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Jenna Dewan in Self Portrait at the AMMP gala: needs pants?

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Here’s Jenna Dewan at the Academy of Motion Pictures Museum Gala Saturday night. She’s in a Self Portrait outfit that looks like a jacket/bodysuit paired with floral print tights and platform shoes. This is really bad! Did she get talked into wearing this, or does she think it looks good? The Chanel perfume bottle purse is kind of cool. Does it open down the middle, like you screw off the top and then the sides open up? I’m really wondering about the logistics of that.

Cher was also wearing a bizarre look. She was in a Dolce & Gabbana suit with leopard print bell bottoms and a black and white jacket, corset and hat. I feel like Cher should trade Jenna her pants for Jenna’s purse. If anyone can go pantsless it’s Cher.

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Sarah Paulson was in a sparkly kind of shapeless Armani gown that did nothing for her. Holland Taylor’s Armani suit is so much sharper. She definitely got the better look.

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Laverne Cox was fit for the Oscars in this flowy pleated deep v-neck Johanna Johnson complete with a capelet. She looks so glam and gorgeous and I love her hair.

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Adriana Lima was another one of my favorites in a gold metallic strapless Nicolas Jebran with a high leg slit. This looks like a dress for Cannes and I love her sleek styling.

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Regina Hall in a seafoam green Edmond Alison with cutouts and fringe. I love her but this is ice skater fug!

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It looks better from the side.

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Lily Rabe was in a dippy polka dot empire waist Carolina Herrera with a bunch of big bows on the neckline. She’s pregnant with her fourth child, they just made the announcement the day of this gala. Her partner is actor Hamish Linklater, they have a four-year-old daughter and a one and a half-year-old child together. Lily also has a 14-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

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Tiger King 2 is coming to Netflix later this year: watch or skip?

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Sometimes I still think about Tiger King and how crazy it was. Not the plot as much, that was outrageous because the people were batsh*t and the circumstances were beyond, but the settings and editing. The filmmakers had some of their interview subjects sitting in front of dumpsters (Saff) and with their shirts off and their teeth out so they would look trashier (John Finlay). There was something manipulative about the whole show, but it was a train wreck and I couldn’t look away. I wasn’t the only one. Tiger King, which aired early in the pandemic, was one of the most popular shows ever on Netflix with over 34 million viewers. There was a reunion special in late April, 2020 hosted remotely by Joel McHale and featuring interviews with people like Saff, who had to have his arm amputated after a tiger attack, and Rick Kirkham, the filmmaker who smoked throughout his interviews. Now there’s news that a second season is coming later this year. Netflix made the announcement in a press release about their true crime shows. Here’s more, from Variety:

It’s official: Another installment of “Tiger King,” the docuseries that captivated millions of Netflix users in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, is coming.

Netflix revealed on Thursday morning that the continuation, titled “Tiger King 2,” will premiere on the streamer later this year. The news came as Netflix announced its upcoming true crime slate, which includes four new docuseries and films set through early 2022.

“Tiger King 2” promises “more madness and mayhem,” according to the press release. Directors Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin are returning for the second installment, as well as executive producers Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens. Good and Chaiklin will also serve as executive producers.

Although it remains unclear exactly when in the timeline of events “Tiger King 2” will pick up, footage within Netflix’s announcement video for its true crime slate shows clips of Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe and Joe Exotic phoning in from jail, where he is currently serving a 17-year sentence for attempting a murder for hire plot aimed at Baskin.

[From Variety]

You know I will watch this sequel. I give zero sh-ts about Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin or that grifter swinging couple who took over the zoo, Jeff and Lauren Lowe. I want to hear more from Saff, Rick and John. Sadly Erik Cowie, the zoo manager who was featured on the reunion special, died earlier this month. Joe is still in prison for putting a hit on Carole Baskin. Although his sentence was shortened by a few years this summer he’s still serving at least 17.5 years. Carole Baskin gained legal control of Joe’s Zoo last year, and she has slammed this sequel, saying that when filmmaker Rebecca Chaiklin approached her about it she told Chaiklin to “lose her number.” While I don’t think Carole had her first husband killed and believe the filmmakers exaggerated that plotline for effect, I think she’s a grifter. She doesn’t pay the people who work at her “sanctuary” and she used to be a large cat breeder. She hated being exposed for that.

Here’s Netflix’s teaser on their upcoming true crime shows. The Tiger King part starts at :50 in. The Tinder Swindler doc looks good too!


While my standards are low and I will watch this, many people consider it unnecessary. They also take issue at the way that animal cruelty was glossed over in the show. This was something the reunion special addressed as well.

Since Tiger King aired, THREE of its subjects not including Joe Exotic have been charged with or convicted of violating federal animal welfare laws.

Will season two continue to gloss over animal welfare, choosing instead to focus on the entertainment value of these tiger owners? https://t.co/yJOag4ENVs

— Natasha Daly (@natashaldaly) September 23, 2021

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Jennifer Garner reveals her eligible kids are vaxxed & she visited a refugee center

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Jennifer Garner made headlines last week with an Instagram post about her children’s return to school. It was heartfelt and summed up how a lot of parents are feeling this year, when we’re sending our children back to school in unprecedented times. I’m going to quote it here because it’s worth reading:

The school year starts in dribs and drabs, but today’s the real deal for my family—we are back. 3/3 masked, 2/3 vaxxed (soon, please, 11 and under), every one eager, tentative, bold, vulnerable and—as far as I can tell—smiling under the 3-ply. Thank you teachers, thank you administrators, thank you school staff—for being on the receiving end of a year and a half of feelings (kids’ and parents’)—big and loud, quiet and deep. Thank you science for getting us this far and this much closer to health and freedom. Thank you for moms in your corner and gallows humor and the sun that rises, no matter what. And please, God, hold us in the palm of your hands.

[From Instagram]

Not only did Garner say that her eligible children are vaccinated and her youngest Samuel, 9, will be as soon as the vaccines are approved for his age group, she also came out pro-mask and pro-teachers. She thanked the school staff, scientists and she thanked other moms. Plus she added a little Christianity and prayer in there. This was a short post that said a lot about who she is and it’s impressive.

The Garner-Afflecks live in Los Angeles county, where the school district has mandated vaccines for ages 12 and older and thankfully where cases are falling. Garner realizes how privileged her family is. She recently flew to Washington, D.C. to visit a children’s Afghan refugee center as part of her work with Save The Children. Garner has worked with that organization for over a decade. Save The Children has a family center set up for Afghan refugees at Dulles Airport, where they provide clothing, diapers, supplies and a safe space for children and mothers particularly. Garner posted a video of her visit there, that’s below. I’m including the caption, which explains more about Save The Children’s work in DC. I got choked up watching this!

Now it may just be a coincidence that this visit coincides with her ex’s recent red carpet appearance. She does so much work with Save The Children and she’s visited their centers before. She took her costar, Edgar Ramirez, to one of their shelters on the Arizona border in May.

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‘The Activist,’ with Usher, Priyanka Chopra & Julianne Hough, sounds dystopian

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Late last week, the news came out that there was a new show called The Activist, hosted by Usher, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Julianne Hough and run by the group Global Citizen. It was billed as a competition series and sounds like The Voice meets Black Mirror. There are six activists to be paired with the three co-hosts and to compete in challenges. It sounds like some will be eliminated before a finale that takes place at the G20 summit, where the winner will be whoever raises the most money. It’s a five week show that begins airing on October 22 on CBS and Paramount . Read this and tell it doesn’t sound suspect as hell.

Activists go head-to-head in challenges to promote their causes, with their success measured via online engagement, social metrics, and hosts’ input. The three teams have one ultimate goal: to create impactful movements that amplify their message, drive action, and advance them to the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy. There, they will meet with world leaders in the hope of securing funding and awareness for their causes. The team that receives the largest commitment is celebrated as the overall winner at the finale, which will also feature musical performances by some of the world’s most passionate artists.

“The Activist is a first-of-its-kind competition series that will inspire real change, as the series progresses from the United States to Rome for the Activists’ final challenge at the G20,” said Hugh Evans, CEO and co-founder of Global Citizen. “The audience will see the Activists’ passion and commitment for their causes tested as they petition world leaders to take urgent action to resolve the interconnected crises we face.”

[From Deadline]

The response online was swift and accurate. Many people noted how performative and dystopian this sounded, particularly because these causes could be helped so much more by direct donations instead of a competition show with paid celebrity talent. There are so many other ways to use celebrities to raise awareness of causes, particularly by having them get involved directly and by making a show about that.

A 22 year-old British climate activist, Clover Hogan, described her experience trying out for this show. It just sounds awful. She was asked to do several takes until she cried from frustration. She wasn’t even told that it was a competition show until the end of the interview! Thankfully she decided not to participate. Here’s what Clover wrote about that. I’m condensing her tweets, which you can read in full here:

Earlier this year I was approached to appear on this show #TheActivist. I was contacted by someone “looking for passionate activists who are actively engaged in making an impact in the areas of environment, health, education, and reducing world hunger.” I took a call with them.

They spoke about bringing activists together to solve global challenges. Yet every question I asked received an evasive answer – what’s the purpose? How are they finding activists? Is it about collaboration? How are they platforming folks who have been historically excluded?

I wish I’d taken the evasiveness for the giant red flag it was. But this person kept emphasising what a brilliant opportunity it would be to put eco-anxiety on the agenda, & said my Q’s would be answered on another call. So, I agreed to an interview with a producer from the show.

The “interview” was the worst I’ve ever experienced. When asked about my background, I mentioned growing up in nature, feeling heartbroken when I discovered documentaries, choosing to become an environmentalist at 11, moving to Indonesia, working with grassroots communities…

Afterward, this dude looked irritated. He said I sounded like a robot, talking from a script. He asked me to do it over, this time with more emotion, and gave me pointers of “what the producers want to see.” We repeated this several times; until I burst into tears.

I’d done what he wanted, apparently. I felt humiliated. The only explanation I have for not hanging up then and there is gaslighting. I kept thinking, ‘Perhaps I’m just being dramatic. This is showbiz, right? He’s just trying to help me communicate better. I chose to be here.’

After the tears, he asked me about our work at Force of Nature I lit up at the chance to talk about our research, programmes for youth, the urgency of the mental health crisis. He cut me off toward the end – it was too complicated. I needed to “talk like an American.”

At the end, he revealed that this would be a competition show with activists going against each other for resources. I remember thinking I was in a Black Mirror episode. When the call ended, I cried & called my mum. The whole time, I was made to feel as if I was failing a test.

The weeks following, I tried to block the experience from my mind… only to receive an email that I’d been successful (yay me) w/ an invitation to meet the whole production team. I politely declined. & declined again, when told to reconsider as “this is such a huge opportunity”.

[From Twitter]

Again, they didn’t even tell her the purpose of the show until after making her go through all that! Clover ended by saying that these producers weren’t interested in the issues and “only wanted a story manufactured for Hollywood.” If this is the experience of an activist who tried out for this, I can only imagine how exploitative this show is going to be.

Global Citizen has heard about the criticism and they’re not backing down. This show is probably in the can already anyway. They’ve issued a response and it’s defensive:

“The Activist spotlights individuals who’ve made it their life’s work to change the world for the better, as well as the incredible and often challenging work they do on the ground in their communities This is not a reality show to trivialize activism. On the contrary, our aim is to support activists everywhere, show the ingenuity and dedication they put into their work, and amplify their causes to an even wider audience.”

[From update on Deadline]

This is a competition among activists for “media engagement” and “awareness” and the title implies that only one can win. This is some Hunger Games sh-t and I can’t believe it’s going to air.

they gonna be like “in my hands i have one photo, AIDS or Women’s Equality” pic.twitter.com/5L5WXWbvZG

— you (@bidetboii) September 9, 2021

i read the description. are you telling me these two aren’t the hosts for #theactivist pic.twitter.com/RZYc4aOvWF

— Molly they/them 🦭 (@mollydillon57) September 9, 2021

In less than 5 minutes I’ve learned that the first known “activist” for the show is a woman CEO of a company that’s “swiping out hunger” via charity (students w/extra meal swipes giving to students without). Her company makes $500k, she makes $84k from it, & got $63k in PPP loans https://t.co/PxagUW4wes

— Tamanisha J John (@TamanishaJohn) September 11, 2021

In less than 5 minutes I’ve learned that the first known “activist” for the show is a woman CEO of a company that’s “swiping out hunger” via charity (students w/extra meal swipes giving to students without). Her company makes $500k, she makes $84k from it, & got $63k in PPP loans https://t.co/PxagUW4wes

— Tamanisha J John (@TamanishaJohn) September 11, 2021

This Julianne Hough? Yea…aight https://t.co/S5P35d3Blr pic.twitter.com/Luxgaoi7j6

— CHIN🐲 (@chinremoval) September 9, 2021

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Dr Fauci: Pfizer booster might get approval before Moderna booster

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Booster shots for immunocompromised people have been available since mid August. This is for people who’ve had either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, with a booster shot to be given of the same vaccine. There’s no official word yet for the Johnson and Johnson folks. We’ve heard that the CDC and FDA are due to sign off on booster shots for everyone, starting September 20th and given eight months or earlier after the second shot, depending on the official decision. It was assumed that the boosters would be for both Pfizer and Moderna recipients, but it looks like that might not happen. In an appearance on Face The Nation, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the Pfizer vaccine is on track for booster approval September 20th, but that Moderna may not meet that deadline. The regulatory agencies don’t have enough data to support mixing shots from different brands, but that may change soon. Some data suggests Modern may generate a better antibody response, although whether that matters and how that translates to real world protection remains to be seen. Here’s some of what Fauci said in that interview, thanks to People.

On Sunday, [Dr. Anthony Fauci], 80, said there is a chance that recipients of the Moderna vaccine will have to wait longer than originally expected to get their third shot.

“Looks like Pfizer has their data in, likely would meet the deadline. We hope that Moderna would also be able to do it so we could do it simultaneously, but if not, we’ll do it sequentially,” Fauci told guest host Weijia Jiang on Face the Nation. “So the bottom line is very likely, at least part of the plan will be implemented, but ultimately the entire plan will be.”

However, there is no guarantee the Pfizer vaccine will be ready to roll out on Sept. 20. As Fauci noted in the interview, the boosters must receive the “appropriate FDA regulatory approval” and a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Fauci also said researchers are currently assessing whether the vaccines can successfully be mixed. For now, he advises against it.

“Hopefully within a reasonable period of time, measured in a couple of weeks, we will have that data. But right now, we are suggesting and hopefully it will work out that way, that if you got Pfizer, you will then boost with Pfizer. If you get Moderna, you’ll be boosting with Moderna,” he said.

[From People]

Fauci said it would be “at the most a couple of weeks, a few weeks delay” for Moderna boosters to get approval. I got the Pfizer vaccine so this doesn’t affect me as much, but it’s frustrating that the Moderna recipients probably won’t be able to get booster shots on the same timeline as the Pfizer-vaccinated people. Hopefully they’ll fix this in time for everyone to get boosters as needed. In that interview Fauci also said that the Delta variant might be more severe in adults, they’re still looking at the data, but that they’re not sure whether it’s more severe in children. It may just seem like it is because it’s more easy to transmit. The more people who get infected, the more who get seriously ill. He also said that even with the new Mu variant, a “variant of interest,” that the boosters are highly effective. “If you get the level of antibody high enough, which boosters actually do, then you can feel pretty confident that you’re going to be protected against virtually any variant.” People who have been vaccinated and who have not yet received boosters are still overwhelmingly protected against hospitalization and death. This is critically important now that ICUs are full of unvaccinated people and those with other medical conditions and emergencies are being turned away.

Here’s that interview:


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Jay Cutler, anti-vaxxer & anti-masker: ‘Dating is hard, the landscape has changed’



Jay Cutler has a new podcast called Uncut, where he talks to other sports bros. It’s one of those informal podcasts where people talk over each other. I doubt they even edit ten minutes out. As someone who makes and edits a podcast, I find those chatty podcasts annoying. Jay has been getting headlines for his quotes about how dating is hard. They start talking about that at 16 minutes into the latest episode, with Waddle and Silvy from ESPN. Jay has been separated from Kristin Cavallari since April of last year and they have two children together. While they seem to be getting along fine, Kristin and Jay have dated other people and they’re proceeding with their divorce. Here’s what Jay said about dating.

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It is like dating again, which is hard. It’s hard as hell. Meeting people is hard.

He was asked “What’s so hard about it?”


Finding out what people really want from you, I think that’s probably an issue. I’m in a different phase of my life now, with kids. Prioritizes have just changed. It isn’t just a selfish play on my part. There is a lot of other aspects that have to be taken into consideration. And the whole landscape has changed, there’s apps, there’s Twitter, there’s Instagram. It’s a whole different ballgame, you’re not just walking into a restaurant or bar and talking to somebody. That doesn’t exist anymore.

He was asked “What are you looking for in your next date?”


I don’t know, I honestly don’t know that. I wish I knew I’m trying to figure that out throughout this process, but I will. It’s not a rush for me at this point.

[From Uncut via Page Six]

After that they talked about sports again. Dating is hard, but I take comfort in the fact that’s a near universal experience. There are a few thing that are probably keeping most women away from Jay Cutler. He openly endorsed Trump for president last fall. He’s also an antimasker and an antivaxxer. Any sane woman who considers dating him, whether they see him on Raya, Instagram or Twitter, is going to google his ass, find that, and stay far away. Even moderate republican women want vaccinated guys! Good luck finding another MAGA.

Here’s a thread about how dating is hard for older divorced men:

Bud … https://t.co/zzh7jzTDnO

— Soaking 🤌🏿 (@solomonmissouri) August 23, 2021

“they are pegging out here” an astonished jay cutler exclaimed https://t.co/97biOC4xmV

— darth™ (@darth) August 26, 2021

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Jamie Lynn Spears to rumors she stays in Britney’s FL condo: I stay at the Ritz

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In our story yesterday about the way Britney Spears’s team controlled her spending, many of you mentioned her sister Jamie Lynn’s recent social media posts. Jamie Lynn had deleted several photos from a condo where she stays in in Destin, Florida, a property worth one million paid for by a trust owned by Britney. Jamie Lynn has spoken about the property in interviews, leading many people in the Free Britney movement to call her out for claiming to not have taken any money from Britney. Seemingly in response to that, Jamie Lynn has posted photos of her family vacation at the Ritz Carlton. She first included a caption with the slideshow defending herself and saying she stays at the Ritz, but she’s since replaced that caption with a more generic one about her vacation. It’s all very shady. I’m going to quote US here because they have Jamie Lynn’s original caption. The slideshow is below.

“I don’t own a condo, and I can assure you that no one has ever bought me a place at the beach, because I prefer my beach vacations’s [sic] at the Ritz anyway🌊,” [Jamie Lynn Spears], 30, captioned a series of Instagram pics on Monday, July 26, disabling comments on the post. “Simple FACTS. Y’all need to stop reachin’🤍🤍.”

Jamie Lynn documented her stay at the swanky hotel with husband Jamie Watson, including a personalized note from the staff and gift baskets in their room. “Thankful to get this time with my family in between our busy work and practice schedules with the kids lol,” she wrote.

[Jamie Lynn] shares 3-year-old daughter Ivey with Watson, 39, whom she wed in 2014. She is also the mother of 13-year-old daughter Maddie with ex-fiancé Casey Aldridge. In her post, Jamie Lynn blurred out her children’s faces.

Earlier this month, The Sun reported that [Britney], 39, allegedly bought a vacation home frequented by Jamie Lynn and her family in Destin, Florida, which has an estimated worth of more than $1 million. [Jamie Lynn] has mentioned the condo several times in the past, telling CMT News in 2016 that she felt “pretty blessed” to have the beachside property as a place to work on her music and relax.

“I host everyone at our condo. … It can sleep about 10 people,” she said at the time. “We all have breakfast together, I plan a big dinner, and we have a space at the beach. And when we write, there’s no pressure and no timeline, so the songs just kind of fall out. It’s hard to call that work.”

[From US Magazine]

Jamie Lynn should have just kept her mouth shut and kept her family photos to herself. The more she posts, the more she seems like one of the people Britney referred to when she said her support system hurt her deeply. Also Jamie Lynn’s husband, also named Jamie, was spied looking at Britney’s Instagram in this photo Jamie Lynn posted, that’s below. You can read more about that here. It’s the post in between the two of Britney’s boobs. Did they set this up? I bet they did. She’s a piece of work. You would think she could pick up the junk in the background before taking photos for Instagram.

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Britney’s new lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, has filed a motion to request that her father be removed as conservator. They’re asking that an accountant named Jason Rubin take over as the estate conservator. The court documents state that Britney’s net worth is “shockingly low” and accuse her father, Jamie, of “dissipating” her fortune while personally profiting from it. You can learn more about that here.

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