Chrissy Teigen Apologizes For Repeatedly Telling A Then-Teenage Courtney Stodden To Kill Herself

Chrissy Teigen Apologizes For Repeatedly Telling A Then-Teenage Courtney Stodden To Kill Herself
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Chrissy Teigen is holding herself accountable… but is it enough?

On Wednesday, the social media sensation took to Twitter to address the claims that she told a then-16-year-old Courtney Stodden to die, both publicly and in private DMs.

Related: Courtney Stodden Comes Out As Non-Binary!

The Bring The Funny host wrote in a series of tweets:

“Not a lot of people are lucky enough to be held accountable for all their past bullshit in front of the entire world. I’m mortified and sad at who I used to be. I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that… is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel. I have worked so hard to give you guys joy and be beloved and the feeling of letting you down is nearly unbearable, truly. These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!”

She continued:

“I have tried to connect with Courtney privately but since I publicly fueled all this, I want to also publicly apologize. I’m so sorry, Courtney. I hope you can heal now knowing how deeply sorry I am… And I am so sorry I let you guys down. I will forever work on being better than I was 10 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago.”

Hmmm…

It definitely seems like an authentic apology. But is it enough to forget the gravity of what John Legend‘s wife — who recently cited bullies as part of her own reason for leaving Twitter earlier this year — said to an unstable teenager after they skyrocketed to fame for marrying a then-51-year-old Doug Hutchison?

As we reported, the now-26-year-old recently revealed to the The Daily Beast that Teigen not only targeted her in mean tweets, but actual private DMs where the swimsuit model allegedly told them to “kill myself,” too. They recalled:

“She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take ‘a dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself. Things like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die’… People came out of the woodwork to beat up on a kid because she was in a situation that she shouldn’t have been in. There were a lot of celebrities acting like playground bullies. Some of the worst treatment I got was from women, and we’re not going to get anywhere if we keep holding each other back.”

So what do U think about this apology, Perezcious readers? Is it enough considering how cruel and vile Chrissy was to a teenager? We obviously have our own past we’re not proud of, and we do know people can change, but what’s your take? Sound off (below).

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13-Year-Old Cheerleader Allegedly Stabbed To Death By Classmate Who Made Disturbing Post After His Arrest

13-Year-Old Cheerleader Allegedly Stabbed To Death By Classmate Who Made Disturbing Post After His Arrest
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A 13-year-old cheerleader was reportedly stabbed to death by her 14-year-old classmate, who allegedly posted a disturbing message to Snapchat after getting arrested asking his followers if anyone had “seen” her lately.

On Tuesday, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Tristyn Bailey (above) died of “force trauma by stabbing” and that her cause of death was ruled by the medical examiner as a homicide. In an interview with local news outlet WJXT, Sheriff Robert Hardwick described the slaying as a “cold-blooded murder,” noting:

“That being said, I don’t wanna mention the number of times [Tristyn was stabbed], but it is horrific. It is horrible. And the word accident is nowhere involved in this case.”

The young teen was found dead on Sunday, hours after she went missing in St. Johns County, Florida. She was last seen shortly after midnight on Sunday and was reported missing that morning. Her dead body was found in a remote wooded area at about 6 p.m. by a local resident after officials had put out a missing person alert.

Related: American Tourists Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murdering Italian Police Officer

Aiden Fucci (above, insert) was taken into custody and is currently being held on one count of second-degree murder by the Department of Juvenile Justice. According to the 7th Circuit State Attorney’s Office, authorities have yet to determine if he will be charged as an adult. Hardwick said that both Tristyn and the suspect attended Patriot Oaks Academy, a public K-8 school about a mile from where the seventh grade cheer captain went missing.

A recently released arrest report for the accused described video footage that showed Fucci and Bailey walking together at 1:14 a.m. on Sunday around where her body was eventually found. The two were also seen on surveillance video from a nearby home about 30 minutes later. At 3:27 a.m., the first camera captured Fucci walking alone “carrying a pair of shoes,” which he told police were hurting his feet. After police obtained a search warrant for Fucci’s house, it “yielded a presumptive positive test result for the presence of blood.”

Before Tuesday’s court appearance, Sheriff Hardwick commented on the unsettling image floating around social media showing Fucci in the back of a police car that he captioned:

“Hey guys has inybody (sic) seen Tristyn lately?”

The Sheriff told WOKV that the image shows the teen is “proud of what he (allegedly) did,” adding:

“I know it looks egregious with him making those statements in that car, but that is now evidence that we gather and use against him. So that just makes our case a better case to present to the State Attorney’s office and to present to a jury down the road saying this was his mindset. This is what he’s doing, was he’s proud of what he did. So, you know, this is going to help our case and make it stronger to, you know, his intentions.”

Other posts from Fucci and his friends reportedly stated that Tristyn “probably deserved” to get murdered and messages along the lines of:

“Don’t dress like that and you might not get raped.”

More explicit posts reportedly suggested that Fucci may have sexually assaulted Bailey. Hardwick said that Tristyn’s body was fully clothed when she was found, but noted that charges could be upgraded against Fucci as more evidence is found and linked to him.

Related: Deadly California Wildfire Was Allegedly Started To Cover Up A Murder!

In a Tuesday morning detention hearing held via Zoom, a judge ordered the teen suspect be held in juvenile custody for at least 21 days. The boy did not speak in court, but apparently rolled his eyes when his parents were told they would have to pay $5 per day while he remains in the facility. It will be up to the state lawyer to decide how the teen will be charged. If he’s charged as an adult, Fucci could face life in jail if he’s found guilty of the second-degree murder charges.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to support Tristyn’s family. As of this writing, the fundraiser has exceeded its $20,000 goal. Our hearts go out to the victim’s loved ones at this devastating time, and we hope justice is served.

[Image via St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office/GoFundMe]

Bill Gates Doesn’t Actually Care About Charity?! The REAL Reason Melinda Filed For Divorce…

Bill Gates Doesn’t Actually Care About Charity?! The REAL Reason Melinda Filed For Divorce…
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Let’s face it, Bill Gates was a figure mired in controversy long before he had a reason to grace tabloid covers. So since Melinda Gates filed for divorce this month, seemingly out of nowhere, everyone has been scrambling to find some dark, twisted reason for the split.

But the darkness might be hiding in plain sight. No overly complicated conspiracy, no shocking secret — it might just be that Bill is not that nice a guy.

Related: Bill Was Friendly With Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein — And It HAUNTED Melinda!

At least that’s what we’re reading from a new source spilling to People on Wednesday. The insider says there was no one BIG problem — but also paints a picture of Bill himself being the issue:

“He could have treated Melinda better. He’s not a saint, but there isn’t one thing that created the final split. It goes deeper than that.”

The source explains:

“It’s many years of differing views of the world, the foundation, and of life in general, and those things piling up. They are older and each personally looked at life and asked, ‘Is there more out there than what I have?’”

What differing views could they have about their charitable organization? It has a mission statement — “fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world.” If they’re disagreeing on which inequities take priority, can we suggest they just tackle both? They are the biggest private organization in the world after all with over $49 BILLION. Why choose?

See, that’s where the whole Bill not being as great a guy comes in. The source says:

“They’ve grown apart for a variety of reasons. She’s more interested in women’s issues and what and who they helped with the foundation. Bill was — and is — far more interested in the business side of his life.”

Ah. So it wasn’t that he wanted to help in different ways — but that he didn’t really care about charity at all? That was all her?? Hmm…

Related: Bill’s Biographer Dishes On ‘Wild’ Stripper Parties He Threw When He Was Single!

The insider says Bill publicly taking the lead on charitable issues was a big mistake as it pushed Melinda aside and downplayed her importance.

“He needed a better balance. He needed to let her speak and take the recognition she deserved on many foundation issues. He didn’t realize he made those mistakes when he was making them.”

She did write in her 2019 book The Moment Of Lift that she had a tough time trying to be heard next to Bill:

“I’ve been trying to find my voice as I’ve been speaking next to Bill and that can make it hard to be heard.”

So did Bill just take the lead on foundation issues because he considered himself the important one? Not because he cared more? Did he ever care about any of it??

Well, he certainly cared about one thing…

The source also believes Bill’s ongoing relationship with Ann Winblad contributed to the wedge between them.

If you’ve never heard, this was probably the most unusual thing to come out about their marriage in the early days. Bill and Ann, the woman he had dated for years just before Melinda, had an “arrangement” in which they continued to go on weekend-long vacations together — just the two of them — long into the new marriage. Supposedly it was all very platonic and about the deep conversation, and Melinda gave the whole thing her stamp of approval from the jump.

So was the Ann of it all a problem for Bill? The source weighs in:

“He is close to her. Romance or not, when one spouse loves the company of another person outside of the marriage and perpetuates that friendship over many years, it can help destroy trust.”

Yeah, no kidding! It seems the vacays stopped around the time Ann got married; we’re guessing her hubby didn’t have the same innocuous view of the arrangement — or perhaps didn’t feel as pressured as Melinda to allow it?

This is a lot of insight into what is sure to be one of the most talked-about — and expensive — divorces of all time.

What do YOU think, Perezcious relationship experts? Is this two people inevitably growing apart because one isn’t the nice guy he seems to be? Or is there actually some other juicy secret still yet to be uncovered??

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Miley Cyrus Reflects On How Love With Liam Hemsworth ‘Was Reciprocated Beyond What I Could Describe’ On Anniversary Of Malibu

Miley Cyrus Reflects On How Love With Liam Hemsworth ‘Was Reciprocated Beyond What I Could Describe’ On Anniversary Of Malibu
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The Miley Cyrus/Liam Hemsworth days feel like a long time ago now, don’t they?

We’ve ALL been through a lot since their 2019 divorce (hello, global pandemic), but it’s been a particularly transformative era for Ms. Miley. She’s been a rock ‘n’ roll phoenix rising from the ashes of their decade-long relationship (and the literal ashes of their Malibu home, which burned down in a wildfire and became a pivotal moment for the Disney alum). But the singer hasn’t been shy about speaking about her ex-husband in the aftermath.

Related: Liam & Gabriella Brooks’ Engagement Might Be ‘Right Around The Corner’!

We’ve heard less about the situation from Liam, but according to Miley, their Malibu days were full of love on both sides. Celebrating the four-year anniversary of the lead single from 2017’s Younger Now, she wrote on Instagram:

“Today is the 4 year anniversary of Malibu. A song about a place and person that at the time I loved very much. That love was reciprocated beyond what I could describe here with freedom & escapism. I lost that home along with many others in 2018. Here is a video of me writing it in my home studio.”

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A moment captured from a bygone era! How bittersweet. These days she might be singing about how you “can’t make a wife out of a h*e,” but Miley and Liam will always have Malibu.

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Chrissy Teigen’s Cruel Ways! Ben Affleck’s Inappropriate Courtship Of Jennifer Lopez! RHOA Shocker! AND… | Perez Hilton

Chrissy Teigen’s Cruel Ways! Ben Affleck’s Inappropriate Courtship Of Jennifer Lopez! RHOA Shocker! AND… | Perez Hilton
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Chrissy Teigen was so awful towards 16 year old Courtney Stodden. For over a year! And she refuses to apologize or even acknowledge it. Why???? There are receipts! Ben Affleck started pursuing Jennifer Lopez while she was still with Alex Rodriguez! Not cool!!! The messiness with Porsha Williams dating and getting engaged to the husband of her RHOA costar! The truth behind Ellen DeGeneres‘ exit from her talk show! Demi Lovato is doing A LOT! And more!

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Brielle Biermann Denies Ever Getting Plastic Surgery While Defending Her New Look!

Brielle Biermann Denies Ever Getting Plastic Surgery While Defending Her New Look!
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Brielle Biermann is shutting down the gossip: no, she’s never had plastic surgery!

The reality TV star has been plagued with rumors for years now that she’s augmented her look by going under the knife, but on Sunday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, which featured a reunion of many Real Housewives kids, she attempted to address her changing appearance! While rehashing what it was like to grow up in the spotlight, Brielle took her moment to insist she was all natural!

Toward the end of the show, Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s daughter chimed in:

“Viewers think I’ve had a lot of plastic surgery.”

Related: Brielle ‘Thankful’ For Support Following Best Friend’s Death In Hit-And-Run

Obviously, the talk has been getting to her, as she expressed:

“They don’t realize that you look different when you’re 10 years old to 24. I hope I look f**king different!”

While most guests just laughed along, some looked notably uncomfortable at how to respond to the comment. LOLz! Andy Cohen, for his part, chimed in with:

“Classic!”

Of course, these conversations have been going on for years, and not just because Brielle’s gone through expected changes since she originally appeared on TV as a 13-year-old (contrary to the segment in which she said she was 10). Back in 2018, the star actually called out haters who accused her of plastic surgery, suggesting:

“My face is fat right now I’m thicker than I usually am can all of u seriously f**k off. It’s my face if I wanna get 37 surgeries on it I will!!”

So she wasn’t exactly saying no to any surgeries in the future! And in that same year, the influencer also announced she was getting lip fillers, writing on social media:

“Going to get my duck lips plumped up some more.”

Here she is back in 2015! / (c) Brielle Biermann/Instagram

But just a year later, she was ready to return to her more natural state, though things didn’t go exactly as planned. In 2019, the star announced:

“Dissolved my lips yesterday…gonna look like 18 year old Brielle again soon. 2020 new year new me!”

But upon getting to the doctors office, she learned that her lips had become uneven after so many fillers:

“All the filler I had before made my lips uneven… so I had @dr.thuydoan re-inject my lips JUST A TAD and I couldn’t be happier. Still NO WHERE NEAR how there were before…”

Related: Brielle Claps Back At Fans Who Grilled Her For Posing On Stepdad Kroy’s Lap!

A lot of the speculation over whether or not the Don’t Be Tardy alum has gone under the knife stems from the fact that her momma’s never been shy about getting a nip and tuck! In 2017, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star told E! News she had already had work done on her breasts and midsection, adding:

“I will always nip and tuck if I feel the need to do so.”

As she should — her body, her rules! Two years prior, she’d faced scrutiny over whether or not she’d had a nose job, which she denied. While on Watch What Happens Live, Kim shut down a fan’s question, saying:

“I hear you, and I hear this all the time, but I want people to understand. I had a baby in 2011, one in ’12 and two in 2013. So I think the weight of all that…but I mean, no, I haven’t.”

Kim has also denied the fact that she’s ever done anything to her thighs, insisting treatments have only ever occurred on her breasts and midsection. Inneresting how both women are so adamant to shut down certain rumors, yet talk with such body positivity when admitting other work has been done.

Hear Brielle hash out her feelings about plastic surgery below (starting at 19:30)!

Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Is there still a big enough stigma around plastic surgery that Brielle would feel the need to insist her changing body is strictly due to growing up? Sound OFF in the comments (below)!

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Kevin Smith Weighs In On Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Getting Back Together — And Claims He Invented ‘Bennifer’!

Kevin Smith Weighs In On Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez Getting Back Together — And Claims He Invented ‘Bennifer’!
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Yes, kids, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are back together after all these years.

In case you missed it, we learned last week the exes were hanging out again. But on Monday multiple outlets heard through their sources that the pair had completely reignited their passion with a several day romantic trip to Big Sky, Montana! Not exactly old friends catching up!

So now that it’s all but confirmed Bennifer is back on, we’re starting to hear reactions to the news of everyone from J.Lo’s recent ex Alex Rodriguez to Ben’s longtime BFF Matt Damon.

Related: Jennifer Garner ALSO Got Back With Her Ex… Huh…

Another celeb pal who was right at ground zero of the first go-round with Ben and Jen? Kevin Smith.

Ben’s bud directed the couple, who had met on the set of the ill-fated crime caper Gigli, in his parenting comedy, Jersey Girl. And, the Clerks writer-director wants the world to remember, it was he who first coined their celeb couple name!

Taking to Twitter on Monday, he wrote:

“‘Bennifer’ is trending. It’s a name I first gave the kids during Jersey Girl pre-production, before the world found out they were dating. I’d later drop the name in an interview with the @nytimes. Shortly thereafter, it appeared in the article and then entered the vernacular.”

Wow, is that true?? It caught on so fast, we had no memory of where it came from. Heck, Bennifer is the first celeb nickname blending the two monikers we remember — so Kev may have been the source of all of them! Wild.

But what does he remember about Bennifer the couple?

Related: Was Ben Wooing J.Lo While She Was Still Engaged??

All good things! Speaking about the rumored reconciliation on last week’s episode of his podcast Fatman Beyond, he wished the couple well, saying:

“I hope this is true. I was there at the beginning of their relationship and they were adorable and very in love. It’ll be wonderful for both of them if they find their way back to each other now, years later. Unrelated side note? Coming soon… JERSEY GIRL 2: NECRONOMICON!”

Ha! Spoilers for Jersey Girl, but that’s a reference to the fact she dies in the first ten minutes — so if they made a sequel Ben would have to raise her from the dead. Hey, it wouldn’t be the weirdest movie Kevin has made in the last decade…

We can’t get over how close that response is to Matt Damon’s. The Bourne Identity star also said about the latest headlines:

“I hope it’s true. I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.”

So funny that both Matt AND Kevin, Ben’s oldest friends in the business, are both so on board with him getting back together with J.Lo! Surely if they’re rooting for the couple, that must mean she truly made him happy. Right?

What do YOU think, Perezcious relationship experts? Can these crazy kids make it this time? Should they make Jersey Girl 2?? LOLz!

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Siesta Key’s Chloe Trautman Dishes How She Lost 50 Lbs During The Pandemic!

Siesta Key’s Chloe Trautman Dishes How She Lost 50 Lbs During The Pandemic!
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Chloe Trautman has taken a permanent siesta from one vice — and she’s 50 lbs lighter for it!

The Siesta Key star revealed that she’ll be looking a bit different on the show’s upcoming fourth season since she’s made a full body transformation over the last year after changing up her diet and drinking habits — specifically, cutting out the booze!

In an interview with E! News, the 25-year-old said she realized she needed to make a change after she couldn’t keep up on a ski vacation last year, but didn’t officially make the decision until splitting from her ex-boyfriend. She recalled:

“There was kind of a moment — literally on a mountain in Aspen — where I was struggling skiing and tumbling down it and that was a moment where my physical transformation started. I was 50 pounds heavier than I am right now and I was like, ‘I need to get healthy.’ And then my ex and I broke up in June of last year and that was really when the bigger shift started happening.”

The reality star went on to reveal just how she managed to shed 50 lbs, explaining that she increased her workouts, went vegan, and gave up alcohol.

Photo: Shanna Moakler Reveals ‘Epic’ Body Transformation!

She elaborated:

“I’ve been sober curious for about a year now and you’ll see that journey on the show, but I think the biggest thing is just being as active as possible. Working out, doing yoga, going for walks, going for bike rides and not eating processed foods.”

Sounds like she’s been doing different types of fitness activities to mix things up — which can prevent workouts from feeling repetitive and boring!

The starlet isn’t just working on her physical wellness, though. In a March 10 Instagram post, in which she first shared a glimpse of her weight loss, Trautman said she experienced a mental and spiritual transformation as well, writing in the caption:

“One year later… When you silence the negative thoughts and listen to what your true heart is telling you; absolutely nothing can hold you back. I am so proud of how far I’ve come physically but I am even more proud of how far I’ve come emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This has truly been a year of transformation.”

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The MTV personality also shared another before-and-after shot of herself, revealing that she was “so proud of [her] journey.” Chloe wrote on her IG Stories:

“Yes the external growth is amazing but I’m even more proud of my internal growth and I can’t wait for you all to see the new Chloe, or as I like to call her the REAL CHLOE.”

While Chloe is very happy with her “outer transformation,” she says her “inner transformation” is what matters most, telling the outlet:

“I’ve worked really hard to get to where I’m at and it’s nice for people to acknowledge that, but I’m most proud of my inner transformation and I think my outer transformation just really reflects the work I’ve done. The main reason I still do this show is to be an inspiration to others.”

So inspiring!

What do U think about Chloe’s transformative year, Perezcious readers?

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Seth Rogen FINALLY Tells The Scary Scientology Part Of His Epic Tom Cruise Story!

Seth Rogen FINALLY Tells The Scary Scientology Part Of His Epic Tom Cruise Story!
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We’ve heard Seth Rogen tell this story a dozen times. But it seems each time we learn something new — and this is no exception. Only this time it got a lot scarier…

The This Is The End star stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Monday to talk about his book of essays entitled Yearbook (available May 11). The book includes the anecdote about the first time he met Tom Cruise — something Howard Stern just had to know more about.

If you haven’t ever heard this wild tale before, it will all be new and amazing — if you have, make sure to stick around because he’s telling more than ever before… This was in the mid 2000s, when Seth was working with Judd Apatow on Knocked Up. Tom invited Judd to his house for a meeting about maybe doing a rom-com, and he brought his young star along.

Related: Seth & Judd Told Tom About Internet Porn

But Rogen was early — and didn’t want to show up and be his awkward self without Judd there. He remembers:

“I was driving up to his house. I had to pee so bad. I was nervous to meet him anyway. I didn’t want to meet him and be like, ‘Hi, nice to meet you. Can I pee? Can I use your bathroom?’ It was going to be an awkward first interaction.”

Seth then describes the “really long snaking driveway leading to his house” which he was driving around, all the while dying having to pee. So he got inventive!

“I stopped halfway up the driveway, kind of in the woods, above Sunset Boulevard, and I peed in a Snapple bottle in my car. And then I sealed the bottle and left it there.”

Did anyone see him? He didn’t think so at the time, but…

“As I was leaving the meeting, I was snaking back down the driveway and, as I was passing the exact spot that I peed in, I noticed a red light in the woods. And there was a security camera literally pointed exactly at where I was peeing.”

The Long Shot star joked the tape of him peeing was probably in “Tom Cruise’s blackmail” file somewhere. While that may have been the most personally mortifying moment, that little red light was not the scariest thing Seth was faced with that day.

Related: Seth Reveals He’s Cut Ties With James Franco Over His Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The meeting started off friendly enough. The producer — who was only around 23 years old at the time — even got to meet Katie Holmes and hold baby Suri Cruise, something that felt supremely surreal even then!

“There was this very weird period, where he had had his child, but no one had seen his child and there was genuine speculation as to whether the child was real… I remember meeting this baby, being like, ‘This poor baby doesn’t know she’s like the most talked about person on the planet.’ Which is a lot of pressure.”

It turns out all the negative media attention, the Tom Cruise “mania” as Seth puts it, was the reason for the meeting. As Seth understood it, the Vanilla Sky star was talking to likable, funny folks in a search for ways to rehabilitate his image. Hours into this meeting, Tom finally broached the subject of “how weird” he had “looked in the press lately.” But he didn’t blame missteps like his classic Oprah couch-jumping moment. He thought it was a conspiracy!

“He said, ‘I think the pharmaceutical industry is making me look bad.’”

Um, whut?? Seth thought that was “an odd conjecture to make” and “was a surprising thing to hear” even from Tom at this “bizarre” time. The Neighbors star did not know what to do as the “very loaded moment” continued:

“I’ll never forget the wording he used… ‘It’s like with Scientology,’ he said, ‘If you let me just tell you what it was really about… just give me like 20 minutes to, like, really just tell you what it was about, you would say, ‘No f**king way. No f**king way.’”

Based on what we’ve heard Scientology is really all about, we’d have to agree! LOLz! How did Seth respond? Not that well, probably:

“The wording, I was like, ‘Is that a good thing to be saying?’”

Ha! He and Judd looked at each other trying to figure out how to respond. A million things ran through Seth’s mind as it became clear they were about to be pitched on Scientology by its poster boy:

“Is he gonna bite? Am I gonna bite? Can we come out of this? Are we strong enough to have him do this to us and not be converted? I don’t know if I am. I’m generally a weak-willed, weak-minded person. I would assume on the grand scale of people, if they got [Tom], what chance do I have?”

That seems like a good point, actually. Thankfully, Seth says, he “dodged that bullet” thanks to his col-headed director:

“Thank god Judd was like, ‘Eh, I think we’re good. Let’s just talk about movies and stuff.’”

Seth says listening to Tom Cruise tell him all about Scientology was actually really “tempting” — which, we have to say, we totally agree — but that he genuinely doesn’t know if he would have gotten out without being converted:

“If I was there alone, I would be singing a very different tune right now.”

Do YOU think Seth Rogen could have become a Scientologist? We don’t know, he seems very level-headed to us, but maybe that’s more these days than the Knocked Up years. Still, great to finally hear the most exciting part of that meeting story!

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Did This TikTok Video Just Solve An 18-Year-Old Kidnapping Case?!

Did This TikTok Video Just Solve An 18-Year-Old Kidnapping Case?!
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We knew TikTok was powerful, but this video could be life altering.

Back in February 2003, a young girl named Sofia Lucerno Juarez was abducted from her hometown of Kennewick, Washington on the day before her fifth birthday. 18 years later, police have a new lead in the case thanks to a TikTok user who may have stumbled upon her during an interview in Culiacán, Sinaloa in Mexico. You can check out the video HERE.

Related: TikTok Star Anna Shumate Apologizes For TERRIBLE Racist ‘Jokes’

Kennewick Police Special Investigator Al Wehner explained the clip to People:

“He asked her whatever question he was posing to people and somehow the issues of birthdays came up, and she made mention to him she thought she was about 22 but she didn’t like birthdays because of a traumatic event that happened to her when she was young. She thinks that she had been kidnapped at an early age. She didn’t know if she was from the U.S. or Mexico. And she was hopeful that her family might be able to find her.”

The Mexican TikTok personality then “strayed from his regular TikTok ideas and put out a piece about, ‘Hey, let’s see what we can do to reunite her with her family,’” Wehner continued. From there, commenters mentioned similarities in the woman’s appearance and story to Sofia’s. Meanwhile, others who saw the TikTok sent in tips to the website dedicated to gathering info on Sofia’s disappearance.

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Wehner told the outlet that police were pursuing the lead in Mexico, but the woman, who was apparently homeless, wasn’t there when the TikTok personality returned to the same spot to look for her. Further, the TikToker allegedly received messages claiming “we are family members of hers and she is not Sofia and knock off the publicity you are generating about her.”

The investigator still hopes to locate her, but she also “has to be willing to provide the DNA sample” voluntarily to figure out if she truly is Sofia. He added:

“If you compare the features of her that are shown in the video to the photos of Sofia and age progression photos, there are some very obvious physical similarities. Our interest is obviously piqued by her comment about a traumatic event having occurred when she was young around the time of her birthday.”

Wehner suggested that renewed interest in the case might lead someone to “step forward” and reveal what they know about the abduction. Already, they have identified a new witness who saw someone “approaching a girl matching Sofia’s description and then leading her away while she cried.” They have also been contacted by someone who believes she attended a year of school with the woman in the video.

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Wehner reflected:

“Sofia’s mother went to her grave not knowing what happened to her precious daughter. This was a very traumatic event for the community. A lot of people remember where they were and what they were doing when Sofia went missing.”

We hope the woman from the video is able to get answers — all the better if those answers also help Sofia’s remaining family. This situation really shows how TikTok can be a force for good in the world!

[Image via National Center For Missing and Exploited Children & Aká y Allá/TikTok]

Khloé Kardashian Shares Message About Staying Brave When ‘Life Is Messy’ Amid Tristan Thompson’s Latest Scandal

Khloé Kardashian Shares Message About Staying Brave When ‘Life Is Messy’ Amid Tristan Thompson’s Latest Scandal
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Be strong, Khloé Kardashian!

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to both Twitter and Instagram early on Tuesday morning to share a series of inspirational and motivational messages in the forms from various writers. And while she didn’t explicitly say as much in her captions and posts, it’s hard to deny the timing of the 36-year-old’s inspiration-heavy uploads running parallel with the increasingly wild cheating allegations against her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson.

Related: Khloé Ditches MASSIVE Diamond Ring Amid Tristan’s Latest Cheating Scandal!

In the first message, attributed to writer Bianca Sparacino, Khloé tackled the idea of bravery — most cryptically centered on “heart aches.” The Revenge Body host shared (below):

“I think it’s brave. I think it’s brave that you get up in the morning when your heart aches and life is messy and you do not feel like being soft for the world. I think it is brave that you continue to love and express and open your soul, despite the way you were treated in the past. I think it is brave that you keep going, that you keep believing in something more, something bigger, even when you may not know what you are hoping for. I think it is brave that you fight, I think it is brave that you choose, every single day, to move forward – because that is what makes you strong. That is what makes you strong.”

Minutes later, in a second message attributed to an unknown author, True Thompson‘s momma added:

“Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should. And let go of what you can’t change. Kiss slowly. Play hard. Forgive quickly. Love truly. Take chances. Cry when you’re sad. Dance when you’re wasted. And stay out later than you should. Forgive. Forget. Love. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is too short to be anything but happy.”

Hmmm… Here are the full posts, via Twitter (below):

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— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 11, 2021

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— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 11, 2021

The reality TV star also shared that second post on her Instagram Stories, as well.

Related: Tristan Declares His Love For Khloé In A Sweet Mother’s Day Post! Awww!

And she added this quick little inspirational message into her motivational diet on Instagram, too:

Uhhh, sure! Sounds good to us! / (c) Khloé Kardashian/Instagram

Yeah… You know what else can help a person more than you think?? Leaving the dude who is dogging you out by repeatedly allegedly cheating on you!!! Oh, s**t! Sorry! Did we say that out loud?! Meant to just think that…

LOLz!

Of course, fans had a field day responding to Khloé’s attempts at profundity — including some of these gems (below):

“these quotes ain’t gonna make no man loyal, just leave him sis”

“Khloe just leave please….. for the sake of both our mental health, leave, leave everything even social media…. leave.”

“Khloe baby its also brave to choose yourself and your dignity first over and above everything else.”

“Girl…He is Not worth your Mental Health or Self worth. It is time….”

“I don’t like to give advice. He is not the only man in the world. Free his a** to the public. He does not have a gold d**k.”

“Do yourself a favour and unburden yourself from him he will bring you nothing but sadness and heartache he will never be trusted”

Ooof…

Pretty wild how we are ALL on the same page with who those followers are talking about. But will Khloé listen??? Not counting on it. Sorry, just saying!!!

Are we wrong to think that?? What do U think will come of Khloé and Tristan?! Sound off with your take down in the comments (below)…

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Former NFL Quarterback & College Football Superstar Colt Brennan Dead At 37

Former NFL Quarterback & College Football Superstar Colt Brennan Dead At 37
Home » R.I.P. » Former NFL Quarterback & College Football Superstar Colt Brennan Dead At 37

Colt Brennan, a former NFL quarterback who is perhaps best known for his wildly successful college career, has died.

The news was first published Tuesday morning by Hawaii News Now, citing a report from Brennan’s family.

He was just 37 years old.

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According to reporting confirmed later by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Brennan was found unconscious “a few days ago” at a southern California rehab facility. He was transferred to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Monday, according to his father, Terry Brennan.

Terry told the outlet that his son had been in a rehab program for the last five months working on his sobriety when something went wrong, explaining (below):

“He was doing so well, the spark was back in his eyes, and he was healthy and doing great, and it happened. These guys [at the rehab facility] were no-nonsense guys. It just got away from him. I don’t know how else to explain it. Maybe one day I’ll be able to explain it better.”

Wow.

Colt apparently officially passed with family by his side, as his grieving father explained:

“He went peacefully … He listened to Bob Marley. His sisters had a lei around him when he was unconscious. They had the music of Bob Marley playing near his ear.”

Brennan had been a college football superstar at the University of Hawaii in the mid-2000s, even finishing third in the prestigious Heisman Trophy voting in 2007.

During his career in Honolulu, Brennan blossomed into one of the best passing quarterbacks in the country, putting up huge passing numbers and touchdowns scored while leading Hawaii from being a mediocre football school into a national powerhouse.

For his efforts there, he was eventually drafted in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Washington Football Team (then known as the Washington Redskins). He struggled to catch on in professional football, lasting several seasons with Washington and the Oakland Raiders, before playing in the Canadian Football League, and with the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League.

Brennan’s career wasn’t without controversy, though. While attending the University of Colorado — his first football stop before he got to Hawaii — he was accused of sexual assault after reportedly entering a female student’s dorm room and exposing himself to her while drunk. He was eventually convicted of felony burglary and trespassing and was kicked out of school, though even up until last month he denied all the allegations against him.

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After Colorado, he attended junior college and played football at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, before getting a second chance at Hawaii.

Brennan went through four surgeries while recovering from injuries during his time in pro football. He also suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bad car accident during his pro football career in 2010, and was later arrested twice on DUI charges, in 2012 and 2019.

Almost exactly a month ago, on April 12, he addressed all of this in an emotional Instagram post recounting all the highs and lows of his life to date:

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Wow. And now, this.

Our hearts go out to his family, friends, former teammates, loved ones, and fans. He lived an interesting life, to be sure.

[Image via Colt Brennan/Instagram/YouTube]

Ashley Cain Honors Late Azaylia As She Turns ‘9 Months Old In Heaven’

Ashley Cain Honors Late Azaylia As She Turns ‘9 Months Old In Heaven’
Home » Family » Ashley Cain Honors Late Azaylia As She Turns ‘9 Months Old In Heaven’

Ashley Cain paid tribute to his late daughter on Monday, celebrating what would have been Azaylia’s 9-month-old birthday.

The Challenge star, who is painfully mourning the loss of his only child, uploaded a precious video to Instagram to mark the sad day, writing:

“Today Azaylia turned 9 months old in heaven. I’m finding it hard to look through photos and videos at the moment. So I blindly scrolled through and posted the first video my finger landed on. & what a beautiful video it was!”

Related: Ashley Says Planning Azaylia’s Funeral Is ‘Enough To Bring Me To My Knees’

In the video, the reality TV personality stands behind his baby while chanting his motto, “Let’s get ‘em, champ!” Azaylia, who was suffering from a rare form of leukemia, even mimicked her father’s movements by raising her fist into the air. Watch the adorable moment (below)!

 

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Speaking on his “brave” little girl, the Ex on the Beach alum continued his caption:

“What a strong, clever, brave and beautiful little girl you were. My champion, my hero… MY INSPIRATION!”

Responding to the tribute, the athlete’s girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee commented:

“I love you soooo much baby, 9months today and your in heaven my guardian Angel mummys hero.”

Azaylia died last month at 8-months-old following a long battle with cancer. The parents announced their daughter had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in October 2020, when she was just 2-months-old. Sadly, things took a turn for the worse in April 2021 when doctors determined treatments were no longer effective. The couple then dedicated their every efforts to making sure their baby was comfortable and having “fun” while they cared for her in her last days.

Related: Ashley Fans Spot Late Daughter’s Face In The Sky Above Him! Look!

Since her tragic passing, both Brits have been open about their grief, sharing emotional messages to social media. A day after Azaylia’s death, her father wrote to IG:

“My heart is shattered. You gave my life purpose, my face a smile, filled my heart with love and my soul with pride. I can’t put into words my sadness and pain, there aren’t words to describe it. I love you with every ounce of my body and I miss you so much already.”

The 30-year-old also noted:

“You made me a better man. You made me the person I’ve always wanted to be. You’ve taught me more in your 8 months than I’ve learned my whole life. I don’t know why you’ve been taken away from me and my heart aches in your absence. But I promise you that your name with [sic] live on.”

He has certainly done just that as Ashley continues to honor Azaylia while he works through the pain of going on without his mini-me. We can’t imagine how hard Monday must have been for this family, but the randomly selected video really does show how strong Azaylia was!

[Image via Ashley Cain/Instagram]

Michael Che Apologizes After SNL Sketch He Wrote Is Accused Of Cultural Appropriation!

Michael Che Apologizes After SNL Sketch He Wrote Is Accused Of Cultural Appropriation!
Home » Saturday Night Live » Michael Che Apologizes After SNL Sketch He Wrote Is Accused Of Cultural Appropriation!

Saturday Night Live is getting some heat over its latest episode — and it has little to do with controversial guest host, Elon Musk!

The popular NBC show drew the ire of some on social media over a skit titled “Gen Z Hospital,” in which cast members Kate McKinnon, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, and Bowen Yang, along with the tech mogul host, took aim at the TikTok generation by using slang terms like “bestie,” “go off, king,” “no cap,” “sis,” “gang gang,” and “it’s the…. for me.”

While the phrases thrown out in the sketch were presented as generational slang, many viewers felt the terms were cultural. Critics pointed out that many of the sketch’s terms are used in African American Vernacular English (AAVE), meaning it improperly labeled the language as a Gen Z phenomenon.

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Users fumed:

“This Gen Z hospital skit on SNL is so stupid. I’m so tired of nonblack people throwing random AAVE terms in their sentences and calling that horse s**t ‘Gen Z language.’”

“the appropriation of AAVE by white people is gross, the mislabeling of AAVE as a ‘Gen Z phenomenon’ is also gross, but on top of that, the SNL skit reads like they just pulled a list of terms from UrbanDictionary and sprinkled them in, not caring that AAVE has a defined grammar!”

“Gen z hospital on snl was half aave…. inch resting.”

If this is the first time you’re seeing the term “AAVE,” you’re not alone: Michael Che, who is Black, revealed he had to look up the term after reading the online criticism about the sketch, which he had written. The Weekend Update co-host said in a statement:

“I’ve been reading about how my ‘gen z’ sketch was misappropriating AAVE. And I was stunned because what the f**k is ‘AAVE’? I had to look it up. Turns out it’s an acronym for ‘African American Vernacular English.’ You know, AAVE! That ol’ saying that actual Black people use in conversation all the time…”

The writer went on to acknowledge that the “sketch bombed,” adding:

“Look the sketch bombed. I’m used to that. I meant no offense to the ‘AAVE’ community. I love AAVE. AAVE to the moon.”

He tried to include a note of levity by captioning the post:

“if i could stop one person from calling everybody bro and bestie, im happy with that.”

The 37-year-old bravely faced the comments section of his apology post head on. In response to a user who sneered, “Che did you write it while drunk” the comedian responded:

“as opposed to….?”

But the reaction wasn’t all negative: another commenter revealed the sketch “made me stop saying bestie so I appreciated it” — to which Che quipped:

“It worked!!”

What do U think about this drama, Perezcious readers? Ch-ch-check out the offending sketch (below) and share your thoughts in the comments.

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Melissa McCarthy Shares Incredible Advice Written To Herself ‘Years Ago’ — Read Her Message!

Melissa McCarthy Shares Incredible Advice Written To Herself ‘Years Ago’ — Read Her Message!
Home » Melissa McCarthy » Melissa McCarthy Shares Incredible Advice Written To Herself ‘Years Ago’ — Read Her Message!

Melissa McCarthy’s younger self knows what’s up!

On Monday, the actress shared a note she wrote to herself “years ago” and it was full of life advice that is still SO relevant today. Scribbled in pen on a white piece of paper, the unearthed letter began:

“To Me, In 10 years you will not remember his name. It’s okay to cry it out. For the love of God — buy both pairs of shoes.”

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Now that is what every shopaholic wants to hear. HAH! But the motivational message didn’t stop there, the note continued:

“Please listen to that little voice inside your head. A walk of shame can be character building. Call Mom. Just eat the damn cookie!!”

The thoughtful (and humorous!) advice obviously still resonated with the Thunder Force lead since she captioned the throwback:

“Found this note I wrote to myself years ago… still stands”

Read the empowering letter (below)!

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Reactions, Perezcious readers? Which piece of advice rings true to you? Let us know in the comments (below)!

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