Oh Paula, you would think you would have learned your lesson by now. The famous southern cook has landed herself back in another media scandal with her latest tweet on Twitter. Paula Deen posted the above picture of herself dressed as the legendary comedian Lucille Ball. But that's not the bad part of the photo (she actually looks cute as Lucy), her son Bobby Deen was dressed up as Lucy's husband Desi Arnez with a painted brown face. The photo had the hashtag #TransformationTuesday and immediately started receiving remarks from her followers letting her know how disrespectful the photo was. The blash-lash caused Paula to delete the photo, and she has not responded on Twitter
to all the comments she has received since.
The huge sex scandal surrounding legendary comedian Bill Cosby has just exploded with some shocking breaking news. Old testimony from a civil suit with one of his alleged victims has been made public thanks to a judge passing a judgement which allowed the release of the documents to the public. In the testimony Cosby admits his guilt to using prescription Quaaludes to have sex with women.
According to CNN, Bill Cosby has admitted to getting prescription Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, newly released documents show.
The documents, dating back to 2005, stem from a civil lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand -- one of the dozens of women who have publicly accused the comedian of sexual assault. The records were made public Monday after The Associated Press went to court to compel their release.
CNN has attempted to reach a lawyer and publicist for Cosby to respond to the revelations contained in the documents, without success. His longtime publicist, David Brokaw, said, "We have no plans to issue a statement."
In a sworn deposition, Cosby answered questions from Constand's attorney, Dolores Troiani.
"When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" Troiani asked.
"Yes," Cosby replied.
Singer/Actress Jill Scott was one of Cosby's biggest supporters when the scandal first broke. Now Scott has taken to Twitter and revealed that she is just disgusted:
"About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
1) We live in America. Many African American men are detained &/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
2) based on social media or hearsay. Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla.— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015
Reasoning with the angry & unreasonable? No. I'm not sorry for standing by my mentor. I'm sorry the accusations Rtrue pic.twitter.com/8oHD9u12em— Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 7, 2015"
Subway and Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship amidst child porn investigation against Fogle's Foundation partner Russell Taylor.
Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities.— SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) July 7, 2015
Russell Taylor, 43 – who ran the Jared Foundation, a nonprofit organization encouraging healthy eating and exercise habits for kids, was arrested on May 4th and remains in jail.
Jared Fogles Indiana home was raided by authorities Tuesday morning. FBI agents and state police gathered in the 37-year-old Fogle's driveway and an evidence truck was photographed parked outside, The Indianapolis Star reports. Electronics were removed from the home and analyzed inside the truck, according to the Associated Press. Fogle himself was photographed by the Star stepping out of the truck in question.
"We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee," a Subway spokesman tells PEOPLE in a statement. "We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don't have any more details at this point."
A fit body does a break-up good. Kourtney Kardashian makes her first post on social media since her break-up with Scott Disick. The eldest Kardashian posted the above picture on her Instagram account of herself with Kim and Khloe working out with the post:
"Sister workout sesh this morning in the rain."
After 9 years and 3 children, Kourtney has finally had enough of Lord Disicks wild partying ways and the scandalous of pictures of him getting all cozy with his ex-girlfriend.
Latest News: Scott Disick is planning on taking Kourtney for half of her money since the couple have lived together in California as common-law husband and wife raising their family. According to reports Disick may even write a tell-all book on the Kardashian family. Uh-oh looks like things are about to get real ugly.
photo: Rolling Out/Getty
Orlando Scandrick ends his one month engagement publicly to Draya Michele. Back in June he proposed to the Basketball-wives Reality star with a huge diamond ring after the two had been seeing each other for about 2 years. Now the NFL star tells TMZ Sports in an interview that " It was a poor decision to propose".
Orlando tells TMZ Sports: "I have made the decision to call off the engagement and permantnently end the relationship I had with Draya. In hindsight, it was a poor decision to propose. I am anxious to move on with my life both personally and professionally."
Russell Wilson reveals during an interview that his singer girlfriend Ciara have agreed to a no sex rule before marriage. Seahawks quarterback, in part of a public Q&A session at The Rock Church, says that he and Ciara have decided to abstain from sex until marriage.
During an interview last weekend with San Diego pastor Miles McPherson, Wilson admitted it isn't always easy. "I ain't gonna lie to y'all now. I need you to pray for us," he said "I know y'all have seen her on the screen. If there's a 10, she's a 15."
photo: U.S. Weekly/FameFlynet
First Look: Actress/Singer Vanessa Williams marries her businessman beau Jim Skrip on July 4th. Photos have made their way to different media outlets even though wedding details are still somewhat under-wraps. According to US Weekly, the former Miss America beauty wore silk skirt and top by Carmen Marc Valvo, and wore the pieces together belted with a wide gold band with a traditional wedding veil.
Williams first met Skrip, in Egypt during a 2013 vacation, but it turned out that the pair were both from New York state. "You go across the world to find somebody who's six hours away," the new Mrs. Skrip told Philly.com in February 2014. (The pair held their wedding in and around Buffalo, N.Y., where the groom — and Williams' mom — grew up.)
It's a boy: Jeff Goldblum is a first time Dad at the age of 62. The "Jurassic Park" star welcomed a son, Charlie Ocean, with wife Emilie Livinston on the 4th of July. The proud Dad shared this first photo of his son to the world on Facebook with this post:
"We're so excited to share the wonderful news of the birth of our son, Charlie Ocean Goldblum, born on the 4th of July. Independence Day."
The couple married in November of last year, with Goldblum later revealing to David Letterman, "She told me the day before we got married that she's pregnant."
Soul singer John Legend's birthday suit photo is making its rounds on the internet thanks to his model wife Chrissy Teigen who decided to post the picture on her Instagram page.
Teigen sure does like testing the waters because last week she posted a topless picture of herself even after Instagram took another nude pic down for breaking Instgram's no nudity rule. Hmmm is she trying to get banned? lol
Here is the picture of Chrissy, sense it only deems fair, right?
Quick celebrity news recap:
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis married over the July 4th weekend. The two have a baby girl together.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce they are divorcing after 10 years of marriage and 3 kids. Since the divorce announcement the two have been seen vacationing together with their kids in the Bahamas and since have parted ways to take care of business. Ben was just seen headed to Georgia with gifts in hand to see his kids who are in Georgia with Jennifer while she is filming a movie. They will still live together as they co-parent their children. Affleck will live in the guest house.
-Tamera Mowry and her hubby Adam Housely welcomed their baby girl into the world. They named her Ariah Talea. The happy couple also have a son, Aden.
-Johnny Depp dresses up as his Pirates and the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow and visits with sick children at a hospital.
The actor visited with sick kids at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia on Tuesday.
According to the news outlet, Bennet and his mom were eating dinner when hospital staff told them Jack Sparrow was walking around visiting different children’s rooms. “He was going from room to room seeing all the kids who couldn’t get out of bed,” said Bennet’s mom. “We waited out of the front of one of the rooms, and he came up to us and had a really good chat to Max.”
Bennet’s mother related, “He was taking his time to make sure he spoke to each and every one of [the kids]. It was really beautiful. Everyone kept on trying to move him on, but he kept coming back. He was here for the kids.”
- Tom Cruise (photo: E!Online/Coleman Rayner) partied with some local Tennesseans on the Fourth of July at Acme Feed & Seed in Music City and, as one might guess, "everyone immediately recognized him and was excited to see him," a source tells E! News about the holiday surprise.
SayWhat......... Oscar Pistorius may be getting out of jail after only serving 10 months for the killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkemp. The double amputee Olympian was sentenced to serve 5 years after being found guilty of culpable homicide for fatally shooting his model girlfriend back on Valentines Day in 2013.
According to CNN , the parole board is set to recommend that Pistorious, 28 to be released after only serving 10 months of his 5 year sentence.
Reeva Steenkemp's parents are outraged of the shocking news. According to CBS News Steenkemp's parents had this to say:
"Incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough,"
June and Barry Steenkamp said in a statement to the parole board.
"We fear that this will not send out the proper message and serve as the deterrent it should."
Rapper The Game was arrested for allegedly punching an off duty officer in the face. The incident took place back on March 29th where the two were playing a game of Basketball at the Hollywood High School gym.
Associated Press reports that the alleged punch was recorded and released online. The Rapper whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, turned himself in to authorities on Monday, June 8th and was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats after surrendering to police at noon on Monday. He posted $50,000 bail within the hour and was released.
WNBA star Brittney Griner emotionally reveals during an interview with ESPN that her recent marriage to Glory Johnson was a "huge mistake".
Griner filed to have the month long marriage annulled just a day after Johnson announced she was pregnant.
"Prior to us getting married, I knew I didn't want to," Griner sobbed in an interview.
"I shouldn't have went through with it," she continued. "You know, sometimes you feel pressured into things, and I went along with it. And I know I shouldn't have. It was a huge mistake. I just knew it was a mistake."
Just a few weeks before the wedding the two basketball stars were arrested over a domestic fight between the two at their Arizona home.
"We couldn't get them pulled apart," Johnson's sister Judy said, according to a police report.
Right after the two WNBA stars arrest the two were suspended for 7 games at the beginning of the season. Now that the marriage and drama is over Griner says she is looking forward to returning to the court and focusing on basketball.
photo: The Wrap/Vanity Fair/Getty
Farewell Bruce Jenner and hello Caitlyn. The world has finally been introduced to "Her" as Bruce Jenner once referred to his unknown female self. The Gold Medalist, all American Olympian star athlete has officially dropped his name Bruce and transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner.
The Vanity Fair cover and photo-shoot shocked the world and even had us in "Awww". Caitlyn Jenner is a very attractive transgender woman. Caitlyn has now become the most popular out of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Caitlyn's Twitter page reached over 1 million followers just in an 5 hours, MAC cosmetics are considering making Caitlyn the new face of the brand and the Epsy Awards announced they are honoring Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
But of course the positive responses and acceptance comes along with the negative remarks. The most shocking is the backlash from the Transgender community claiming Caitlyn's transition is an "unattainable stereotype".
Zoey Tur who is a transgender correspondent reporter who personally had trouble being accepted and finding work in her field after transitioning, told TheWrap all about the backlash Caitlyn Jenner is getting from the Transgender Community. “Caitlyn Jenner is just Kardashian 2.0,” Zoey Tur, “Inside Edition” trans correspondent and host of KFI radio talk show, “He Said, She Said” told TheWrap. “I’ve received well over 100 messages from trans women who said they didn’t want to transition anymore because they feel that they can never live up to the Caitlyn Jenner ideal.”
“Trans women are feeling that the sexualized photos are actually a fetishized version of what men believe women should look like,” Tur said. “It’s an unattainable stereotype that will have a reverse effect on trans people.”
Jenner’s wealth has been the center of much debate among many in the transgender community who feel that her highly-stylized transition puts even more pressure on trans people who don’t have the limitless resources of the Kardashian family.
“Caitlyn is still very much kind of an out of reach Hollywood icon who doesn’t have to spare any expense to look absolutely marvelous,” said George Moll, executive producer of “Becoming Us,” a transgender docu-series which premieres Monday on ABC Family. “While I applaud Caitlyn, I think it’s glamorized to a point where it’s not anywhere near what the reality is for the vast majority of trans people.”
This is a sentiment that is also echoed by healthcare professionals.
“She doesn’t necessarily represent the experiences of the majority of trans people,” said Laura Erickson-Schroth, an LGBT health and public psychiatry fellow with Columbia University. “I think many are middle or lower class; they’re people of color; they don’t have access to necessarily good mental health care, hormones, surgeries — the kind of things that Caitlyn might have access to, being someone who’s wealthy.”
R&B singer Syleena Johnson graduates college after 21 years of focusing on her singer career. The R&B Diva shared with her fans a picture of herself proudly wearing her cape and gown at the ceremony. Syleena said in her post:
"It's time! 21 years ago I enrolled in college at Drake university as a freshman...that was 1994...I was 18 years old. April 20, 1996 I was chosen and to be a distinguished woman of Zeta Phi Beta sorority iiiiiiiincorporated....transferred to illinois state LE chapter, 1997 dropped out of college to sign a record deal with Jive records, dropped 8 albums, a movie, a reality show, threee kids, two husbands, three more labels, the list goes on and on.... But the greatest gift right after my husband and kids is this diploma! I did it! Straight A's no B's, graduating with honors! Suma Cum Laude, ALPHA BETA KAPPA honor society....I did it for my sons to know its never too late! To know to always strive for excellence and leave no stone unturned!! I did it for me! To show myself I can do all things Through Christ who strengthens me!! I did it for all of my fans to know just cause I'm an entertainer doesn't mean education is NOT important! Be inspired! Be encouraged....I could cry right now! It was so hard in the middle of filming, performing, being a mommy, being a wife...I did it...and u can too!"
Actress, Singer, Best-selling Author Suzanne Somers reflects back on when she was fired from the hit TV show Three's Company for asking for equal pay as the male actors on the 30th anniversary as she makes her big return to Vegas where she relaunched her career. Somers posted this statement along with a link to an article by the Business Insider:
"It was three decades ago when I was fired from Three’s Company for asking to be paid equal to what the top men were being paid on TV. Because I asked for a raise, I was fired. I was made out to be greedy and in magazine after magazine they printed, “Who does she think she is?” When women do the same job or provide the same value as their male counterparts, there should be no question that they should receive equal pay. I was not only fired, I was black-balled from TV for having the audacity to ask for equal pay. It was in Las Vegas where I rebuilt my career. Maybe that’s why it feels so great for me to be back here. This is the first article I have seen where someone is actually shocked and appalled that I was fired for asking for a raise. Equal Pay For Women is a hot topic right now. You can feel the ground swell in the movement coming to a head. Thank you for this article and for the support."
photo: Facebook Boris Kodjoe
Most beautiful photo of the week: Actor Boris Kodjoe shares a vacation picture of himself and wife Actress Nicole Ari Parker celebrating their the 10th anniversary.
Boris said on his post: "I'll always protect you from the storm. Let's do this. Another 10.
#WeWereAkwardlyHappyWithoutThem #ParentalHappinessGuilt #SoWhat #WeDeservedThisTime #WeWereHereFirst
Singer Akon providing electricity to 600 million households in Africa with his Akon Lighting Africa program. The solar power initiative is bring solar electricity to millions of households and helping to improve education for millions of children with the support of 10 countries.
Akon had this to say about his amazing project: "Bringing hope millions and ultimately giving Africa a better future.
To learn more about the project click here for the website
Actress Zoe Saldana's husband Marco Perego decided to take his wife's last name instead when they got married. During an recent interwiew with InStyle (via UsWeekly) Saldana revealed what exactly went down when her hubby made the decision to take on her name 2 years ago when they wed:
“I tried to talk him out of it. I told him, ‘If you use my name, you’re going to be emasculated by your community of artists, by your Latin community of men, by the world.’ Marco looks up at me and says, ‘Ah, Zoe, I don’t give a shit.'”
The happy couple are now the parents to twin boys, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio who were born back in November.
photo: Facebook Kim Coles
Kim Coles posted this funny picture of her red-carpet reunion with former Living Single co-stars Queen Latifah and Erika Alexander posing as "Living Angels" as she calls it.
Coles attached this post with the pic:
"So THIS happened last night at @thecomedyunion @erikaalexanderthegreat & Queen Latifah showed up and we gave the red carpet a little old school Charlie's Angels move! lol it was one part comedy show one part bridal shower and ALL PARTS FUN!!! #bride #wedding #love #thanks #kinkytwists #crochetbraids #Naturalhair #comedy #comedian #curvygirls #livingsingle #friendsforlife #gps #WOOWOOWOO #blackbrides #queenlatifah #erikaalexander #fleek #Funny #davidtutera"
Living Single fans immediately started posting comments wishing for a Living Single reunion. So come on now lets make this happen. #LivingSingleReunion