Kim Kardashian is a busy businesswoman, but with four kids, her home life offers just as much to wrangle as her business empire.
She already gets mom-shamed for harmless stuff, but surely even the worst mom-shamers will cut her a break this time ... right?
See, Kim had to somehow manage to get all four of her young children to pose for a photo. See the "impossible" results:
Kim and her family are in the Bahamas, soaking up the sun and enjoying the crystal clear water.
"Bahamas Pics Coming Up!" Kim writes in the captions on Instagram.
"I thought taking a pic with three kids was hard," she admits.
Four, it seems, was an even greater challenge.
Kim admits: "OMG this is almost impossible!"
Proud grandmomager Kris Jenner of course commented on the photo of her daughter and four of her grandbabies.
"This is so beautiful," Kris gushed in presumably the same tone that she uses when looking at Kylie's net worth.
Khloe also commented with a rave review.
"Honestly you’re perfect!!!!" Khloe exclaimed.
"Your beautiful family!!" she praised. "You are everything."
Kim also shared an outtake photo in which she is only posing with North and Chicago.
Like she said, it was nearly impossible to wrangle all four children into the same pic.
A number of commenters noticed that North was compression wrap on her lower leg.
Kim explained: "She wanted to wear that."
Little kids like wearing all sorts of things. Good for Kim for indulging her daughter while on vacation.
Kim and her brood aren't vacationing alone, by the way.
Khloe Kardashian may be a single mom, but that doesn't mean that she and True have to vacation all by themselves.
She was along for the ride, and showed herself and True playing on the beach in front of that gorgeous, Gatorade-blue water.
"I still can’t get over our beautiful vacation location," Khloe gushed on her own Instagram. "This beach is a slice of heaven!"
Her captions praised: "Lord, thank You! Forever and always, thank You!!"
Just as Khloe had commented on her photos, Kim responded to Khloe's post.
"The best!" Kim gushed in the captions, referring to their vacation experience.
It's no surprise that these two gorgeous, famous millionaires are enjoying themselves on vacation.
Summer (finally!) comes to an end next month. People who enjoy sunlight and excessive heat are soaking it all up while they still can.
But it's absolutely adorable that their young children are along to enjoy the beach.
It's a good idea to remember that the coast of Southern California is extremely different from what Kim or Khloe are experiencing in the Bahamas.
Around LA, the Pacific ocean is extremely cold -- and it only gets colder as one heads north.
One only needs to get close to the water to find that there is a tremendous amount of seaweed that washes in from the Pacific.
It is a wildly different experience from what one gets in the Gulf or East Coast.
To truly appreciate the beach, it makes a world of sense that Kim and Khloe headed to the Bahamas. Just look at that view!
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While I can’t speak for everyone, I don’t watch reality shows because it feels like work to me. (It’s awesome I get to do this for a living, I’m not complaining.) It’s not relaxing for me to watch entertainment news, interviews or specific reality shows because I feel like I have to pay close attention for my job. I know about the bigger rifts and feuds which are happening (which seem about half real to me) due to the coverage they get. One of the more believable plotlines from the past few years, because there are lawsuits and Bravo has absolutely nothing to gain, is that Thomas Ravenel on Southern Charm is a horribly abusive POS. In 2018 he was accused of sexual battery twice, against both a woman he met on a dating app and a nanny for his children. As a result he “quit” the show last year. He has two children with his ex girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis, who is still on the cast. They split around late 2015, after the birth of their second child. In the most recent news, Thomas has been granted the primary legal custodian and given temporary joint custody of their two children, Kensie, 5, and Saint 3, after trying to strip Kathryn of custody because of course he did that. He claims she failed a drug test, (she failed the urine test but passed the hair test supposedly), meanwhile he’s the one with a drug conviction and it’s a mess.
Anyway Kathryn has been drinking, she was visibly drunk on WWHL earlier this year, and on a recent reunion show she admitted that and said she has it under control. Prior to this she was sober for three years after going to rehab:
Kathryn Dennis is opening up about what sobriety means to her now, revealing that while she doesn’t do drugs, she does drink alcohol.
During the Southern Charm reunion on Wednesday night, Dennis admitted that she’s started drinking again nearly three years after going to rehab.
“I don’t smoke weed,” she told host Andy Cohen when he asked about the state of her sobriety. “I don’t do anything illegal like that.”
When Cohen pushed and asked if she drinks, Dennis nodded. Though she did not specify when she started drinking again, she assured the group that she has it under control.
“It’s not like I’m drinking, though, going out and partying by any means,” she added.
Her sobriety came under question as the group discussed her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During the show, many fans commented on Dennis’ demeanor and accused her of slurring her words…
“There is so much going on with my legal stuff with Thomas, and having to edit and tailor everything you say 24/7 just to protect yourself is really, really stressful,” she said.
I’ve had a couple of friends confide in me about their drinking because they know I’m sober. I’ve watched both of them drink – they leave a drink half full on the table and forget about it. If they have three drinks it takes them all night and they’re drunk. I’ve never done that! For people who can take it or leave it like that, I don’t see a problem. For people who had it so bad they needed to go to rehab, I do think it’s dangerous to pick up the first drink. While I’m not very active in AA I go when I need a reminder and that’s one of the first things you learn – don’t pick up the first drink. You also hear so many stories of people who drank again after years of sobriety and it’s just awful. If we could moderate we wouldn’t be there in the first place, and believe me I tried to do that for years. I had a spreadsheet of my drinking when I was self aware enough to do it. I look at it still sometimes when I’m tempted, and I have it on my phone.
All that said, I can’t imagine what Kathryn has been going through trying to coparent with an abusive narcissist and I don’t blame her for drinking again, I just think it’s dangerous. I don’t know if she’s telling the truth about not doing other drugs but I don’t think she deserved to lose legal custody to Thomas. Thomas was accused of assault and battery! What kind of judge sees that and then still awards legal custody to that person? (You know the answer to this.) Update: More evidence Thomas is a terrible person.
Here’s Kathryn on WWHL in May. She’s obviously drunk and Cohen relies on that to get his guests to talk.
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If you've been watching Bachelor in Paradise in recent weeks, you know the controversial spinoff has delivered some major drama this season.
The most talked-about development, of course, is the arrival of Demi Burnett's girlfriend, Kristian Haggerty.
Demi and Kristian are the first same-sex couple in Bachelor history, and aside from a handful of homophobic jackasses, viewers have been overwhelmingly supportive.
(Of course, Demi been compared to Jed Wyatt due to the fact that she was not single at the start of filming, and many have questioned whether she deserves a spot on the show. But that's a conversation for another time.)
Unfortunately, progress usually comes at a cost, and the egg that was broken to make the Demi-Kristian omelet happen was an unlucky suitor named Derek Peth.
Derek and Demi formed a connection right off the bat, but she informed him early on that she's also dating Kristian and may have a hard time choosing between the two of them
Never one to miss an opportunity for drama, host Chris Harrison had Kristian delivered to Mexico, where she and Demi immediately rekindled their romance.
That made Derek the odd man out, but he handled the breakup with grace and dignity, wishing Demi love and happiness in her new relationship.
Of course, when Chris Harrison closes a door, he opens a window.
And it seems that Derek's admirable handling of the situation may have presented him with a big new opportunity.
BiP viewers have launched a campaign to have Derek named the next Bachelor:
"@BachelorABC I have found your next bachelor...@PethDerek!" one fan tweeted.
"He's handsome, sweet, loyal...and been royally screwed on this show multiple times. He deserves a happy ending!! #DerekForBachelor."
Another staunch Derek supporter added:
"Not to be dramatic…but like if @PethDerek is not the Bachelor I will riot in the streets #BachelorInParadise #DerekforBachelor."
A third tweeted simply, "@PethDerek for the next #bachelor please and thank you. @BachParadise #BachelorinParadise."
Derek has even earned the support of several stars of the franchise:
"Please like and retweet if you agree this GEM should be the next #Bachelor #bachelorinpadadise @PethDerek," tweeted colleague Chris Randone.
But Derek's biggest supporter might be former Bachelorette star Wells Adams, who recently got engaged to Sarah Hyland of Modern Family fame.
"My bourbon drinking buddy," Wells wrote on Instagram.
"My bestie from the TV world and honestly the one of the best guys I’ve ever met. We don’t deserve @pethderek."
Needless to say, Peth seems like a good guy, and he seems to have a lot of support -- but we're still firmly in the Mike Johnson for Bachelor camp.
If you saw this week's episode of Teen Mom OG, the season finale, then you saw the heartbreaking scenes with Mackenzie McKee and her mother, Angie.
And, well, sorry, but it's about to get even more tragic.
All the way back at the very beginning of 2018, Angie was diagnosed with cancer: it was in her brain, in her lungs, then in her bones ...
When she was diagnosed, it was determined that she was already in Stage Four, the last stage of cancer development.
Her prognosis has been getting worse and worse, but somehow, she's kept going, and she's kept her faith.
Despite the fact that the cancer continues to spread, she and Mackenzie and the rest of the family keep hoping that she'll be cured.
Sadly, now she seems to realize that that probably won't happen.
On Monday's episode, we saw Angie tell her family that after her latest doctor's visit, the cancer is "in both femurs, it's in my breast bone, it's in my hip bones -- this backbone that's attached to your hip bone, it's back there."
"It's half of my liver. It's in the lymph nodes of my colon and the lymph nodes in my lungs. I have another tumor in my head."
And if that wasn't bad enough, she said that her doctor told her that "six months would be really, really pushing it."
"The doctors know they can't do anything about this, really," she admitted.
We're not sure exactly when that conversation was filmed, but considering the other things featured in the episode, we'd wager that tough talk took place no more than two months ago.
So how is Angie doing these days?
Well, we wish we had good news, but that's simply not the case.
Mackenzie just spoke with Radar Online about the situation, and as she explained it, "We just got the news yesterday that her blood counts are too low to continue with chemo."
"There has been no miracle," she added, "but she is still with us."
Angie explained this a little more thoroughly on Instagram -- apparently she goes in for chemo every Monday, and they check her blood count first to see if it's high enough.
It hasn't been for the past couple of weeks, and this week it was low enough that she was sent to get blood instead of just being sent home.
In classic Angie fashion, she said that she looked at it is a nice little break from chemo, but she did say that she'll go back next Monday to see if she can get the treatment again.
"God knows if I'll ever need chemo again," she wrote. "I refuse to stress knowing God is in control."
It seems like she now understands the hard truth that she won't be cured.
On Teen Mom OG, we saw her say that the hardest part of the whole thing is that her grandchildren "won't remember" her after she's gone.
"I hope I've been a good mom and a good nanny," she said. "And I hope you guys will tell your kids about me all the time."
We don't think that will be a problem -- Mackenzie's oldest son, Gannon, is definitely old enough to remember his grandmother.
And Mackenzie told Radar that he's spending as much time with her as possible.
"Everyday is a new day with Gannon," she said. "He always wants to be with her."
"She lives down the road from my new home so sometimes he escapes to go sit with her."
We hope that Gannon and the rest of Angie's grandchildren have lots and lots of time left with her, and that she remains happy and comfortable and comforted in the coming months.
What an absolute tragedy.
Last Christmas, Adam McKay delivered Vice, the ultimate political biopic featuring respectable actors in ridiculous wigs and makeup. This Christmas, we’re getting a very different kind of political movie, one more female-centric, with Bombshell. But don’t you worry, this is equal opportunity territory because they’ve buried Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron under wigs and latex.
Much like the acclaimed Showtime miniseries The Loudest Voice, Bombshell will tackle the story of former Fox News kingpin Roger Ailes and his subsequent takedown at the hands of several high profile women a few years back. This time around, John Lithgow is playing the loathsome Ailes, while Kidman and Theron will play, respectively, Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly. Margot Robbie is the other lead, playing the fictional Kayla Pospisil.
The film also has a solid supporting cast featuring Allison Janney, Stephen Root, Kate McKinnon, Alice Eve, and in my favorite bit of casting, Malcolm McDowell as Rupert Murdoch. I’m not sure how no one thought of this before now. As far as the creative team goes, Oscar winning writer Charles Randolph penned the script, and Meet the Parents‘ Jay Roach is directing.
Bombshell, cheeky title and all, is set to hit theaters on December 20, the same day as Episode IX. Good luck Bombshell.
It’s a little bit sad-funny to see the British tabloids in such a tizzy about Prince Andrew and his connections to Jeffrey Epstein. They truly don’t know how to report it. To be fair, I imagine that Buckingham Palace courtiers are trying their best to massage the story, all while encouraging the press to throw certain other people under the bus to protect the Queen’s favorite son. For weeks, it was the Duchess of Sussex being thrown under the bus. But now Naomi Campbell is getting thrown too. Naomi was casually acquainted with Epstein, just like she was casually acquainted with Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and actual, like, war criminals. The Daily Mail did a big write-up about how Naomi doesn’t deserve any humanitarian awards because of these associations. To that I say: has any woman come out and said that Naomi raped her or that Naomi accepted trafficked women or children as sexual “gifts”? If not, then it’s not the same.
Anyway, Naomi wasn’t pleased that her name has cropped up in the Epstein stories. To be fair to the Daily Mail – I know, I know – Naomi did fly on Epstein’s jet a few times years before his 2008-09 arrest and plea deal. She doesn’t have any answers for THAT. But simply knowing Epstein socially, in those circles? Yeah, that was how he had so much access – he bought it. He spent money to hang out with the biggest names. So Naomi decided to post this video to her YouTube channel – it’s basically a fake “interview” where she talks about the Epstein stuff and other stuff:
What she said about the Epstein stuff:
“What [Epstein] has done is indefensible, and when I heard it sickened me to my stomach just like everybody else…I’ve had my fair share of sexual predators and thank God I had good people around who protected me from this. I stand with the victims. They are scarred for life.”
One of Epstein’s accusers, Virginia Giuffre, and his alleged madame Ghislaine Maxwell, were pictured on a yacht in the French Riviera where Campbell was celebrating her 31st birthday with her then-boyfriend, Flavio Briatore. Giuffre, now Roberts, was 17 at the time. Campbell said she was introduced to Epstein at that 2001 party in Saint-Tropez, by Flavio Briatore, an Italian businessman. In addition, “He was always front-and-center at the Victoria’s Secret shows,” she said.
“I find it extraordinary that of all the hundreds of thousands of people that I’ve stood next to to take pictures with at a public event they’ve only chosen these few,” she said, calling the article “character assassination…. it’s going to be very difficult to be photographed at public events because you’re going to be thinking, ‘If you do take a picture, it’s going to be taken out of context and used in a negative way.’ The frightening conclusion here is that if the negative action of your neighbour, colleague, or even an associate can somehow make you guilty too, simply by association, then we indeed live in very worrying times. This affects us all. It’s wrong. It’s unfair. And it must be stopped.”
As we saw when the #MeToo stories came out, people will always be all too eager to find some way to blame women for a predator’s actions and crimes. I think Naomi should explain why she used Epstein’s plane, but I also assume her explanation will be something like “rich men have always lent me their planes and it doesn’t mean that I cosign their activities.” But the rest of it is just… ugh. As I said before, if some survivor comes out and says she was trafficked to Naomi, then we’ll talk about how Naomi has some responsibility here. But Epstein was literally around tons of celebrities, royals and well-connected people for years and years.
The Duchess of Sussex has been victimized and bullied for more than a year now. The racism towards her is profoundly upsetting to me, so I can’t even imagine how upsetting it is to her. She shouldn’t have to “rise above” all of this sh-t. But what else can she do? Leave Harry and simply say “I refuse to be abused like this anymore”? People would attack her even more if that happened. So “rise above” it is. Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl has a new story about how Meghan is feeling these days and what she’s focusing on: her Smart Works capsule collection.
They have faced a media backlash over their use of private jets, but today Meghan Markle rose above the controversy to visit a charity that she is passionate about. In a new story posted on Instagram today, Meghan was filmed at a promotional shoot for her new capsule clothing collection for Smart Works, a charity that helps women get back on the career ladder.
Having recently returned from a three-day break vacation with Prince Harry and their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, sources say Meghan is rested and “raring to go” as she prepares to return to royal duties next month. The Sussexes are touring Southern Africa in September, which will mark Meghan’s return to full time royal duties. However, she has been working hard behind the scenes throughout her maternity leave. She edited the September issue of Vogue and has collaborated on the capsule collection for Smart Works. As her appearance Wednesday proved, she has been hands on.
“She’s moving on and riding above the storm,” said one insider. “She’s not wasting time or energy on the row over the private jets, instead she’s getting very excited about the new launch.”
Meanwhile, a handful of Meghan’s close friends, including stylist Jessica Mulroney, have come to her defense, claiming that she continues to be the subject of bullying and unfair treatment in the media. Sources close to Meghan, who says she does not read the tabloid press, said that she is aware of the controversy over the private jet travel. But one source said she is unfazed by all the fuss: “As far as she is concerned it’s a storm that will blow over. She is focused on bigger things right now.”
“As far as she is concerned it’s a storm that will blow over.” I mean, it will blow over… until it’s replaced with the latest racist smear. That’s the cycle. Meghan says words, or goes somewhere, or breathes and every tabloid in Britain jumps down her throat. For the past two weeks, it’s been about private planes. Next week it will probably be about how “Diva Meg” has no business being a fashion designer, she’s “too American,” too “celebrity.” Whatever. Or it will be a whole new manufactured controversy, who knows. I want to believe that Meghan remains unbothered, but this sh-t wears me down, so I can only imagine how she feels. As for the Smart Works stuff – GMA is running a nice preview here.
This Wednesday, August 21, the two were spotted embracing one another while aboard a super-yacht.
Taylor, 27, looked stunning in a snakeskin bikini, small black shorts, and dark sunglasses, while the TV host looked casual in a white T-shirt, grey shorts, a baseball cap, and sunglasses.
Days after reuniting following their brief break, the love birds looked happier than ever. In photos from their getaway, the two were seen kissing and hugging aboard the yacht. Though surrounded by friends, they managed to make time for one another.
Seacrest, 44, wrapped his arm around the supermodel as they enjoyed the beautiful view.
RadarOnline.com readers know Seacrest and Taylor dated for about three years before calling it quits earlier this year. Sources close to them told Radar that the model was hoping to marry the TV hunk, but after years of being a Hollywood bachelor, he was not ready to commit.
After playing the field, however, he ran back to his longtime love, and luckily for him, she took him back.
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Here's plenty of porn stars walking the red carpet for the 2nd Annual YNOT Awards in LA!
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Javi Marroquin is not having the greatest week.
On Saturday, cops were called to Javi's home during an intense fight between the Teen Mom 2 star and his then-fiancee, Lauren Comeau.
We now know that it was Javi who called the cops and that the move was a response to behavior from his sister, not Lauren.
Apparently, Lidia Marroquin was informed of the fight by a witness (several of Javi and Lauren's friends were on hand at the time), and she showed up hoping to remove his infant son from the scene before the situation escalated further.
“Javi didn’t want Lidia there, and didn’t want her taking his son, so he called 911 because she refused to leave without the baby,” a source close to the situation tells The Ashley's Reality Roundup.
Like we said, not the most laid-back weekend.
But believe it or not, Javi's situation only got worse in the days that followed.
We now know that Marroquin and Comeau have separated and that the fight began because Javi was caught cheating on Lauren.
The latter fact was first reported by The Hollywood Gossip, and it seems Javi became irate when he learned that his latest infidelity had become public knowledge.
He apparently went into damage control mode, and in an attempt to identify the leak, he lashed out at his ex-wife, Kailyn Lowry.
Kailyn had previously refused to comment on Javi's latest drama -- but that all changed when he texted her demanding to know why she had spoken with the press.
"Since [Javi Marroquin] wants to text me asking if I'm leaking the info about him and his girl. I'm about to," she tweeted on Wednesday.
"I could have by now and I have not but if I'm being accused I might as well, right?" Lowry continued, adding that she once again plans to be the bigger person:
"But I won't do what he did to me during our divorce so I'll keep my mouth shut."
Sounds like Kail decided to let Javi off easy.
That act of mercy may have been motivated by the fact that his whole world seems to be crumbling around him.
"Karma is a bitch and I'll let her do her work," Lowry later tweeted.
Thus far, it looks like karma isn't letting Kail down.
By his own admission, Javi has lost everything, and since his downfall is entirely his doing, he's receiving zero sympathy from the public.
He might be having the worst week of anyone in the entire Teen Mom franchise, which is really saying something.
I have too many books. I have two stacks of books by my bed which are my “I will get to you when I get to you” reading list. But I also have at least
three four five (?) other stacks squirrelled away around my house for books I also want to read, or books given to me as gifts, or books I’ve bought for other people and decided to keep for myself (no joke, I have a problem). Plus, I have at least three giant bookcases full of my books and books I inherited from my late father.
I would actually pay someone to come into my house and help me cull my book collection and organize it and possibly help me build at least two more bookcases? What I would not do is pay someone to buy more books so that my bookshelves would look fancier. But that’s what Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebrities are doing. They’re hiring Thatcher Wine (that’s the guy’s real name) to be their “celebrity bibliophile” and buy books for them and help them arrange those books on their bookshelves. Town & Country interviewed him and he spilled some tea on his ridiculous job:
What he thinks about the rise of books in home décor: “My invention for the book jacket means that someone can have the complete works of Jane Austen, but in a certain Pantone chip color that matches the rest of the room or with a custom image. People have invested in how their home looks: They chose the cabinets, the carpets, the paint, and the window coverings. Why settle for books that a publisher designed? Books can have as much style as anything else in the room.
What is on Gwyneth’s bookshelf? “Gwyneth remodeled her L.A. home a few years ago and when she moved in she realized she needed about five or six hundred more books to complete the shelves. I looked at books she already owned, which focused on fashion, art, culture, photography, and architecture, as well as books that her kids liked. We expanded on those topics, and for the kids, we included a selection of classics that we thought they might like as they got older. In the family room we integrated the books into her existing collection so that it felt very light, inviting, and easy to grab off the shelves. In the dining room, we stuck to a more rigid color palette of black, white, and gray since it was less of a space where one might hang out and read.
“When she moved in she realized she needed about five or six hundred more books to complete the shelves…” This is so absurd to me, I laughed. I’ve had brutal moves before – I’m still traumatized by the move out of my college rental, honestly – and those moves are devastating because I know I won’t be able to take all of my books. I still miss some collections of poetry I left behind in a move more than a decade ago!! But to move to a new house, look around and decide that you “needed about five or six hundred more books to complete the shelves”??? HOW? How do you not bring your books with you? How do you move into a house and suddenly decide to buy five hundred books AS DECOR? And of course Gwyneth Paltrow is exactly the kind of person who pays someone to fill her house with books she hasn’t read (or even opened), books which are only there as actual decor and intellectual decor. BOOK POSEUR.
With her independence journey underway, Meri Brown insists that she's a good person and she wants Sister Wives fans to know it.
But her current business venture has followers alarmed -- and shaking their heads in dismay.
Has Meri joined up with a predatory business scheme that seeks to siphon money from her impressionable fans?
"They say if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life," Meri writes on Instagram.
Her caption continues: "Never in a million years did I think I would have a 'job' where I'd be traveling all over the place.
Meri gushes that she is "catching flights, hanging out with friends, meeting new people, and creating lifelong friendships literally all across the country."
"Sitting on yet another plane today," she writes. "I feel blessed."
Meri's tags are what really got people's attention: "#LuLaRoeForLife #LuLaRoeMoreThanJustLeggings #LuLaRoeValentina."
No one begrudges seeing Meri in good spirits, but her choice of employment set off alarm bells with a number of fans.
"Isn’t Lularoe a pyramid scam?" asked one comment.
A number of other followers replied: "yes."
As evidence, some of the comments pointed to a merciless article in Bloomberg that wholly condemned LuLaRoe with testimony from thousands of women.
Others made reference to a Vice documentary along the same lines.
So, what exactly is a pyramid scheme?
According to the FTC, such a scam "promise[s] consumers or investors large profits based primarily on recruiting others to join their program."
The definition continues: "not based on profits from any real investment or real sale of goods to the public."
Now, LuLaRoe absolutely does sell products to the public.
But its critics argue that it relies more upon inventory purchase profits than upon actual sales.
Someone like Meri might be making six figures from the gig, but those profits may come from having more people below her rather than from sales.
Another commenter points out that folks like Meri "have to bring people under them, classic pyramid scheme structure."
"They don’t make much money at all from selling the actual clothes," points out another follower.
That comment continues: "They make money from recruits."
"They convince vulnerable women to spend thousands of dollars to ‘start a business,’" that same fan accuses.
The commenter concludes: "And they have to keep purchasing every month to maintain the status to earn bonuses."
To be clear, no one is accusing Meri of being some sort of nasty predator who leeches money from vulnerable women.
For one thing, whatever LuLaRoe's deal is, it's clearly working well for her.
She seems happy and, as we mentioned, she may be drawing in a hefty income from the gig, even if others cannot say the same.
It's not Meri's only source of income, either.
Remember, she also owns a bed-and-breakfast back in Utah.
With reports that Meri's marriage to Kody is finally over, she exactly fits the demographic that multi-level marketing schemes seek.
That is, women who are looking for new sources of income who, through desperation or optimism, are willing to spend money to make money.
But like we said, this seems to be working for her, both financially and emotionally.
If her commenters think that LuLaRoe is so bad, there are places to discuss that that aren't in her comments.
Right now, let's try to let Meri enjoy herself.
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As we heard earlier this week, Katie Holmes dumped Jamie Foxx sometime this spring after six years of dating mostly undercover, right after they made their FIRST public appearance together at the Met Gala. Jamie was most recently seen out with a girl young enough to be his daughter, a singer whom he claims he’s helping out (sure he is). We know Katie dumped Jamie because a source told Us Magazine (if that’s true and I believe it). A source also told Us that Jamie cheated on Katie for years. This isn’t surprising at all.
Not on the same page. Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx were living very “different lives,” which ultimately led to their split, an insider reveals to Us Weekly exclusively.
“It has been many years of him stepping out with other women,” the source says. “He’s disrespectful and their lives were different. His partying ways don’t fit with hers as she’s focused on raising her daughter and working.”
Speculation of a breakup between Holmes and Foxx started earlier this month when the “Blame It” rapper was seen with two different women in Los Angeles. The Ray actor was first seen with a mystery blonde at clubs Delilah and Highlight Room on Thursday, August 15. Two days later, he was spotted holding hands with singer Sela Vave at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood.
The rest of the article is a recap of stuff about their relationship which we already know. I believe that Katie dumped Jamie, because he’s acting like he’s hurt. He’s been taking these other women out to paparazzi hot spots as if he has something to prove. Although there were a couple of staged outings with Katie over the years, I distinctly remember a beach photo op, he didn’t take her to the LA celebrity spots! I bet Jamie thought Katie would stay on the back burner and he could take her back whenever he wanted, because it sounds like that was their pattern. She didn’t do that this time so he wanted to let her know he’s over her. By being petty like this he’s the one showing that he’s hurt. (See also: Miley Cyrus.)
Let’s play who should Katie date next. Maybe an agent or lawyer type, someone adjacent to her industry but not as famous as she is. Ooh I would love for her to get with someone funny who can make her laugh, like a comedian or up-and-coming actor who isn’t in it for the headlines and will be crazy about her.
After I wrote all that I found this story about a video that Jamie Foxx, 51, made about his relationship with that extremely young singer, whom a source previously told People was “just a girl,” a “young singer” he was “helping out” Here’s what he said. He claimed he discovered her, basically, and is mentoring her:
“When I met Ed Sheeran, I didn’t know him from Adam. He slept on my couch for six weeks — he ended up going on to do great things,” Foxx said of the British singer.
“Nick Cannon was 13 years old, he would sleep in my old house. Before Ne-Yo was Ne-Yo, he would come to the crib,” Foxx continued.”Everybody comes to my crib, no matter who you are.”
“But here was the thing, there is a young lady by the name of Sela Vave. I did the same thing with her.”
Foxx shared that he was introduced to Vave by one of his other artists. He then got to hear her sing on the front steps of his house — a moment that Vave has shared on social media.
“She’s singing broken down Beyoncé, playing the guitar and I said ‘How the f— did this happen?’”
“So, we took her under our wing,” Foxx explained.
The star then explained the photographs taken of himself and Vave holding hands as they left Bootsy Bellows nightclub last Friday.
“I’m escorting her to my car, to put her in the car — my artist, who hangs out with my kids and is as young as my daughter,” Foxx said.
“People try to make mountains out of molehills. We want to treat her the same way and give her the same opportunities,” Foxx said, adding that he warned Vave of the “haters.”
“I told her it’s going to be this way. It’s a double standard when it comes to women,” Foxx said.
Foxx said that he chose to speak out because “we protect our own.”
“I spoke to that girl’s mom, and she put her trust in me,” Foxx said of Vave. “We want to make sure she has the opportunity to show you the talent we saw. All of the unnecessary hate for the woman, just because the guys are coming here and they’re working hard, but when a girl does it, she has an ulterior motive. Stop that s—.”
“I embrace all the artists [who] come here. That’s our artist. She’s been brought into the family, she works hard, and she’s a beautiful singer.”
Vave also slammed the trolls in the caption of Foxx’s live video, writing, “For the people who care… here is the TRUE story… for everyone else you can keep talking and calling me a w—-, slut, home wrecker, thot, gold digger, that I should die, and whatever else you want.”
“It doesn’t matter to me, I’m out here to work and do what I love most. #music #killthedoublestandard.”
I couldn’t see that video because it’s expired. It’s somewhat convincing to me and maybe he’s telling the truth. However, where is the part where he says “there is absolutely nothing going on between us and I’m offended by that?” Do you know what I mean? This sounds genuine, but he could have said something like that. Also, he knew how this would look. He knows there are photographers outside Bootsy Bellows. He could have written a statement denying any romantic relationship with her and posted it to IG. I’m just still kind of skeptical and I’m sure he gave these type of excuses to Katie.
Jamie Foxx Speaks Out After Split to Defend Singer, Whom He Was Seen Holding Hands with https://t.co/in7S1ghkqW
— People (@people) August 22, 2019
Jamie posted this photo with his daughters on the set of Beat Shazam, the name that tune show on Fox which he hosts. He also posted a photo with his sister. This makes me think that he easily could have gone out with family or guy friends to be photographed, but that wouldn’t have gotten press or Katie’s attention, would it?
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#daddydaughtertime on @beatshazamfox. We’ve had an incredible season, seen so many lives changed, heard amazing stories and had a blast!!! Thank you to all u THE FANS for tuning in!!!! Lastly, much love to our contestant Alan who is no longer with us but shed his light on all of us, God Bless his family. #beatshazam #foxxonfox
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