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Celebrities React: Donald Trump Tax Returns Revealed By Rachel Maddow

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Celebrities are reacting to Rachel Maddow revealing Donald Trump‘s tax returns. See reaction tweets from Hollywood stars below. On Tuesday night, Maddow tweeted, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously).” She went on to write, “What we’ve got is from 2005… the President’s 1040 form… details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.” Immediately, celebs began responding on Twitter with a mix of curiosity and excitement.

Sophia Bush, for instance, exclaimed, “HOLY. SH*T. Let it all fall down.” Kathy Griffin reacted, “WHAT????? #Trumprussia #indivisible #resist #womensmarch #lgbt.” And Alyssa Milano went with, “ummmmmmm…..”

“Oh, this is delightful,” Chrissy Teigen tweeted, going on to guess Trump was “furiously trying to ban television right now.” Don Cheadle warned, “Don’t play with me, @maddow.” Patton Oswalt similarly said, “Holy SHI*. This better not be an empty tease. Wow…”

Come show time, Maddow said she had a “portion” of Trump’s federal return after it was “turned over” to a reporter. She credited that journalist, David K. Johnston, for obtaining the document, but admitted she did not know why it “surfaced.” The MSNBC host went on to recount how the president, then a candidate, refused to release his returns during his campaign, blaming it on an audit. “It ought to give you pause that his explanations have never made any factual sense,” Maddow insisted.

She then connected Trump to a Russian ogliarch, who paid him substantial money for a luxury home, raised questions about the recent U.S. attorney firings, brought up Michael Flynn’s firing, discussed the “unrelenting demand” to see the president’s tax returns, and said such “pressure” will never cease until more documents like this are leaked. As Maddow spoke non-stop, Rose McGowan tweeted, “Go @Maddow go.” Waiting for the big moment, Norm MacDonald said, “She is about to go through a rich guy’s tax returns. This should be powerful television.” Billy Eichner told followers, “Maddow knows more than you do times 10 so sit down and listen for a change SMDH.”

Maddow ultimately revealed that the 2005 tax form showed Trump paid $38 million in taxes, took a write-down of $103 million, and made more than $150 million. She also noted the White House, while confirming the authenticity of the return, released a statement ridiculing the “dishonest media” for running with the information and accusing the media of published the form illegally. Maddow stressed that there was nothing illegal about sharing it and nothing fake about her or her program. And Johnston, who appeared on the show live, said Trump essentially got a tax “discount” by the way he filed, and pointed out that the document doesn’t reveal the sources of his money. He also questioned whether it was the president himself who mailed it to him.

Teigen wasn’t satisfied. “Dammit. 2 pages!? give me the pee video. #teampeevideo,” she tweeted. Ava DuVernay thought, “Whatever #RachelMaddow has or doesn’t simply highlights that Trump’s tax release refusal has been a massive middle finger to public trust.” Griffin also tweeted to Johnston, “Thank you 4 doing your job. Deplorables & bots losing their sh*t tonight. @msnbc #Trumprussia.”

“Geraldo in the vault found more. But this is great theater,” opined Chris Harrison. Kal Penn admitted, “I got bored w the tax return things and have been watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills the last 20 mins and I like it.” Eichner argued, “Agree tonight was overhyped but @maddow is brilliant & digs into Trump’s corruption every night from every angle in a way few on TV do.”

Gabrielle Union quoted Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald‏ saying, “For people who don’t get it: Trumps reported income for 2005 shows he has been lying about his net worth for years,” and wrote, “This… and so much more.” And when columnist Shaun King said, “I absolutely believe Trump released this tax return himself. Anything to distract people from the countless other scandals he’s mired in,” Bush wrote “Same. 100 [percent].”

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50 Shades Sex Is More Uncomfortable Than We Thought


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If you thought the sex in Fifty Shades Darker was hot, know that it didn’t come without some uncomfortable moments. According to makeup department head Evelyne Noraz, for most of the BDSM scenes, Dakota Johnson was covered head to toe in body foundation — which sounds a little like our own version of masochism, but maybe that’s just us.

The reason? To give her that bedroom glow — and to cover her five, count ’em, five tattoos on her neck, ear, shoulders, arm, and foot. (Rumor has it, Johnson might have even more ink than that.)

For scenes without a body double, Erez mixed MAC Face and Body foundation in N3, C2, and C3 with lotion and rubbed it all over Johnson. She then followed up with Era aerosol spray foundation for further tattoo coverage. “I used shades Y3, R2, and R4, lightly sprayed in layers and buffed with big, dry puff,” she reveals.

Jamie Dornan had to wear some body makeup, too — and how they banged in white sheets is just another one of Hollywood’s great mysteries.

And while Johnson’s skin and body certainly look amazing, head-to-toe latex honestly sounds preferable. But there is one takeaway from all this: if you’re looking for a good, full-coverage foundation that will last through anything — these sound like your best bet.

Click ahead to see all of Johnson’s tattoos that were covered for the film.

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Johnson has four tats on her back, and one on her neck that reads “amor” — or “love” in Spanish.

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We’d guess even this tiny, partially-hidden ink behind her ear was painstakingly camouflaged.

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Johnson’s foot tattoo reads “look at the moon” — and is accented with tiny stars.

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Her inner arm tattoo is, by far, the biggest — and we’d guess the biggest challenge to cover. It reads “acta non verba,” a Latin phrase that loosely translates to “actions not words.”

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The Surprisingly Feminist Fifty Shades Darker Scene We Should All Be Discussing

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The new movie Fifty Shades Darker hit theaters this weekend to reviews that would make Anastasia Steele herself say, “Oh jeez.” An “unintentional comedic masterpiece,”said Vox. “Almost bad enough to recommend,” according to The New York Times. Glamour’s own Lizzie Logan called it, “Plotless”—and she was kind of a fan!

So maybe the second big-screen adaptation in author E.L. James’s BDSM romance trilogy won’t be up for any Oscars—but the movie is far from a punishing session in the Red Room of Pain. In fact, Fifty Shades Darker is both titillating and progressive for a mainstream blockbuster, thanks to not one, but two occasions in which Christian Grey performs oral sex on Ana.

Rest assured, the film delivers on the kinky sex: There are hot spankings, blindfolds, restraints, and Anastasia’s first time wearing ben wa balls. Similar sex acts earned the first 50 Shades of Grey film an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) back in 2015. But films that show women receiving oral sex from men have, in the past, almost universally received the dreaded NC-17 rating. Yet somehow, Fifty Shades Darker received an R rating as well.

The distinction between an R rating and an NC-17 is significant. As mpaa.org explains, an R rating means children age 17 and under can attend the film with an “accompanying parent or adult guardian.” An NC-17 rating means “no one 17 and under” can be admitted into the film—period. That creates less of an incentive for theaters to distribute the movie, and can be the difference of millions of dollars in profits for studios. MTV’s Kat Rosenfeld called the NC-17 rating “the box office kiss of death”—so much so that production companies have been known to edit out the questionable sex scenes in order to achieve an R rating rather than an NC-17. If cunnilingus is unfairly stigmatized, as some argue it is, that means the MPAA’s rating can have a direct effect on how audiences around the world are seeing women’s sexual pleasure portrayed onscreen.

The MPAA has been accused of rating films that depict male-on-female and female-on-female oral sex more strictly than it rates scenes in which a woman goes down on a man and even scenes that depict sexual violence. An infamous example is Blue Valentine, the 2010 film starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling as a husband and wife whose marriage is unraveling. In the movie, the couple spends the night together in a seedy hotel and Gosling’s character goes down on his wife. The film’s producer, Harvey Weinstein, told Entertainment Weekly that Blue Valentine initially got saddled with an NC-17 based on that scene alone. (The MPAA did not comment to EW on the matter.)

Weinstein clapped back at what he perceived as a cunnilingus-related contradiction. “How did Piranha 3D get an R and Blue Valentine gets an NC-17?” he asked EW, referring to a horror film from the same year. “It’s ridiculous—a penis got coughed up in the movie by a piranha!” Gosling spoke out about the injustice, too. “I was very confused…” the actor told NPR. “I was told it’s because my character performs oral sex on his wife, and I thought, ‘There’s plenty of movies with men receiving oral sex from women with R ratings.’ It seemed like a double standard. On top of that, it seemed like there are horror movies that are, like, torture-porn that are R-rated.”

Weinstein was successful in having Blue Valentine’s NC-17 rating changed to an R, after making a case to the Classification and Ratings Appeals Board. But it wasn’t the first, or the last, time a film with a woman receiving oral sex received a stricter rating.

In fact, what’s confusing about the MPAA ratings is how inconsistently they’ve been applied over the years. The 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? earned a PG-13 rating, despite a scene in which Johnny Depp’s character receives oral sex from a woman. The 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry, in which Hilary Swank’s character goes down on Chloe Sevigny (off-screen), earned an R rating. The 2010 film Black Swan got an R rating, even though it contains a scene in which Mila Kunis’s character goes down on Natalie Portman. The 2013 film Lovelace—about adult film actress Linda Lovelace, star of the first mainstream porno Deep Throat—earned just an R rating. (In Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried’s title character performs feats of oral sex on one man and is repeatedly physically and sexually abused by her husband and other men.) The director of Charlie Countryman edited out a scene of a man performing oral sex on a woman in order to have its initial NC-17 rating reduced to an R—but that same year, the 2013 film Blue is the Warmest Color earned an NC-17 rating, apparently due to its depiction of lesbian sex.

Now, four years later, Fifty Shades Darker has not one but two scenes depicting male-on-female oral sex (and ben wa balls! and all that spanking!) and still earns a reasonably temperate R rating. Does this mean the MPAA is loosening up on going down? Have the repeated call-outs at their inconsistency and hypocrisy worked? Hard to say, but those of us who want to see a woman’s sexual pleasure depicted as freely on screen as a man’s aren’t complaining about the MPAA’s mysterious ways—at least in this instance.

For now, let’s make like Anastasia Steele: Just lay back and enjoy it.

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Last Jedi Trailer Will Feature These 4 Star Wars Characters?

Last Jedi Trailer Will Feature These 4 Star Wars Characters?

With Star Wars Celebration 2017 just a couple of months away, it is all but assured that we will be seeing our first footage from Star Wars 8 in the relatively near future. Details about the next installment of the Skywalker saga have been kept under wraps in a big way, but Disney and Lucasfilm have to give fans a teaser at some point and the question becomes, what or who will we see in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? We may now have some idea and the good news is, Luke is going to be in it.

The folks at Star Wars News Net recently took to Twitter in order to share some very important and welcomed information with their fans. It turns out there have been some rumors circulating that the first teaser for The Last Jediwouldn’t feature Luke Skywalker in it, which would serve as a major disappointment. Star Wars News Net says that info is wrong, confirming that not only is Luke in it, but it will heavily focus on the Resistance, as Leia, Rey and Finn will be in on the action as well. Here is what they had to say.

“There are rumors that Luke will not be in the first #TheLastJedi teaser. We heard the contrary. Luke, Leia, Finn and Rey will be there…”

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for Star Wars 8, but since Luke was only featured in the last few shots of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he didn’t even speak, knowing that he will have a significant role in the new movie will be a big deal to most Star Wars fans. Getting to see, or possibly even hear Luke Skywalker in the first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi would surely drum up an insane amount of excitement for the movie. Not to mention if he ignites a lightsaber. It will also be very emotional to see Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, since it will be the last time we ever get to see her as the character, given her recent untimely passing. The first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is probably going to debut during Star Wars Celebration in April, but Disney CEO Bob Iger has reportedly already seen the whole movie and praised it.

Even though Bob Iger was lucky enough to see the whole movie, the rest of us are going to have to have to wait a little bit longer to see some footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Disney opted out of debuting any footage during the Super Bowl and we recently reported that it is very likely the first teaser for the movie will debut during Star WarsCelebration, which will be taking place in Florida this April. Since the first teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens both debuted in April as well, that would seem to make sense. Plus, that would help satisfy those who were a little underwhelmed with the lack of big reveals made during Star Wars Celebration last year. Getting to see Luke say something would definitely go a long way. But, with that said, getting to see Rey and Finn is also going to be exciting. It is interesting to note that there was no mention of Kylo Ren in the Tweet, especially since it was recently confirmed by Lucasfilm that he and Rey share a “mysterious connection” of some kind.

The cast for Star Wars Episode VIII includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’O and Mark Hamill. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and is set for release on December 15.

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Ben Affleck Doesn’t Want to Be The Batman Anymore?

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It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Warner Bros.’ Batman stand-alone movie, with Ben Affleck leaving the project as a director, followed by the studio quickly bringing in Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) to take over at the helm. There was another report from last week revealing that a new rewrite of the script, written by Chris Terrio, had come in, and all parties involved, including Ben Affleck, were happy with the final story. Today, we have yet another rumor about this project, with more sources claiming Ben Affleck doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.

Before the actor/director backed away as director last month, he had been making the unusual statements about the project in interviews, claiming that there isn’t even a script yet, and that the project isn’t even a “sure thing.” There had previously been reports that both Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns had turned in their script, before Chris Terrio was brought in for rewrites. During the latest episode of Collider Movie Talk, host John Campea explained that he has talked to three separate sources connected to this situation at Warner Bros., who all state that Ben Affleck is trying to get out of playing Batman altogether. Here’s what he had to say on the podcast.

“Take this for what it’s worth. This is from a guy who has been burned twice by scoops, so please take this with a massive, massive grain of salt. Over the past four days, I’ve talked to three separate people, who are connected in some way, to what is going on over at Warner Bros. What all three have told me, nothing about whether the script was thrown out or whether they liked the script, nothing about the direction that Matt Reeves is taking it in, nothing about that. What has come out of the conversation with all three was this. They’re telling me that, Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out. He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore. I have been told that Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman. If they do not let him out of being Batman, that the stand alone Batman film that ultimately happens, will be the last time we see Affleck as Batman, because he apparently wants out.”

This isn’t the first we’ve heard about Ben Affleck wanting out of the DC Comics world altogether, with another report claiming that he is still expected to finish the screenplay. Even though Chris Terrio reportedly came in to rewrite the script. That report claimed there was “a chance” that he could back away from the starring role, while staying aboard as a writer and producer. That report was never confirmed, and even John Campea himself cautioned fans to take the own information he has gathered, “with a massive, massive grain of salt,” since he has been burned in the past, so perhaps this isn’t true. However, when paired with that other report from late January, it’s certainly possible that this is actually what is happening.

Ben Affleck stated in December that The Batman was on track for aspring 2017 production start, but with a new director on board, and the possibility emerging that Ben Affleck may be trying to get out of this iconic role, we may not see this film hit theaters for quite some time. There were reports that the studio is eyeing a spring 2018 release date, but unless these issues are solved, and production comes together quickly, that seems quite unlikely. Hopefully Warner Bros. will offer a substantial update on The Batman production very soon. In the meantime, take a look at the latest episode of Collider Movie Talk below, with The Batman talk coming at the 17:41 mark.

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The seven most wonderfully ridiculous moments in Fifty Shades Darker

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There’s plenty to enjoy in the sex-filled sequel: intimately inserted Ben Wa balls, an oddly placed Vin Diesel poster and something called a spreader bar.  Grab your popcorn, gummy worms and nipple clamps, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (yes, those are the characters’ names) have returned to cinemas. Fifty Shades Darker, the less fussy, more silly sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is getting spanked by most critics, but these are people who can’t seem to find pleasure in pain.

No one involved in this production thinks they are making great art, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t taking it seriously. Dakota Johnson in particular deserves a parade through the center of town for somehow carrying this ludicrous material on her shoulders and making it as watchable as it is. There’s a splendid, upbeat and ultimately warm night at the pictures ahead of you, if you go in with the right frame of mind. To prepare (or, if you like, spoil), here are the seven most wonderfully ridiculous things about Fifty Shades Darker .

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Coco Chanel said that before leaving the house, a woman should remove one accessory. EL James does not agree. Before a benefit party, Christian Grey inserts two Ben Wa balls into Ms Steele’s most private area, and suggests she wear them for the entire evening. The fact that his parents and siblings will also be in attendance doesn’t seem to be an issue.

There’s a marvelous criss-cross of coincidence going on here. All the swells are dressed up (and masked) to raise funds for a nondescript children’s charity. The founder of the National Charity for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was, in fact, the Rev Benjamin Waugh. Could there be a more clear salute to that great man?

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After a night of soul-quaking love-making (and nightmares about an abusive mother) Christian Grey works on his mighty abs in his private gym. First the shirtless pull-ups, then, close enough to the window so anyone in Seattle can look up to his tower and see, he suspends himself over his personal pommel horse and … stays there. So Lonely by the Police kicks it on the soundtrack and Anastasia looks on longingly, biting her lip, thinking “there’s my man”.

Now that’s Riddickulous

The serious heart-to-hearts range between sweet and unbearable, sometimes just sentences apart. Christian finally starts opening up to Anastasia about his past, and when he isn’t talking he lets the decor do some of the work. A big breakthrough comes in his teen bedroom at his folks’ mansion, festooned with pictures of his dead birth mother, a wrestling match program and a poster for the nearly unwatchable Vin Diesel vehicle The Chronicles of Riddick.

With Fifty Shades and Riddick both being Universal Pictures properties, maybe the set designer just rifled through some old boxes laying around the office the morning of the shoot? This is the only logical answer I can come up with.

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Christian Grey is a man with physical boundaries. But Anastasia can be easily confused, I guess, so asks for a clear roadmap. As such, the frequently shirtless Jaime Dornan takes a tube of red lipstick and draws an enormous square around his torso. You can’t touch him here. (And that includes his heart! Nooooo!)

If this weren’t silly enough, cut to many scenes later, when Christian takes his shirt off again (of course) and the red traces are still there! Unsmudged! No cheap makeup on Christian Grey’s watch!

Print, the legend

Thanks to some storytelling gymnastics that would score straight 10s at the Olympics, Anastasia ends up as the head of the fiction division at an important publishing company. At her first staff meeting all the grey hairs are fumfering about declining numbers. What ever shall they do? Reduce output and stick to their core product? No! young Anastasia pipes up. “We could expand it!” She suggests finding young writers (like one she’s particularly keen on) who “got 50,000 hits just last night!”

“Internet hits don’t convert to print sales!” a boardroom fossil cries, but another, slowly, wonders: “What if they did?”

I couldn’t hear the rest of the scene because everyone in the theater was cackling so loudly. And then applauding because Dakota Johnson is so sunny and likable you want this fairy tale to continue.

Delayed gratification

Early in the story there’s a cute moment where Anastasia learns that Christian has a vacation hideaway in Aspen. He’s also force-fed $24,000 into her bank account that she doesn’t want, so as a way to tidy up that mess she bids that exact amount on a raffle to stay at his Colorado pad.

Then the topic is never brought up again.

And even with all the nudity (Ms Johnson and Mr Dornan both rather fetching, most would agree), all I kept thinking was, “When are they going to go skiing?!”

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The rhythm method

The skis never come but there’s other sporting equipment. During another randy moment (and the sex scenes really serve the same function as song-and-dance numbers in a musical), Christian straps Anastasia to something that Sextoy.com tells me is a “spreader bar”.

The bound feet and adjustable span aren’t what sell it, though. It’s that each of Christian’s virile moves are perfectly timed to the music on the soundtrack. So when Anastasia just can’t contain her passion any longer and he flips her over like a prurient pancake, the cymbals crash on the quietstorm mix he’s playing in glorious syncopation. What a guy!

I could go on (did I mention Kim Basinger is in this thing?) but I don’t know if you or I have the stamina. I guess that’s why we need fantasy in our lives.

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Matt Damon reveals angry response to BFF George Clooney’s baby news

MATT Damon was not happy when George Clooney first told him he was going to be a dad. Yesterday’s announcement that George and his wife Amal are expecting twins surprised us all, but it turns out no-one was more shocked than close friend Matt. The Hollywood actors have been friends for years after forming a close bond while filming 2001 blockbuster Ocean’s Eleven. But when George revealed to his pal that wife Amal was pregnant, his reaction wasn’t what you might expect.

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SAY WHAT? Matt was angry when George first dropped the pregnancy bombshell

Matt has admitted he was angry at first, but with good reason.

The father-of-four was concerned because George told him the news before Amal had reached the 12-week mark safely.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Matt explained: “I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I almost started crying. I was so happy for him.


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“And I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, ‘Eight weeks.'”

Shocked to learn the pregnancy was in its very early stages, Matt remembers saying to George: “‘Are you out of your mind?! Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t you know the 12-week rule?'”

He added of his friend: “Like, of course he doesn’t know.”


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After telling George to “shut up” until a later date, Matt then asked his friend for an update when 39-year-old Amal was at the three-month mark.

He explained: “And then four weeks later, I’m like, ‘We’re good, right?’ and George said ‘We’re good.'”

Despite his initial concern, Matt — who served as George’s best man in his 2014 wedding — revealed he was “thrilled” for his friend.

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“The View” Slams Donald Trump Over Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frederick Douglass Comments (VIDEO)

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“The View” co-hosts slammed Donald Trump on Thursday for his comments on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frederick Douglass. Watch below. As Gossip Cop reported, Trump’s Black History Month speech, given on Wednesday, was not well-received in part because he seemed absolutely clueless about the subject. Most notably, he spoke about Douglass in the present tense. After playing the clip, Whoopi Goldberg now said, “I want to point out that Frederic Douglass died 122 years ago.”

The talk show also showed footage of Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer also making a similar gaffe, prompting Joy Behar to say, “It’s clear that these two white guys know diddly about black history.” Sara Haines was shocked that, in the time between the two meetings, no one bothered to “open a history book or something.” They also pointed out that Omarosa was on “The View” just last month, promising that she would aid the president in this area.

“[That’s why] this was so shocking to me,” Sunny Hostin commented, adding, “I don’t know what she has taught him.” Behar cracked, “I guess he missed that lesson.” Jedediah Bila also chided, “If you’re going to do a breakfast and you’re going to be celebrating Black History Month, do you research. Know something going out there.”

“Even if you didn’t know the depth of the history, shouldn’t you know the guy’s dead?” Bila went on to ask as the discussion continued. The talk show then segued into Trump slamming Schwarzenegger at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. As Gossip Cop reported, the president took at a jab at his “Apprentice” replacement over ratings, and said to “pray” for him.

Behar now shot back, “I don’t have time to pray for Arnold. I’m too busy praying for Melania.” But the panelists all agreed that Trump’s comments were “super tone deaf” and an “embarrassment.” Bila, noting that she does “support” some of his policy initiatives, still reminded, “Donald, it’s not about you. It’s not about your ratings… He’s an egomaniac.”

But Goldberg wasn’t convinced all of this is coming from Trump himself. “I believe in my soul that Steve Bannon is controlling everything,” she said, later adding, “We know this is you, president Steve Bannon.” Check out the full video below.

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Man undergoes 90 surgeries to look like ‘idol’ Britney Spears

Man undergoes 90 surgeries to look like 'idol' Britney Spears

Bryan Ray, a huge fan of singer Britney Spears, has reportedly spent over $80,000 on 90 plastic surgery procedures to make himself look like his idol. Ray, who is from California, has always been obsessed with Spears.

He started emulating the “Make me…” singer by having veneers to match her smile. Ray has undergone 90 procedures to look like the pop star, reports aceshowbiz.com. Ray has spent over $80,000 in total for a nose job, fat injections, laser hair removal, lip fillers, botox injections and many more. Additionally, he keeps his skin looking youthful by splashing out $500 a month on lotions and creams.

The owner of a marijuana edibles company said that the singer helped him understand himself better while growing up. He dubbed his idol a “perfection” in his eyes. Ray used to perform in nightclubs in West Hollywood, doing her songs along with the dance choreography he has mastered.

He was even referred to as ‘Britney’ among his friends as they greeted him with the star’s infamous line “It’s Britney, b***h!”.

“I love making modifications to my face and body with the art of plastic surgery, fillers and countless other cosmetic procedures,” Ray said.

He added: “Ever since I was young there was something about Britney Spears and the qualities she had that I thought was the perfect package. I was obsessed, I watched all her interviews, learned all her choreography and then paid to have the same perfect smile as, I felt that during that time we were very similar.

“In the beginning, I was trying to look like Britney Spears, my surgeons who designed my veneers asked me which celebrity smile I wanted to base mine on and it was hers.”

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Super Bowl 51: Lady Gaga on what to expect from her halftime show

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Roger Goodell and Tom Brady may not wish to discuss Donald Trump during Super Bowl week, but half-time act Lady Gaga might ensure the new president is a feature during the NFL’s showpiece. The current political state of America is unavoidable across the country, though for most of the players of the New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and commissioner Goodell himself, the Super Bowl has not been the time to weigh in with their views.

Gaga, who will perform at the interval of the 51st Super Bowl at NRG Stadium, has been more outspoken in the past, holding a “love trumps hate’ banner outside Trump Tower after the election results were announced in November. So if anyone is to take a stand at the end of a season where numerous players raised their fists or knelt during the national anthem, maybe it will be Gaga.

“I don’t know if I will succeed in unifying America. You’ll have to ask America when it’s over,” she said of her performance.

“The only statements that I’ll be making during the half-time show are the ones that I’ve been consistently making throughout my career.

“I believe in a passion for inclusion, in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. My performance will have those thoughts.

“I think that music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer, no matter what race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender that you are – it has the power to unite us.

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“This performance is for everyone. I want more than anything to create a moment that everyone watching will never forget, not for me but for everyone else.

“That’s what I remember about great Super Bowl performances of the past – when you really get lost in the moment for your family.”

Last year Beyonce, who joined headliners Coldplay on stage, mixed politics with sport when she wore an outfit that some considered to be inspired by the Black Panthers movement at a time when there were mass protests across the United States over police killings of young black men.

This time around, with the Super Bowl back in Houston for the first time since 2004, it is different attire that Gaga will be keen to avoid – the one Janet Jackson wore in this very city for the ‘Nipplegate’ moment.

Asked whether she feared a repeat, the 30-year-old Gaga replied: “Well, everything’s going to be nice and tight for the game so I wouldn’t worry about that. Unfortunately…some of you might have been excited about that.”

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