Britney Spears Says Thoughts & Prayers Are ‘Not Enough’ After Elementary School Shooting

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Britney Spears is sending her thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Texas school shooting — but she’s acknowledging her sympathies alone are “not enough.”

As we reported, a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde left at least 19 students and two teachers dead this week. Countless celebs and politicians have since taken to social media to call for sensible gun control laws — and Britney is now adding her substantial voice to that choir.

On Wednesday, the Grammy winner shared a statement on Instagram expressing her deepest condolences to the victims and their loved ones. But like many others, the superstar noted that action needed to be taken as well.

Related: Matthew McConaughey Condemns Gun Violence Following Shooting In His Hometown

The momma of two wrote:

“My heart is shattered. I’m lost for words. My prayers are with the victims of Robb Elementary and their families. Our sympathies and condolences are just not enough. We have to take action. We need change. Enough is enough. We will keep our prayers coming even if it’s not enough to heal the loss. Love, Britney”

Hopefully this tragedy will be the wake-up call America needs. Read Brit’s full post (below):

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Kate Moss Tells The REAL Story Behind Amber Heard’s ‘Rumor’ Johnny Depp Pushed Her Down Stairs

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Kate Moss has finally set the record straight on that crazy piece of gossip involving Johnny Depp and a staircase.

As we’ve been reporting, Amber Heard brought up in her defamation trial testimony having heard a rumor that Johnny pushed the supermodel down the stairs back in the ‘90s when they dated. The Aquaman star claimed that rumor was a big reason she struck the actor during one alleged altercation involving her sister, Whitney Henriquez.

Well, that testimony opened the door to the plaintiff calling Moss herself. The icon appeared via video link as a rebuttal witness on Wednesday, and the 48-year-old made it clear that the stairs story was NOT whatever Amber has been saying.

Breaking her silence on the rumor, the British beauty denied any allegation that Depp pushed her down stairs during the course of their relationship — particularly, during a stay with the Pirates of the Caribbean star at the GoldenEye resort in Jamaica.

Related: Amber Sister Bombshell Kept From Jury?! See The Shocking Declaration Details!

So, what actually happened during that fateful trip? Kate testified that she slipped after a rainstorm and hurt her back — and Johnny “brought [her] medical attention.” She explained:

“We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before I did and there had been a rainstorm and as I left the room. I slid down the stairs and I hurt my back. And I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me and I was in pain and he came running back to help me and carried me to my room and brought me medical attention.”

Kate went on to clarify that Johnny had never pushed her down those or any stairs during the course of their relationship, testifying:

“No, he never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down any stairs.”

Case closed on that, we guess.

As we said, Moss was mentioned during Amber’s testimony, when the Aquaman star brought up an alleged 2015 altercation between her sister and Depp. She recalled:

“Johnny swings at [Henriquez]. I just see my little sister with her back to the staircase and Johnny swings at her and I don’t even wait… I just in my head instantly think of Kate Moss and the stairs and I swung at him. In all of my relationship to date with Johnny, I hadn’t landed a blow. I, for the first time, hit him — like, actually hit him — square in the face.”

Henriquez echoed Heard’s testimony later in the trial when she took the stand, testifying:

“Johnny runs up the stairs. I’m facing Amber and he comes up from behind me, strikes me in the back. I hear Amber shout, ‘Don’t hit my f**king sister.’ She smacks him, lands one.”

Henriquez claimed Depp grabbed Heard “by the hair with one hand and was whacking her repeatedly” with the other hand. The sisters then allegedly locked themselves in a bedroom, while Depp allegedly continued shouting:

“I f**king hate you. Hate you both. F**king c****, f**king whores.”

Whitney’s boss tells a different story. In a bombshell declaration, she claimed the sister told her at the time that it was Amber who was attacking — and Whitney stepped in because she was worried she might kill Johnny! It’s wild stuff — but the jury will never see it.

Will Kate’s testimony change anything? This is the first time the supermodel has ever addressed the claim. Earlier in the trial, video showed Johnny shaking his head and smiling after his ex brought up Moss, presumably because the shout-out opened the door to have the model testify as a rebuttal witness and finally put the rumor to bed.

Do U think this will tip the scales in Johnny’s favor, Perezcious readers? Watch the clip (below) and sound off in the comments.

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Kendall Jenner Is REALLY Upset Over Her Viral Cucumber Moment!

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Kendall Jenner isn’t too pleased over how her viral cucumber-cutting moment played out on The Kardashians!

Of course, Perezcious readers will recall how the sexy supermodel was called out online about a recent clip of the fam’s Hulu show. In it, the 818 Tequila creator hilariously fumbled her way through trying to cut a cucumber at momager Kris Jenner‘s mansion before the family matriarch took pity on the poor girl and had her chef make her a snack!

The internet had a field day laughing at her inability to do even the simplest household tasks. Here’s a sampling…

“Watching Kendall Jenner try to cut a cucumber was shocking and yet… not surprising they have no life skills”

“Kendall cutting cucumber in the latest Kardashians ep is literally ‘tell me you’re rich without telling me you’re rich’”

“Kendall Jenner trying to cut a f**king cucumber is the most tragic thing I’ve ever witnessed”

“She probably had to cut her own cucumber 3 times in her life.”

Yeah, it was pretty savage.

Related: Kendall Slams Scott Disick In Jaw-Dropping Blowout Fight Caught On Camera!

Now, according to Khloé Kardashian, the 26-year-old model is STILL stewing over all the viral Twitter chatter that followed her cutting board disaster!

Speaking about Kendall’s kitchen mishap during her turn on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast this week, Khloé explained:

“Oh, my God, she’s, like, not happy about that. I feel so bad.”

Koko sarcastically added that it feels good (for her!) to see Kenny struggle so badly to do something as simple as cut a cucumber, though! The Revenge Body host joked:

“I’m like, ‘Kendall, God is fair. You’re the most beautiful human being in the world. You have wild-looking toes. God bless. And you can’t cut a f**king cucumber.’ She has this perfect life, this perfect dog, she’s a gazelle of a human being, she walks the runway, she’s all these amazing things. You can’t cut a f**king cucumber?”

LOLz!

That’s such a good point! Thankfully, Khlo-money also indicated that she would be happy to to take Kenny under her knife wing when the time is right:

“Please, come over and stay with me for one week. She’ll really cry herself a river, oh my God. But I’m going to teach her how to cut a cucumber.”

Ha! If Kendall really does feel this bad about her kitchen disasters maybe that’s a trade-off she’d be willing to make!

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Kailyn Lowry Officially LEAVING Teen Mom 2 After 11 Years Amid LOTS Of Controversy With Co-Star Briana DeJesus!

Home » Kailyn Lowry » Kailyn Lowry Officially LEAVING Teen Mom 2 After 11 Years Amid LOTS Of Controversy With Co-Star Briana DeJesus!

It’s the end of an era!

Kailyn Lowry made the shocking announcement during the reunion episode of Teen Mom 2 on Tuesday night that she has decided to leave the show after 11 years. Speaking to hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa via video chat, she revealed:

“I think I need to move on. I think I need to do my own thing. I think this needs to be my farewell. I think I’m ready.”

The hosts were just as shocked as the viewers. Nessa even said it felt like “a breakup.” Aw!

Related: Rumors Of New Britney Spears Vegas Show & TV Appearances Swirling!

With not a doubt in her mind that she was making the right decision, Kailyn continued:

“I think that we should part ways. I think this should be the end.”

Wow! Dr. Drew went on to praise the 16 and Pregnant star for sharing her story on television for so many years and for helping to lead a decline in the birth rate among US teenagers, sharing:

“You will be a huge loss because I have deep affection for you. You know, you helped turn the tide of teen pregnancy in this country. You helped do that.”

She sweetly replied:

“I hope so. I hope I had a small part in that.”

Speaking to E! News about the career move on Wednesday, she shared:

“I want to focus on my self-growth and my kids and I didn’t feel like the show aligned with the goals that I have anymore. I decided it was time for me to move on.”

Check out her big farewell (below)!

Sad to see her go!

Viewers first met Kailyn during season 2 of 16 and Pregnant way back in 2010. At the time, she was a Pennsylvania high school student expecting her first child with Jo Rivera. The episode showed how she had to rely on his family for support when her loved ones weren’t as helpful as she would have wanted. Over the last few years, her motherhood journey has been captured for all to see as she raised Isaac, 12, whom she shares with Jo, Lincoln, 8, whom she shares with ex Javi Marroquin, and Lux, 4, and Creed, 1, whom she shares with ex Chris Lopez. She’s captured a lot of hearts and connected with so many mothers and fans over the years, so we’re sure many people will be bummed. But we have a feeling one person is celebrating today…

Related: RHOBH Star Crystal Kung Minkoff Opens Up More About Anti-Asian Hate 

While it’s a shock to see Kailyn leave so suddenly, it’s not thaaat surprising considering the controversy she’s been wrapped up in lately!

In March, she reportedly quit the MTV series amid a feud with nemesis Briana DeJesus. At the time, Briana decided to make an appearance on Chris’ podcast, only ruffling feathers even more. This came after the Coffee Convos podcast had already filed a defamation lawsuit in June 2021 over claims Briana made about an alleged altercation between Kailyn and Chris. (The case was dismissed last month in Briana’s favor.) Last week, DeJesus was seen throwing an elaborate victory party now that the case was closed. Could she have been celebrating Kail’s exit, too?! And is all this drama the reason the celeb is calling it quits with the popular series?

It’s hard to know, but it’ll be interesting to see what she does next! A quick look at her Instagram shows that she might have been teasing a show of her own! Check out about six weeks ago, around the time she filmed her segment of the reunion. Take a look HERE! Hmm. Would you be interested in that?! Let us know (below)!

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Amy Duggar Cries Begging For Cousin Josh To Get ‘Harshest Sentence’ Possible For Child Porn

Home » The Duggars » Amy Duggar Cries Begging For Cousin Josh To Get ‘Harshest Sentence’ Possible For Child Porn

Josh Duggar is finally facing sentencing today after being found guilty on child porn charges back in December. While his mother and his wife may be asking for leniency, not all the Duggars are circling the wagons.

Amy King Duggar spoke out one last time in an effort to get her cousin locked up for as long as legally possible. The estranged family member has been saying what the rest of us have been thinking about the case, and that didn’t stop on Wednesday.

Related: The Mother Of One Of Josh Duggar’s Victims Speaks Out: ‘She Was Horribly Victimized’

She tweeted, referring to his disgusting mugshot:

“This is the day that smug gross smile slowly fades as he gets locked away.”

This is the day that smug gross smile slowly fades as he gets locked away.

— Amy Rachelle King (@amyduggar) May 25, 2022

But she didn’t just take to Twitter. She also wrote a full letter to the judge in the case — but apparently they didn’t want to hear from her as she wasn’t immediate family or family of a victim? And Josh’s legal team certainly didn’t want to get her words on record.

The Sun, however, was happy to publish a video of the 19 Kids and Counting alum reading her message aloud. And it makes for an even more emotional experience.

She asked for the “harshest sentence” possible, explaining it still wouldn’t be “enough”:

“It’s not justice for the children. There will never be justice for the children. Twenty years isn’t enough.”

She added:

“There is a bible verse, Luke 17:2. ‘It’s better to hang a millstone over your head and jump into the ocean if you’re going to hurt one of my little ones.’ I’m sure he’s watched several children get hurt. If the bible says jump in the ocean and drown, how long would that equal in prison?”

Damn. That’s some Old Testament justice.

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Speaking to the outlet, she also offered what insight she could into her cousin’s twisted mind. She recalled:

“He was charismatic. He was funny. We had inside jokes. We didn’t talk all the time, but we kept in touch. We played all the time together outside. It was healthy play. He was a happy guy. I don’t know where that took a turn. I am clueless on that, truly.”

Under the surface, there was a “monster” waiting to prey on children. Now that Amy sees it, she’s shocked:

“There is no remorse… It’s almost sociopath. There is no emotion at all. It’s very immature and extremely heartbreaking.”

What did she know? Well, after 2015 we all learned a little — but not even close to the full extent. It was the same for Amy:

“I knew he had a pornography problem, but I had no idea it went to the lowest of the low. Very demonic. Extremely demonic to enjoy that.”

While she said she had no idea how he could have become what he has, she did note that he’s been “protected” his whole life. But now even Jim Bob Duggar “can’t stop him from going to prison.” She firmly believes even if he doesn’t get the full sentence that it’s going to be far worse than the pampered former reality star realizes:

“He’s in for a rude awakening very much so, I don’t know how he’s feeling. I don’t know if he feels like he has a good legal team and maybe it’ll work out for him. Either way, whatever prison he goes to is probably going to feel like a year every single day. He has no idea what’s to come.”

Will it wipe away the smirk? We’ll have to see.

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Meghan Markle’s Father Hospitalized After Stroke Left Him Unable To Speak

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Meghan Markle’s estranged father Thomas Markle has landed in the hospital after suffering a major stroke!

According to DailyMail.com, the father was just seven days away from catching a flight to London to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, but he is now receiving medical care in a California hospital after a stroke on Monday night left him without speech. According to TMZ, Thomas was taken to the hospital by ambulance and had to write down his symptoms on a piece of paper because he couldn’t speak at that point.

Markle was expected to join journalist Dan Wootton during the Queen’s 70th celebration for a TV special on the GB News Show, per DailyMail.com. While in the city, he was determined to pay his respects to Her Majesty while also attending events to honor his Scottish heritage alongside his hosts, the broadcaster and royal society commentator Lady Colin Campbell. Thomas was also hoping to finally get to visit Windsor Castle, where he was supposed to walk Meghan down the aisle before suffering a heart attack ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry. While at it, he thought he might even get to reconnect with his daughter and son-in-law who are expected to be in town for the festivities! But his plans have once again been messed up by medical issues…

Related: Meghan Markle FINALLY Reveals What Her $23 Million Podcast Will Be About!

Thomas’ daughter Samantha, the Suits alum’s estranged half-sister, spoke to the outlet amid the devastating news, saying:

“My father is recovering in hospital. We ask for privacy for the family, for his health and wellbeing. He just needs peace and rest. Godspeed. We are praying. He just needs some rest.”

She always went on to take a dig at her sis, adding:

“It’s a travesty how much he’s been tortured and how much he’s had to go through thanks to my sister’s disregard the past few years. That is unforgivable.”

Yeesh! Even in trying times, they can’t stay amicable! Part of the reason for that — aside from their years-long feud — is because the family is pissed off that Thomas has been left to deal with his medical bills alone, the outlet reported. As in, Meg’s not forking up anything despite her high profile. Back in 2018, Samantha even suggested that Thomas’ eventual death would be all Meghan’s fault, writing on Twitter after the actress honored Nelson Mandela:

“How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian, act like a woman. If our father dies, it’s on you, Meg!”

Damn! That’s harsh!

Related: Inside Prince Andrew’s DAILY Visits To Queen Elizabeth As He  ‘Make Amends’ For Scandal!

As of now, it remains unclear if the mom of two has even contacted her father since his medical emergency. Interestingly enough, he’s now closer than ever as he had to be transferred from a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, where he was photographed wearing an oxygen mask on a stretcher (see HERE), to a hospital across the border in Chula Vista, California, just a few hours drive from Meghan’s Montecito home.

So, is this what the family needs to reunite them!? We’ll have to wait and see. As of now, it doesn’t sound like they’re holding out hope for that — in fact, Samantha seems to think the 40-year-old Duchess of Sussex and her loyal following are to blame for all of this.

Family members have apparently been concerned about the 77-year-old for weeks now, especially as he’s battled with Twitter trolls online who have been spreading rumors about him after the launch of his new YouTube show. Perhaps because of this stress and other matters, his blood pressure had become an issue before the stroke, according to the outlet. Wow.

We’re wishing him well in his recovery. No matter the issues that divide this family, we hope everyone can come together.

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Steven Tyler Back In Rehab After First Relapse In Over A Decade! Read Aerosmith’s Statement About Canceled Dates!

Home » Steven Tyler » Steven Tyler Back In Rehab After First Relapse In Over A Decade! Read Aerosmith’s Statement About Canceled Dates!

Oh no! How heartbreaking!

Steven Tyler has entered rehab after a drug relapse. The legendary Aerosmith singer has been open about his struggles with addiction, which go back several decades. But it’s been so long since his last relapse we never expected him to go through it again.

However, an unfortunate series of events once again led him astray. The band released a statement on Tuesday explaining:

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”

Oof. Those prescription painkillers get even non-users hooked so easily.

Related: Bam Margera Breaks Wrist Skateboarding Just Days After Finishing Rehab!

The stage they’re talking about was for their upcoming tour and Las Vegas residency at the Dolby Live at Park MGM. Sadly as Steven “focuses on his well-being” all upcoming dates, in Madrid, Paris, London, and Sin City, have been canceled. Aerosmith’s statement continued:

“We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must cancel our first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while he focuses on his well-being. We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can. We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time.”

Steven first got sober way back in 1988 after the band held an intervention for him. He recounted to Haute Living back in 2019:

“There was a moment in ’88 where management and the band pulled an intervention on me. They thought, ‘Get the lead singer sober, and all our problems would be over.’ So I got sober and, you know, it took me many years to get over the anger of them sending me to rehab while they went on vacation… But today, because of that moment… I am grateful and owe a thanks to them for my sobriety.”

The Crazy singer has still had his struggles over the years. He last sought treatment way back in 2009 for prescription drug abuse. It sounds from this statement that this is a similar situation.

Here’s wishing Steven a speedy road back to health and sobriety!

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Inside Prince Andrew’s DAILY Visits To Queen Elizabeth As He Attempts To ‘Make Amends’ For Jeffrey Epstein Scandal!

Home » Royals Royce » Inside Prince Andrew’s DAILY Visits To Queen Elizabeth As He Attempts To ‘Make Amends’ For Jeffrey Epstein Scandal!

It appears Prince Andrew is trying to win his way back into his momma’s good graces!

The disgraced royal has reportedly been making daily visits to see Queen Elizabeth II following his sexual abuse scandal. According to sources who spoke to The Mirror on Monday, the Duke of York has been coming to Windsor Castle for a pre-lunch visit with the Queen Mother regularly. An insider told the outlet:

“Andrew is doing all he can to make amends for the shame he brought on his family for being involved in such a scandal.”

While it’s unclear what the pair are doing or talking about during their daily get-togethers, it’s clear that Andrew’s mission is to prove that he can be of use to the family — but to do that, he has to get Her Majesty back on his side.

Related: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle To Star In ‘At-Home’ Docuseries For Netflix!

He typically stops by to see his mom before going out horseback riding for the day. Sometimes, he’ll even join her for dinner after! So they’re getting a lot of quality time together these days — not something to ignore considering these visits come amid reports that he’s determined to return to public life. Making amends with the Queen would send a strong signal as he reemerges more.

The source explained:

“He wants to make it up to the Queen which is why he is doing all he can to see her as much as possible.”

“Yes, that Andrew is so thoughtful. Makes you forget all about the sexual misconduct trials, doesn’t it?” “Quite.”

Of course, while he might be able to get the 96-year-old to give him another chance –being her beloved baby boy after all — the rest of the royals will be MUCH harder to influence. The confidant continued:

“The rest of the family, apart from Her Majesty, are united in feeling that he should stay out of the limelight and keep quiet having left such a stain on the family.”

Yikes! Harsh but not surprising considering he was embroiled in an icky sexual abuse lawsuit. As Perezcious readers know, he just settled a case brought forth by one of Jeffrey Epstein‘s many victims, Virginia Giuffre, who has claimed for years that she was trafficked to Andrew, who had sex with her when she was only 17 years old. While he continues to deny any wrongdoing, he reportedly settled for £12 million. He was also stripped of his titles and honors during an emotional showdown with the Queen and has been banned from joining her on the balcony during her Platinum Jubilee next month. So the fact that he wants to get back to public life — and believes the Queen might him do that — is kinda shocking!

Related: Inside Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Meetings With Queen Elizabeth And Prince Charles!

The source said of the 62-year-old:

“Although he has clearly been hurt by being cast aside for the Jubilee celebrations, he has been exceedingly chipper of late and appears completely intent on being on hand for his mum while showing the family he is still of some use.”

Speaking off, it appears he’s trying to prove something to another outcasted family member! Andrew was apparently “deeply hurt” by Prince Harry’s remarks about the royal family during his impromptu visit last month. At the time, the Duke of Sussex said that he wanted to make sure the “right people” were around his grandmother. It seems Andrew thinks he’s one of those right people?! Or maybe he’s just trying to step in and take advantage — sorry, and support his mother while Harry continues to cause chaos for the royals? That’s one way to try to get people to forget about your own problems — just sneak back in while they’re focused on someone else!

All this aside, the source did express that these visits shouldn’t be that surprising considering they’ll always be family:

“Andrew has been making regular visits to see the Queen, but she is his mother after all.”

The Queen has definitely drawn some lines in the sand when it comes to Andrew’s public position in the family, but she’s also demonstrated her loyalty to him in private. It will be interesting to see if they interact at all during any of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events. What do YOU think of this, Perezcious readers?? Sound OFF (below)!

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Did Jason Momoa Really Save Amber Heard’s Aquaman 2 Role? All The Inside Deets…

Home » Amber Heard » Did Jason Momoa Really Save Amber Heard’s Aquaman 2 Role? All The Inside Deets…

You know, we expected to hear about Johnny Depp‘s film career falling off a cliff. After all, that’s what this whole trial is all about — he’s suing ex Amber Heard for defamation, saying her op-ed accusing him of domestic abuse cost him millions.

But it turns out we’ve heard more about Amber’s film career. She has contended for a while now, including in her Washington Post piece, that going public with domestic violence allegations hurt her Hollywood prospects. That never really made sense to us as she actually got the DC superhero role of Mera after first going public — and that was by far her biggest step into the spotlight yet.

However, we’ve learned that her part in Aquaman 2 really was in danger of being ripped away by the undertow. The reason for it? Well, that’s the controversial part.

Related: Kate Moss To Testify In DEFENSE Of Johnny — Because Of What Amber Said!

Obviously the 4.3 million fans who have signed the petition asking Warner Bros to fire Amber believe there’s substantial evidence that she abused Johnny Depp. Hollywood consultant Kathryn Arnold said in her testimony that Amber was right — it was Johnny’s legal team calling her accusations a “hoax” that changed things. She explained:

“They [Hollywood] like her work but they can’t work with her because every time her name is mentioned, the negativity flares up again.”

That much we think everyone can agree on. Well, almost everyone.

WB exec Walter Hamada confirmed Amber was almost recast in the sequel, though in his testimony — which was recorded last year but played for the courtroom on Tuesday — he said it was due mostly to lack of chemistry with star Jason Momoa in the first film. Hamada explained:

“You know it when you see it, and the chemistry wasn’t there.”

He said the only reason it wasn’t a huge complaint by audiences was because director James Wan and his editor did a good job making it work with what they had in post-production:

“A good editor and filmmaker can pick the right takes, can pick the right moments.”

But Hamada testified that he thought there was no reason to make their jobs harder — and pushed to replace her with an actress with whom their star would have a more “natural chemistry.”

Well, we guess no one told Jason about that! According to Kathryn Arnold, it was Momoa and Wan who saved Amber’s job in the end! Arnold testified on Monday that while some studio execs were ready to can her, it was her co-star and director who were “committed to her.” We should note, we are going on Arnold’s word here. The normally outspoken Jason Momoa has not come out swinging in his leading lady’s defense. In fact, he started following Johnny Depp on Instagram recently — causing quite a few eyebrow raises around town.

Hmm…

Still, Arnold claims Momoa and Wan were “adamant” she stay in the film. Not so adamant that they fought for her to get the raise Momoa got, however! Arnold spilled the tea when it came to salaries, saying the Game of Thrones alum got a big bump up from $3 million to $15 mil for the second film. Makes sense considering the first one performed beyond Warner Bros’ expectations, earning over a BILLION at the box office, far more than Batman v Superman, Justice League, or even Wonder Woman. But Amber had to keep her same $2 million salary.

While Arnold argued she should have been bumped up to $6 mil, that only makes sense if she had a similarly large role as in the first movie, where she’s the female lead and number 2 on the call sheet. According to what we’ve heard her role was cut down quite a bit. In fact, Arnold herself gave some deets she maybe shouldn’t have about just that — spilling some potential spoilers for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. She said in the first draft of the script Amber read, her character Mera had a “strong romantic arc” and “some great action sequences.” In later versions it was “radically reduced.”

“She ends up in the hospital early in this new Aquaman 2 movie and doesn’t really come out until the end to kind of wrap things up. All the interactions with Momoa’s character, and certainly the action scenes, were taken out.”

Arnold wasn’t specific, but she did spill one detail, saying that maybe Princess Mera was in the hospital because she was “injured” or maybe “it had something to do with a baby.”

So is she pregnant with Aquaman’s child? It apparently happens in the comics, so it would make sense! But for the female lead to get sidelined from being a superhero action star to being in the hospital taking care of her baby? Pretty disappointing.

The question remains why she got the shaft. Is it because of a “smear campaign”? Is it a fair reaction to the evidence that’s come out so far? What do YOU think??

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Ricky Gervais Slammed For Transphobic Jokes In New Netflix Special: ‘We Exist Only As A Punchline’

Home » Ricky Gervais » Ricky Gervais Slammed For Transphobic Jokes In New Netflix Special: ‘We Exist Only As A Punchline’

Ricky Gervais has a lot to say about the transgender community in his new Netflix special — and it’s NOT going over well.

The Afterlife star has a new special called SuperNature out on Tuesday with the streaming giant, and just hours after it first dropped, people are already calling the comedian out for apparently transphobic jokes.

Related: Ricky Gervais Sure Knows How To Go After Rich Celebs, Though!

Cutting as ever while working with this new material, Gervais kicks off on LGBT-related issues almost from the very start of the special. At one point, the comic says:

“I love the new women. They’re great, aren’t they? The new ones we’ve been seeing lately. The ones with beards and c**ks. They’re as good as gold, I love them.”

Referencing the notable transgender bathroom-use controversies that swept across America in the recent past, the Office creator adds his own commentary on the issue, pantomiming a conversation between the two opposing sides:

“And now the old-fashioned ones say, ‘Oh, they want to use our toilets.’ ‘Why shouldn’t they use your toilets?’ ‘For ladies!’ ‘They are ladies — look at their pronouns! What about this person isn’t a lady?’ ‘Well, his penis.’ ‘Her penis, you f**king bigot!’ ‘What if he rapes me?’ ‘What if she rapes you, you f**king TERF w**re?’”

(A “TERF,” as many readers may know, is the acronym for a “Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist” — a term used to refer to people who deny that trans women are real women.)

Later, Gervais references comedian Kevin Hart, who was booted from hosting the 2018 Oscars after past tweets of his were deemed homophobic. Calling out that supposed use of retroactive cancel culture and thinking about how it could play out in the future, Ricky stated on stage:

“You can’t predict what will be offensive in the future. Like, the worst thing you can say today, get you canceled on Twitter, death threats, the worst thing you can say today is, ‘Women don’t have penises,’ right? Now, no one saw that coming. You won’t find a ten-year-old tweet saying ‘women don’t have penises.’ You know why? We didn’t think we f**king had to!”

After his long rant on transgender-related topics, Gervais did openly say on stage that he has “support” for trans rights. Um… OK? Didn’t see that coming.

He nevertheless threw in a wisecrack at the end of his supposedly supportive statement, though:

“Full disclosure: In real life of course I support trans rights. I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights. Live your best life. Use your preferred pronouns. Be the gender that you feel you are. But meet me halfway, ladies. Lose the c**k. That’s all I’m saying.”

Sigh.

As Perezcious readers might expect, Twitter immediately took issue with Gervais’ new special.

Here are just a few of the passionate tweets calling out Ricky for transphobia — including reports from viewers who had apparently already canceled their Netflix subscriptions:

“5 minutes in and he’s making jokes about trans women attacking and raping people in public bathrooms. To him, we exist only as a punchline, a threat, something less than human.”

“If you’re a comedian and you support trans people it’s your responsibility to be speaking out against Dave Chappelle and the new Ricky Gervais special. At this point, you can’t call yourself an ally if you’re not publicly taking a stand against it. it’s the bare minimum.”

“In honor of Ricky Gervais and his 2-4-1 rant on trans people and cancel culture, I am in fact, canceling. Thanks @netflix #TransRightsAreHumanRights.”

“These guys think they’re being clever, but these jokes are lazy and unnecessary. All they tell us is that famous comedians missed attention during Covid, and they are afraid of their attraction to transpeople.”

“5 minutes into Ricky Gervais’ special and he’s already mentioned ‘old type of women’ ‘the ones with wombs’ being dinosaurs and respecting a rapist’s pronouns. Here we go!”

“Is it really that hard to think of jokes that are funny?”

“How insecure is he to say this. Sad”

“I see Ricky Gervais is standing up for the IDGAF+ community.”

Wow!

Like we noted (above), Gervais’ special is available on Netflix as of Tuesday morning, for those curious about hearing his words for themselves.

The streaming company didn’t tease any of his LGBT-related material in promotions prior to Tuesday’s arrival. Instead, Netflix showcased a clip about the supposed lack of funny female comedians in a trailer release earlier this month (below):

The streaming company also shared a short clip of some of his commentary on atheism late on Monday night (below):

Obviously, however, neither one of those segments drew as much ire as Ricky’s remarks on the transgender community.

Reactions, Perezcious readers??

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Billie Eilish Actually Gets ‘Incredibly Offended’ By The Most Common Reaction To Her ‘Exhausting’ Tourette Syndrome Tics

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Billie Eilish is breaking down what it’s been like for her to have Tourette syndrome.

During a new episode of David Letterman’s series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the singer opened up about her diagnosis. We don’t know if she ever planned to discuss her tics, but after experiencing one during the interview, the Grammy award-winner explained that she would be “happy” to talk about her neurological disorder, sharing:

“I’m very happy to talk about it. If you film me for long enough, you’re gonna see lots of tics.”

That was a surprise to Letterman, who had lots of questions for the pop star as he attempted to learn about her condition.

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Billie was first diagnosed with the condition when she was 11 years old. Tourette syndrome typically starts in childhood and is described as a nervous system disorder that causes repetitive physical movements or unwanted sounds, AKA tics. The Happier Than Ever singer explained that she experiences many different physical tics that have just become a part of who she is, saying:

“I never don’t tic at all, because the main tics that I do constantly, all day long, are like, I wiggle my ear back and forth and raise my eyebrow and click my jaw … and flex my arm here and flex this arm, flex these [stomach] muscles. These are things you would never notice if you’re just having a conversation with me, but for me, they’re very exhausting.”

Geez. That does sound tiring!

Unfortunately, the toll isn’t just physical. She’s faced a lot of mockery throughout her life — some of it not even on purpose — for these uncontrollable movements:

“The most common way that people react is they laugh because they think I’m trying to be funny…and I’m always left incredibly offended by that.”

Ugh. That’s awful. She went on to add that she doesn’t always “get” the syndrome, elaborating:

“I really love answering questions about it because it’s very, very interesting, and I am incredibly confused by it. I don’t get it.”

Not to mention teaching everyone about the rare — and more importantly, misunderstood — disorder is a great way to stop the laughter.

Innerestingly, her tics tend to subside when she’s doing what she does best — performing! She explained that when she is focused on something and moving around (like singing a song or even horseback riding), she doesn’t experience as many tics, adding:

“When I’m moving around, I’m not even ticcing at all.”

Wow!

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While the 20-year-old has been open about her experience with the syndrome, she’s also heard from a few other artists who haven’t been so public about it, she dished:

“What’s funny is so many people have it that you would never know. A couple artists came forward and said, ‘I’ve actually always had Tourette’s,’ and I’m not gonna out them because they don’t wanna talk about it, but that was actually really interesting to me.”

Cool! We’re sure connecting with other artists who understand that part of her life is so helpful! We love that she’s opening up about her experience in hopes of eliminating some of the stigmas around the disorder! Reactions, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below)!

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Khloé Kardashian Opens Up About People Who Think She’s Had ’12 Face Transplants’ — ‘I Just Want To Understand Why’

Home » Khloe Kardashian » Khloé Kardashian Opens Up About People Who Think She’s Had ’12 Face Transplants’ — ‘I Just Want To Understand Why’

Stop saying Khloé Kardashian has undergone **checks notes** 12 face transplants!

Wait, WHAT?!

The 37-year-old reality TV star is speaking up about persistent social media rumors floating around her world in a new interview, and she’s clearly sick of the shady s**t! Of course, we’ve been reporting on Khloé’s newly-released turn on Dear Media‘s Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, which dropped on Tuesday. And in another key segment on that show, the Revenge Body host got candid about some of the most outlandish claims she’s seen about her supposed DOZEN cosmetic surgeries!

Related: Tristan Earned His Girl Dad Cred While Khloé Was In Italy At Kravis’ Wedding!

Speaking to host Amanda Hirsch about the rumors that have dogged her for years, Khloé reveals one crazy claim that really irked her! The Good American founder explained how certain fans’ opinions about the star supposedly undergoing a dozen face transplants left her stupefied in the past:

“It did use to bother me when people were [saying] I’ve had 12 face transplants. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, I have?’ I was like, ‘That’s crazy.’”

Yeah, we’d think that was some crazy s**t, too! Alleging that a celeb has had work done is insidious enough, but 12 face transplants?!?! Khloé got serious for a moment, referencing the one nose job that she previously admitted to getting:

“It didn’t bother me. It offended me. I just couldn’t figure out why people thought that. I’ve had one nose job that I love. Like, I want everyone to know. … I don’t care to lie about it. But the transplant thing, I just want to understand why.”

And then, hilariously, she capped it with a joke about the possibility of having an actual face transplant in the future:

“That sounds amazing later in life, but now, I’m good.”

Ha!!!

Ultimately, Khloé acknowledged that all the persistent plastic surgery rumors “do not bother” her, but it’s really the constant comparisons to her equally-famous sisters that make her seethe! Speaking about her connection to Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Khlo-money explained:

“Just comparing me to my sisters all the time. It’s like, you guys, this is what we look like, so I feel like you should know by now, and enough. Oh, my God, I hear it all the time.”

Interesting!

Sadly, those comparisons are tough to get away from online. After all, the three A-list sisters star on the same show together and spend a LOT of time around each other — both in private and in the public eye. But admirably, Khloé said she’s happy to take the heat from fans if it means Kourt, Kim, and the rest of the fam draws less ire:

“I’ll take it, and I do think I can take it, but I don’t know the rhyme or reason.”

She can definitely take it, and we know that because she’s never been afraid to clap back against it!

Related: Scott Disick Delivers Jaw-Dropping Commentary On Khloé’s Body! WHOA!

Oh, and here’s one more tidbit from Khloé’s podcast chat: her take on the O.J. Simpson scandal! Of course, Perezcious readers know very well how rumors have rumbled seemingly forever about how Khloé was supposedly secretly fathered by Simpson, a longtime friend of Kris Jenner and the late Rob Kardashian Sr. 

Clearly, Khloé is fed up with that crap, though. While she laughed about it a little bit during the interview, she was also clearly over the swirling accusations, and said:

“Come up with a new thing. I get it.”

So there you have it! Reactions, Perezcious readers??

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Christina Perri Is Pregnant Again After Devastating Pregnancy Loss — See The ADORABLE Way She Told Her Daughter!

Home » Christina Perri » Christina Perri Is Pregnant Again After Devastating Pregnancy Loss — See The ADORABLE Way She Told Her Daughter!

This is cause for celebration!

Christina Perri is expecting a baby girl two years after suffering a devastating pregnancy loss. The musician took to her Instagram on Monday with an absolutely gorgeous video showing the moment her daughter, Carmella, 4, learned the happy news! In the clip, a box with a pink balloon sits at Perri’s doorstep. The little girl unwraps the box and pulls out sonogram photos while her momma and dad, Paul Costabile, watch on the sidelines. In the background, Christina squeals:

“It’s in my belly!”

Carmella then kisses the singer’s baby bump. Aww!!

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At the end of the tear-jerking moment, the 4-year-old even tells her mom:

“I love you, mom!”

Adorable! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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Too cute!

In the caption of the post, the 35-year-old referenced her baby Rosie, whom she lost nearly two years ago, sharing:

“rosie sent carmella a little sister and we’re very excited. we’ve been having all the feelings, but mostly trying everyday to choose joy

We know it must be complicated to grapple with welcoming a new life in the world when they’ve lost a little one already, but we’re glad they’re appreciating the joy of this new chapter. As Perezcious readers will recall, this pregnancy news comes following a heartbreaking loss in November 2020. At the time, Christina and Paul lost their daughter Rosie following severe pregnancy complications. They also suffered a miscarriage in January 2020.

Related: Ed Sheeran Welcomes Baby After Fan Reveals She’s Having One With His Lookalike!

As they’ve worked to overcome the grief, the A Thousand Years songstress released an emotional lullaby album dedicated to her child called Songs for Rosie. Before it dropped, she revealed the importance of the news tracks, telling fans on the ‘gram in October:

“my daughter, rosie, was born silent on november 24th 2020. i was already planning on making this lullaby album for her, as her big sister carmella has one too! i thought it was especially important to still do it.”

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On the impact Rosie had on them all, she continued:

“rosie’s short and powerful life already served such a huge purpose in our world, and she has lovingly changed me, paul and carmella forever. we are more capable of love and compassion than we ever knew we could be. we learned how to hold space for loss and how to navigate unimaginable grief together and music always heals. releasing these songs for rosie is so important for our hearts.”

So, so sad, but we love how they have continued to honor their late daughter. An album is such a special way to keep her memory alive since she clearly had a strong impact on them. Now, we couldn’t be happier for the family as they prepare for the arrival on a new little girl! Many congratulations!

[Image via Christina Perri/Instagram]

The Hiltons Take San Diego! FOUR Family Friendly Outings In One Day! | Perez Hilton

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Mia’s solo vacation with dad for her birthday begins and our first day was truly epic – and exhausting! Whether you’re a San Diego local or plan to visit, join us as we do so much all over the city! It may inspire your plans or just simply bring joy to your face! Lots to do with kids in this awesome city – and we’re so excited to do it as much as possible with our just turned 7 middle child! Watch!

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