “A list podcast host” is Chris Hardwick, and that he was dropped from the company that he founded, Nerdist, with which he also ran a podcast. In fact not only was he dropped from Nerdist, but […] The post Blind Item Revealed-ish: Chris Hardwick’s Going Down appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. This Blind Item turned into a Blind Item: REVEALED right before my very eyes as news broke that our “A list podcast host” is Chris Hardwick, and that he was dropped from the company that he founded, Nerdist, with which he also ran a podcast. In fact not only was he dropped from Nerdist, but earlier today was also scrubbed completely from the site. Hardwick also hosts the aftershow for the Walking Dead as well as other pretty tragic things like The Wall on NBC. But probably not for long. And why is Hardwick going down? Because his ex Chloe Dykstra released a tell-all open letter via Medium about their allegedly abusive relationship together. She doesn’t name Chris specifically, but pretty much hits us over the head with allusions to him. Apparently he emotionally abused her and blacklisted her in Hollywood and made her anorexic and at one point she looked down from an overpass wondering if it was all worth it. Four-foot tall comedians who look like a butt baby between Joel McHale and Jesse Pinkman can’t be too happy with their lives, so it makes sense that Chris would be a douche. Interestingly the Blind Item about Chris Hardwick states that not one, but six women were at the receiving end of Hardwick’s spiky-haired wrath, which is why this is only “Revealed-ish.” Hopefully that means we have five more insane letters coming our way, because this shit is good. Check out the original Blind Item below, and if you are one of the other five alleged abused ladies and want to make us famous by publishing your juicy tell-all on here, just LMK. We’re known for our delicacy in handling these matters.   ________________________ The question is not whether this A list podcast host will lose his podcast because he sure as hell should, it is whether all those other television jobs he has will also go by the wayside. Will they do what is right and fire him for what he put six women through or will they ignore them? I’m also curious what his A- list celebrity wife knew and when she knew it. Is she a victim or complicit? ________________________ H/T: Crazydaysandnights Photo Credit: Getty The post Blind Item Revealed-ish: Chris Hardwick’s Going Down appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJun 15th, 2018

Blind Item: The Ol’ Coke And Sex At A Fashion Show

"It has been far too long since I had a good coke at a fashion show blind and even longer since I had a sex at a fashion show blind. This week I got both of them from the same person. I can barely contain my excitement. The celebrity offspring of a permanent A++ lister was the coke user and one of the people having sex." The post Blind Item: The Ol’ Coke And Sex At A Fashion Show appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   Today’s Blind Item star has a passion for fashion. And sex and cocaine. There’s been a recent outbreak of A lister offspring, and this Blind Item truly could be any one of them. But mostly Paris Jackson. Or Lily-Rose Depp. Or Kaia Gerber. Or, ya, anyone.   _________________ It has been far too long since I had a good coke at a fashion show blind and even longer since I had a sex at a fashion show blind. This week I got both of them from the same person. I can barely contain my excitement. The celebrity offspring of a permanent A++ lister was the coke user and one of the people having sex. _________________ H/T: Crazydaysandnights Photo Credit: Instagram / Paris Jackson The post Blind Item: The Ol’ Coke And Sex At A Fashion Show appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddOct 28th, 2018

LaVar Ball Hiring Private Tutors for LaMelo, Focusing On 2 Subjects

LaVar Ball is bringing in the best private tutors he can find to educate his 16-year-old son LaMelo Ball after pulling him out of high school ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We spoke with a rep for the Ball family who tells us LaMelo's….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzOct 9th, 2017

Selena Gomez"s New Coach Campaign Captures New York"s Holiday Magic

Selena Gomez‘s brand-new Coach campaign for the 2018 holiday season is here! The 26-year-old “Back To You” singer and global face of Coach women’s stars in the brand’s “Lights, Camera, Holiday” campaign, released on Friday (November 2). The campaign is set against the glittering skyline of New York, showing Selena emerging from a vintage car [...] Selena Gomez‘s brand-new Coach campaign for the 2018 holiday season is here! The 26-year-old “Back To You” singer and global face of Coach women’s stars in the brand’s “Lights, Camera, Holiday” campaign, released on Friday (November 2). The campaign is set against the glittering skyline of New York, showing Selena emerging from a vintage car holding the Parker bag in metallic leather. Revealing the star ready to steal the spotlight, the campaign captures the magic and charm of New York during the holiday season. The campaign also follows Selena and an unexpected cast of animated animals as they audition for the gig of the season: the Coach holiday windows. Playful, inclusive and irreverent, the campaign puts gifts and the tradition of holiday windows at the heart of the story to celebrate all that is fun and festive about this time of year. Coach fans in North America will be able to unlock video content and “Selena augmented reality” via CameraIQ technology at Coach stores, while Coach fans in Japan will be able to play their own limited edition Coach party animals game. See the campaign pics and video below! Coach Presents Lights, Camera, Holiday with Selena Gomez.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 2nd, 2018

LaMelo Ball Signs with Agent, 16-Year-Old Won"t Play at UCLA

16-year-old LaMelo Ball has signed with sports agent Harrison Gaines and will NOT play college ball at UCLA, his father told ESPN.  LaVar Ball had pulled LaMelo out of Chino Hills High School earlier this year and said he was going to train the….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzDec 7th, 2017

Michael B. Jordan Named First Male Face of Coach - See His Campaign Photos!

Michael B. Jordan makes his debut as the global face of Coach Men’s in his first campaign for the brand! The 31-year-old Black Panther actor stars in the brand’s Spring 2019 global advertising campaign, Coach announced on Wednesday (January 2). In the pics, Michael emobodies the “cool optimism of the Coach Guy in a series [...] Michael B. Jordan makes his debut as the global face of Coach Men’s in his first campaign for the brand! The 31-year-old Black Panther actor stars in the brand’s Spring 2019 global advertising campaign, Coach announced on Wednesday (January 2). In the pics, Michael emobodies the “cool optimism of the Coach Guy in a series of images set ‘backstage’ at a faded carnival.” Snapped in a sunny desert landscape outside of Los Angeles, the photos feature Michael “on a vintage car, dressed in the house’s reimagined iconic American silhouettes.” The campaign also shows off the new season’s hero bags, including the Signature Rivington Backpack, the Rivington Belt Bag, and the Metropolitan Carryall. Along with the launch, Coach also unveiled its campaign for the men’s fragrance collection, starring Michael. “I’m proud to be the face of Coach men’s,” said Michael. “I’ve been a fan of Coach for a long time and truly respect their inclusive and optimistic values. I’m honored to be a part of Stuart [Vevers]‘ vision and creative process.” 10+ pictures inside of Michael B. Jordan‘s new Coach campaign….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 2nd, 2019

Dahntay Jones Says If LaVar Ball Stays Quiet, Duke Would Love LaMelo!

Dahntay Jones tells TMZ Sports LaMelo Ball would be a great fit at Duke ... ONLY IF LaVar Ball stays quiet. Of course ... Melo's recruitment is wide open these days -- especially after LaVar said there's no way in hell LaMelo follows in his….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 27th, 2018

Lavar Ball Rips UCLA, No Way LaMelo Goes There After LiAngelo Debacle

There's a ZERO percent chance LaMelo Ball will follow in his bro's footsteps and play at UCLA next season ... so says LaVar Ball who tells us he's still furious over the way the school treated LiAngelo.  17-year-old LaMelo is playing pretty….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 26th, 2018

Natalie Dormer Opens Up About Portraying a Blind Woman in "In Darkness"

Natalie Dormer is revealing how to she prepared to portray a blind woman in her upcoming film In Darkness. The 36-year-old actress says she and director Anthony Byrne met with partially sighted and blind people to learn about their lives. “We went to the Royal National Institute of Blind People and met a large selection [...] Natalie Dormer is revealing how to she prepared to portray a blind woman in her upcoming film In Darkness. The 36-year-old actress says she and director Anthony Byrne met with partially sighted and blind people to learn about their lives. “We went to the Royal National Institute of Blind People and met a large selection of partially sighted and blind people, spent whole days there, talking to them,” Natalie explained. She added that one woman taught her how to properly use a cane, while others shared information about their day-to-day life. Check out all that Natalie had to say in the video below….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 22nd, 2018

Blind Item: Celebrity Offspring Model Blind Drunk On The Runway

"To say this designer was ticked, would be an understatement. It was only when the very rich father of this celebrity offspring offered to invest $100K with the designer that the designer allowed the offspring to walk the runway. The offspring was wasted out of her mind which is why the designer was upset." The post Blind Item: Celebrity Offspring Model Blind Drunk On The Runway appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. You could only say ALL OF THEM on this Blind Iten if the model was on cocaine and laxatives. The Hadids’ father isn’t really a celebrity and anorexic (allegedly, don’t sue) people don’t like empty calories so Kaia Gerber is out. Hailey Baldwin looks messed the hell up on the runway for the Stella McCartney show, so, we’ll go with her. At least she’s got that enchanting face.   “To say this designer was ticked, would be an understatement. It was only when the very rich father of this celebrity offspring offered to invest $100K with the designer that the designer allowed the offspring to walk the runway. The offspring was wasted out of her mind which is why the designer was upset.”   Photo Credit: Splash News H/T: Crazydaysandnights The post Blind Item: Celebrity Offspring Model Blind Drunk On The Runway appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddFeb 23rd, 2018

LaMelo Ball Can Be NBA Draft"s Top Pick After H.S. Stint, Says Spire Coach

With the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft ... the Cleveland Cavaliers select -- LaMelo Ball?!?! Don't laugh ... Ball's new high school coach tells TMZ Sports that could EASILY happen now that Melo's announced he'll play at Spire Prep Academy….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 7th, 2018

Longtime Beloved NFL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away Unexpectedly At 56, League Mourns

Shocking news out of the NFL this afternoon — beloved longtime coach Tony Sparano has passed away unexpectedly. Sparano, who was currently the offensive line coach of the Minnesota Vikings, had more than 20 years experience coaching in the NFL, and another fifteen in the college ranks. Related: NFL Star Accused Of Ordering Violent Attack On Ex-GF He [...] Shocking news out of the NFL this afternoon -- beloved longtime coach Tony Sparano has passed away unexpectedly. Sparano, who was currently the offensive line coach of the Minnesota Vikings, had more than 20 years experience coaching in the NFL, and another fifteen in the college ranks. Related: NFL Star Accused Of Ordering Violent Attack On Ex-GF He had previously been the head coach of both the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders. At this point unclear what caused his death, but the league is already reeling with the news of his "unexpected" passing overnight or early this morning. Coaches, media members, players, and others from around the league are already mourning his death publicly (below): Statement from Vikings Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf on the sudden passing of Tony Sparano. pic.twitter.com/uMgcw1m0en — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 22, 2018 Sad news about Tony Sparano. The 2008 Dolphins team he coached was one of the most incredible, unlikely stories in league history. RIP. — Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) July 22, 2018 Tony Sparano was only 56 years old. Tragic. Prayers up for his family. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/r0HIsEr29c — Andy (대수신) (@AndyCarlsonShow) July 22, 2018 My last interview at minicamp was with Tony Sparano. His gruff, no-nonsense exterior made him who he was, but behind that he was one of the nicest most gracious people I've had the privilege to interview. A real shock to the system. The NFL lost a good one. — Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) July 22, 2018 One of the funnest games I’ve ever watched was when Tony Sparano pulled out the wildcat on Belichick and the Patriots. I was in Orlando at a bar watching with friends and it was a great time. — Chris Kouffman (@ckparrot) July 22, 2018 From the birth of the Wildcat & our last AFC East Division Title in 2008 to every single Field Goal fist pump, RIP Tony Sparano. Gone too soon pic.twitter.com/H7TTrPRW81 — Graham 🏈 #FinsUp #CAFC (@Grummy1976) July 22, 2018 Never forget the day the Dolphins brought the Wildcat back to the NFL, surprising everybody and curb stomping the Patriots in Foxboro, led by Ronnie Brown’s 5 TDs. That team was helmed by none other than Tony Sparano. pic.twitter.com/nDxPnW3boP — Mike Kennedy (@mbken84) July 22, 2018 RIP to a great man who gave me an opportunity in National Football League and BELIEVED in me from day 1! Many great memories playing for Tony Sparano for 4 years! You’ll be missed! Rest easy Coach! #riptonysparano — Kendall Langford (@KendallLangford) July 22, 2018 Sad news for the #Vikings: OL coach Tony Sparano passed away over night, per team official. He was 56. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2018 Gone too soon, Tony Sparano. It was my privilege to know you. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) July 22, 2018 1/2 More details on tragic passing of Vikings’ OL coach Tony Sparano, via @mortreport. Sparano complained about chest pains this weekend and went to hospital Thursday. Doctors did tests, but released him Friday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2018 2/2 Tony Sparano and his wife, Jeannette, were about to leave for church this morning when she found him unconscious in their kitchen. She tried CPR, but he could not be revived. He was 56. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2018 Ugh... Those last two tweets are just... heartbreaking. Truly heartbreaking. R.I.P., Coach Sparano. [Image via Getty Images.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJul 22nd, 2018

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball: "It"s Not About the Money"

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are breaking their silence about their new venture -- signing with a Lithuanian pro basketball team -- and they insist the money has nothing to do with it. The Big Baller Brand tweeted photos Monday of LiAngelo and Lamelo….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzDec 11th, 2017

LaMelo Ball Chops His Famous Locks, I"ve Got Waves Now!

LaMelo Ball just changed his image in a big way -- losing his signature shaggy hairstyle ... and replacing it with some killer waves!  There had been rumors LaMelo axed his Odell Beckham-style hairdo after he came back from Lithuania ... but….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzMay 30th, 2018

Shangela: The Socialite Life Interview

Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred […] More Socialite Life debuted back in 2003. SL Flashback showcases some of our favorite content from years past. The most shocking moment in the season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race occurred when season two contestant Shangela (a/k/a Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the Debutantess of the Deep South) returned to compete for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”. Although she may not have as much experience as her fellow competitors, she’s surely got just as much heart and passion for performing. You can’t not be in a good mood when you talk to Shangela! We chatted with Shangela about her return to Drag Race, how she got her start as a drag entertainer and her future plans. With her infectious personality and homegrown charm, it’s easy to see how this queen got a second chance to compete for the title! Shangela: Halleloo, somebody! Socialite Life: Halleloo! Hi Shangela! How are you? Shangela: I am fabulous! How are you today? SL: I’m great because I’m talking to you! Shangela: Aww, yay! Thank you for that, I appreciate that. SL: I was so happy to see you come back on RuPaul’s Drag Race Shangela: Well, honey, only half as happy as I was to be back! SL: On the premiere, they made sure to let the viewers (and the other queens) know that you had to audition again to get on Drag Race 3. Shangela: That’s right, just like everyone else! You know, there were tons and tons of applicants – even more than the first two years – this year, so the competition was stiffer. But, you know, I felt like I worked so hard over the last year and why not? I really wanted to come back and show that I am America’s Next Drag Superstar – not because I’m specialized in one specific area, just because I work hard in all of the different areas. I feel like I’ve been in “drag boot camp” over the last year! So, I was excited to put in an audition tape and hopefully come back and I was just lucky that RuPaul felt the same way. SL: What was it like to get that second chance? Shangela: Girl! I’ll tell you this, the day I got the call, I really, really almost didn’t believe it because, going on the show, doing the second season, I’d only been doing drag for five months – and to get a huge honor like that to compete with 12 other of the best divas out there, I already had such a great opportunity. And I was only on one episode, you know this, but I worked it as hard as I could over the next year, just to get better and take what I learned from that one episode and go farther. So, I was like, “I’m going to try this” and to get that call saying “We’re going to bring you back” and you get another shot at this – it’s a second chance at life really. And you play it in your head like, “Okay, what am I going to do better? How am I going to turn this time?”, but it’s so much more pressure too because when you get a second chance, I feel people judge you more critically. View this post on Instagram Last night I joined @EqualityUtah to help raise more than $160,000 for LGBTQ activism and work. Swipe right to see some great pics from the night with @tanfrance @danreynolds of Imagine Dragons @senatorjimdabakis and Savannah, the outspoken young teen that courageously came out to her Mormon church. Let’s keep standing united to end conversion therapy everywhere and make our community even stronger. Halleloo! (And can I take a quick sec to feel my oats about Dan Reynolds standing and jammin to my live performance of Uptown Fish last night lol) A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:14am PST SL: Was the reaction of the other girls when they first saw you this season creative editing or did they really have those expressions on their faces when they laid eyes on you? Shangela: Girl, if it was creative editing, I need to hire that person to get the reactions for everything I say in life! Those were the most real expressions on their faces – you know, I jump out of a Christmas box – first of all, I look like “jack-in-the-box Shangela” – and I come popping out of this box and to see all of those faces, their jaws were just on the ground. And I thought that – you know me, I’m Shangela, I hug everybody – so I’m like “Hey, I’m back! How is everybody?” and everyone’s looking at me like, “Who? Oh, really?” SL: Do you feel like the competition is stiffer this season? Shangela: Well, you know, I was only there for one episode last season and this year’s girls are a completely different batch from last year’s girls. I can’t really comparatively judge them – but I can tell you that this year’s girls were sickening! Because as more people are competing, Ru and the judges – and everyone who chooses the contestants on the show – they’re having to see everyone pulling out the best of the best. So, definitely, it was a tough competition and these girls are stiff competition, period. SL: So, let’s talk about you. How did you get your start in drag? Shangela: Well, you know, this is pretty much my anniversary month. I’ve been doing drag now for exactly two years but going on the show, I’d only been doing it for 4 months. I kind of fell into it, to be honest with you. I was choreographing a number, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”, for these three guys who were doing a charity event here in West Hollywood and, the night before the guys were to go on, one of them got sick. So they called me and said (of course, I wasn’t Shangela yet), “DJ, is there any way you can help us out? You know all of the steps and we really want to do this as a trio” and I’m thinking, “I don’t have any wigs, I don’t have any makeup.” But…well, you know, I’m gay, honey! So, just a man around the corner has a wig, a dress, something in your size, a bra, some pads…and the next thing you know, I was filling in for him. And the guy who runs the show said, “I would love for you to come back and I would love to book you for our show” and I said “Oh, this isn’t my thing. I’m not a drag performer, I was just filling in” and he said, “You can win money” And girl, you know we’re in a recession! (Laughs) But, to be honest with you, I’ve always been a performer. I’ve been a backup dancer for some of the best drag queens in the business back in Texas and I always watched them and I learned by watching but I just love to entertain. So I say it chose me and I fell into it and now I’m just loving it. View this post on Instagram LaQuifa HOME Collection A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Oct 6, 2018 at 3:17am PDT SL: How did the character of Shangela come to life – and how would you describe her? Shangela: Well, she’s evolved, okay? (Laughs) I’ll tell you this – Shangela is a little bit bougy, but she’s also your homegirl. I’ve always stuck to that and I also have affectionately titled myself “The Debutantess of the Deep South” – and that speaks a lot about Shangela. Shangela is sweet, she’s somewhat refined but she’s also your girl from the block. Anybody you want to call or go out with – the party girl who’s going to tell it like it is – that’s Shangela. SL: I saw you do stand up on Logo and I thought you were hilarious! Is that something you had done before you started doing drag? Shangela: Well, you know, the really cool thing is – and I don’t know if you know this – but before I went on Drag Race, I’d been working a 9-to-5 office life in PR for the last couple of years and, you know, sometimes you just feel – I don’t know if you ever feel like this – but I felt like this just isn’t everything that I want out of my life. It’s great, it works for a lot of people but, for me, I felt almost trapped. I was getting up at seven to be on the road by eight, be at the office by nine and then leave at six, get home at seven, go to bed at ten to get back up at seven – you know? And that was every day of the week and I just felt like when I got the opportunity to go on Drag Race, this was my shot. And my job told me, “If you go there, we’re not going to be able to keep your job for you”, so I quit – in the middle of a recession – and that’s not an easy thing to do but when you have a passion, sometimes you’ve got to step out on a little bit of faith – halleloo! So that’s what I did, and luckily, it worked out really well for me. It opened the door for me. I didn’t go back to work…here’s the thing, when I left to go on Drag Race, I was like, “Baby, yes, I’m going to win this. I’m going to take care of my family and I’m going to be the next drag superstar” – and I went home after the first episode. And I kind of had a little moment of shock like, “Oh my God, what have I done? I quit my job. I don’t have any checks coming in. What’s going on?” – but that opened the door for me to really do what I’m supposed to do with my life – and that’s being an entertainer. I started doing stand up comedy at a couple of clubs here in Los Angeles and they picked me up at The Comedy Store. They said, “We think you’re funny. We want you to come every two weeks.” and from there, they cast me to do stand up comedy and host the Logo comedy special. So all of that’s kind of come as a result of me following my dreams – and starting it with Drag Race. SL: Do you think being able to do stand up is a benefit to your drag career? Shangela: Oh my God, yes! Any time I can be on a stage and perform is a benefit to my career. Any time that I can make someone else laugh or touch someone’s life – because you really don’t know how much laughter impacts our world, it really does. And that’s what I think I bring to my everyday life…you ask my friends, honey, their stomachs are hurting all of the time because we just sit around and laugh! But I love to bring that to the stage so I think that, yeah, being in drag definitely helps me have more experiences that are crazy and funny – and I can take them right to the stage. SL: When you’re on stage, what do you enjoy the most about performing? Shangela: It’s the connection that you get with the audience. You know, a lot of people can put a great look together and get on stage and they look gorgeous and they do their song – if it’s a lip sync – or they do their form of entertainment; but if you don’t connect with the audience, then the people in the audience don’t get the full experience of being at the show. And that’s what I bring every time I hit the stage – that’s what I really want to bring is an experience. It’s not just, “I’m going to see Shangela”. It’s “I’m going to experience Shangela” and that’s what you get! That’s what I love about being on stage, the way you can really connect with people in the audience and have a good time! SL: As far as inspirations for your drag performances – do you have any? Shangela: Oh, definitely! I have so many because I’m new – so everything is so wide-eyed to me. I get so much from so many different people. I look at people’s fashion or I look at the way people bring fire to the stage, there’s always me in the performance but a lot of times – especially makeup, honey! I have a drag mother who I got after I started doing drag – but I used to dance back-up for her. Her name is Alyssa Edwards out of Dallas, Texas. Now she is the most winningest…can I say, bitch? She is the most winningest bitch in captivity, okay? She has won every pageant because she’s refined and what I have in entertainment I’ve had to really try and gather fast to meet that or match it with refinement, with makeup and the ability to sew and create costumes and just to be organized with your drag – because it can be a lot. So, I learned a lot from her. I’ve learned a little from afar by watching Ru as a businessperson – making drag, not just a past time or a hobby – but, as I said, I left my job and this is what I do full-time now. It’s now a business. It’s about marketing, it’s about branding, it’s about connecting to your fans, it’s about being fresh, new and re-inventing yourself – and that’s what I hope to continue to bring. SL: Do you think your background in PR has helped you in your drag career? Shangela: You know, my background in life helps it out! And, I’m just fortunate – definitely the PR piece, because you can go into a meeting and people are talking about, “We’re going to do these t-shirts with you” and you can know that there needs to be a strategy behind just putting some t-shirts together. There needs to be a business model that works with doing everything in drag – you know, a big misconception about drag queens is that this is what they’ve done all of their lives. And there are some drag queens who have – and that’s great for them – but I know drag queens who are attorneys, I know drag queens who, you know, have full, married lives and have children and I know drag queens who are creative in the arts – artists, stylists, everything – we come from all walks of life. So I think a lot of us – including myself – bring what we have from our background and put it into our drag to make us successful. SL: Were you able to learn anything or take anything away from this season’s experience? Shangela: A check! (Laughs) I’m telling you, what I always take away from last year’s experience on Drag Race and this year’s experience on Drag Race is not only the connection, the family with the other girls – because you know there are some catty bitches in that room, okay? There are! And they will fight tooth and nail to get to the top, as when you’re in a competition you sometimes have to. But what the viewers at home don’t get to see is that after the show and even during in the show, we develop such great relationships between a couple of us – and that’s what I love – the sisterhood of drag – because you can’t get far without helping someone else and someone else has to bump you and that’s what I really believe in. I get so many emails and so many calls from new drag queens on the scene – because I think that’s part of the genre of the group that I represent as well because I’m so new – and fierce! I really have to be a role model for them and I think it’s important that we help each other – and, on the show, you don’t get to see it, but we’ve built a great sisterhood there – a family. SL: What kind of advice are you giving to these aspiring drag queens? Shangela: Well, I’d say watch, listen, learn and always do you! That’s it! You can watch a lot of people – but you don’t want to become anyone else – the whole thing about drag is that its self-expression. It’s unleashed, okay? Anything that you think that can’t be done in drag…yes, it can! If you’re a nasty, stank ho and you want to get on the stage…that’s you’re drag – you do you! That’s not Shangela! But you do you! And that’s my advice to all of them. Makeup…that’s the “watch, listen, learn” part – the makeup, the putting yourself together, the hoe to be organized, the how to make it work…but when you get on stage, ain’t nobody there but you and the lights! So you have to do you! SL: Is there a lot of DJ in Shangela? Shangela: Yes, but Shangela takes it to the next level – a different level. In my day-to-day life, I’m entertaining, I’m funny, I love my friends, we have a good time, that kind of thing…yes! Shangela’s more of an all out-there partier. You’re going to see me on the stage at the club, having a good time, toasting it up with the girls. I’m a little bit louder – if you can even imagine that because I’m mighty loud today! But, I just take it up a notch and when you’re a girl – or when you’re putting on an illusion – it’s a full-on illusion to me. When you meet Shangela, you get the Shangela voice, the Shangela essence, the Shangela smell – I mean, I am Juicy Couture fish! I love just putting all of that together as Shangela. Now, in my day-to-day life, I’m not so glamorous all of the time. Right now, I’m just sitting here – I just helped my friend with a photo shoot this morning at the LA river, and I’m very “call me up, I’ll help anyone” and I was holding a reflector, I’ve got my hair snatched back in a bun with a baseball cap on with sunglasses – that’s the farthest thing from glamour that you can get! But you’ll never see Shangela in a pair of sweats – I don’t even show up at the club in a pair of tennis shoes, no ma’am! SL: What do you think separates you from the other queens this season? View this post on Instagram #AStarIsBorn #UKPremiere Dress: @diegomontoya3d; Styled by: @derekanthonypurcell Hair: @ashleiiman; Hair Styled by @justmaydoes; Jewelry: Maria Isabel; Body Bronzer: @bludline A post shared by Shangela (DJ) (@itsshangela) on Sep 27, 2018 at 2:13pm PDT Shangela: We’re all very, very different. You’ve seen the first episode, you can already see a lot of the really sharp differences. I think what sets me apart is that…well, two things. One, I’ve been in this setting before, so I feel like I have something to prove this time around. So, the fire in me, I feel is burning a little bit brighter – it’s a little bit hotter because I feel like I have so much to prove…I have a huge weight on my shoulders, being brought back to represent those who haven’t been doing it for a long time, to say it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, you can still rock it and you can be the fiercest bitch in the room! It’s not years of experience, it’s how hard you’re willing to work, and I think that’s what really sets me apart in this room is that I’m here to work – and that is W-E-R-Q! – with the exclamation point! I’m going to work, so I think that’s what sets me apart. I don’t want to be the baby of the group this time around even though I have the least amount of experience in drag. I’m nobody’s baby. My years of experience are less than the other girls, but then again, the fire is burning hot and somebody better step back or you’re going to get burned! SL: What would people be surprised to know about you? Shangela: I’m a very open book, a lot of people don’t know that I’m from Paris, Texas. I tell everyone that as soon as I meet them, but they look at me and say, “You don’t have a Texas twang.” Well, you know, give me a bucket of chicken and a Coca-Cola and the next thing you know, I’m just as country as can be! But, I am from Paris, Texas. It’s a very small town and I grew up with my grandparents and my Mom came back from the military and I grew up with her in a single-family home and I really worked a lot to have the experiences in my life that I’ve had. But you wouldn’t know that I’ve worked on the hill for a year or that I studied abroad in Madrid in art history…nobody wants to know all of that, they just want to see what you have on the stage. But there are so many layers to me, and I love just sharing a lot and everything about me, so there’s not a lot people don’t know about me – if you choose to get to know me. SL: How would you describe your look? Shangela: Sickening – that’s pretty much the way you would describe my look! To be honest with you, I think that my look just…there’s so many looks because it’s drag…the everyday Shangela is glamour and homegirl – all together. It’s glamour girl from the streets – because, with me, I always keep it real. I can have on the Alexander McQueen, straight off the runway, and look fish sickening boots – and we can still roll in that to the Taco Bell. That’s who I am and that essence of me keeping it real just comes with everything – and I think that’s the best way that you can connect with people – there are no walls, there is no diva attitude – I am a diva, make no mistake, when I come into a room, I feel like it’s important to say, “I’m here”, but you don’t have to say that out loud to do that, you just have to walk in and be – and that’s Shangela. SL: What does the future hold for Shangela? Shangela: Well, specifically, on the show, I want to win – so, my aspiration is to go home as America’s Next Drag Superstar. In addition to that, I really just want to be able to show that there’s so many different talents to drag queens to me, as Shangela, that I hope I’m able to express to the full extent on the show. I’m a comedian, I’m an entertainer, I’m a host – I would love after the show to go on and represent – whether it be brands or a show host, having someone sitting on my couch every week and keeping it real and talking. Be the Andy Cohen, have a Life on the D List – I live here in Los Angeles and I am a diva on the rise. So, with all of those experiences, people should be able to see those and experience those as well and hopefully, one day, I’ll have a platform to share that with them. SL: Do you have any interest in a singing career? Shangela: You know, I think that a lot of girls have done great with their careers, from season two especially – and season one. I know that my sister Sahara Davenport just put out a new single “Pump with Me” which is kick-ass, it’s a dance track. And I love to sing, I’m a Tina Turner fanatic. But I think where I’m going to start is by doing a one-woman show and my calling is entertaining people, making people laugh. Whether it’s singing, putting out a hot dance track – you know, I can disco dance – and I love the Pussycat Dolls – bringing that kind of fire to the stage. But I’m really going to focus on entertaining any way I can right now. If it comes later in a song, it comes later in a song – but I’ve got to write it, it’s got to come from me because I feel that only I can really have my voice and we’re just going to work it out. SL: Are you going to continue doing stand up? Shangela: Yes! Most definitely. I’m bringing a show to New York, I think it’s going to be at Caroline’s on Broadway later this spring so I’m really about that. I work here at The Comedy Store and we just started a new night at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood, and I’m hosting that show as well. You know, I do those shows in drag and out of drag and it’s always a good time! SL: Are you planning on touring after the show? Shangela: Oh, honey, I’m touring! I just launched a new website, Shangela.com – please send everybody and their grandmother to it! It has my entire touring schedule there. I’m on the move, honey! SL: Besides your website, is there any other way fans can keep in touch with you? Shangela: Most definitely! You know, I’m a Tweet from the street, girl! You can follow me on Twitter @itsShangela and on my Facebook fan page! Oh, my God, I have to tell you about the new film! I’m in this new film, as Shangela, called Body of a Barbie, okay? It’s a short film we produced in Los Angeles and it got picked up by BET, it aired last fall, and it’s actually now in the top seven finalists of the BET Lens on Talent program. So, they had this huge competition for short films and our film was in the top seven in the US. It’s called Body of a Barbie and it’ll be back on BET this spring and I’m really excited about that. SL: Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I thought you were awesome on Terriers! Shangela: Oh, thank you! That was my first guest starring role and the writers were so awesome. You know, when I auditioned, I was only on three pages of script, and when I got to San Diego to film it, they thought that the character needed more involvement in the show and it went from three pages to 28 pages of a 42 page script and I wanted to bring the fire, because that episode was directed by Adam Arkin and he was fabulous to work with and they were so great and so respectful and I got to be in drag and out of drag and it’s done a lot of great things for me. Actually, I’m going to be on an episode of this show on ABC called Detroit 1-8-7. We just shot that – me, Coco Peru and Jai Rodriguez – and it airs February 15th on ABC. SL: Thank you so much for your time and good luck with everything! Shangela: Aww, thank you! I wish I could give you a big hug! Halleloo! This article was originally published on January 25, 2011. RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular featuring Shangela airs Friday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET on VH1......»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzDec 7th, 2018

The Palace Provides an Outline of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle"s Royal Wedding - See All The Details!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Royal Wedding is only days away, and the palace is now providing a play-by-play of what to expect during the highly anticipated ceremony! The press secretary provided an update on Friday (May 4). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Meghan Markle “We are now just over two weeks away [...] Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Royal Wedding is only days away, and the palace is now providing a play-by-play of what to expect during the highly anticipated ceremony! The press secretary provided an update on Friday (May 4). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Meghan Markle “We are now just over two weeks away from the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle. As they have travelled around the UK in the months since their engagement last November, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have been incredibly grateful for the support they have received from members of the public,” the update reads. “The crowds that have turned out in Nottingham, Cardiff, Brixton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Belfast, Bath and elsewhere have given Ms. Markle a welcome to the United Kingdom marked by warmth, enthusiasm, and a real sense of fun.” Read the full outline inside… We are now just over two weeks away from the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle. As they have travelled around the UK in the months since their engagement last November, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have been incredibly grateful for the support they have received from members of the public. The crowds that have turned out in Nottingham, Cardiff, Brixton, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Belfast, Bath and elsewhere have given Ms. Markle a welcome to the United Kingdom marked by warmth, enthusiasm, and a real sense of fun. We said from the outset that Prince Harry and Ms. Markle were keen to make sure that members of the public would have the opportunity to feel part of the celebrations on their wedding day. This is their way of expressing their gratitude for the messages of support they have received from around the UK, the Commonwealth, Ms. Markle’s home country of the United States, and right around the world. In today’s briefing I want to share more details of what people can expect to see in the day’s leading up to the wedding, and on the day itself, and explain what the public can expect in Windsor. The first thing I would like to share is that Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding. Mr. Thomas Markle and Ms. Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to spend time with them before the big day. Both of the bride’s parents will have important roles in the wedding. On the morning of the wedding, Ms. Ragland will travel with Ms. Markle by car to Windsor Castle. Mr. Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St George’s Chapel. Ms. Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion. In addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as Best Man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding. All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day. As we said back in November, this wedding will be guided by tradition, allowing everyone to celebrate what makes Royal Weddings so special, but also one which reflects the personalities of Prince Harry and Ms. Markle. We have been announcing details over the last couple of months and in the final week ahead of the wedding you can expect to hear more about the arrangements, including: The Instrument of Consent; Details of the Bridesmaids and Page Boys; The work of florist Philippa Craddock and the Crown Estate gardeners who have been growing and preparing the flowers that will fill the church; An update from Claire Ptak, the baker who will make the wedding cake, and the chefs who have been working in the Palace kitchens to make the final preparations and; We will publish the full Order of Service on the website on Saturday morning so members of the public can follow the service at home. I will now take you through the high level outline of what you can expect to see from the evening of Friday 18th May. The key moment for the day before will be the arrival of the bride at her accommodation. We expect this to happen early evening. On the day itself we expect Windsor to be very busy. The council has worked with partners including Thames Valley Police to plan what will be a fantastic day of celebrations. As the Royal Borough of Windsor has said, work is well underway to ensure the occasion is a memorable and joyous one for all involved and they are working closely with a wide range of partners. Rail operators will be putting on extra trains and there will be park and walk and park and float services to help people get into town. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and book all travel arrangements early so they can make the most of their trip. I would very much appreciate the media’s assistance in spreading the message that visitors to Windsor will have a chance to be part of a very special day, but those who will be heading to the town really do need to plan their journeys carefully. The Royal Borough has confirmed that preparations include: A 6,000 space pre-booked car parking area at the Review Ground, just off the Long Walk; Food stalls and facilities, including big screens showing live footage of the wedding and Procession, on the Long Walk and in Alexandra Gardens; Viewing areas along the whole Procession Route (Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road and the Long Walk); A team of 140 Royal Borough Ambassadors have volunteered to help steward the event and assist visitors throughout the day; The town centre will be decorated with bunting and ceremonial banners along parts of the Procession Route and; Live entertainment from local groups throughout the town centre. In order to make sure everyone can get through expected traffic, the members of the public who have been invited to be inside the grounds of Windsor Castle for the wedding will be arriving from around 0900hrs. As a reminder, 1,200 people have been nominated by Lord Lieutenants from across the country for their work supporting their communities. Many of these people are sharing their stories with their local media and supporters – the couple are very pleased that their wedding has provided a platform to celebrate the inspiring work of community and youth leaders from around the UK. The first thing these people gathered will see on the morning of the wedding will be the arrival of guests between 0930hrs and 1100hrs. Guests will be arriving at the Round Tower by coach and will be seen walking to the South Door of St George’s Chapel. Members of The Royal Family will begin to arrive from 1120hrs, and enter St George’s Chapel via the Galilee Porch. Some will be on foot, and others will arrive by car. Prince Harry and his brother The Duke of Cambridge will arrive at St George’s Chapel most likely by foot and will enter via the West Steps. This will allow Their Royal Highnesses to acknowledge all of the people gathered in the Castle precincts, including the 200 charity representatives gathered in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps. Also around the time Royal Family arrivals begin, a pooled media facility will cover Ms. Markle and Ms. Ragland’s departure from the bride’s overnight location. We expect the journey into the Castle to take them along part of the Long Walk, allowing members of the public gathered there to see the car as it passes. There will also be a brief stop at the Castle where Ms. Ragland will head onto the Chapel and Ms. Markle will be joined by some of the Bridesmaids and Page Boys before she continues her journey to the church, where she will enter via the West Steps. The Service will take around an hour, and we look forward to announcing more details of this in the weeks ahead. After the Service has concluded, the newly married couple will process out of the church and acknowledge the 200 representatives of Prince Harry’s charities gathered in the Cloister. The couple are delighted that these people who will be such an important part of their official work in the years to come will be the first people they see after their wedding. As the couple step into their Carriage, close family members will gather on the West Steps to wave them off on their Procession. As a reminder, we expect the Carriage Procession to take just under 25 minutes. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to this part of the day. It will be their chance to express their gratitude for the goodwill and warm wishes they have received from all quarters in the months since their engagement. Members of the congregation will file out of the church onto the grass to see the start of the Procession before walking to the reception at St George’s Hall. All guests will be attending the reception. The public elements of the event will be over at this stage. The final thing you can expect to see is the Bride and Groom departing Windsor Castle for the evening reception at Frogmore House. In the days that follow, we will facilitate interviews with some of those who have been involved in the wedding, as happened in 2011, for example with the hairdresser and dressmaker. The formal photographs, which will be taken by Alexi Lubomirski, will be released during the week......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 4th, 2018

Blind Item: Evil Man Groomed Child Actors, Raped Them, And Such, And One Died

  If you’re able to even place a plausible guess for this Blind Item, then you are the ruler of the Dark Web, because this shit is confusing. But too juicy to not cover. 90% of Blind Items are Hollywood predators sex trafficking tween ingenues – like Bryan Singer pool party stuff – so this […] The post Blind Item: Evil Man Groomed Child Actors, Raped Them, And Such, And One Died appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   If you’re able to even place a plausible guess for this Blind Item, then you are the ruler of the Dark Web, because this shit is confusing. But too juicy to not cover. 90% of Blind Items are Hollywood predators sex trafficking tween ingenues – like Bryan Singer pool party stuff – so this one’s nothing new. But there’s just a hell of a lot of lead up with this stupid “evil man” shit. And I want to know. Dammit. What do we even use for a cover photo? Walt Disney? And the child actor is Mickey Mouse? Did Walt Disney rape Mickey Mouse? And the “certain film” is Steamboat Willy? ______________________ I wrote about this a couple days ago, but nobody has guessed both people correctly yet. This is about an evil man and one of his victims.  Many of you were introduced to this evil man by a certain film. He has destroyed far more lives than is generally known.  About 4 decades ago, he set up managing child actors in another state. One of many child actors whom this evil man groomed, raped, and passed around to his friends in the entertainment business died before the age of 30, about 3 decades ago.  In the years before his death, this actor worked steadily, in mostly television bit parts.  ______________________ H/T: Crazydaysandnights Photo Credit: Getty Images The post Blind Item: Evil Man Groomed Child Actors, Raped Them, And Such, And One Died appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddNov 21st, 2018