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When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls? - Jalopnik

JalopnikWhen Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?JalopnikOn Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died in a fiery Porsche Carrera GT crash with his friend, Roger Rodas, who was driving. It was sudden and heartbreaking, a death that was especially felt in the car community. Five years ...and more ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 11th, 2018

'I Am Paul Walker' brings more nostalgia than depth to actor's life - CNN

CNN'I Am Paul Walker' brings more nostalgia than depth to actor's lifeCNN(CNN) Paramount Network has carved out a morbid niche chronicling the lives of celebrities who tragically died too soon. Add to the likes of John F. Kennedy Jr., Heath Ledger and Bruce Lee its latest documentary, "I Am Paul Walker," a dutifully praise ...When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?Jalopnik'I Am Paul Walker' Official Trailer | Paramount NetworkYouTube'I Am Heath Ledger' provides intimate, gauzy portraitCNNall 35 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 11th, 2018

Kate Upton Reveals Detailed Paul Marciano Accusation — And It"s Probably WORSE Than You Thought!

What exactly happened between Kate Upton and Paul Marciano?? In case you hadn't heard, the supermodel outed the Guess co-founder as an accused sexual harasser on social media last month. Related: Marciano Denies Harassment, Says He's 'Never Been Alone With' Kate Now in a new interview with Time, she's officially adding her name to their list of Silence [...] What exactly happened between Kate Upton and Paul Marciano?? In case you hadn't heard, the supermodel outed the Guess co-founder as an accused sexual harasser on social media last month. Related: Marciano Denies Harassment, Says He's 'Never Been Alone With' Kate Now in a new interview with Time, she's officially adding her name to their list of Silence Breakers by telling her whole story -- and it isn't pretty. She begins: "After the first day of shooting the Guess Lingerie campaign [on July 25, 2010], Paul Marciano said he wanted to meet with me. As soon as I walked in with photographer Yu Tsai, Paul came straight up to me, forcibly grabbed my breasts and started feeling them — playing with them actually. After I pushed him away, he said, 'I'm making sure they're real.'" Kate said harassment, but that definitely sounds like assault to us. Unfortunately, that meeting was far from over. Kate continues: "Despite doing everything I could physically do to avoid his touch throughout the meeting, he continued to touch me in a very dominating and aggressive way, grabbing my thighs, my arms to pull me closer, my shoulders to pull me closer, my neck, my breasts, and smelling me. He then told Yu Tsai to leave us alone. I was able to send a quick text to Yu Tsai asking him to stay. He did, but that did not stop Paul's constant grabbing. I was extremely shaken, surprised and scared. At one point he forcibly grabbed the back of my head so that I could not move and started kissing my face and my neck. I remember not wanting to say "Get off of me" because I didn't want to open my mouth to say anything because I didn't want him to be able to put his tongue in my mouth. I had two options: do everything I could to wiggle away and avoid his pursuit, or punch the CEO of Guess. So I decided to just wiggle away." Thank goodness she wasn't alone at least! Time spoke to photographer Yu Tsai who corroborates this abuse -- and what came after. Kate continues: "Then Paul insisted that he walk me up to my hotel room. I immediately declined. The only thing I was thinking is if he touches me like that in public, I can't imagine what he'd try to do in private. Thankfully, Yu Tsai stepped in and insisted he'd do it. I was so relieved and felt like I had barely escaped. The next Guess shoot I worked on was about a month later. As soon as I went up to my hotel room, Paul started calling me asking to come up and see how my room is. I politely declined several times. He continued to insist. He said he was already in the hotel lobby. He even called my room from the hotel lobby desk. After several denials, I just turned off my phone and locked the door and tried to get some sleep. I was terrified. All I could think was if he was able to get into my room it would not be good. The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat and would not be needed on set [that day]. I was devastated, especially because at this point no one from Guess had even seen me." It's like Brit Marling said in her excellent essay about her Harvey Weinstein experience -- the economics of consent. Related: 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein Unfortunately, Kate couldn't afford at the time to turn down all work with a company as big as Guess. But she says she tried to figure out a way to get past Paul's advances: "We came up with a plan that anytime Paul invites himself to my room, I would text Yu Tsai to be there so that I was never alone in a room with him. I was still very nervous and scared because clearly Paul was comfortable with touching me in front of him. But Yu Tsai assured me that he would look out for me, so that's what we did. After that, Paul was reaching out to me constantly, always in communication about my next shoot. But I wouldn't officially be booked until a few days before the actual shoot. It made me feel that if I cut off communication with him, I wouldn't be booked again. Paul's texting increased, telling me how excited he was to see me, that he wanted me to change in front of him so he could see my naked body getting into his clothes. He asked if I thought of him when I was posing sexy on set. All the language he used was extremely dominant and possessive. At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there. He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and non-stop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics." It all sounds like stories we've heard about Weinstein. These disgusting men in their positions of power... "Then in what seemed to be retaliation, Yu Tsai was fired from the next shoot, which was Guess Jeans [between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 2010]. That's when I worked with the photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Paul's behaviors became much more aggressive without Yu Tsai there as a buffer. My denials to Paul had to be much more direct. Then I was told the morning of the shoot I was not needed on set and was fired again. I believe that Ellen insisted that I come anyway. Ellen and I rode together on the way back to the hotel. I remember her asking me if I was friends with Paul because he seemed to really like me. I wasn't sure how much was safe to reveal, so I told her that I appreciated the opportunities Paul had given me to be a part of his campaign, but I think that maybe he liked me a little too much. When we arrived at the hotel, Paul came right up to me, grabbed me hard by my arm and insisted he was taking me to dinner, just him and I, to celebrate the campaign. Ellen picked up on this, literally grabbed my other arm, and invited herself by saying she was so excited to celebrate the campaign with us. Paul told her she was not invited to dinner, and I felt like she saved me by pulling me away from him and jokingly walking me to the elevator, saying, "Well if I'm not going, Kate's not going." I have always been so grateful to Ellen for doing that." Time reached out to Ellen von Unwerth, who through a rep offered support for Kate but also said she didn't remember this particular incident. "After that he was extremely upset. I had a final shoot [in May of 2011], and he was outwardly rude and degrading the entire time. He said I was "disgusting" and started telling people how unprofessional I was by spreading rumors that I was drunk on set and partying every night, which of course I wasn't. I was then told to leave because Paul had said, 'Get that fat pig off my set.'" Ugh. Shortly after all this, Kate's career really blew up thanks to her famous Sports Illustrated cover -- but with that success came a big, scary offer: "Guess Jeans reached out to my agency and offered me their campaign again in 2012. Typically, Guess pays well below industry standards since they like to say they like to launch young models' careers. But for this campaign, they offered me $400,000, which at the time was their highest paying offer ever. I remember I had an internal struggle over this offer. I was hoping after my consistent denials and successful career, that Paul would treat me with professionalism. But as we got closer to the shoot date, Paul began texting that he would make sure to be on set. He told me that I wasn't allowed to bring my boyfriend. I just couldn't do it. I refused the campaign. I couldn't accept the money. I walked away about a week before the shoot was scheduled." She said no to $400K! THAT is how uncomfortable this man made her. But Marciano's alleged behavior was costing her more than money: "It took a huge toll on my confidence and self-worth. I wanted to quit modeling. I constantly blamed myself after it happened: What am I doing to invite someone to treat me like that or grab me like that? I wondered if it was how I was presenting myself or what I was wearing. I started slumping my shoulders to hide my breast size, wearing baggy clothes, started despising my own body. Over time, you minimize and internalize your experiences. You chalk it up to, "This is how it is." And you go through this gut-wrenching struggle of, "How much of myself am I required to sacrifice?" I got through it because of the strong support of my family and close friends." Not anymore. The #MeToo movement has changed everything. Kate says: "I'm sick of being silenced and expected to sweep everything under the rug. I'm sick of being expected to laugh off these aggressive advances and accept the power imbalances that exist. I'm sick of being expected to endure all of this while being polite and professional through it all. Paul used his power to make me feel insecure and powerless, but I'm not going to let him intimidate me anymore. These men think they are untouchable, but times are changing." Hell yes they are. See what Kate thinks needs to change about the industry at large HERE. [Image via TNYF/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzFeb 7th, 2018

Where To Watch The Paul Walker Documentary & Learn More About The Late Actor's Too-Short Life - Bustle

BustleWhere To Watch The Paul Walker Documentary & Learn More About The Late Actor's Too-Short LifeBustleThe highly-awaited Paul Walker documentary I Am Paul Walker premieres on Aug. 11, featuring interviews with the late actor's friends and family. The documentary gives fans plenty of insight into Walker's too-short life thanks to stories about his ...When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?Jalopnikall 40 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 11th, 2018

Exclusive: Tyrese Gibson on Paul Walker: 'He wasn't intimidating because he was so regular' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYExclusive: Tyrese Gibson on Paul Walker: 'He wasn't intimidating because he was so regular'USA TODAYIt's been five years since Paul Walker died tragically in a car crash accident, and the 40-year-old star still has a deep impact on his fans. In a new documentary, "I Am Paul Walker," airing Saturday (9 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount Network) Walker's family ...When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?Jalopnikall 39 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 11th, 2018

Paul Walker Documentary In the Works

A documentary looking at Paul Walker‘s rise to fame, and his sudden tragic death, is currently in the works. I Am Paul Walker will feature interviews with some of Paul‘s most cherished cast-mates and friends who knew him best. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Paul Walker According to the press release, the movie [...] A documentary looking at Paul Walker‘s rise to fame, and his sudden tragic death, is currently in the works. I Am Paul Walker will feature interviews with some of Paul‘s most cherished cast-mates and friends who knew him best. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Paul Walker According to the press release, the movie will take a look at Paul‘s career and take a look at some of his life’s passions (the world’s oceans and marine life and helping to rebuild Haiti.) Paul died suddenly in late 2013 in a car accident. RIP......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 27th, 2018

"No Father Loved A Child More": Paul Walker"s Family Opens Up About His Greatest Role…

A Paul Walker documentary is coming soon, but before that his family had some words to share. When it came to their Paul, they didn't speak about his movie star career — the first thing they remember is his role as a father to daughter Meadow. Related: Meadow Settled Her Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche His brother Cody [...] A Paul Walker documentary is coming soon, but before that his family had some words to share. When it came to their Paul, they didn't speak about his movie star career -- the first thing they remember is his role as a father to daughter Meadow. Related: Meadow Settled Her Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche His brother Cody told People: "He loved being a dad. He was so proud of her." Paul's father, Paul Walker III, went a step further, saying: "Paul thought the world of her. No father loved a child more than he did Meadow." Awww! For a father to say that and everything... Paul's mother, Cheryl, shared a specific memory of his fatherhood: "He helped Meadow's date pin on his boutonnière and drove them to the dance and picked them up. It was so sweet." Caleb, Paul's other brother, mourned the tragic timing of the loss: "[Meadow] moved back to L.A., he's really excited about it, and then poof, he was gone. He didn't love the spotlight. He had so many other interests in this world that really made him happy." So many good years lost. So many good days. You can read more in the new issue of People out now. I Am Paul Walker premieres August 11 on Paramount Network. [Image via Meadow Walker/Facebook/FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 2nd, 2018

Paul Walker's daughter settles with Porsche in wrongful-death suit - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPaul Walker's daughter settles with Porsche in wrongful-death suitLos Angeles TimesPaul Walker in character as Brian O'Conner in "Fast Five." ( Paul Walker in character as Brian O'Conner in "Fast Five." (Jaimie Trueblood / Universal Pictures). Paul Walker's daughter, who previously settled with the estate of the man who was driving ...Meadow Walker: How she's following in her father Paul Walker's footstepsABC News'Fast and Furious' Star Paul Walker's Porsche Death Suit SettledDaily BeastPaul Walker's Daughter Meadow Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit With PorscheEntertainment TonightNew York Daily News -Refinery29 -Newsday -PerezHilton.comall 67 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 25th, 2017

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

Paul Walker: Remembering the 'Fast & Furious' Star, Nearly 5 Years After His Tragic Death (Exclusive) - Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment TonightPaul Walker: Remembering the 'Fast & Furious' Star, Nearly 5 Years After His Tragic Death (Exclusive)Entertainment TonightNearly five years after his tragic death, Paul Walker is still in the minds and hearts of his family, friends and fans. The actor's life and legacy are celebrated in an upcoming documentary, I Am Paul Walker, and in honor of the touching tribute, ET is ...Where To Watch The Paul Walker Documentary & Learn More About The Late Actor's Too-Short LifeBustle'I Am Paul Walker' brings more nostalgia than depth to actor's lifeCNNExclusive: Tyrese Gibson on Paul Walker: 'He wasn't intimidating because he was so regular'USA TODAYJalopnik -Heavy.com -CNNall 43 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 11th, 2018

Paul Walker"s Daughter Settles Her Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche For An Undisclosed Amount

The wrongful death lawsuits surrounding the death of Paul Walker are finally over. According to The Blast, both Paul's daughter and father settled their suits with Porsche. Meadow Walker — who is now 18 by the way — apparently settled with the luxury car company for an undisclosed amount after claiming in her suit that her father [...] The wrongful death lawsuits surrounding the death of Paul Walker are finally over. According to The Blast, both Paul's daughter and father settled their suits with Porsche. Meadow Walker -- who is now 18 by the way -- apparently settled with the luxury car company for an undisclosed amount after claiming in her suit that her father survived the impact in the 2013 crash but was unable to escape due to poor design. Video: Paul Walker's Mom Opens Up About Losing Her Son In Emotional New TV Interview Specifically they said the seatbelt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis" then trapped him in the burning wreckage. While the amounts are unknown, it does seem part of the deal was for the wrongful death case to go away; all parties are now requesting it be dismissed. So this must be quite a lot of money we're talking about. Meadow previously was awarded $10.1 million from the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver of the Carrera GT. [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 24th, 2017

Aaron Paul, Sophie Turner, & More Slam Logan Paul"s Video in "Suicide Forest"

People on Twitter, including actor Aaron Paul, are furious with YouTube star Logan Paul for a video that he posted showing a dead man’s body hanging in the “Japanese Suicide Forest.” The former Breaking Bad actor, who is not related to the YouTuber despite having the same last name, said that Logan “disgusts” him and [...] People on Twitter, including actor Aaron Paul, are furious with YouTube star Logan Paul for a video that he posted showing a dead man’s body hanging in the “Japanese Suicide Forest.” The former Breaking Bad actor, who is not related to the YouTuber despite having the same last name, said that Logan “disgusts” him and that he is “pure trash.” Sophie Turner took to Twitter to slam Logan for even his apology, which she said was “self-praising.” She added, “You don’t deserve the success (views) you have. I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did.” Read all of the tweets below. Dear @LoganPaul, How dare you! You disgust me. I can't believe that so many young people look up to you. So sad. Hopefully this latest video woke them up. You are pure trash. Plain and simple. Suicide is not a joke. Go rot in hell. Ap — Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) January 2, 2018 @LoganPaul You’re an idiot. You’re not raising awareness. You’re mocking. I can’t believe how self-praising your “apology” is. You don’t deserve the success (views) you have. I pray to God you never have to experience anything like that man did. — Sophie Turner (@SophieT) January 2, 2018 Logan Paul goes to ''suicide forest'': WoAH wE f0UNd ded GuY here!!!!! s0 cRaZy!lEMme jUsT zOom in oN tHis F0r tHe Vl0g OK guYs seRiousLy , lEAve a like if yur sad to0.. — pewdiepie 💰 (@pewdiepie) January 2, 2018 Click inside to read what more people are saying about the video… Logan Paul doesn’t understand that 1 person ends their life every 40 seconds and that suicide is NEVER a joke RT for someone who might need this: SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255 — Berenabas (@BerenabasG) January 2, 2018 logan paul should’ve stopped filming the body when he realized it was a suicide, but instead he kept zooming in on the body and used it as clickbait, i’m so sick. suicide is a serious issue and trying to use it for views is disturbing and disgusting. — ً (@joliyoongi) January 2, 2018 Excuse me, what the HELL did Logan Paul just do? Are you kidding me???????????????????? — Calvin (@calvinstowell) January 2, 2018 Just remember this. Before all the extended community outrage against Logan Paul’s “we found a dead body” video, there was a seemingly uncontested 550-600,000 likes on it. His core audience doesn’t give a fuuuuuuck. Unless youtube does something, this doesn’t hurt him. — Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) January 2, 2018 Logan Paul is an amoral piece of shit who could not be less deserving of his platform. Fuck. If you need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK. — Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 2, 2018 I cannot believe how beyond disrespectful this Logan Paul guy is filming and zooming in on a Japanese man who hung himself. So dehumanizing, utterly disgusted. Who in their right minds thinks this is okay? Using it in the thumbnail? Undefendable. — Ross O'Donovan (@RubberNinja) January 2, 2018 Making everyone talk about Logan Paul on Jan 1st 2018 is such a logan Paul thing to do — Darius Benson (@MrLegenDarius) January 2, 2018 Dear Logan Paul, As a mayor, I’ve had to deal with suicide in our community on more than one occasion. It’s horrific, and more education about mental illness and depression is needed, but there was absolutely no reason to use a victim as a prop on your vlog. Please take it down. — Andrew H. Scott (@CommissionerKY) January 2, 2018 Just heard about this Logan Paul crap. What trash. Absolute human trash. It's disgusting that people like that make it to the top of Youtube. It's a shame we have to share a platform with people like this. — the Game Chasers (@thegamechasers) January 2, 2018 Hey Logan Paul, You want to be the first social media billionaire? By exploiting the death of a troubled youth? Take a long hard look at what you are doing with your popularity young man. Find a mentor and perhaps log off for a moment. @LoganPaul #beahumanfirst — Dr. Mike Varshavski (@RealDoctorMike) January 2, 2018 Can we start 2018 by removing all Logan Paul content from the internet? — Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) January 2, 2018 so i make one video about my eating disorder and my entire channel is demonetized forever but logan paul can show a dead body and make fun of suicide and go # 1 on trending 🤔 — danny (@epDannyEdge) January 2, 2018 Movie reviewers get their videos demonetized for no reason. Logan Paul films the hanged body of a suicide victim and his channel is fine.@YouTube… are you for real? — Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) January 2, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 2nd, 2018

I Am Paul Walker Documentary Film Releases First-Look Trailer — Watch The Powerful Teaser HERE

Surprising to see how many emotions this still stirs up, even after a few years! The I Am Paul Walker documentary trailer was released on Friday. As you can see (above), it's a powerful (and insightful) look into the life and times of Paul Walker before his shocking, untimely death back in 2013. Video: Paul's Mom Opens [...] Surprising to see how many emotions this still stirs up, even after a few years! The I Am Paul Walker documentary trailer was released on Friday. As you can see (above), it's a powerful (and insightful) look into the life and times of Paul Walker before his shocking, untimely death back in 2013. Video: Paul's Mom Opens Up About Losing Her Son In Emotional Interview His family has spoken out multiple times recently about Walker and his legacy, and it appears they'll do so again with plenty of emotion in the documentary here, too. So ch-ch-check it out (above), Perezcious readers -- thoughts?? Let us know your reactions in the comments (below)... FYI: the doc will premiere a week from today -- August 11th -- on Paramount Network......»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzAug 4th, 2018

Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Candid About Lifelong "Intimacy Issues" & Her First "Adult Relationship" With Fiancé Brad Falchuk!

Adulting is easy… when you finally find the right person to adult with! For Gwyneth Paltrow, that means being in a relationship that's "sometimes uncomfortable" because it demands a level of intimacy her past relationships didn't — which is why she considers her first "adult relationship" to be with fiancé Brad Falchuk! Related: Gwyneth & Brad Throw [...] Adulting is easy... when you finally find the right person to adult with! For Gwyneth Paltrow, that means being in a relationship that's "sometimes uncomfortable" because it demands a level of intimacy her past relationships didn't -- which is why she considers her first "adult relationship" to be with fiancé Brad Falchuk! Related: Gwyneth & Brad Throw Star-Studded Engagement Party! The actress got candid about why her mature relationship with the Glee writer works, noting that in the past, she's dated men who she knew would have a hard time being intimate so she couldn't blame herself for the relationship's collapse. Speaking to the Sunday Times, she explained: "In the past, I've been in relationships with men who had intimacy issues, so I could be, like, 'I'm fine, I'm ready to do this,' and let myself think he's the one with the problem. In a way, some of the relationships were designed to keep me out of intimacy." But her relationship with Falchuk is very different! The Goop founder insisted that her current coupling works because Falchuk makes Paltrow face her fears in the intimacy department, adding: "Now, for the first time, I feel I'm in an adult relationship that is sometimes uncomfortable, because he sort of demands a certain level of intimacy and communication that I haven't been held to before. What came up in the first couple of years of our relationship was how incapable I was in this realm, how I feared intimacy and communication." Some of the 45-year-old's other high-profile romances include a failed engagement to Brad Pitt, a 3-year on-and-off relationship with Ben Affleck, and an over 10-year marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. Related: Gwyneth Is "Basically Never Cleansing"! According to Paltrow, all of these relationships perpetuated her "broken" sensibilities about romance and intimacy: "If you look at life like a pie chart, the romantic slice is where all the shit comes out. I've always felt that I'm a good friend, mother, daughter, sister, boss, co-worker -- but that I was most broken in that romantic slice. I had two typical types of relationships: one where I was constantly chasing and trying to win someone over, and one where I was put off by the person's capacity for the relationship -- and those relationships were very short-lived." As for being in love? Paltrow wasn't much of an expert on that either: "In a lot of those relationships, I wasn't particularly in love with the person. It was more about 'Why don't they like me? What's wrong with me?' I think my desire to overachieve in part comes from this pattern." Not seeing her failed relationships as a failure was especially hard for Paltrow because she's the only one in her circle of friends to get divorced: "I'm actually the only one in my life who got divorced. This used to feel like a failure -- it took me a while to reframe that divorce isn't a failure." Thankfully, her relationship with Falchuk, whom she began dating in 2014 after meeting on the set of Glee, helped break Paltrow's pattern of feeling she had to be "extra, extra good at something in order to be worth anything." We bet the American Horror Story producer does a great job at reminding Gwynny she's worth it! And hopefully her exes aren't feeling too hurt by all the shade! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonApr 23rd, 2018

Paul Walker"s Mother Reflects on the Last Conversation She Had With Her Son Five Years After His Death

Paul Walker‘s mother, Cheryl, is recalling the last time she was with her son before his untimely death in 2013. The late Fast & The Furious actor’s mother opened up to People on Friday (November 30) about their last morning together. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Paul Walker Cheryl said that Paul was [...] Paul Walker‘s mother, Cheryl, is recalling the last time she was with her son before his untimely death in 2013. The late Fast & The Furious actor’s mother opened up to People on Friday (November 30) about their last morning together. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Paul Walker Cheryl said that Paul was in great spirits on the morning of his death, sitting in her kitchen with his daughter, Meadow, talking about the holidays. They planned to pick out a Christmas tree later that evening. “We were having this good conversation, and he’d forgotten about an event he had. He got a text and said, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m supposed to be somewhere!’” she said. He then left to attend a charity car show for Reach Out Worldwide. He would later crash his friend Roger Rodas‘ red Carrera GT Porsche, killing them both. “I think so many people think, ‘Oh, he was just a movie star who was killed in a car accident.’ But there was so much more to him. That was just a piece of who he was. He was an amazing man,” he said. “I’ve gotten letters from people all over the world who said he made a difference in their lives. That is such a blessing. He’s never forgotten.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 30th, 2018

Paul Walker"s Daughter Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porsche

Paul Walker‘s 18-year-old daughter has settled her wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche after claiming the car company was responsible for her father’s death. Meadow Walker and the car company reached a settlement after she claimed her father’s death could have been prevented. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the documents state that a [...] Paul Walker‘s 18-year-old daughter has settled her wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche after claiming the car company was responsible for her father’s death. Meadow Walker and the car company reached a settlement after she claimed her father’s death could have been prevented. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the documents state that a settlement has been reached and the lawsuit has been dismissed, E! News reports. Back in November 2013, Paul was riding in a Porsche Carrera GT between 80 and 93 MPH when it crashed into a tree and burst into flames. In the lawsuit filed by Meadow two years ago, she claimed the car “lacked safety features…that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 24th, 2017

Gambling and Some Interesting Celebrity Breaks

Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture... Gambling is something which is considered a luxury sport. It is a pastime and an occasion for many people to network and grow. Many people have had great fortune through gambling and have become celebrities from rags. However, there have been many other stories which have made rags out of celebrities, too. It’s interesting to know how addicted our role models could be to gamble that they end up earning for gambling, sacrifice, family/relationships for gambling and what-not. So, let’s not waste time and talk about some interesting celebrity stories, which you might not have known. 1. Tiger Woods Well who does not like Tiger Woods and when did Tiger need introductions anyway? But the habit of gambling by Tiger might be unexplored. As per our sources, Tiger was introduced to gambling by Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Gambling became an addiction soon when he started hanging out with Michael and Charles a little too much. It is rumored that Tiger has a whopping $1 million limit in most reputable casinos in Vegas. Well, now you know where Tiger’s whopping brand endorsements and high golf contract prices are ending up. Also, Tiger does not believe in playing for smaller amounts and usually takes part in high stakes games of at least $25,000. Tiger highly appreciated his kind of table set up in casinos. The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas is his favorite gambling destination. He has always loved a table for himself that was surrounded by party girls. Gambling and tables surrounded by party girls were one of the prime reasons that cost Tiger a divorce from his wife. Considering the expense of divorce which cost about $750 million and a relationship, gambling was a costly choice made by the famous golfer. 2. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps is one of the greatest swimmers the world has ever known. He is a famous Olympian who has won 28 Olympic medals for his country and has brought so much glory to his country and himself. This is the highest number of Olympic medals any individual has won, which is what has brought the swimmer a peaceful retirement life in his early thirties. He is retired now and is just 32 years of age but has achieved remarkable heights which certainly will define him for a lifetime. But, one lesser known fact or habit of Michael was gambling. He had a habit of not accepting defeat and a ‘try until you win’ attitude, which earned him a lot of success at Olympics. However, this isn’t the case with gambling. If you lose, you continue to lose heavily, and it is all about luck and fortune as the results are not directly proportional to the attempts or efforts. It took loads of time for Michael to understand this and sources say that he was into gambling so much that it sometimes happened for eight straight hours. This problem persisted with Michael during 2012. He was also caught for drinking and driving near a casino in Maryland, where he was probably stressed after a straight eight hours of continuous gambling. His life had become very stressed as he wasn’t used to losing and was desperate to win no matter what it had cost. This kept pushing him to despair. Somehow with the help of his friends and close ones, he came out of the gambling habit and now is leaving a peaceful and comfortable life. 3. Tobey Maguire Tobey the on-screen Spider-Man is as cool and smart in the real life as he is in his movies. He took some tips from a poker player Daniel Negreanu and turned out to make a fortune of $10 million. As per his close friends, tips from Daniel who is a professional poker player helped him make over $10 million. He also participated in a World Series of Poker tournament, which was the time when he encountered Daniel who probably changed his fortune. But, Tobey’s gambling habits got him to a legal hurdle. He, with some of the other influential celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, were found to be participating in underground poker games, which are considered illegal due to the unaccounted money at stake. In the year, 2011 Tobey faced a lawsuit for organizing an illegal ring of underground poker. He didn’t take a financial loss due to gambling but a lawsuit against the Spider-Man certainly harmed his popularity. But, compared to other celebrities on the list, Tobey certainly gained a lot more than he lost due to gambling! 4. Allen Iverson Allen Iverson is a very famous professional basketball champion. The basketball player has retired now but played 14 seasons in NBA tournaments. Gambling had brought him loads of trouble for which Allen who was nicknamed as ‘The Answer’ had no answers. His case was probably the reverse of Tobey. Allen managed to lose over $200 million through gambling. Yes, you read it right — $200 million — only through gambling. This famous basketball player had received several heights in his career and received contracts of a lifetime from Reebok. However, due to gambling, he had lost a great deal of his money and was in severe debt and literally had to beg his teammates to pay off such a debt. Also, during the end of his career, he lost the lifetime contract from Reebok as his gambling debts and other negative news reports started surfacing. Allen’s wife filed for divorce and a statement by Allen read that he does not even have money to buy a cheeseburger and hence, he cannot afford any alimony. Casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit had banned Allen due to his inability to pay off his debts. This is a true story of a hero to zero only because of gambling! 5. Ben Affleck We had Ben Affleck’s name popping up with Spider-Man Tobey. The ‘Batman’ actor who will be seen in more ‘Justice League’ movies has had his share of gambling issues. His gambling venture wasn’t so beneficial as the super hit 2013 movie ‘Runner, Runner’ and is rumored to have been to a rehab center to come outside or quit the habit of gambling. His interest towards gambling is natural as he won the CA State Poker Championship in 2004. He is also fond of the game blackjack. We are not sure of the financials, but Ben was exposed to quite some mental pressure due to gambling. 6. Ray Romano Ray is an actor, stand-up comedian, and is known for the popular TV show, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond.’ He has also received an Emmy award for his role in the hit TV show. He has given his voice for Manny in the ‘Ice Age’ movies. The 60-year-old actor was one of the first actors who began receiving huge paychecks for TV shows. In 2009, he went on to produce a show called ‘Men of a Certain Age.’ The show had a character named ‘Joe’ who was a gambling addict and he tried his best to stay away from it as much as possible. It was a surprise to note that the character of Joe was based on Ray himself, which was something the actor later admitted. Ray still participates in several poker events, but he now knows about his limited skill sets and hopefully is only doing so for fun or as a leisure activity. He isn’t going to casinos now and prefers online poker and similar gambling in smaller amounts. As revealed in the TV series based on Ray himself, he used to seek help from different people anonymously when the gambling debt took over his financial peace. 7. Joe Francis Joe Francis the ever so controversial film producer named for many controversies and publicities. The businessman had been accused by several actresses for casting couch and inappropriate behavior. He is best known for the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ series. Wynn Hotels and others have filed a legal suit against him for unpaid gambling debts. Allegedly or surprisingly, the debt of over $2 million Wynn was given a discount of about 30 percent. 8. John McCain John is a sort of political celebrity in the United States as a senior senator in the state of Arizona. At over 80 years of age, John was a Republican candidate in the 2008 elections against Barack Obama. However, from sources and close friends, it was learned that John had at a time in his life been very addicted to gambling. A stretch of eight hours of gambling and ten hours of poker all are in shame where John had stretched for over 14-16 hours on the table. The extent to which he was attached to gambling was worrying and it certainly affected his choices during his senior senator regime. 9. Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen has given us many entrepreneurs or trading goals by his role in the very famous movie ‘Wall Street.’ With a bucket of hit films and tremendous fan following, Charlie is one of the most controversial actors that the industry has ever known. He has recently surfaced for non-payment of taxes. He owes over $5 million in taxes which is a huge problem, especially for such a celebrity. He is also known for various other controversies that include drugs, alcohol, women, etc. Now coming to his gambling updates, he is known to be a huge gambling addict as revealed by his former spouse during his divorce case. Charlie was in contact with a bookie even while transporting his wife to the hospital while she was pregnant before the birth of his daughter. Clearly, gambling had gained the highest priority in his life over the welcoming of his own daughter and this certainly weakened his personal family ties. Also, the report exposed that Charlie in his peak lost over $200,000 every week — all thanks to gambling. This surfaced in 2006 and about eight years later, Charlie told his fans and the media that he has overcome gambling and doesn’t do it anymore. But controversies still follow him with tax evasion and non-payment and we hope he loses all of his bad habits soon. 10. Charles Barkley Another basketball player who has lost huge in gambling is Charles Barkley. After retirement, Charlies is working as an analyst in the NBA tournament. The 55-year-old also had been struggling due to gambling. Charles confessed to having lost about $30 million because of his gambling addiction. He also took counseling and then a break for two years from gambling but is a very difficult addiction, he is back to gambling now. Now he admits to gambling in casinos but in a much more controlled, monitored, and restricted manner. You never know, you might have new news story surfacing about a new gambling debt from Charles, as gambling is a galloping enterprise and you are always playing with trouble. Let’s Learn from Celebrities and Let’s Go Gambling Big celebrities have been in huge gambling troubles and it is certainly worthy to learn from their experiences and be as distant as possible from gambling activities. We have seen many stories and there are very few people who have made a fortune from gambling. Most importantly, we must make sure it never becomes a habit and addiction. Addiction to any activity can be very harmful and these celebrities have already experienced these issues. If people at such heights are not spared by a gambling addiction, it is very difficult for us to remain sheltered. So, to end the celebrity gambling league, gambling occasionally isn’t bad, but making it a source of income, or a habit or addiction should be avoided. [Photo Credit: Pixabay].....»»

Category: topSource: icydkMay 3rd, 2018

Caleb & Cody Walker Premiere "I Am Paul Walker" Documentary in WeHo!

Caleb and Cody Walker flash a big smile together while hitting the carpet at the Paramount Network World Premiere of I Am Paul Walker held at The London West Hollywood on Tuesday (August 7) in West Hollywood. Caleb, 40, was accompanied by his wife Stephanie Branch while Cody, 30, was accompanied by his wife Felicia [...] Caleb and Cody Walker flash a big smile together while hitting the carpet at the Paramount Network World Premiere of I Am Paul Walker held at The London West Hollywood on Tuesday (August 7) in West Hollywood. Caleb, 40, was accompanied by his wife Stephanie Branch while Cody, 30, was accompanied by his wife Felicia Knox, as well as director Adrian Buitenhuis and producer Derik Murray. The upcoming documentary “chronicles the charismatic and massively popular movie star whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident that devastated his fans, family, and friends,” and celebrates the life of the beloved actor and humanitarian. In the film, Paul‘s family opens up for the first time to share untold stories and never-before-seen family footage. The movie airs on August 11 at 9 ET/PT on Paramount Network – Watch the trailer here!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 8th, 2018

'Fast and Furious' Star Paul Walker's Porsche Death Suit Settled - Daily Beast

Daily Beast'Fast and Furious' Star Paul Walker's Porsche Death Suit SettledDaily BeastHe was the blond haired, blue-eyed boy whose untimely death shocked a generation of fans. Now Paul Walker's daughter Meadow has settled her case with Porsche. Tom Sykes. 10.25.17 4:58 AM ET. The Fast and the Furious films revolve around a fantasy ...Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit With PorschePEOPLE.comPaul Walker's Daughter Meadow Settles With Porsche in Wrongful Death LawsuitE! OnlinePaul Walker's daughter settles wrongful death suit with PorscheNew York Daily NewsABC News -International Business Times -Gossip Cop -Just Jaredall 48 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 25th, 2017

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Explicit Messages to Underage Female

Former congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading “guilty” in his underage sexting scandal trial. The 53-year-old repeatedly sent inappropriate messages to an underage 15-year-old in North Carolina and may have to register as a sex offender. Anthony‘s attorneys tried to get him no prison time and probation, but [...] Former congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading “guilty” in his underage sexting scandal trial. The 53-year-old repeatedly sent inappropriate messages to an underage 15-year-old in North Carolina and may have to register as a sex offender. Anthony‘s attorneys tried to get him no prison time and probation, but prosecutors were aiming for several months in prison. Anthony read a statement to Judge Denise Cote of Federal District Court in Manhattan, and told her he had “an untreated and even an unrecognized mental disorder that corrupted my judgement profoundly.” He has been to rehab. Anthony‘s estranged wife is Huma Abedin, who is one of Hillary Clinton‘s top aides......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 25th, 2017

Paul Walker's daughter settles wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche - ABC News

PEOPLE.comPaul Walker's daughter settles wrongful death lawsuit with PorscheABC NewsThe daughter of late actor Paul Walker has settled her wrongful death lawsuit with Porsche two years after she claimed the car company was responsible for her father's death. According to paperwork obtained by ABC Los Angeles station KABC, Meadow ...Paul Walker's Daughter Meadow Settles With Porsche in Wrongful Death LawsuitE! OnlinePaul Walker's Daughter Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against PorscheJust JaredPaul Walker's Daughter Settles Her Wrongful Death Lawsuit With Porsche For An Undisclosed AmountPerezHilton.comGossip Cop -Celebrity Insider (blog) -Daily Mailall 12 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 24th, 2017