The Iconic Diana Ross Turned Her AMAs Performance Into a Giant Family Affair

Diana Ross was the belle of the ball at Sunday night’s American Music Awards. After walking the red carpet with her massive, proud family, the iconic 74-year-old singer was honored with a lifetime achievement award for her six decades in the music industry and brought the audience to its feet with an epic performance of her greatest hits.

Celebrities couldn’t handle the greatness of her medley, either. From «I’m Coming Out» to «Ain’t No Mountain High Enough» and «The Best Years of My Life» and even the incomparable «Ease on Down the Road» from The Wiz, Ross proved that she still has the same pipes and stage presence that put her on the map in the early ’60s. And if that wasn’t amazing enough, she brought her entire extended family, as well as longtime friends and collaborators Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, on stage to dance and celebrate with her. Watch the video above now, and prepare to get your entire life.

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Judge Jeanine Pirro Was Busted For Trying To Warp Into The Next Galaxy With Her Car

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Wacky Fox News host and former TV judge Jeanine Pirro was pinched by the cops on Sunday for going 119 mph in a 65 mph zone in upstate New York. Drive fast cuz’ speed turns her on! Was she trying to escape the Empire’s tie fighters or the wrath of Khan?

The NY State Police told the NY Daily News that the former CW television judge was pulled over in a Cadillac at 1:15 PM in the town of Nichols and charged with speeding. In a statement via Fox News, Jeanine says that her mom was sick and she was (obviously) trying to get to her as quickly as possible.

In a statement released by Fox News, Pirro said she was racing to see her sick mother in Elmira.

“I had been driving for hours to visit my ailing 89-year-old mom and didn’t realize how fast I was driving,” she said. “I believe in the rule of law and I will pay the consequences.”

In an amusing twist, Judge Jeanine, 66, had gone on a rant on Fox News the day before about how the Clintons think they’re above the law. It’s true, you often see Bill and Hilary hurtling through space and time at 119 mph.

“I say law and order and truth and justice are the foundations of this Republican,” Pirro said. “I’m tired of the powerful and the Clintons being above the law — law each and every one of us must follow.”

Fortunately for life-enjoying motorists everywhere, the off-brand Judge Judy is in danger of losing her license. The DMV in New York states that “a conviction of going more than 40 mph above the speed limit could result in 11 points on a person’s driver’s license.” When your license earns 11, that’s when they suspend it. She might be taking Lyft everywhere for awhile.

This is why, when you’re a judge and you know you’re going to be driving so fast the macadam turns to hot sludge under your tires, you prepare for this sort of incident. Wear your judge’s robe when you drive! And make sure your gavel is prominently displayed on the dashboard. Hell, have a stenographer and a bailiff in the backseat. Once the trooper realizes you’re an actual judge, he’ll probably let you off with a warning because you could hold him in contempt someday if he’s ever in your courtroom.

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Kelly Clarkson Turns the AMAs Into a Girls’ Night Out With Her Daughter and Stepdaughter

It was girls’ night out for Kelly Clarkson at the American Music Awards in LA on Sunday. The singer, who opened the show alongside Pink with a beautiful rendition of «Everybody Hurts,» hit the red carpet with her 3-year-old daughter, River Rose, and her 16-year-old stepdaughter, Savannah Blackstock, whom she shares with husband Brandon Blackstock. Before taking the stage, Kelly talked to E! News about how she manages being a mom and a singer. «I think it’s any working mom, any working parent’s struggle. It’s a balancing act. We do our best,» she explained, jokingly adding, «I am sure they will end up in therapy.»

Kelly also opened up about her upcoming stint on the next season of NBC’s The Voice. «I like that I get to be a coach and not a judge. ‘Cause I am not good at judging. But I am really good at coaching and feeling like I have been them.» Keep reading to see more photos of Kelly’s night.

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Lena Dunham, Matt Weiner, and Another Senator Get Pulled Into Sexual Harassment Scandals

A couple of weeks ago, an assistant of Matthew Weiner turned writer on Mad Men, Kater Gordon, alleged that Weiner had said to her one night at work that he deserved to see her naked. Gordon won an Emmy for co-writing an episode of Mad Men with Weiner, but was nevertheless let go and she’s never worked in Hollywood again.

The accusation was enough to at least disrupt Weiner’s current book tour (his book has received middling reviews, and is not selling particularly well). Three of 11 tour stops were cancelled, and moderators and other participants have dropped out of others.

Yesterday, Kater Gordon received support for her claims from Marti Noxon, creator and original showrunner on UnREAL and The Girls’ Guide to Divorce, plus a former senior assistant on Mad Men.

It also sounds like Matthew Weiner fits the personality type for so many sexual abusers: He’s an emotional terrorist, and it sounds like working on the set of Mad Men was a bad scene for everyone involved.

I would also add that at a stop on the book tour last night, Matt Weiner was joined on stage by Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black), who asked Weiner about the allegations. He denied them, but did not dispute that he was a demanding boss. Kohan, by the way, is the sister-in-law of Marti Noxon. Awkward.

Meanwhile, «champion» of feminist issues Lena Dunham issued a statement defending a friend and Girls writer Murray Miller, who was accused by actress Aurora Perrineau of sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was only 17.

«While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year,» Dunham said in a statement issued by her and Girls showrunner Jenni Konner. «It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.»

Social media spent much of the night lambasting Dunham for defending the man accused of rape. Most are suggesting that Dunham «believes women,» unless that woman is accusing a friend of hers, which is fair. I don’t care for Dunham as a person. Unless she knew something the rest of us do not, I have no idea why she’d issue this statement, and if she knows something the rest of us do not, she should probably let the rest of us know.

Meanwhile, a Democratic Senator was also pulled into all of this yesterday in a sign of what hopefully is not to come: Sexual assault allegations being weaponized as political tools. Yesterday, a «woman» on Twitter accused a Senator of sexual assault allegations dating back years, and right-wing Twitter immediately pounced on it, spreading the accusations across social media. However, hours later, it was revealed that the Twitter account was fake — created only a few days before and containing a picture of a woman who was not the accuser. By that time, the damage had already been done in certain circles (and because this is actual fake news, I won’t even mention the Senator’s name). It looks like it was a bot attack, and the Senator’s people are looking into its origins.

It’s unsettling, to say the least. We have just gotten to the point in our society where women are actually starting to be believed by most, so I would hate to see that put in jeopardy by allegations fabricated for political gain.

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Lakers And Suns Got Into A Little On Court Scuffle, Lonzo Ball Was Totally Disinterested

Here’s a good way to gain the respect of your teammates when you’re in the middle of the worst shooting season by a rookie in recent memory: mix it up during a scuffle, let everybody know you have their back when shit goes down. So when this little skirmish broke out last night between the Suns and Lakers, Lonzo had a perfect opportunity to gain some esteem in the locker room. But instead of jumping right in there, he just moseyed his way over to the bench.

Jay Cutler thinks that was soft.

Look, I don’t want to go after Lonzo too hard because he didn’t ask for all this pressure, his dad did. But you have to at least make an effort to get into the mix there. At least walk over there and pretend to break up the fight. We know how quickly teammates turn on each other in the NBA.

His reasoning? He wasn’t trying to get a tech.

It wouldn’t hurt to show a little fire.

I guess we should’ve known


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Ohio State Fan Tries To Break Into Apartment, Resident Is Watching On Security Camera, Calls Cops, It’s All On Video

I know there are those out there who think I won’t post Ohio State fans being criminals because I’m a homer Ohio State fan. Nonsense. We’ve been down this road before. I call it like it is. If somebody is being a scumbag, they get called out for a scumbag. Now there are certain outlets I associate with who can’t say the same.

There are certain outlets who never called out scumbag Michigan fan for stealing a donation box. That’s because they’re not fair & balanced.

Of course I’m going to post surveillance of Buckeye Guy trying to break into an apartment only to get interrupted by Columbus cops who were tipped off by the homeowner watching his security feed.

From Sebastian’s Facebook thread:

it’s the arlo pro, it’s pretty awesome, hold ups up to 7 days of video with no subscription and then if you wanna pay extra you can get more space, it has two way talk through the camera, the base comes with a alarm so if you have a camera inside and it detects motion it can set off the alarm if you program it that way, there’s a lot of cool features

Listen to the sound in that video. How is it that banks don’t have this quality of footage? And audio!

Sounds like this is what Brandon used to catch the James Laurinaitis jersey burglar – the Arlo Pro!


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Amazon Is Dropping A ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Into Your Streaming Selections

I don’t know if you’ve heard about it, but there is a series of books known collectively as Lord of the Rings. The books were written by a J.R.R. Tolkien and I’ve heard that some people love them.

Also, there was a trilogy of three hour long movies released from 2001 through 2003. They were little indie productions.

At any rate, streaming giant Amazon has announced that they will be bringing a Lord of the Rings series to their streaming service. They’ve also committed to producing the series over multiple seasons, so you can recreate your time in the theater in the comfort of your own home.

Amazon Studios head Sharon Tal Yguado assured fans that they will be working with Tolkien’s estate to create storylines that involve the timeline prior to The Fellowship of the Ring. It will take place in Middle Earth and will «…bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings

This deal also gives Amazon the global TV rights to the film trilogy and the potential for a spin-off series in the future. The deal is said to be worth $ 250 million and will fill the Game of Thrones-shaped hole in the internet conglomerate’s programming. Netflix and HBO had a chance to work with Tolkien’s estate and Warner Bros., but Amazon obviously won that precious.

By the way, the $ 250 million is just for the rights. The costs of production are a whole other set of dollar signs. I hope this doesn’t raise my Amazon Prime fee again.

Now we wait on the announcement of characters and the ensuing internet explosion of casting wishlists, rumors, and annoyance.

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Open Post: Hosted By The Jolly F-Bomb A Burglar Drops Into Paddington Bear’s Ear

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Giant British retailer Marks & Spencer put out their holiday ad last week, and yeah, bitches are late. Most major department stores have been hustling for holiday money when it was still “coochie cutters and crop tops” weather. But in their holiday ad, they bring together Paddington Bear and the burglar whose Christmas is ruined by that annoying do-gooder in a duffel coat.

The ad starts out with Paddington’s tip getting moist while having Christmas Eve dreams about marmalade. He’s then woken up by another bear. The other bear is out stealing Christmas presents when Paddington knocks him out by opening a window and mistakes the criminal thief for Santa. Paddington is either a master pretender or dumber than a dried dingle. The real Santa would never even think of using a box of Just For Men to sloppily half-dye his glorious white beard, and he wouldn’t be caught dead in jeans and a dreadful Land’s End windbreaker.

Paddington insists on helping Santa “deliver” presents, and the two go around town, returning the presents the robber stole. Eventually the robber feels the Christmas love and when Paddington gives him a dry, basic, ugly sandwich, he hugs the bear. Now, the robber obviously says, “Thank you, little bear,” but some are hearing, “Fuck you, little bear.” At around the 1:10 mark:

Marks & Spencer tell Adweek that they’re not going to change the ad, because it’s clear that the robber says ,”Thank you, little bear.” The only thing this proves is that Marks & Spencer suck at realistic storytelling. That robber would never thank Paddington, and would most definitely tell the bear to fuck off. Now because of Paddington that robber has to go and re-steal all of those presents. He’s basically going to have to work overtime, and during the Christmas holiday, nonetheless. So selfish, that Paddington is.

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Scumbag Philly Fan Taken Into Custody For Stealing A Jersey From The Roy Halladay Memorial

How about this human piece of garbage? You have to be a real desperate son of a bitch to steal from a memorial of a beloved athlete not even 48 hours after he passed.

So apparently, this Philly fan thought it would be a good idea walk right up to Roy Halladay’s memorial at Citizen’s Bank Park, which was started by Phillies fans, and take one of the jerseys left there in his honor. Let me say this again: HUMAN PIECE OF GARBAGE.

Luckily, people noticed this idiot putting the jersey under his jacket and chased him down. Police arrested him and ended up giving him a citation for disorderly conduct.

Details from CBS Philly:

Police tell CBS3 that a person was initially taken into custody after an officer observed a man taking a jersey from the memorial.

The man, who’s accused of placing the jersey under his jacket, was chased down by officers.

Police say the man was cited for disorderly conduct and released.

Authorities add that since no one claimed ownership of the jersey, no charges will be filed.

Somehow he’s getting off with just that ticket. Trash like this deserves WAY more than that. Lock him up, let him learn a lesson or two.

 


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12 This Is Us Gifts That Won’t Make You Cry Into Your Holiday Stocking

It’s not hard to love This Is Us. Not only does the show have an insanely talented cast, but it also knows how to pull at our heartstrings week after week with its emotional scenes. If your friends are equally obsessed with the series, why not give them something to smile about with a This Is Us gift? From a Pearson family coffee mug to Rebecca’s iconic moon necklace, these gifts will certainly spread holiday cheer this season.

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