During our many years with the Grey’s Anatomy gang, we’ve had so many ups and downs. We’ve suffered through all the heartbreaking finales; made our way through dozens of disasters, hookups, and deaths; and secretly decided which Grey’s Anatomy doctor we are. To commemorate just how far we’ve come, we’re going back through all the moments we felt like we had a permanent understanding with Grey’s. Go ahead, let the nostalgia seep in.
Canadian Trump supporter (huh?) Kaya Jones is a former member of the Pussycat Dolls. Seemingly inspired by all of the Harvey Weinstein messiness, she’s been tweeting about her own negative experiences in the industry. As E! News points out, Kaya says that the Pussycat Dolls, who officially broke up in 2009, wasn’t a “girl group,” it was a “prostitution ring.” They definitely dressed like ladies of the evening but wasn’t that part of their whole burlesque schtick? And it gets darker…
My truth.I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring.Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
Kaya, who left the group in 2005, says that the situation was so bad that she walked away from millions when she left the Dolls.
How bad was it?people ask-bad enough that I walked away from my dreams,bandmates&a 13 million dollar record deal.We knew we were going to#1
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
According to Wikipedia, Kaya’s stated reason for leaving PCD in 2005 was because it was no longer “fun.” It certainly didn’t look fun. Having to play bridesmaid to that Nicole Scherzinger chick along with 20 other girls while singing uninspired pop songs isn’t the life.
Kaya continued to spill tea on Twitter, and went on to shade an unnamed “den mother” who is probably PCD and G.R.L. creator Robin Antin. This was in reference to G.R.L. singer Simone Battle’s suicide in 2014.
I want the den mother from hell to confess why another 1 of her girl group girls committed suicide?Tell the public how you mentally broke us
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
To be apart of the team you must be a team player.Meaning sleep with whoever they say.If you dont they have nothing on you to leverage
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
Why don’t we report it? Because we are all abused! I personally have been warned if I tell I will … you know end up dead or no more career
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 13, 2017
I hope more women & men come out & share their abuse & pain. We must shine a light on this issue in the entertainment business
— KAYA (@KayaJones) October 15, 2017
You wouldn’t think the group who sang such simple, heartfelt lyrics as “when I grow up, I want to have boobies,“* had so much alleged darkness going on behind closed stage curtains. Now whenever I hear “Buttons,” I’m going to think of sex trafficking and suicidal ideation.
(* I know that’s not the actual lyric, but it sure as hell sounds like it.)
There’s a curious moment at the end of the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The final shots of the trailer make it seem like mortal enemies Rey (Daisy Ridley) and a scarred-up Kylo Ren
(Adam Driver) are having a conversation. «I need someone to show me my place in all this,» Rey says, before it cuts to Kylo reaching out a gloved hand in her direction.
Although we firmly believe the moment is merely edited to look like Rey is directing those comments at Kylo — the gold-hued lighting in both scenes is similar, but behind Rey is a dark, plain background, while fire and ash are falling all around Kylo — it begs the question: what would an alliance between Rey and Kylo Ren mean for the Star Wars universe moving forward?
Of all the potential clues about the second film in the new trilogy, this one is the most exciting. Director Rian Johnson has been candid about how the name of the film, The Last Jedi, is a reference to Luke Skywalker. What no one has clarified, though, is if that simply means «the last Jedi of his kind.» As posited by Nerdist, an alliance between Kylo and Rey has the potential to birth an entire new generation of Jedi who don’t operate with the same perception of the Force that Luke does: Gray Jedi.
The concept of Gray Jedi actually already exists in the extended universe. Those who walked the line between the light and dark side of the Force, but did not succumb to the dark side, were seen as Gray (it also refers to those who wanted to live apart from the Jedi High Council). Both Rey and Kylo Ren seem to embody this seesaw between both the light and dark sides, Kylo being on the dark and Rey in the light. Whether they’re related or not, there’s clearly a bond between them that will come into play in The Last Jedi. We just don’t know how.
Sure, Kylo could tell Supreme Leader Snoke to kick rocks and join Rey and his mother in the resistance, or Rey could abandon everything she’s learned for a life fighting for the First Order. But a blend between the two seems far more likely. With Luke’s Jedi school decimated (thanks, Kylo) and his death seeming more inevitable than ever, someone else will have to take over and form a new order of Jedi. Rey and Kylo could be those figures, banding together and calling upon both the light and the dark side of the Force, bringing balance to the universe.
Luckily the franchise has plenty of time to figure it out.
It’s quite the luxury for viewers when a show has already been renewed for a second season before it premieres. Such is the case with Netflix’s Mindhunter, its new serial killer drama starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv. Going in, you know there’s going to be more of the show, so you can become invested without fear of it getting canceled and leaving you hanging on a cliffhanger that will never be resolved.
Why this is particularly good in Mindhunter’s case is because there are a couple big questions left hanging in the season one finale. Here’s how the first season wrapped everything up, but be warned of spoilers ahead.
In episode 10, by now Agent Ford is becoming a little big for his britches in that all these interviews he’s conducting with incarcerated serial killers are making him feel like quite the BMOC. He still wants to catch and convict murderers, so it’s not like he’s becoming a total monster, but his ego is definitely leading the charge at this point.
When a suspect in the murder of 12-year-old Lisa Dawn Porter is looking like he’ll have to be let go without a charge, Ford swoops in to save the day, staging the interview room with items that belonged to Lisa and the clothes she had on when she died. Ford then talks to the suspect, Gene Devier, about liking young girls, even going so far as to quote Ed Kemper, the Co-ed Killer, from back in episode two: «You got to make it with that young pussy before it turns into mom.»
Thinking they share a bond, Devier starts opening up about being attracted to Lisa and eventually confesses to murderering her. Ford loves the media attention, even if Dr. Carr and Agent Tench think it’s going to make it harder for them to speak with more killers in the future. Ford got his killer (and the glory) — but what kind of man is Ford turning into?
Gregg, the agent the team adds in episode eight, feels the same way, so he sends the Office of Professional Responsibility the tape of Ford’s interview with Richard Speck, a man who raped and murdered eight women in one night. The interview is completely inappropriate and the team had decided to get rid of the tape and say it was accidentally destroyed. But Gregg had kept the tape and now OPR has it — though Ford and Tench blame Dr. Carr for giving OPR the tape — and Ford’s FBi career is in serious jeopardy.
Of course, all Ford sees is that he is justified and the FBI can kick rocks for questioning his methods. He goes to see Kemper, who makes Ford his medical proxy and then attempts suicide in order to get Ford’s attention. Apparently Ford has been ignoring Kemper’s letters and Kemper misses their chats. When Kemper tries to hug Ford (a seriously scary moment), Ford kind of freaks out. He does hug Kemper, but only to appease the giant serial killer who is currently towering over him, then runs into the hospital hallway and collapses in an apparent panic attack.
The final scene takes us back to the ADT Serviceman, aka Dennis Rader, aka the BTK Killer, in Kansas. He is burning creepy drawings of bound women in a trash can outside his home. Presumably season two of Mindhunter will continue to track the BTK Killer, since John Douglas (the real-life FBI profile on whom Agent Ford is based) was a key official in bringing Rader to justice.
Harvey Weinstein’s years-long covert campaign to eventually become the Most Reviled Man in America has just about come to fruition. You can tell you’ve made it to the Creep Hall Of Fame when other famed creeps are expressing their condolences.
In an interview with the BBC, Woody Allen, the physical embodiment of everything not to do if you’re a parent, spoke on how “sad” the Weinstein mess is for everybody involved. Woody’s empathy extends to the man who more and more women are coming forward with truly heinous stories about – disgraced movie exec Harvey Weinstein. Rose McGowan, you have our permission to orb (that’s a Charmed reference) over to Woody’s place and emphatically kick him in the balls.
“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved. Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that is life is so messed up.
Woody, who has been accused by his adopted daughter Dylan of sexually molesting her as a child, should know about this sort of “sad” situation. He’s probably also experiencing a “whew, I dodged that bullet somehow” moment. Which is why he’s paying disingenuous lip service to Harvey’s alleged victims.
“There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that.”
But Woody continued on to demonstrate that he doesn’t quite get it. He sort of employed Harvey’s “born of a different era“ bullshit excuse.
“You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That’s not right either.”
You might want to keep your winks to yourself, Wood. Woody’s estranged son Ronan Farrow is one of the journalists who investigated Weinstein, so Dad better watch his ass. Or Soon-Yi could be visiting his nebbishy ass in the pokey!
In other “Harvey Weinstein’s Downfall” news, the Academy has kicked his “well-dressed skin tag” (credit to last night’s SNL) ass to the curb. The Hollywood Reporter informs us that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have declared Weinstein as “someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues” and stripped him of his lifetime membership. The Academy’s board (which includes Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks) made sure to cover their asses and noted that this move was also about a stand against sexual harassment. This was probably some CYA in anticipation of questions like “um, wasn’t there literally hundreds of stories and rumors for literally two decades about this heinous creature?”
We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over.”
Meanwhile, Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby are still members…
THR also had an interview with Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein. Bob, who is rumored to have been behind the outing of Harvey as an alleged sexual predator, referred to his brother as “indefensible and crazy,” and says that he wants Harvey to “get the justice that he deserves.”
Bob, who describes the situation as a “waking nightmare” for him and his family, claims that he knew Harvey was a lech but didn’t realize he was “the type of predator that he was.”
The members of the board, including myself, did not know the extent of my brother’s actions. I know him on a personal level better than anyone. It’s hard to describe how I feel that he took out the emptiness inside of him in so many sick and depraved ways. It’s a sickness but not a sickness that is excusable. It’s a sickness that’s inexcusable. And I, as a brother, understood and was aware as a family member, that my brother needed help and that something was wrong.
Bob is reportedly trying to salvage his and Harvey’s company, despite four members of the board of directors already having exited. There’s speculation that he’ll have The Weinstein Company’s name changed. Good idea, Bob.
Utah Jazz legends John Stockton and Karl Malone haven’t balled together in like 14 years, but the two are still very much in sync. Well, I can’t be 100 percent certain on that but I’m pretty sure their bond is as strong as ever considering the dynamic duo is still living that flip phone life.
For real. Kay Malone did the Internet a huge solid by taking this marvelous photo of John and Karl working their ancient devices during the Auburn-LSU game. Don’t know about you guys, but these are the first flip phones I’ve seen in years:
Auburn choking away a 20-point lead is obviously the big headline from this game, but these flip phones are an easy 1A.
People reports that the beleaguered Aaron Carter has returned to rehab after settling the pressing “legal and personal matters” that “required his immediate and in-person attention.” Carter exited rehab two weeks ago to attend to those “legal and personal matters.” This was in addition to proudly showing off the loss of his abs on social media. His publicist had said at the time that Aaron would return to rehab. And he did!
More power to Aaron and his (no longer drug-fueled) party!
“Aaron has taken care of the legal and financial matters that required his attention and returned to the wellness facility to complete his program.”
Aaron, who entered rehab on Sept 22, fit a whole lifetime of alarming celebrity meltdown behavior into just a few short months. There were arrests, confrontations at Walmart, multiple wellness checks called on him by neighbors concerned by alarming Face
s Of MethTime chats, and televised HIV tests. Not to mention his professed plans to “shoot back“ if terrorists attacked LA’s Gay Pride celebration.
Let’s be kind and encouraging for once and assume that Aaron actually had some contracts to sign, or real estate deals to work out, or amends to make with family and friends so they’d front the money for his mortgage while he’s off getting better (that’s probably it). Everyone loves a comeback and the kid’s got pluck! Or something. I’m really trying to be supportive here. Good luck, Aaron!
This week on Grey’s Anatomy, the staff of Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital banded together to defeat that
recycled storyline pesky tumor inside of Amelia Shepherd’s head for good. It’s a pretty harrowing episode; it initially seems like Amelia might not make it, then she’s in agony because she refuses to take (prescribed) opiates to help with her pain. By the end of the hour, we can all breathe easy. Amelia is OK, thanks to the gracious Dr. Koracick. Unfortunately, there’s something much more sinister at foot: Grey’s might be setting up another unnecessary hookup.
You might be tempted to think we’re talking about Jackson and Maggie’s slightly awkward romance, but we’re not. (Although that one seems very out of place and superfluous as well, to be frank.) No, we’re talking about the supposed spark between Andrew DeLuca and Amelia Shepherd. For the remainder of this post, I shall refer to this new ship as «DeMelia.» I’m calling it now.
Here’s the thing. DeLuca’s character seems so aimless right now. His romances with both Maggie and Jo have flopped. The conflict with his sister has pretty much already dissolved. He doesn’t really have much to do. To me, this whole DeMelia romance comes across as the show’s writers not knowing what to do with him. It’s also convenient because Grey’s seems to be teasing a romance between Owen Hunt and Teddy Altman. Amelia and Owen’s relationship has never been in more danger. A rebound with DeLuca would certainly soften the landing.
That’s the most bothersome thing about DeMelia. It seems more practical than anything else. Amelia is a bold, confident, wild hot shot. She needs a dazzling partner who can keep up with her. And yeah, DeLuca is handsome, but he’s pretty meek. I’d call him a doormat before I’d call him «dazzling.» (Sorry, DeLuca.) It’s clear DeMelia is not built on some fantastic chemistry. Granted, I’ve only caught a mere whiff of the blooming romance at this point, so there’s a chance it might not even happen. All I’m saying is a whiff is more than enough to know that it stinks.
When Katy Perry made a stop during her Witness tour on National Coming Out Day, she had something extra special to do for two lucky fans. The «Swish Swish» singer was performing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, when she invited a couple to join her on stage. She told one of them (who was also named Katy, coincidentally), «You said you had a wish. Well, this is a shooting star,» while pointing at a glittery star hanging near them. «What’s your wish, Katy?» she asked.
The fan responded, «Well, I don’t know if you all have seen Becky, but she’s pretty even without any makeup on,» while looking at her girlfriend in front of the crowd. And that’s when she got down on one knee to pop the big question as the audience (and Katy Perry) collectively freaked out over how epic and adorable the proposal was. Of course, Becky said yes!
If you’re in need of a heartwarming pick-me-up, watch footage of the sweet proposal in the video below. File this one under videos to watch on a sad, rainy day.
Your Sunday Night Football matchup tonight should’ve been a good game about 6 weeks ago, but now you’re looking at it and thinking about watching baseball instead. The Giants are heading straight for tank mode after basically their whole depth chart got injured last weekend. I’m thinking the Broncos should take care of business as a 13 point favorite.
That means our cheerleader this Sunday can take it a little easier on the sidelines tonight. I don’t think there’s going to be any intense cheering needed from DBC Hayley. Tonight she can just mail it in.
- Hometown: Johnston, Iowa
- College: La James International College, Aveda Institute Denver
- Year on the squad: 2
- Movie – Step Brothers
- Song to dance to – Wannabe by The Spice Girls
- Color – Pink
- Super Hero – Wonder Woman