Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Daily Show - Trevor Noah Continues the War on Bulls**t

Derrick Rose Responds Says Alleged Gang Rape Victim CONSENTED To Group Sex

There are new developments in the case against Derrick Rose after he and his friends allegedly gang raped a woman inside of her apartment.
We've also learned the NBA star suffered another injury during practice today!
We have new developments in the gang rape case against Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose. A few weeks ago, we told you an anonymous woman who we’ll call “Jane Doe” filed a lawsuit against the NBA baller accusing him and his friends.  She alleged that in 2013 they drugged her, broke into her L.A. apartment and then gang raped her while she was passed out.
The Bulls' star has presumed his innocence releasing a statement to refute the claims, and now he's filing legal docs in his defense. Derrick claims she's telling a lie and that she gave them consent to have sex. Matter of fact, she was one who allegedly buzzed them into her apartment to do so. TMZ got a hold of new court documents filed by Derrick that claim “Jane Doe” consented to sexual interactions on the day in question AND she also invited the defendants into her apartment.
The court docs also reveal the alleged victim met up with a friend the next day for a cup of coffee and went to work for a full shift. He’s hoping this would prove that she wasn’t victimized like she claims, despite the fact that rape victims all handle the situation differently
Oh…and get this. Derrick even offers up an interesting reason as to WHY she decided to press charges. He reportedly did not reimburse her for one of the sex toys used that night and he started ignoring her texts. He believes this set her off and caused her to take legal action.
She’s seeking unspecified damages.
Meanwhile, Derrick doesn’t seem to be letting this situation get to him. He’s still active on his social media accounts. Last week, he was spotted attending/supporting his baby's mother Mieka during New York Fashion Week along with their son PJ.
In basketball news....
More bad news for Derrick Rose!
The point guard has suffered yet another injury on the court today that will require surgery. And there’s not an inkling as to when he’ll return to the court.
During the first day of training camp, Derrick was struck in the face by an elbow, which resulted in a left orbital fracture. It's rumored Bulls power forward Taj Gibson may have been the one who caused the injury. Yikes. Derrick is expected to undergo surgery tomorrow morning.
ESPN breaks down Derrick's lengthy injury record, reporting:
A timetable for his return will not be known until after the surgery, the Bulls said. They will provide an update at that time. The orbital fracture is the latest in a long line of health issues for the 2010-11 MVP. He tore the ACL in his left knee in April 2012 and missed the 2012-13 season.
He then tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in November 2013 and missed the rest of the 2013-14 season. Rose also had a meniscectomy on his right knee in February and missed 31 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season. In total, Rose has played in just 100 regular-season games since the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season.

Ciara & Russell Wilson Brighten A Few Kiddies' Day At Seattle Children's Hospital

Ciara and Russell Wilson have returned to the Seattle Children's Hospital to put a smile on a few kiddies’ faces.
 Ciara considers Seattle home now, we’ll be seeing more of the R&B diva in the city. After cheering on her man, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, to a win while in the VIP box on Sunday, CiCi and her boo got into the do-gooder spirit for Russell’s weekly hospital visit yesterday.

RHOA Cast (And Roger Bobb) Celebrates Demetria McKinney's "Unnecassary Trouble"Video

Actress Demetria McKinney and Grammy-winner Kandi Burruss premiered their video for "Unnecessary Trouble" to a select group of ATL residents last night.
Demetria, an accomplished actress who starred for many years on "House Of Payne" and stage plays, but she is now putting her foot prints on the music industry. She def. has a nice voice. Demetria is putting the finally touches on her upcoming album which is being executive produced by a very pregnant Kandi Burruss.
The party served as a forum to premiere the video for the Demetria/Kandi collab "Unnecessary Trouble" which Kandi wrote.  The single is one of a few tracks that Kandi specifically wrote for Demetria's project. 


She attended with her longtime boyfriend (and biggest supporter) Roger Bobb.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shonda Rhimes reveals secret to her dramatic 117-lb weight loss

Shonda Rhimes might 'hate every minute' of exercising and dieting, but she certainly looks amazing.
The 45-year-old creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy turned heads thanks to a dramatic 117-lb weight loss when she appeared at the ABC TGIT Celebration in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Shonda wore a black and white floral number that highlighted her slimmed down figure, and even her facial features seemed more defined.

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The successful television producer said that being a mother to three young daughters motivated her to change her eating habits and lifestyle.

Shonda adopted daughter Harper in 2002 and daughter Emerson in 2012, and in 2013 welcomed her third daughter Beckett via gestational surrogate.

'I just decided I was gonna get it together and get healthy,' Shonda told Extra at the event. 'I have some little kids and I want to be around for them.'

Losing the weight wasn't fun and Shonda admitted that she 'hated it the whole time.'
'Once I decided it wasn't gonna be fun, like, I lowered my expectations. It got kind of easier,' Shonda told Extra.
'I just changed everything I ate - and I hated all of that - and then I hate exercising and I did that, too, and I hated it the whole time.'

When asked if she found something she does like about her healthier lifestyle, Shonda quipped: 'No, I still hate it. I hate every minute of it.'

'I eat everything I want to eat but I try to make it much less and smaller portions,' she said, adding: 'But you change what your palate wants. I'm suddenly craving fish and salad.'
'It's upsetting. It's like, where's my cake?' Shonda said, adding on a positive note: 'I have a lot of extra energy so I feel much better.'

'I realized I could either spend my life going, "I wish I could lose weight," or I could just do it,' Shonda told Entertainment Tonight last week.

Think lady! Jada Pinkett Smith in bold satin jacket & leather trousers while arriving at LAX

Jada Pinkett Smith  recently turned 44 years old.

The Magic Mike XL star other half made a sharp impression while arriving at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. Jada turned heads in a very bright pink satin jacket paired with skintight black leather trousers and an animal print top.

Pointed black pumps added a chic touch as did the fashion-forward black leather bag looped over her shoulder.
Jada's outfit got a little extra pizzazz thanks to the unique and, one might assume, designer shades covering her eyes.

The mother of Willow, 14, and Jaden, 17, has been busy working on the television series Gotham, playing the tough Fish Mooney, but won't be returning to season two, it was revealed earlier this year.

In the season one finale, Jada's character was thrown into a watery grave and left for dead. But did she survive?
'That’s for the fans to determine,' Jada told Entertainment Weekly. 'You saw the ending. She could be and she couldn’t be. Who knows? It was an interesting ending.
'I will not be a series regular in season two,' the star confirmed to the publication.

Demi Lovato plays the pin-up in topless shoot while finally addressing those Ruby Rose fling rumours

Demi Lovato  certainly seemed pleased with the results, telling her Twitter fans: I f**king love my cover shoot...Thanks Complex for the gorgeous pics!!! #Confident'
In the interview, she spoke about her romance with Wilmer Valderrama and her former best friend Selena Gomez. 
Fling? Ruby Rose, pictured here in June, claimed she'd slept with Demi Lovato in 2013
Fling? Ruby Rose, pictured here in June, claimed she'd slept with Demi Lovato in 2013
She was also asked about old rumours of a lesbian fling with Ruby Rose.

The Australian DJ claimed she slept with the singer in 2013, well before making it big in the US in Orange Is The New Black.

The 29-year-old wrote on Instagram that she was 'the one person demi has slept with that didn't sell naked photos of her.' (She later deleted the post.)

Demi was coy in her reply, telling the publication: 'Rumors are rumors, and people are going to spread them. You can believe what you want, but no, I was not in a relationship with her. By the way, love is fluid.

'Whether there's been rumors with one specific person or not, that's all that matters. Humans are humans, and when you connect with somebody on a spiritual level it doesn't matter.'

'I don't want people to ever look at the past or rumors or anything and try to figure me out,' she continued. 

'There's a lot of relationships that I've had where nobody has even guessed it. Not everybody knows everything about me. The only thing that matters to me is that people know who I am today. With Wilmer, I'm the happiest that I've ever been, so that's all that matters to me.'

She spoke about her dreams of tying the knot with Wilmer, whom she has been dating on and off for almost five years.
The 'Cool for the Summer' hitmaker said: 'I love shabby chic [weddings]. I don't know if it would be in a barn, but I think I'd definitely want an outdoor wedding, with lights hanging in the trees.'

The brunette sought treatment in rehab for an eating disorder, self-harming, alcohol and drug abuse in 2010 and Wilmer, 35, took a tough love approach at the time.

She told the publication: 'The only times that we were off was when I was not in a healthy state of mind, or he was like, 'I can't be with you until you get sober. I can't enable what you're doing right now.' ... So I did, and then that made our relationship so much stronger.'
While Demi has a great support system around her now, she is no longer friends with Selena Gomez.
Asked if she is still close with her childhood pal, she said: 'Nope.'

Michael B. Jordan, 28, speaks to GQ about his reaction to the backlash he received

He had rumour mills in overdrive when he was spotted leaving a Met Gala party with Kendall Jenner in May.
And finally addressing the speculation, Michael B. Jordan, 28, speaks to GQ about his reaction to the backlash he received after being seen with the 19-year-old model - specifically from his black fans.
'Kendall's a friend of mine, you know. I don't know her, like, that well, but I know her enough. People's perspective on that is what it is. I don't f***ing know. I don't live my life to make other people happy.' 

The Fantastic Four star expressed his frustration at the situation: 'It's the world we live in. 
They see white and black. I don't,
'It's so weird, though, right? A lot of black fans were feeling like "Oh, my god, he should have been with a black woman" and that whole thing.'
On the cover of the new issue, the actor is seen in a white cotton shirt which fits snugly over his athletic torso, along with a stylish gingham print suit. 
He flashes his pearly whites as he tosses his jacket over his shoulder in classic GQ-gent fashion.

Newly-single Spencer Matthews shows off his rippling torso and strong biceps as he goes shirtless at military Ibiza training camp

The reality TV star confirmed his split with girlfriend Lauren, 27, just two weeks ago after he was caught kissing aspiring singer Emma Walsh outside Mahiki nightclub in London.

Spencer Matthews may be just out of a relationship, but he's now channelling his focus into fitness.

Instead, the Made In Chelsea hunk was seen getting into peak physical shape this month as he escaped to Ibiza and enrolled in military training programme No1 Boot Camp.

Put through his paces by a team of unrelenting experts, the 26-year-old Playboy - who cheated on long-term girlfriend Lauren Hutton this month leading to their split - demonstrated the impressive results after just one week of total dedication.

Spencer seems to have achieved a rippling six pack and perfect pectorals; dropping 10lbs in the time that he's been on the White Isle training with ex-Navy PT instructor Ricki Parcell.And, a testament to his switch in priorities from his relationship to himself, a friend of the MIC star explained that 'all [Spencer] cares about is getting in shape' right now.
The reality TV star confirmed his split with girlfriend Lauren, 27, just two weeks ago after he was caught kissing aspiring singer Emma Walsh outside Mahiki nightclub in London.

Just married! Newlywed Usher flashes gold wedding band after eloping

Usher flashed his gold wedding band as he stepped out in New York City on Tuesday 

The newlywed appeared street chic in an ombre black and camouflage jacket which he teamed with slim black trousers.

The My Way crooner also sported lace-up beige mid-calf boots with his autumnal ensemble.

On Sunday, Usher and his wife attended The Martian premiere at the New York Film Festival.

The pair recently eloped, before hopping a jet to Cuba for their honeymoon, Us Weekly reported.

Usher and Grace had planned on marrying before 100 guests in Atlanta but decided to elope instead, one source reported to Us Weekly.

After their secret ceremony, the pair then traveled to Havana, Cuba for their honeymoon, which they celebrated over the Labor Day US public holiday (7 September).
Grace is Usher's manager, and the two had been dating since 2009. They became engaged last January.

In October 2014, Usher gushed to Billboard about Grace, and the strength that he had found with her.
'I have an incredible partner and manager,' the singer shared of his then-girlfriend, who had been working with him for three years.
'She has helped me through some of the hardest times in my life and my career,' he continued.

The former The Voice judge praised Grace's ability to bring out the best in him, while also supporting him as he experimented with different types of music and pursued new directions for his career.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Would you pay $700 for a book about Gisele Bundchen?

The 35-year-old Brazilian supermodel is releasing a book about herself, featuring 300 modelling photos - including some nudes - and selling it for a whopping $700 per copy.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her career, the German publishing company Taschen has put together the limited edition coffee table book, which is set to debut in November.

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President Barack Obama & The First Family Welcome Pope Francis (And His FIAT) To The White House

President Barack Obama, VP Joe Biden and the First Family gave a warm welcome to Catholic Church leader Pope Francis as he touched down on U.S. soil for the first time. 

President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama (looking gorgeous in a sky blue cowl-neck Carolina Herrera dress), first daughters Malia and Sasha,  Biden and his family were all in attendance to welcome the Pope for his historic six-day visit. After his D.C. visit, Pope Francis will also travel to New York City and Philadelphia.