Kylie Jenner covers Elle UK: ‘Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram’

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Kylie Jenner is the one being pushed these days, have you noticed that? She’s the breakout Kardashian-Jenner of 2015. Kourtney tried, Khloe tried, and God knows, Kim always tries, but this was the year where Kylie became a major talking point/celebrity/whatever. To celebrate, Kylie got the cover of the February issue of Elle UK. I don’t think much of the editorial, but at least it’s worlds better than Kylie’s recent Interview Magazine editorial. As for the interview, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Kylie is a vapid, superficial, barely literate 18-year-old with very little to say. Still, here are some highlights:

How she imagines herself at the age of 95: “I would love to have a family and build a home with a farm in Malibu Canyon and just have my kids and throw away my phone, and just really, like, live my life and not do this anymore.’

She’ll give up Instagram for her children: “Once I have a kid I’m not going to be on Instagram. You know, I’ll probably delete my Instagram and just… I don’t know, live life.”

Her favorite character on Friends: “What is that? I know what Friends is…I mean, I don’t watch Friends, but I know what it is.”

She was born in 1997: “What do the nineties mean to me? I was born in the nineties, and I’m barely a nineties baby.”

What emoji is she? “If I was an emoji, I would probably be the smiley face turned upside down.”

Her friendship with Justin Bieber: “I’m so close to him because I feel like he’s been through exactly what I’ve been through in a completely different way but very similar. He gets me, and every time I see him he always sits me down and is like, ‘Are you OK? You’re amazing. You can get through this, just stay true to yourself.’ He helps me a lot.”

Why she’s always covering her lips in selfies: “I was so insecure about my lips. Even now I always post photos where my finger is always in front of my mouth…it’s a habit. I would always cover my lips…I couldn’t even talk to people. Or guys. Like, [I’d be thinking]: ‘I know you’re looking at my lips, but you so don’t want to kiss me right now.’”

Her lip problem bugs me. I understand that she felt awkward because of her naturally thin lips, and if getting lip enhancement helps with her self-esteem, then sure, go ahead. You do you. But it bugs me because she is so obviously overcompensating and her lips look like they’re going to explode from all the junk she’s injected. Plus, she basically went into a plastic surgeon’s office when she was 17 years old (and not even finished growing) and had herself made into a younger version of Kim Kardashian. No bueno.

As for not knowing any characters on Friends… well, she was born in 1997. And she probably doesn’t “get” a lot of things on TV. Or in newspapers. Or in books. She makes Kim seem like a brain surgeon.

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‘Glee’ star Mark Salling was arrested & released on bail for possessing child porn

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The guy in these photos is Mark Salling, best known – nay, ONLY known – as Puck in Glee. Mark paid an ex girlfriend $2.7 million in March of this year over an incident in which he allegedly committed sexual battery. Yesterday he was arrested on charges of child pornography possession and has since been released on $20,000 bail, which was paid by his family. Here is TMZ’s original report:

“Glee” star Mark Salling has just been arrested for possessing child porn … TMZ has confirmed. We’re told the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force obtained a warrant and served it Tuesday morning, as first reported by the TV show “Crime Watch Daily.”

We’re told cops searched Salling’s computer at his Sunland home and found hundreds of images. At the time of this post, Salling is being taken to the police station for booking.

Law enforcement sources say the images they captured from Salling’s computer were children … significantly younger than 15 and 16 year olds. Our sources say an ex-girlfriend of Salling’s tipped off cops and they investigated before the raid to make sure it wasn’t a revenge allegation.

Salling has had his share of legal problems. In 2013 he was sued by a woman who claimed he committed sexual battery on her by forcing sex without a condom. Salling denied the charge and the case settled.

 

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“Bill Cosby will face criminal charges for a 2004 alleged sexual assault” links

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Sarah McLachlan can’t watch her ASPCA ads: ‘it just kills me’

My Facebook feed is full of bittersweet stories of animals who were abandoned and abused but go on to live wonderful lives with humans who spoil and adore them. My friends and especially family just love animals. I also subscribe to some “save these animals from euthanasia” pages because somehow I think I might be able to help. So as an animal lover it’s excruciatingly hard for me watch those ASPCA commercials starring Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan. Those sweet cats and dogs, some with visible injuries, look up at you from their shelter cages with their sad hopeful eyes and you just want to cuddle, bathe and feed them. You wonder which ones made it out alive as the music swells. Did that German Shepherd get to sit at someone’s feet by a roaring fire or did he live out his short life in the cold, sterile environment of the local shelter?

In order to save you from bawling during what should be a happy holiday season, I’m not going to embed any of the videos here or mention the song lyrics. If you want to see them, links follow. The one you’re thinking of came out in 2006 and two others which came out in 2008.

It turns out that Sarah McLachlan can’t watch the videos either. In a recent interview with Makers, she said that she doesn’t watch them, but that she often gets recognized for starring in the PSAs, particularly when they were in circulation. (more…)

In Touch: Gwen Stefani, 46, somehow got pregnant with Blake Shelton’s baby

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I’ve lost track of just how many Blake Shelton-Gwen Stefani stories came out over the past week, but this one might be the icing on the PR-driven cake. Did this come to an NBC publicist in a fever dream? Perhaps. Gwen Stefani is 46 years old and Blake Shelton is 39. Would she get pregnant again? Is it even possible? Well, Gwen did give birth in January 2014, so you could make the argument that she’s one of those women who is still fertile in her mid-40s. Still, this announcement comes from In Touch Weekly by way of an unnamed source. The source tells In Touch: “Gwen is pregnant. She and Blake are overjoyed. He’s always wanted to have kids and now his dream is coming true.” I actually think she would be fine with having another baby, but… yeah, I just doubt this.

Now, on to all of the Gwake news that they wanted you to hear. This is just a brief summary of the endless amount of gossip about them in the past week:

*About a week before Christmas, Gwen went to Oklahoma and she met Blake’s mom, Dorothy. “Sources” confirmed the meeting to People Magazine. After Gwen met Blake’s mom, Blake and Gwen came back to LA and she introduced Blake to her dad, Dennis. Apparently, Dennis got along really well with Blake.

*Gwen actually did spend the whole Christmas holiday in Oklahoma with Blake and his peeps. They were seen and photographed all over Tishomingo, going shopping and going out to eat. No word on whether Gwen’s kids were with her?

*After Christmas, Blake and Gwen ended up in Phoenix, Arizona which is where they were all over each other and all over social media. They went to the Arizona Cardinals vs Green Bay Packers game.

*Then, this week, Blake took Gwen to Mosby Winery in Buellton, California. They took a tour and presumably stayed in a little bed and breakfast, which is where they drank wine, made love and fed eat other strawberries. That’s just a guess on my part.

So, are you feeling any of this? All of this? My take is that Blake is in the mindset of “just having fun.” But any day now, Gwen is going to start thinking of him as her future husband. And… I can’t help but worry.

 

First look at Tom Hiddleston in AMC’s ‘The Night Manager’: hot or not?

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Tom Hiddleston had a mostly quiet 2015. He was everywhere in September and October, but the rest of the year was spent quietly working on back-to-back projects. He spent months filming The Night Manager in Europe earlier this year, and it will likely be one of the big highlights for the Dragonflies/Hiddlestoners in 2016. The Night Manager airs in America and the UK in April – here in America, it will air on AMC, and in the UK, it will be on BBC One. So, a little advanced promotion then? In this week’s “preview of 2016” issue (with Benedict Strange on the cover), EW published the “first look” at The Night Manager – that’s the above photo. Plus, some quotes from Hiddles:

From the moment John le Carré’s The Night Manager was published in 1993, producers have tried to bring the spy master’s tale about arms dealing to the big screen. Robert Towne (Chinatown) penned an adaptation for Sydney Pollack to direct, and in 2009 Brad Pitt’s company, Plan B, optioned the novel. But a film never materialized, and for good reason: time constraints. “This is a fabulous book,” says le Carré’s son, Night Manager exec producer Simon Cornwell. “It’s got a vast scope to it. It just doesn’t fit into two hours.”

The story is finally getting what it deserves as a six-episode miniseries that will air on the BBC in the U.K. and on AMC this April, starring Tom Hiddleston as MI-6 field agent and strong-silent type Jonathan Pine and Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper, a morally ambiguous weapons dealer whom Pine is tasked with bringing down.

“The best way I can describe the story is the thriller equivalent of a bromance,” says exec producer Stephen Garrett (Eastern Promises).

That isn’t to say that The Night ­Manager is female-free — updating the story for 2016, the pro­ducers gender-flipped the role of Pine’s MI-6 handler, Leonard Burr, into Angela Burr (Olivia Colman). Interestingly enough, after Colman won the role, she informed producers that she was pregnant and would be throughout filming, but instead of hiding the baby bump or potentially recasting, the scripts were retooled to make Burr a mother-to-be.

Fittingly, Hiddleston and Laurie formed a bromance of their own ­during the project’s development and over the course of the intensive 75-day shoot, which took them to Morocco, Majorca, Switzerland, and London.

“[Laurie] can’t address me by my real name,” Hiddleston says. “I sign off emails to him as ‘Pine,’ and he addresses me as ‘Pine.’ I don’t know why, but it makes us laugh.”

[From EW]

I really enjoy John le Carre adaptations – I think le Carre’s work shows the realities of diplomatic and espionage work, unlike the Jason Bournes and James Bonds of the world. That being said, I’m expecting The Night Manager to be really complicated and hard-to-follow. Also: Game of Thrones is coming back in April, right? God, I hope The Night Manager isn’t trying to go head-to-head with GoT.

Hopefully, March/April will bring us another flurry of activity and press from Hiddles. We know I Saw the Light will finally be released in March. Maybe High Rise will get released around that time too. Perhaps Hiddles will agree to do a big American magazine cover? American GQ? Esquire? PLEASE?

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Jeremy Renner finalized his divorce, Sonni Pacheco gets $13,000 a month

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Jeremy Renner has finally settled his divorce. You know his divorce took longer to deal with than the marriage, right? The marriage was 10 months long and Sonni Pacheco filed for divorce exactly one year ago. To be fair, we only found out about the divorce filing one year ago, she actually filed for divorce a few weeks earlier. So 2015 was spent with both Renner and Pacheco lobbing accusations back and forth, often to the detriment of both of their images. Pacheco was trying to break the prenup and possibly get full custody of their daughter, Ava Berlin. Renner was trying to enforce the prenup and he seemed okay with joint custody, which is what ended up happening when the custodial arrangement seemed to be solidified back in April. Still, it took them eight more months to finalize the divorce, so you know there was a lot of bickering back and forth. (more…)