Demi Lovato has been in scandal-after-scandal these past several years. If it isn't her drug and alcohol use, it's her relationships. Recently, her mouth has been the source of scandal. While I am all for strong and opinionated women, this Demi chick has hit a nerve in me.
It all started out with Ms. Lovato acting like a total Karen and flipping her shit over a froyo's inclusion of various food lifestyles, such as: vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, sugar-free, and so on. Demi was triggered by the sugar-free options, and let her frustrations out. She put them on blast on social media, and called them names, such as "diet culture vultures."
Demi's fanbase has decreased since this spectacle, and it's about to get even smaller. Apparently, the hardcore Demi fans floated around this idea that Lovato donated $100K, and issued a private apology. According to The Bigg Chill, the rumors are fabricated:
Now, where would Demi Lovato's hardcore fans get such a delusional idea? Are they privy to information that Lovato provides them? Did she arm her loyal soldiers with these ideas and tell them to run with it?
This could backfire in catastrophic ways for Demi Lovato. Her fanbase could dwindle. She could go back to using in order to deal with her horrible mistake. She could find herself dancing with the devil once more.
As for The Bigg Chill, I really feel bad for them. They got dragged by someone who has a large audience. This could have destroyed their business. Instead, people who have all the marbles together stood by them. One Instagram user pointed out that they drove by the froyo shop, and there was a line out the door.
I privately messaged them and told them they have my support. As a Celiac, and as someone who has friends that are diabetic, vegan, vegetarian, etc, I am grateful that they have various food options. In a Covid world, I've seen a lot of places do away with options because it is too expensive to hold specialty items in stock. I'm so thankful for places that include people like myself and my friends.
Demi survived an overdose. One would think that a "brush with death" would smack some sense into a person. Not Demi. The chick isn't even completely sober! She is "California sober," which isn't a thing. It's just a pretty term used to cover up an excuse to use.
Listen, I know how drug abuse and alcoholism works. I've watched family members struggle with both. I abused alcohol during very tough times in my life. In my case, I checked myself in to treatment, abstained from alcohol, and completed treatment. A few years later, I tried the whole "California sober" thing. It didn't work. While I have self-control, the fact that I opened up the possibility to have a drink was too triggering for me.
Honestly, it doesn't work for anyone that does that Cali sober BS. Their is only one sobriety: completely abstaining from a substance for life. You find other ways to deal with your issues so you are not tempted. You surround yourself with people who will inspire you to do positive things.
What Demi did to that froyo shop was inexcusable, and it was done with the mind of a user.
Demi, please educate yourself and do better. As a public figure, you need to hold yourself in a better standard. You will ruin it for those of us who eat special diets because of autoimmune disease, diabetes, etc. This isn't a game for us. It's survival.
Bigg Chill, please consider suing her. She tried to defame your character.
February 14th: It's a day of love, hearts, chocolate, candy, jewelry, proposals, presents, and lovey-dovey goo. It's certainly not a day for single gals....or is it? Hmmm..
Ladies, if you are single, and some of your friends are single, turn that frown upside down and celebrate the love of sisterhood. February 13th is your day, ladies! Zoom with your single gal pals and enjoy the festivities. How you may ask? Find out below:
1. Virtual slumber partayyy!
Sure, we all left behind the tweenage slumber parties long ago, but we live in the time of reboots. Dust off those slumber party items, grab some games (Crimes Against Humanity is my recommedation), and pick up some food and wine. Gather together your favorite movies from back in the day, along with some music. Hell, if you have a karaoke machine, bring that out as well. Who doesn't appreciate drunken wine karaoke?
2. Facetime date!
Are your single gal pals afar and not near? Tell your gal pals to pour a glass of wine, get some food, and get ready for an epic Galentine gab fest!
3. Braless Galentine's Day!
We all know the over-the-shoulder-bolder-holders can be pretty confining. How about treating your tatas to some freedom? How come YOU have to enjoy all the freedom? Let the girls breathe! Btw, if you are working on Galentine's Day, you don't have to participate in this one. You can do it the day after LOL!
4. Right hook anyone who labels you as 'single.'
Thaaanks Captain Obvi. We know we are single. Perhaps I will be the bigger person and NOT point out that your man was just checking out that barely legal blondie that just crossed your path. KThxBye!
Don't let the pairs of the world dim your solo glare. Stand tall, walk proudly, and take back this day, in the name of Galentine's. Can I get an Amen?
Btw, I know Galentine's Day is on February 13. However, I think we should celebrate it on the 14th. Let's get it done, ladies!
Get ready to quack quack quack!
The Mighty Ducks is coming back, this time to the small screen. Emilio Estevez will be reprising his role as beloved Coach Gordon Bombay. The show will be airing on Disney+, and will also star Lauren Graham and Brady Noon.
According to reports, the premise will take place in present-day Minnesota. The Mighty Ducks are a very competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. Evan, played by Brady Noon, was unconventionally cut from the team, and he and his mom (played by Lauren Graham) are looking to create a team of misfits. They look for help from Gordon Bombay.
Estevez had this to say about the reboot:
"Once a Duck, always a Duck!, and after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in The Mighty Ducks franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+."
My Two Cents
This franchise was a staple of my teen years in the 1990s. I LOVED The Mighty Ducks movies! This is beyond exciting and I hope some of the OG's return for a cameo (Joshua Jackson, this means you! We need Charlie Conway back!).
Join me in a good ole-fashioned quack fest (vid below)!
#TheMightyDucks #DisneyPlus #EmilioEstevez #tbt #LaurenGraham #BradyNoon
Twitter, perhaps the loudest social media platform of all, went after Ashley Judd on Tuesday, and it was NOT PRETTY.
Actress Ashley Judd showed up in a video that Senator Elizabeth Warren shared on Twitter, and everyone got on Judd for her appearance. In the video, Judd's face looked very puffy. The Twitterverse speculated she had work done, botched facelifts, etc.
The real tea is that Ashley Judd had been sick for quite some time, and was on many steroids to treat the illness (she has a history of Inflammatory Bowel Disease). One of the steroids she was on was Prednisone. A side effect of Prednisone is facial puffiness (real talk, it has happened to me, especially lately. I will go into that in a minute).
While Judd did get a lot of heat for her appearance, a lot of women came out in support of Judd's appearance. Women all over the world were posting pics of their 'before and after' faces from taking Prednisone. Stories were shared, and it was pretty heartwarming to see the support.
My Two Cents
I have been on Prednisone a few times in my life. I was on it when I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. In the past 2 months, I have been on it because I have horrible asthma and a weaker immune system. Because of the weaker immune system, I been getting sick left and right. The colds and bronchitis that I've been suffering from have triggered horrible asthma episodes. I'm actually on a round of Prednisone due to bronchospasms. The spasms this time have been so bad, I have bad laryngitis (I haven't been able to talk for 2 days). My son laughs at me when I try to talk, and I can't get mad at him because his laugh, face, everything is super adorbs.
As for Ashley Judd, I'm not a big fan of her political agendas. However, to go after a woman's appearance is just disgusting and classless. Judd cannot help how she looks, and neither can the millions of us who take Prednisone to treat various illnesses. Before judging, you might want to get your facts straight. Ashley Judd, on this, you have my support. Hope the road to recovery is a successful one, and I hope the same for the millions of us suffering from illness.
#AshleyJudd #prednisone #Shaming #SenatorWarren #ElizabethWarren #Twitter #SocialMedia #IBD
Katie Hopkins is having her "worst week ever." (GOOD!)
After being suspended by Twitter for her hatemongering (Thank you, Twitter), she was targeted by Archie Manners and Josh Pieters for the most epic revenge plot ever!
Manners and Pieters convinced Hopkins to fly to Prague and collect a (fake) award from a (fake) organization called Capetown Collective for the Freedom of Speech. They awarded Hopkins an award entitled "Campaign to Unify the Nation Trophy." The two masterminds said it was hard to stay in character the entire evening, especially when Hopkins stood up and made a hateful (understatement, btw) speech.
Here is what Hopkins said in her speech:
"If you call 'Mohammed' in a school playground in the UK, 2,000 f---ing kids come running, and you don't want any of them, Epileptics are all weirdos — they're up there with the Asians, and East London is fairly s---ty at the best of times, 82% Muslim, what can I say? Those people are raping their own mother."
Well, the joke was on her, when the backdrop behind her spelled out C U N T.
People from Hopkins' camp have not commented on what has transpired (my guess is they are already trying to put out a lot of fires).
My Two Cents
This is the most ingenious thing I've ever heard of! I tip my hat to Manners and Pieters for their incredible plot! They did exactly what everyone else in the world would have loved to do. They just had the testiculer fortitude (and the funds) to do it.
On behalf of the entire world, Thank You Josh Pieters and Archie Manners! You are heroes!
Kobe Bryant is expected to be remembered during this year's Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement to reporters on Wednesday, saying this:
"I'm proud of… the way our players, the way our league, responded [on Sunday, after the accident] -- including a moment of silence during the game, with Kobe's picture up -- and the way our fans responded. And we did that again on Monday night. We as a league have been very responsive, and I think respectful, of somebody who contributed so much to sports."
Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others died this past weekend in a helicopter crash. The news crippled social media, and had sports fans and (non sports fans) heartbroken.
My Two Cents
Kobe Bryant's legacy transcends all facets of sports. His contributions to sports is highly respected and will always live on. I think it is a beautiful thing that he will be recognized at this year's Super Bowl.
Kobe, we miss you!
Last year, Dawson's Creek's own Joshua Jackson married British actress Jodie Turner Smith. At the same time, they disclosed that they are expecting their first child together.
Turner-Smith is currently 7 months pregnant, and both expectant parents are figuring out where to raise their baby....and America is NOT an option.
The couple have two reasons why they will not be raising their child in America:
1. White Supremacy
2. Gun Policies
Turner-Smith described the racial dynamics in America as being fraught, and that "white supremacy is overt." Additionally, the mom-to-be said that she does not want her "kids growing up doing active shooter drills at school."
So where are the newlyweds (and soon-to-be parents) thinking about moving?
They are seriously considering Jackson's home country of Canada.
Congrats are in order! Terra Jole, who rose to fame on Little Women: LA, is pregnant! The 39-year-old reality TV star is expecting her third child with husband Joe Gnoffo.
She revealed the happy news on Instagram, along with a photo of the mama-to-be.
Jole captioned the post with:
"The secret is out. 21 weeks and counting. Swipe up in my insta story for all of the details. ?"
Congratulations pretty mama! I love your photo! So gorgeous!
Degrassi: TNG alumni Cassie Steele married artist/singer Trent Garrett one year ago in Van Nuys, California. The lovebirds married 5 months after they first met. Their relationship blossomed quickly and the two have been inseparable ever since... at least on Instagram!
Today, on their one year anniversary, the couple revealed their marriage, ending long-time speculation about their relationship status (everyone speculated on Instagram, including me!).
Congrats to the happy couple!
So what have her Degrassi co-stars been up to?
Over the summer, we all learned that an 80s classic was returning to the small screen. That's right! Punky Brewster is a-go! Soleil Moon Frye is reprising her iconic role as Punky Brewster. Cherie Johnson is also returning to reprise her role as best friend Cherie.
Punky Brewster is now a single mother of 3 kids. Trying to get her life on track, she meets a young girl who reminds her of her younger self.
Freddie Prinze Jr will also be onboard. He will be playing Punky's ex-husband. Apparently, it is an amicable relationship (so, if you're expecting drama, go watch "Real Housewives").
The show will be executive produced by Steve and Jim Armogida. UCP and Moon Frye will also serve as an executive producer. David Duclon, the creator of Punky Brewster, will also be involved in the reboot.
It is unknown as to whether Ami Foster will be reprising her role as Margo (can you IMAGINE what Margo could be doing? I swear, she's probably married to some big lawyer or doctor, living in a mansion, raising her 2 kids, living a privileged life). Hopefully she, along with T.K. Carter and Casey Ellison (for some reason I can picture Allen as a truck driver or doing some type of construction), will reprise their roles. As you all know, George Gaynes and Susie Garrett passed away many years ago. I'm sure we can expect both of them to be honored on the show in some way, as well as the original Brandon (Sandy). As of right now, nothing is being reported about official castings (except for everyone I already mentioned).
My Two Cents
I am extremely excited that this show is coming back. I been following all the news on Instagram. Both Moon Frye and Johnson have been posting about it, as well as Freddie Prinze Jr.
I used to dress like Punky back then, and I remember begging my mom for Punky shoes. Punky was my idol. She was the coolest person on the planet! I think it is genius for the show to come back and for grownup Punky to run into a little girl that reminds her of her when she was little. I freaking love it! I know Susie and George would have loved it!