Charlie Gard, the Tragic Baby Who Melted Trumps Cold Heart

July 5, 2017

President Donald Trump took a break from tweeting Reddit memes on Monday to weigh in on the case of Londons Charlie Gard, offering his help to a terminally ill baby at the center of a protracted legal battle over whether the 10-month-olds life support should be withdrawn against his parents wishes. The case has inspired sympathy and donations from people around the globe and sparked a debate over parents versus…

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8 out and open transgender celebrities you should know about

July 3, 2017

“Basically, my soul is like male,” JakeZyrus told Oprah Winfrey in 2014, then identifying as a lesbian. “But I’m not going to go through that stage where I change everything.” Three years later in June 2017, Zyrus changed his name to Jake Zyrus online and officially came out as transgender. The change brought about massive support across the internet for the formerGlee star, as Zyrus joined the ranks of such…

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Do not mess with Josh f**king Groban if you’re a Trump supporter

July 3, 2017

Josh Grobansold millions of records with his rich, golden tenor, and he’ll earn thousandsof retweets with his scathingpolitical satire. The “You Raise Me Up” singer quoted a tweet from Reuters on Monday that saidthe United States’ global image has plummeted under President Trump’s leadership,addingthe caption: “Survey says….<studio audience chants> NOT GREAT!!” Survey says….<studio audience chants> NOT GREAT!! I https://t.co/57EbRrfQ87 — josh groban (@joshgroban) June 27, 2017 Perhaps unsurprisingly, this made…

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How a Malaysian Money Scandal Ensnared Leonardo DiCaprio, Miranda Kerr, and Martin Scorsese

June 29, 2017

The Wolf of Wall Street, itself a risky investment, almost wasnt made. Thats right: Every banker bros favorite cinematic ode to Quaaludes and deregulation only made it to theaters by the grace of a mysterious production company named Red Granite Pictures. Founded by Riza Aziz, the stepson of the current prime minister of Malaysia, Red Granite Pictures gave more than $100 million to see DiCaprio and Martin Scorseses 2013 film…

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New social media degree lets students perfect the art of selfies

June 21, 2017

Have you mastered the art of selfies, but still find yourself falling flat on followers? Don’t fear, there’s a college degree to help you succeed. Today influencers are the internet people many millennials look up to, and with their astounding revenue it’s easy to see why. However, a university in China is taking things to a new level. The Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai isnow offering a…

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Transgender actors call out Hollywood’s transphobia in new video

June 21, 2017

Transgender actors and actresses are constantly passed up for playing transgender characters. But in a new video, nine stars are fighting back, showing how Hollywood can make more inclusivechanges. In ScreenCrunch and GLAAD’s“Why Hollywood Needs Trans Actors,” transgender stars from such shows asTransparentandDrunk Historyexplain why Hollywood needs to write more positive trans roles for trans actors. In 2015, only 16 percent of Americans knew another trans person, and 84 percent…

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When Trump Blocked Stephen King On Twitter, JK Rowling Stepped In

June 16, 2017

If you’re going to be the President of the United States, one would think that you need a thick skin and the ability to take criticism. Apparently Donald Trump didn’t get the memo, maybe because it wasn’t in the form of a tweet, which seems to be his preferred method of communication. And it turns out that not only does he have a happy trigger finger when it comes to…

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Why Malia Obama And Yara Shahidi’s Harvard Education Is So Huge For Black Girls

June 9, 2017

On Tuesday, 17-year-old star, Yara Shahidi, announced she will officially be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017. The internet put one and one together and quickly deduced that this makesthe perfect set-up for her and Malia Obama to become besties or roommates, at the very least. It only makes sense, you know? Giphy For Black Girls, The Two Powerhouses-In-The-Making Are An Sort Of Inspo Thismoment goes far beyond…

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Bill Maher: The Indisputable Godfather of Political Late-Night

Bill Maher delivered the first late-night television monologue of Donald Trumps presidency. Bounding onto the stage at his Los Angeles studio Friday night, the Real Time host blew his cheering audience a kiss and told the many fans watching live on HBO, It happened. It really happened. We Americans have a new leader: Vladimir Putin. Maher prides himself on his ability to get out ahead of his competitorshe was also…

May 21, 2017
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Here’s Your First Look At The 2017-2018 Pilot Trailers

Big presentations are made, celebrities are trotted out and network execs try to dazzle advertisers with their programing slate for the upcoming year in hopes of convincing them to spend their ad dollars on the commercial breaks between what is fingers crossed the next hit show. (This post will be updated as more networks confirm their programing schedules and release trailers.) Law and Order: True Crime NBC From Executive Producer…

May 17, 2017
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14 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health

About one in five adults are effected bymental illness in the United States every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Thats 43.8 million people. And one in 25 people have a mental illness that interferes with anactivity in their daily life, which is about 9.8 million people. Someof your favorite celebrities are among those numbers, working toward bettering their mental health, just like the rest of…

May 15, 2017
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Is Trump Trying to Kill the EPA, or Just Starve It?

The Trump administrations internal battle over the environment is shaping up, with some surprising combatants on both sidesand a giant question mark in the middle, in the shape of the president himself, who this morning proposed a 30 percent cut in the Environmental Protection Agencys budget. On one side are the pragmatists, such as Defense Secretary James Mattis, who told the Senate Armed Services Committee that climate change is real…

May 14, 2017
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Why Rosario Dawson Is Backing A Home Compost Campaign

Just let Alison Teal show you how. To get started, all youll need is some dirt, strips of newspaper, live red wiggler composting worms (which you can easily buy online) and a container with a lid.Add leftover vegetable scraps, leftovers or compostable trash, then let the worms and their nutrient-rich poop do their magic. Food waste is the single largest component that takes up space in landfills across the country,…

May 14, 2017
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The Kardashian Crew Joins The Fight Against Trump With A Visit To Planned Parenthood

The Kardashian clanhas historically been pretty mum about their political beliefswith the exception of their now ex-communicated family member, Caitlyn Jenner, a vocal Republican. Oh, and the failed attempt at addressing police violence that Kendall Jenner and Pepsi promoted in the infamous ad. On Thursday, it appeared thatAmericas reality TVroyalty decided to make their voices heardand their opinions clear with a visit to Planned Parenthood. Kim, Khlo and Kourtney Kardashian…

May 14, 2017
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