A Black Lady Sketch Show Is a Much-Needed Jolt to TV Comedy

The exact particulars of the apocalypse are unclear—what caused the disaster; what precise form, or forms, the fury took—and all that we, the viewers, know of what happened is that it’s referred to as The Event and that Earth’s remaining survivors are four black women. Fortunately, post-Armageddon life comes with delightful upsides."We don't have any mediocre white men getting promoted over us," one points out. "We don't have Sally Mae calling us all the time like I'm fucking her man," adds another. The scene, which jolts and spellbinds with the affecting draw of a Last Poets cipher, is just one of several fluorescent currents from HBO’s dynamic and dynamite six-episode series A Black Lady Sketch Show, which debuts tonight on …

Hey ‘Vogue’, Taylor Swift Is Not A Social Justice Icon Betches

As we all know, Taylor Swift is in the midst of a big publicity push as she gears up for the release of her new album later this month. Her latest big get is the cover of Vogue’s September issue, the biggest fashion cover of the year. Taylor has been on the cover of countless magazines, even Vogue several times before, and the photos and cover story are always predictably in line with whatever image or album she’s promoting at the time. This time, that means that the glam for the photos is low-key, and Taylor’s current shaggy bowl cut is in full force. But while I could say plenty about the looks for Taylor Swift’s newest Vogue feature, what really stood out to me was …

Wanda Vzquez: Puerto Rico swears in new governor after ousting predecessor

Puerto Ricos supreme court overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo Rossell Puerto Ricos supreme court on Wednesday overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as the islands governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for the justice secretary, Wanda Vzquez, to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. Vzquez took the oath of office in the early evening at the supreme court before leaving without making any public comment. She became just the second woman to hold the office. I will continue to focus on helping our people regain their way in an orderly and peaceful fashion, she said in a statement in which she promised to assume the position with humility …

Did The Weeknd And Bella Hadid Break Up? Betches

UPDATE: I wanted to say that I called it, but really, our lovely tipster Tamara called it. E! News is now reporting that Bella Hadid and The Weeknd have called it quits again, after a source exclusively confirmed it. The source claimed that distance played a role in their breakup and explained, “They are in different places right now, physically and mentally.” The “physically” qualifier seems unnecessary, but ok. On the one hand, Bella is prepping for fashion week stuff and The Weeknd is working on his new album and—get this—”his upcoming acting debut”. According to the source, Bella and Abel hope to get back together at some point but for now “are focused on themselves and their projects.” I mean, …

The Inside adds sofas to its custom furniture lineup

While The Inside already offers a range of made-to-order furniture like beds, headboards, chairs and ottomans, it’s aiming for the center of your living room today with the launch of its first sofa collection. Founded by CEO Christiane Lemieux (who previously founded Dwell Studio and sold it to Wayfair) and COO Britt Bunn (who previously worked at One Kings Lane), The Inside uses technologies like digital printing and 3D modeling to rethink the furniture-buying experience — customers can choose from a variety of furniture models and fabrics, then the company will make the furniture from scratch and deliver it within weeks. When I met with The Inside’s executive team a few weeks ago, Lemieux repeated the company’s motto of taking …

The Weeknd & Bella Hadid Broke Up Again! – Perez Hilton

Well, it looks like it’s the end of the road for The Weeknd and Bella Hadid! The 29-year-old rapper, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, and the 22-year-old supermodel have been kind of off-and-on since April 2015, when they were spotted spending quality time together at Coachella. But according to a source spilling exclusively to E! News (perhaps the same one who first revealed the couple’s 2018 reconciliation): “Bella and Abel have split.” The timing was not made clear, but the impetus behind the separation was. The insider says it was all about too much “distance” between the lovers. And that isn’t just literal. The source says: “They are in different places right now, physically and mentally. Bella is prepping for her fashion week commitments …

45 Funny Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up Canada

For more Canadian things, check out these pictures you probably couldn’t take anywhere else. #1 Canadian Police Clash With Citizens Here’s a fun fact. Canadians like to say “sorry” so much, they passed the “Apology Act” to limit its use. In the past, lawyers in court were probably able establish guilt quite easily. All they needed to do was prove someone apologized at the time of the incident and things would start going their way. #3 The Things You See In A Northern Canadian Town #4 Christmas In Canada Is Difficult Sometimes #5 Found A Pretty Cool Hat At A Local Store Today #6 Canadians Are Notorious For Being Kind #7 Meanwhile In Canada #8 Honest Canadian Commuters. The Workers Were Missing …

Tyrese Is STILL Mad At The Rock – Calls Out Underwhelming ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Box Office! – Perez Hilton

Tyrese Gibson feels like he REALLY has to speak his mind on this one! The model and movie star opened up to fans this week, venting his frustrations towards Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s recently-released film Hobbs And Shaw, which didn’t do so well at the box office. That’s right, ya’ll — bring out the boxing gloves, because it appears this long-simmering celeb feud, Though he quickly deleted the offending post off his Instagram page on Monday, Tyrese’s words were captured in a screenshot by The Shade Room, as you can see (below): View this post on Instagram Just gonna sit here……. Leave my glasses on… Stay quiet and act like nothing ever happened…. Why..? Cause nothing did happen…. lol #Fast9 #FastFamily coming #2020 @JustinLin is …

Valentina Sampaio Is Victoria’s Secret’s First Transgender Model! – Perez Hilton

Victoria’s Secret is said to have finally hired its first transgender model! Less than a year after Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer of L Brands (the parent company of VS), told Vogue he wouldn’t hire any trans people to walk the runway, Valentina Sampaio has announced her big gig! The Brazilian stunner took to Instagram just a few days ago on Thursday, sharing a behind-the-scenes pic of herself from a supposed Victoria’s Secret Pink campaign shoot! (c) Valentina Sampaio/Instagram The 22-year-old captioned her photo, writing: “Backstage click @vspink💕💕” She also used some telling hashtags: “#bastidores #new #vspink #campaign #representatividade #diversity #beauty #selfie #model #life #fashion #usa #vstorm #valentinasampaio #bomdia” About time Victoria’s Secret had some diversity! Following her cute bathrobe post, Valentina …

Meghan Markle’s Style Evolution & ‘Markle Sparkle’ – Perez Hilton

Happy Birthday to Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex! Meghan Markle turns 38 years old today, but frankly we’ve been celebrating her for quite some time. So to give Meghan her props on this special day, we’re directing you to two of our most favorable listicals about the Duchess. First, admire Meghan’s fashion journey from Suits star to Royal rule breaker (omg, she wears slacks!)! CLICK HERE to view “Meghan Markle’s Style Evolution!” Then, let’s shift into looking at what an impact the American feminist has had on the House of Windsor — and the world! CLICK HERE to view “The Markle Sparkle: How Meghan Is Influencing The World!” It’s a Meghan Markle appreciation post appreciation post! LOLz! [Image via David Sims/WENN.] Related …

CGI Influencers Are The Latest Weird Instagram Trend Betches

At this point, we all know about influencers. Whether you follow them religiously or think they’re total jokes, it’s no longer a novel idea that fashion bloggers and generic hot people are making a living off of Instagram. At this point, the influencer market is honestly pretty saturated, because we can only have so many people getting paid to shill their FabFitFun boxes. So if there isn’t room for any more actual influencers, where do we go next? Why not make fake influencers? Apparently someone already thought of this, because there are actually a surprising number of CGI influencers. Yup, it’s an actual thing. Who are these “people,” and just like, why? Let’s unpack. In this bizarre corner of the …

Newly Identified Cell May Have The Power To Regenerate The Liver

Scientists at King’s College London have sniffed out a type of cell that may be able to regenerate liver tissue. With further tweaking and many more years of research, it’s hoped the cells could someday be used in cell-based therapies for treating liver failure without the need for transplants.  Reporting in the journal Nature Communications, the team detail the analysis of a new type of cell called a hepatobiliary hybrid progenitor (HHyP). HHyP appears to be a progenitor cell capable of transforming into the two types of cells that make up the bulk of liver tissue (hepatocytes and bile duct epithelial cells) in a similar fashion to a stem cell. The cell is thought to be used during early development in the womb, …

15-year-old YouTuber blamed for fans alleged suicide

Morales, 15, has built an audience of over 820,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 503,000 followers on Instagram with fashion, make-up tutorials, and vlogs. Shes been building her brand for more than three years with help from her devoted fans. Those fans at one time included Lena, a 14-year-old who allegedly attempted suicide twice this week after a leaked private conversation showed Morales speaking negatively about Lena and saying she totally buys all her followers. 2. A girl named Lena (softhvley On insta) was a huge supporter of Haleys and was a Stan account of Haley. Haley told another Stan account that Lena was annoying and that she didnt like her. Lena dealt with major hate from other stan accounts …

Native American War Bonnets Banned At San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival

San Francisco’s popular Golden Gate Park have banned “ The music event, which Childish Gambino, Paul Simon, Blink-182, The war bonnet ban was hailed by hundreds of different Native American cultures. But she added in a tweet: “I’ll take it!” Keene has frequently lashed what she calls “hipster headdresses” that have become part of festival fashion.  Keene called out two women for wearing headdresses at the Coachella music festival in California two years ago. One of them apologized in response, saying: “I am all about love, peace and understanding. I’m human and I admit there are many things I’m still unaware of.”  The banned “all feathered war bonnets” in 2014. “We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets,” a festival statement said …

Turns Out, CPR Dolls Face Is A Copy Of 19th Century Drowned Womans Face

You’d probably be surprised how many everyday objects and common things have ridiculous, bizarre or even hilarious origin stories. Like the stethoscope! This ingenious piece of medical equipment which became an inseparable part of a doctor’s image was actually invented under quite amusing circumstances. Back in the day (the 19th century, to be precise), when doctors would rely on laying their ears on the patient’s body to hear their heartbeat, one physician, René Laennec, felt uncomfortable examining a female patient that close, so he took a piece of paper, rolled it up and, voila! your first stethoscope was created! “L’Inconnue de la Seine” was a woman whose death mask fascinated hundreds and saved thousands However, some stories have much grimmer …

Trump Accuses Dems Of Playing ‘Race Card’ In New Attack On Cummings, Baltimore

Donald Trump renewed Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and the city of Baltimore on Sunday, taking aim at another U.S. city in the process: San Francisco. Nancy Pelosi, who was recently called racist by those in her own party, that there is nothing wrong with bringing out the very obvious fact that Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore,” Trump tweeted, bringing the House speaker and California Democrat into the fray. The president has faced intense backlash since berating Cummings, who is black, and maligning his majority-black district that includes much of Baltimore as a “rodent infested mess” on Saturday. “The Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded,” Trump …