Celeb Gossip September 13- September 19
By - southerndmc
I am not sure if this has already been discussed, but Aurora James apparently owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes in NY and LA.
The bulk of it seems to be employee payroll taxes that have not been sent to the state (which seems like it could be a legit error). But Aurora also bought a $1.6 million house after taking a PPE loan and she is delinquent on the property taxes there too.
On some level I know the Right was going to go digging the second they saw that dress. But at the same time, it feels pretty absurd to make "Tax the Rich" your message when you have $100,000+ in tax liens at your company.
What in a Paul Rudd botox special is going on with Seth Rogen’s face? He looks so smooth and fresh tonight at the Emmys ... is it a face lift? fillers? 🤔
I think he's just clean cut (hair and beard, which is unusual for him) and has lost some weight?
I know what you mean, I was looking at him thinking "Does he looks OLDER than usual or does he look YOUNGER?" With the grey in his hair it is a new look.
He's talked about quitting drinking alcohol too, and that makes more of a difference for skin than I'd like to admit to myself. Haha!
I think maybe some Botox but also he’s only 39…. I don’t think he had a surgical facelift!
his entire face and forehead didn’t move during that monologue
definitely botox for sure
Jana Kramer not trying to make it any more obvious she’s with Jay Cutler again over the weekend, having a fire with full fledged hunting camo on. 🤦🏻♀️ I cannot be the only one thinking she’s a huge step down for him, right?
Is she much worse than Kristin Cavallari or Jay Cutler himself?
I don’t know who this woman is but let’s not give Jay too much credit here
Didn’t he date Tomi Lahren? He doesn’t seem like a prize himself.
No they did not date
She seems so messy. She really needs to get off social media and work with a therapist. She’s way too addicted to social media and exposing her children’s vulnerabilities as well as herself.
Is there some backstory on Bob Saget that I’m not aware of? Lizzo posted this reply to him lip-syncing to one of her songs, telling him to cut it out. The comments are saying he is a pedophile and sexually assaulted the Olsen twins but surely that can’t be it…? https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMR4J2eYh/
Danny Tanner the character and Bob Saget the comedian couldn’t be more different. I think a lot of us who grew up with Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos would be shocked (to say the least) if we heard some of the [material](https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/bob-saget-is-not-just-694543/) Saget has performed.
Edit: See Bob Saget’s contribution to *The Aristocrats*. **WARNING**: Regardless of whether or not you find it comedic, the transcript is extremely graphic.
Edit II: My phone is a potato when it comes to loading TikTok videos so I want to clarify that I’m only commenting on Saget’s history of controversial humor, in particular a quote from a link I included and his participation in *The Aristocrats*. I am unsure as to what the TikTok video says but, given previous jokes (again, whether you or I think they have comedic merit is a totally separate matter) he’s made I could see Lizzo being disturbed and appalled.
Makes sense, thanks! To clarify, the comments on Lizzo’s video were way more harsh toward him than her actual video.
Personally, I wouldn’t expect a stand-up comedian to resemble a wholesome sitcom dad in his personal life, or in his stage routine.
Earlier this year some youtuber made a video about Bob Saget alleging he had an inappropriate relationship with the Olsen twins. It was all based on jokes told during Bob Saget’s 2008 comedy roast and some things in Saget’s memoir (primarily where he talks about groping a doll on set). A lot of the jokes at the roast mentioned the Olsen twins and joked about hypothetical inappropriate behavior on and off set. The jokes were undoubtedly gross and offensive, but were par for the course for roasts of the period. The YouTuber took the roast jokes as fact, apparently. The video was deleted but it blew up on TikTok which is why you are seeing those sorts of comments.
Lizzo was referencing jokes from Full House, but the comments are the types of comments all over TikTok about him by people who took the deleted video as fact without any sort of evidence. *
Oh I know which youtuber you’re talking about, I cannot STAND him. He spreads a lot of speculation or misinformation as though it’s fact and the youth accept his word without questioning and spread really damaging, serious rumors. Fuck Slo4n
Yes that’s who it was!
For that roast, the comedians were encouraged to make their jokes push the envelope as much as possible. It came up with Norm MacDonald’s passing, as he went the other way and did the most squeaky clean jokes possible and infamously bombed.
I think it’s different today than it was back then, like in 2021 you can watch a show with a wholesome father figure, and then immediately pull out your phone, search the actor’s name, and see all of their content/standup/etc.
But back then he was just Danny Tanner, and that image has become so engrained in the mind of anyone who watched Full House that his IRL material is a huge juxtaposition to the dorky dad in sweater vests lol.
Her title is "you got it, dude" and that and "cut it out" are both catchphrases from Full House. I don't think there's anything more to it than a joke.
Thank you for explaining! Full House was a bit before my time!
Well now I feel old.
Loved [this piece by Gabrielle Union about her surrogacy journey](https://time.com/6096588/gabrielle-union-surrogacy/). She's such a great, no-nonsense writer, and even in a piece about such tough subject matter, she makes you laugh a couple of times. I went out and reserved both her books after reading this.
CW: miscarriage, infidelity
Tears. What a beautiful piece. I almost scrolled past but I'm so glad I read this.
That was incredible. Thank you for sharing.
This is beautiful and heartbreaking and more words I can’t express.
That made me want to read her book. What an excellent piece
I listened to audiobook and it was fantastic. I highly recommend it!
That was written beautifully. It awakened a lot of emotions from memories I kind of locked away, around the time of my first loss.
Ugh this was so good. Her first book is fantastic as well. I'm looking forward to reading the new one. She's so open and vulnerable.
So…..what’s with Paris Hilton’s gloves? She’s literally never seen in public without them. Is it like for a reason or is she just trying to make it be a thing?
I think I read somewhere that Paris Hilton is actually an accomplished safecracker and wears gloves because she needs to keep her hands safe and secure for her work.
I hear that it’s because she’s a hand model in South America.
I knew it
I’ve somehow never noticed Paris Hilton wearing gloves ???
You obviously haven't watched her cooking show then lol
😂😂 that is correct!! I did go look at her Instagram after and I noticed lots of fingerless gloves and long sleeves, but also a lot of pics without
I think she might have some kinda hand related disease ...same with madonna. Both been wearing gloves for ages and there are ton of procedures they can do to make their hands look better if its aging etc
Paris been wearing gloves since like simple life
Yes, she wears them constantly! She's come out in the past and said it's because she has such large hands, and the gloves make them look smaller. Same reason she's always photographed in heels (her big feet).
Im pretty sure during simple life she also had gloves on occasionally . Its always been there so thats why I think it could be like arthritis or something along those lines. If it was just aging she would have had some procedures and fillers done etc. Especially Madonna! Madonna is also a performer so her hands could have all sorts of issues after decades on stage. So I don’t think its really for an aging thing....
Don’t know how true this is but Madonna also wears a lot of gloves and I’ve heard it’s because that hands very visibly show aging and there’s no work you can get to ‘refresh’ then the same way you can refresh face and other body parts. Gloves are a way to hide that. May just be unkind speculation but it also kind of tracks?
Dolly Parton also wears gloves at all times. There were always rumors it was because she is covering tattoos lol. I have always believed it’s more likely because of “aging” hands.
It’s not just gloves, Dolly wears sleeves at all times and I think she has confirmed the tattoo rumors!
Omg that’s amazing. I remember searching a few years ago and couldn’t find anything!
She did! It was on the podcast Dolly Parton’s America, says the world will never see them but they are beautiful or something like that.
But like, she's 40. How aged could her hands possibly be?
Omg I just found this article where she's on a list of Worst Celebrity Hands. Wtf. Hers are described as "veiny." They, like everyone's on the list look like... human hands. There's also a Daily Fail article about how she "revealed" her "sinewy" and "veiny" hands. How bizarre.
Paris has tanned a lot in her life--it ages you pretty fast, especially on your hands.
I mean, sure. But I know a super white freckled redhead who tans and smokes and is in her mid-40s and her hands look freckled but basically normal. I can't imagine someone with Paris's skintone and resources would look dramatically worse than hers from age alone.
It's the Daily Fail, it's what they do. They are abhorrent.
ugh so depressing that people are still shaming hands. When Sarah Jessica Parker was on SATC the lowbrow media loved to do closeups of her hands and make them out to be gross. They look like hands. Everyone has veins in their hands.
yeah sjp has always been dragged in rags and I think it was US weekly or one of those that compared her to a horse... noone ever talks about how poorly she was and still is treated on gossip rags and sites
See, I don't think that's true, because you can do laser resurfacing and fillers in your hands to "hide" aging.
That tracks. Paris’ aunt Kyle Richards gets tons of wild criticism about her hands. So much so that a couple bravo subs have made rules that posting about her “crypt keeper” hand is no longer allowed. The things people latch onto to be mean about is insane.
I feel like I learned that on an episode of The Fabulous Life Of… on VH1.
I know there was some discussion of Ben Barnes having music coming out a week or so ago. His single "11:11" dropped today for those who want a listen.
it’s very bland but not bad. not anything i’d want to listen to on my own, but if it came on in the grocery store i wouldn’t be miserable.
It’s very corny lyrically but also fun in that “I can choreograph a fun jazz dance to it” way, if that makes sense? Very 2010s! Also just genuinely tickled at how British he sounds while singing.
Oh fun Evan Rachel Wood! It's very... Michael Buble, ugh.
I thought he was cooler than this tbh lol
You must not have heard about failure of a boy band career while he was trying to make it onto Eurovision, then 👀
I'm always sad when I learn my favorite celebrity was *that* theater kid. 😸 Not even being snarky, I think I went through a mourning period with Chris Evans when I realized he's more theater kid than himbo.
See also: Tom Hiddleston
Lmao this is Ben Barnes’ version of TH’s “I ❤️ TS” shirt
Oh that's not what I was expecting. I feel like that's a Broadway audition ~~addition~~ more than anything.
\*edit, Friday is getting to me
[Wendy Williams Hospitalized for Psych Evaluation](https://www.tmz.com/2021/09/16/wendy-williams-hospitalized-psychiatric-evaluation-mental-health/)
Damn I know Wendy is problematic as hell, but I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for her. Her spiral has been so difficult to watch. I really hope she’s able to get the help she needs.
I will never forget that [interview](https://youtu.be/Ml79j4zNVcE) where she said her son walked on her going down on her husband and she just kept going. Apparently their bedroom door wasn't locked because they have an open door policy in their house, so the son should have known better. So messed up.
I agree, she seems like a lonely person. Plus I love her shoe cams…it’s one of those shows I have on the background when I’m cleaning or whatever and always stop to watch the shoe segments lol. Hope she gets better!
I am ruthlessly enjoying [the entire saga of "The Activist" TV show](https://www.npr.org/2021/09/16/1037960999/cbs-backtracks-on-the-activist-after-a-backlash-including-from-one-of-its-hosts), complete with it going down in flames and Julianne Hough posting a 4 photo instagram apology describing herself as "deeply listening" \[hopefully via her butt demon\] and helpfully pointing out that "many people are just becoming aware that I wore blackface" \[also, she wore blackface in TWENTY-THIRTEEN that was *not* long ago.\]
The whole idea seems top to bottom bad. Like, it's not *as* bad as those reality shows where they stage kidnappings or those cruel social engineering shows but it's up there. I wonder how many people reviewed this idea and approved it without foreseeing any controversy.
I am not saying it should happen, but usually I see people "cancelled," or at least openly criticized, based on who they spend time with (I'm talking, if the latter is known to be shitty). That said, I'm surprised people have been mum about Rihanna spending time with Nicki Minaj and her accused rapist husband.
Not sure if he has actually been convicted.
He was convicted and is a registered sex offender. He and Nicki are birds of a feather.
I judge everyone who supports Nicki. Her brother is as bad as her husband too.
People always give Rihanna a pass because who wants to deal with her rabid fan base coming after them. In their eyes she can do no wrong
They overlook her racism (ex: the rice cake post aimed at Karreuche)and cultural insensitivity as well. The only criticism of her that I saw here was the concern trolling over her relationship with Hassan because he’s Saudi and contributes to the oppression of women over there, but that was Blogsnarks islamophobia showing with faux concern
Rihanna came to my country years ago (Dominican Republic) and took a photo of a cockroach that she found in the hotel she was staying at (I've been there, it has a lot of green areas so its only natural there are insects) on twitter with the Hashtag of my country... That was not well received here
Then 26 year old Rihanna went out of her way [to make fun of a 16 year old](https://www.bustle.com/articles/24608-rihanna-makes-fun-of-fans-prom-bat-outfit-its-totally-uncalled-for-photo) whose only crime was to be inspired by one of the dresses she wore and wear a similar one to prom.
If you bring this up, people will find a way to defend her.
Has she ever apologized for the racism directed at Karreuche?
No and last time I checked it was still up
Thanks, keeping it up makes it even worse
No, to my knowledge, she hasn't.
He was convicted of attempted rape and spent time in jail for it. He also did time for manslaughter. His newest charges are because he failed to register as a sex offender in California after moving there with Nicki.
and she had a baby with him... smh
[It’s giving Cher ](https://twitter.com/motivedrugs/status/1438538554188214283?s=21)
I did not expect his voice to sound like that
Sorry but who are these people
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
HOW IS THAT NOT BENNY DRAMA
Omg I thought it was. 💀
I Dont get it 😬😬😬
Camilla Cabello is nothing like Cher.
I can see the Cher references in her hair/makeup/outfit, but yeah she herself is nothing like Cher.
I’m not saying this is what I got from it but from the twitter replies, I think people are saying he sounds like a gay man when he says it?
Not directed at you, but tbh I'm sick of people saying Shawn must be gay because his clothes don't look like they were purchased at Walmart.
People are always like "no to gender roles" and "embrace gender non conformity" but God forbid a guy wear something a little flashy and still be straight...
I completely agree. One of my best friends is gay and girls always try and hit on him bc he doesn’t “fit” what people think the typical gay mold (no one should ever think this way). When I tell them he’s not interested in girls, they will say I’m just trying to have him to myself (I’m in a long term relationship).
Cher as interpreted by Fashion Nova
someone in the replies said "cher lloyd" 💀
omg this is a just a perfect comment.
Benedict Cumberbatch has 2 movies debuting at festivals and is getting Oscar buzz for one - The Power of the Dog. In press for it he mentioned having 3 sons and I was relieved because he and his wife announced her pregnancy in fall of 2018 but never a birth, so I thought perhaps she’d miscarried.
He is still being stalked by absolute lunatics who think his marriage and children are fake so he won’t even talk about his family anymore or even fatherhood in vaguest terms.
Gosh I'm so excited for all the Westerns we're getting this year. That's the one thing I really like about Netflix's OG content.
And wow, I had no idea Pilo truthers still existed. Between that and the Jelena fans at the Met gala, fan culture hasn't improved
[This](https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/07/fake-pregnancy-celebrity-theories-benedict-cumberbacth-babygate/614089/) is a great article about Pilo truthers, they're deranged.
Wow that was insane. I’ve heard about these people but it was years ago and I would never have imagined they’d still be going. Feel bad for him and his wife, must be scary 😬
No wonder he is so private. I think I’d keep my family a secret too if I had “fans” trying to track down my partner’s location via IP address.
I wonder how present Patty is in her children’s lives when this is such an obsession for her.
Just...tracking IP addresses? And all the "sources"? My god.
Thanks for sharing that article. I mean, here I am obviously partaking in celebrity gossip so maybe I shouldn’t throw this stone from my glass house, but this stuff is next level. Who has time for all of that? Who even cares that much about a random human they’ll never meet. Again, I fully acknowledge I’m wasting my time reading about/commenting on random humans, but at least I’m not crafting these conspiracies about whether their family members truly exist or trying to discern people’s motives. Stuff like this is icky.
I'd love to know the overlap of celebrity conspiracies with other conspiracies. I.e. if you believe the Outlander stars are in a secret relationship, are you also likely to be a 9/11 truther? I feel like "they're a PR relationship" is the gateway drug to this stuff.
Agree. Even if it's not the same people, the same logic of weird obsessive delusional hatred is there for qanon, birthers, Pizzagate, and AOC anti-fans
Well there are plenty of people on this sub who have a very unhealthy and unhinged obsession with influencers like that coke lady DAD ( who up until maybe last week I had no clue how she looked like but in my mind it was definitely not a mediocre average looking dark haired white woman with a regular looking family and barely any current grid content) , Emily Shuman to just name a few , who’s thread and posts are constantly pushing boundaries beyond a snark and more towards jealousy, delusion and pure envy by women who are probably no different then that one in the article with a 15 year old kid and a 2 year old grandkid. There is snark and then there is an utterly unhealthy obsession for famous types. Another great example is Peloton community... I can go days on how problematic that whole obsession is. Some of those people
literally plan and camp out by studios to take photos with instructors. Like its cute but then there are several shades of creepy to it. Majority of those women are menopausal and obviously in some stale marriages, that they have to create this fanfic about a gay man spin instructor and now that he’s on Dancing with the stars... those pelo groups are a new level of cuckoo. So yeah I am
not surprised at all that some of those completely delusional celeb fans start to do crazy shit or break into their homes etc....
I'm not sure using "menopausal" as an insult is helping your argument.
Coke lady DAD?
Daryl Ann Denner (coke is a reference to diet coca cola not cocaine lol)
Yikes! That was a trip. I do not understand the self talk that goes into these beliefs. Scary.
Every time some niche corner of the internet gets posted here (like people that really believe two celebrities are a couple with no evidence) I can't help but think we must all be in a simulation!!! What a bunch of weirdos
Holy crap. That was bananas.
> Romantic interest does not play into Patty’s personal fascination.
This is INSANE. The toxic fandom that surrounds so many celebs is fascinating and so sad at the same time. How do you continue to live a normal family life when these people are so obsessed. How do they explain to family and children?
I had no idea until recently there were also a ton of conspiracies about Sam Heughan and Catriona, the idea being that he actually fathered her child. The proof coming, of course, from a photo of the baby's hand. The fans could recognize it instantly as looking just like Sam!
It's so bizarre. Imagine having to PROVE that you were pregnant and your children are yours to a bunch of trolls on the internet. Fame seems like such a raw deal at this point!
Wow. Just wow. Every part of that article—from the fifteen year old daughter & the 2 year old grandson to the husband’s concerns of computer hacking to the imagined criminal record is a complete WTF.
How was CPS not involved when that poor child became pregnant!!
It was a typo. The daughter is 25.
Everything else still crazy, though.
They may have been, child services involvement doesn't always result in removal from the home
Jesus! To sustain that level of delusion for six years is just… terrifying to contemplate.
I’ve seen the same level of hate and conspiracy around Adam driver’s wife. It makes no real logical sense. I always assumed it is because these women had a fantasy of meeting prince Harry/Adam driver/ Benedict Cumberbatch/ their internet boyfriend of choice and they would fall and in love. That the conspiracies around the wives of these men spring from jealousy.
But clearly it gets weirder than that.
Exactly!! They have fantasy relationships in their head OR they imagine them with someone else-- ie they ship them with another celebrity and this ruins their fantasy storyline! It's sick
There is one Cumberbatch stalker who insists they locked eyes at a fan event and fell in love. She claimed he’s called her and assured her that his marriage is a sham, they had a “fight” because he wore his wedding ring in public and he sends her coded messages in appearances.
The one in the Atlantic article (and as an aside I am disgusted that they gave that person coverage!) thinks he’s got multiple personalities as the result of MKultra torture from childhood and that his wife is a prostitute and drug addict, stealing money from him and manipulating him. Originally hired by Harvey Weinstein but now gone rogue. It’s an ever evolving narrative. These people send blind items to Crazy Days and Nights, who publishes them unquestioningly, so it’s a perpetual cycle of citing CDAN to prove they are right about the crap they made up.
I have an aunt who thinks she's in a relationship with Elton John. She's been forcibly thrown out of several of his concerts by security.
CDAN is now a cesspool of racist blind items and pro-Q blinds. That and royalist accounts. It was always questionable but now its unhinged.
The weird fantasy of ‘they can’t be with THAT woman because they’re meant to be with me’ is crazy but makes some sort of logical sense. People who are invested in couples they don’t know (Kaylor/Robsten/Jelena/etc) on a whole other level for me because they don’t put themselves in the fantasy at all?
What scares me so much about the shippers is how dedicated they are even after years. Like you said, I still think people who ship themselves with celebrities are bizarre but the fact that people think Louis and Harry or Cumberbatch and Freeman are still ~secretly in love~ when they haven't interacted for years is just straight up scary. And I remember from my 1D days that a lot of these shippers were GROWN women too, which was weird for multiple reasons (it was disgusting how many adult women in the fandom were obsessed with and writing fanfiction about teenage Louis and Harry hooking up).
I saw someone on Twitter snarking on Priyanka Chopra participating in what was meant to be a reality competition show about activism but I wasn’t sure of the context behind snarking on her and her alone (aside from the absolutely horrible concept of the show) and I felt like r/blognark would definitely know.
Whenever I come across Priyanka Chopra's name, the comment if full of ignorant people, totally unaware about geopolitical and social issues of that region.
They make out as if she is the only one who has endorsed fairness cream endorsement in Bollywood. Infact most of the popular celebrities in Indian subcontinent(including countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan) have endorsed [fairness cream](https://www.emirates247.com/polopoly_fs/1.499129.1452265698!/image/image.jpg). Indian society were not known for grooming and the using of makeup were limited, only 1% population used it. Fairness cream was very normalised in Indian society. I remember my relatively fair and dusky relatives, both having fairness cream, lipstick and eyeliner(kajal) in their makeup kit, the only things they used as makeup. Only in the last decade the make up industry boomed and people started talking about how wrong the impact of fairness cream is on the society. [Celebrities endorsing fairness cream](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZ6HFlPU4AAAg2s?format=jpg)
Those who are saying she is right leaning. The right wing hate her. They hate her for showing "terrorism knows no religion" in her show "Quantico" and for going to Bangladesh to help [Rohingya, a muslim community](https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/viral-news/trolling-priyanka-chopra-for-visiting-rohingya-camp-is-deplorable/articleshow/64271431.cms)
[This is a pic of right wing protesting against her](https://www.deccanherald.com/sites/dh/files/styles/article_detail/public/article_images/2018/09/19/priyanka-1537353813.jpg)
She invited Modi to her wedding, an anti-muslim pogramist.
I think the criticism comes from the fact that nobody would consider her an activist (and same for the other judges on the show). Especially the last few years when India has had more socio-political upheaval, she has never really expressed any support or opinions. Compare it to other bollywood stars that have expressed their opinions and then taken up heavy scrutiny both publically and politically from the government.
She is also a strong supporter of the right wing indian government and military, and I wouldn't really say she's heavily hated by the right wing crowd. Sure they may have protested her a few times (they protest eveybody), but for the most part she gets more criticism from the Indian liberal crowd while right wing support her.
Lol! U know most Americans (especially on Reddit) love criticizing things they don't even have the slightest awareness or understanding about.
I definitely think people hold Priyanka to a higher standard than other celebrities. She could have been more self-reflective in her memoir, but I think she legitimately cares about her UN work and understands the global implications of lightening cream. I don't see that same self reflection from Scarlet Johansson about Woody Allen, etc
I can't get over Scarjo defending that sodastream company and being okay with losing a relationship with OxFam over it.
People forget that Scarlett Johansson is Jewish.
Fair enough. Though in this case, it is clear that Scarlett is a supporter of Israel and that is the particular discussion happening.
I’d like to push back on the implication that Judaism equals automatic support for Israel.
Oh weird, my reply was above and not to this. Moving it over.
And yes, that is fair enough. I do not mean to imply that all Jewish people are pro-Israel. That said, judging from Scarlett’s choice to give up her OxFam role over SodaStream, one surmises that she is in fact pro-Israel.
We triggered the filter, that’s why.
I am now frantically googling "scarlet Johansson Sodastream"
This show isn't gonna makes its debut. Who gave this crap the greenlight?
In addition to what everyone else said, she also has a uniquely bad history with activists. https://globalnews.ca/news/5754612/priyanka-chopra-confronted-by-pakistani-woman-beautycon/
Ah yes, a Priyanka Chopra stan account. Definitely an unbiased source!
Not to mention that "receipts" thread argues that Priyanka isn't Islamophobic because...she's pro-India and India has a significant Muslim population? Makes zero sense. Like arguing you can't be a white supremacist if you sing the Star-Spangled Banner because not everyone who lives in the U.S. is white.
“Girl, don’t yell. Don’t embarrass yourself”
Not sure if there’s more, but she endorsed fairness creams, perpetuating colorism in India, which was definitely not a great look.
She also invited Narendra Modi to her wedding (basically the Trump/Bolsanaro/Duterte of India).
Worth noting here that (for anyone who doesn't know) Modi was accused of coordinating anti-Muslim pogroms in India in 2002, to the extent that the State Department under Bush denied him an entry visa for the U.S.
Not to mention all of his Hindu nationalist rhetoric and policy as Indian PM, which is routinely covered by mainstream U.S. media (say what you will about the NYT, but they regularly publish columns critical of Modi).
In other words: challenging, at best, to maintain a close personal relationship with him and serve as an advocate for human rights.
Nothing like war criminals denying visas to other war criminals for crimes against humanity while still committing crimes themselves
It’s a lot to unpack!
Game recognizes game, I guess.
They changed the format after the backlash! Probably more of a discussion for Twitter Blue Check, but Twitter backlash got results! [Npr](https://www.npr.org/2021/09/16/1037960999/cbs-backtracks-on-the-activist-after-a-backlash-including-from-one-of-its-hosts)
Yeah I read that! My question was more wondering why people were so aghast at PCJ participating in a show about activism as though she’d done anti-activism work or something? My sister said it could be her close ties to the Indian royals but wasn’t sure if that was what would have caused consternation about her participating.
I think it was the Modi connection from what I’ve read online
As far as activist celebs go, the combination of Priyanka, Julianne Hough, and Usher is a truly bizarre set of choices. Of the 3 Priyanka is probably the least objectionable, but her ties to Modi are definitely not good.
Seriously though, who hired Julianne Hough?
Usher is the bizarre one as didn't he give people STDs? I've never thought of him as being involved in charities.
To be fair he actually has done quite a bit of political, charity and activism work per his [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usher_%28musician%29?wprov=sfla1). But yes, he was sued by a woman for giving her herpes.
She’s also not so progressive and liberal when it comes to Indian politics. A bit nationalistic and rude to people who were speaking out against some of the things the government was doing
Does anyone have any gossip on Normani and Nicki Minaj?
Normani was originally part of Fifth Harmony. In 2017 or ‘18, Tiffany Haddish hosted the VMAs and made a joke about Camilla being the only good member of Fifth Harmony. Nicki came on later in the program and declared Normani “that bitch”. Afterwards there was a lot of love in the press between Normani and Nicki.
Since then, Nicki has found herself in multiple controversies for being a shitty person (or standing behind shitty people). Normani had a cameo in the WAP music video and released with Cardi B (who is basically Nicki’s enemy). I googled but can’t find any new articles on Nicki and Normani.
Nicki has always been a shitty person (e.g., Stupid Hoe) and can't be cordial for too long with other women with maybe the exception of Ariana
Normani's management is alleged to be pretty shitty
This is a really good assessment of Normani's career issues. This is over a year old, so before the current single which hopefully will be a reset to Normani's career. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nOEL_E0gmg
Honestly it didn’t help that her biggest hit was a duet with a much stronger vocalist. I always change the station after Sam’s verse.
Now that I've had time to think about *Cinderella* - Camilla Cabello is NOT the best singer of 5th Harmony. There's a Tik Tok comparing Idina Menzel's singing to Camilla's and it's not pretty. 👀 On the topic of movies for older women, my mother said she would have preferred the movie to just focus on Idina and I agree! She added such depth to the "evil step-mother."
r/popheads says Normani's label and management is horrendous. She was the first artist to sign with Keep Cool/RCA Records, the new joint venture founded by Tunji Balogun. I've got no idea what that means, I only casually follow r/popheads. But I do think her label didn't capitalize on the success of Motivation at all the way that Camila cabello's management capitalized on the success of Havana.
Nicki and Normani clearly had a good working relationship at one point because they did that awful Charlie's Angels Collab. I wouldn't be surprised if Nicki moved on to the next young person to hitch her problematic star with after that song flopped.
Camila doesn’t overpower a song. It’s why writers always chose Britney over Christina.
Has she put out new music lately? I really liked motivation but haven’t heard anything from her since.
She released a new single, “Wild Side” feat. Cardi B and performed it at the VMAs!
And she ATE!!!!!