Kelly Clarkson Says She Was Asexual Before Her Husband

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Her husband must be serving A LOT in EVERY area if he was able to rouse her out of what sounds like a casual state of asexuality.

Kelly Clarkson played a private show for SiriusXM listeners at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, and according to People, she revealed that she never felt sexual attraction for anyone until she met her husband Brandon Blackstock. Christ, how lucky is she? She ended up meeting what sounds like the one person in the universe that had the stuff to awaken her dormant sessuality. What are the odds of that? Shouldn’t this be a movie?

Kelly told the crowd:

“This isn’t a downer to anybody I dated before him, but I’m just going to be real: I never felt like, honesty, sexually attracted to anybody before him. And I’m not downing my exes. You know, everybody’s different. But there was something about him.”

Everyone from Kelly’s high-school prom date to former co-workers she might have dated before she hit it big to Justin Guarini are hanging their heads today because they were lied to and now they’re doubting their own hotness! You’ll always be a smokeshow to me, Justin.

Kelly’s new album, Meaning of Life, contains what People calls “confident and sexy anthems” (which is a way better album title) that are reportedly based on her hubby. She went on to use the word “asexual” which is, of course, a legit sexual orientation, so this is news.

“I honestly thought I was asexual — I’d never been turned on like that in my whole life,” she said. “I was like, ‘Oh that’s that feeling… okay! That’s what they were talking about in Waiting to Exhale.’ I just got it. I just didn’t have a clue.”

This story is probably going to annoy the asexual people out there. Probably not as much as Kevin Spacey’sI choose to live as a gay manbullshit annoyed the gays, but maybe a little.

Kelly met her music executive husband at the Country Music Awards in 2006, and they were married in 2013. She knew that he was something special when he walked by her backstage and all of a sudden her sleeping vagina’s alarm clock finally went off and it sprang out of bed. Then it got back in bed and began to take off its clothes out of sheer horniness.

“I was like, ready to take it all off. I just felt something. We didn’t really know each other; I had just met him that one time. Just from that one time, even six years later, I had never really dated anyone. I honest to God thought, ‘Is this what it’s like to be asexual?’ I was just not attracted to people.”

I’m kind of with her on this one. He’s got that “Tim McGraw’s little brother who might be heteroflexible” look.

Brandon was hitched at the time and Kelly wasn’t going to Sienna Miller his marriage.

Nothing happened then, of course. He was married at the time to Melissa Ashworth, and as Clarkson was quick to point out to the crowd, she “ain’t that girl.”

But when she found out he was divorced, she sprang into action. And the rest is history! The couple have two kids – River Rose, 3, and Remington Alexander, 1. So she wasn’t effing around about her sexual awakening.

This story is a little suspect, though. Anyone who’s seen and felt the fiery sexual chemistry between Kelly and Justin in From Justin to Kelly feels me. Right?

Pic: Instagram

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Morning Briefing: General John Kelly Is a Bad Man; A Really Bad Man

Good morning, and Happy Halloween everyone! Wanna see something terrifying?

That should be the movie poster for Get Out 2. Moviegoers would be too fucking terrified to go see it, though.

Unfortunately, this morning is just not going to be as exciting as yesterday. Today is like a hangover from all that political glee. Today, instead of indictments, we have General John Kelly talking up the «honorable» Robert E. Lee and seemingly blaming Lincoln’s inability to compromise for the Civil War.

No one offered a better response to that than Ta-Nehisi Coates, but you’re going to have to click over to Twitter to read the Thread:

tl;dr: There were a lot of compromises both before and after the Civil War, and none of those compromises favored African Americans.

General Kelly is a real-deal racist, which is probably why he refuses to apologize to Rep. Wilson in spite of incontrovertible video evidence that he was lying his damn ass off.

That interview, by the way, was with Laura Ingraham, whose new show kicked off last night on Fox News, in case you were worried that Fox might ever temper their right-wing zealotry. Fox News, by the way, continues to live in an alternative universe:

I want to go to there.

Trump is on the horn this morning, too. But his heart is clearly not in it. There’s barely any ALL CAPS here.

Maybe he’s feeling deflated after he saw the cover of the NYDaily News this morning:

Meanwhile, I suspect that the only reason an indictment for Carter Page hasn’t been handed down yet is because Mueller just likes watching him step in it every time he appears on television. Dear God, this is a dumb motherfucker.

For what it’s worth: The indictments probably aren’t finished yet:

In fact, there’s four sealed cases in between Papadopoulos and Manafort on the docket.

So, on #IndictmentLeftoversTuesday, I leave you with these words of inspiration from «President Clinton.»

(Header photo, by the way, is of LeBron James, a 6’8 Pennywise who can dunk on you.)

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Without a Doubt, Kelly Ripa Is the Queen of Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Kelly Ripa does not hold back when it comes to Halloween. In addition to nailing her pop culture outfits, the TV host often sports more than one costume on Live With Kelly, making for twice the fun. In 2011, Kelly brought on the laughs when she and Nick Lachey dressed up as Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries on air, and two years later, she and her former cohost, Michael Strahan, recreated that now-infamous Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke VMAs moment. In 2016, the TV host completely outdid herself by sporting not one, but eight amazing costumes, and she’s already gotten a head start on this year’s getups.

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The Savage Move Kelly Ripa Pulled When Her Daughter Didn’t Like Her Throwback Halloween Photo

Kelly Ripa always shares the sweetest photos of her family on Instagram, but there are a few moments that don’t make the cut. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, the Live With Kelly and Ryan host talked about how she got in major trouble with her 16-year-old daughter, Lola, whom she shares with husband Mark Consuelos, over a Halloween #TBT. «[Lola called me and was] like, ‘You take it down right now! My friends follow you for some reason and they will see this!'» Kelly explained. Even though she eventually removed all traces of it from her page, that certainly didn’t stop her from sharing it with the world on Jimmy’s show. See the adorable photo that made Lola freak out in the video above!

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Kelly Ripa Chokes Up While Talking About Her Son’s Dyslexia, Makes Ryan Seacrest Cry

Kelly Ripa has been open about her 14-year-old son Joaquin’s struggle with dyslexia in the past, and on Wednesday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, she broke down in tears while giving Ryan Seacrest an update on how he’s doing in high school. «A lot of you that watch the show know that he has dyslexia and dysgraphia [a learning disability that affects one’s writing skills], so school has always been a very big challenge for us in our household,» Kelly explained. «He’s getting straight A’s . . . he’s doing great.» But Kelly wasn’t the only one who got emotional; her revelation even got Ryan a little choked up. «When my mom cries, it makes me cry, so when you cry, it makes me cry,» Ryan said. You might want to grab some tissues before watching these clips.


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Megyn Kelly Speaks Out Against Bill O’Reilly: Sincere or Opportunistic (Or Both)?

Something that often gets under my skin — and you people in the comments, bless, do this more than anyone (no offense) — is that when someone finally sees the light where it concerns sexual harassment, or Trump, or whatever, you’re all like, «Too little, too late!»

I get it! I do! But I’m usually just so relieved that they’ve come around to the right side on an issue that I can’t bring myself to hold their past against them too much (so long as I believe they are being genuine in their reversal). I’m a very forgiving person, perhaps to my detriment.

With my forgiving nature as context, where it concerns Megyn Kelly’s terrific speech this morning on the Today show speaking out against Bill O’Reilly, all I can think is: «Too little, too late.»

Where was that speech last July when Gretchen Carlson spoke up? Where was that speech when — as Kelly concedes herself in the clip above — Bill O’Reilly was attacking his accusers? Where was this speech when it would have made the most difference for all the women at Fox News who have been harassed and assaulted for the last decade?

Granted, Kelly didn’t defend Ailes or O’Reilly at the time, but she didn’t admonish them, either. Aside from O’Reilly, she was the most powerful person on the network at the time. She had no problem engaging in a feud with Sean Hannity, so why didn’t she come to the defense of so many of her female co-workers?

Look: No one has any obligation to speak out about their experiences, and I am certainly not suggesting that Kelly had any such obligation to do so. But she could have stuck up for her colleagues, especially when she knew that their accusations were true. She could have provided some moral support. Instead of being largely silent, she could have simply said, «I believe them.» That’s all it would have taken.

Or maybe she shouldn’t have. Megyn Kelly is her own person, and at the time, she was trying to get a new contract with Fox or another network, and maybe she didn’t want to rock the boat. She was looking out for herself, and I get that. But after looking out for herself for months and months and months, it’s hard not to notice that this speech criticizing Bill O’Reilly comes after weeks of falling ratings, and that it comes at a time when Megyn Kelly needs the positive attention the most.

Is that a coincidence? Or was this genuinely the first opportunity Megyn Kelly had to speak out against Bill O’Reilly?

I hate feeling so cynical about this, but as Kayleigh points out, «it’s good she’s speaking up but the woman who had Mark Fuhrmann as her preferred guest on police brutality issues has so little moral high-ground for anyone to take her 100% sincerely.»

Or, as TK says, «Hey before we start singing Megyn Kelly’s praises, let’s not forget that years of being a racist, homophobic shitwad are not erased just because she suddenly is speaking out about Bill O’Reilly. She is still, in her heart of hearts, a fucking awful person.»

I guess that’s where I’m at. I really, really like to believe in the best intentions of people, but the timing of this? It feels opportunistic.

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Minka Kelly Has Had It With the Cheating Rumors, Cusses Out an Instagram Commenter

Minka Kelly has had it with the cheating rumors. Following speculation that her relationship with Jesse Williams led to his divorce with his wife of nearly five years, Aryn Drake-Lee, Minka finally set the record straight on Instagram on Thursday. In a now-deleted comment, an Instagram user wrote, «I hope the cheating rumors aren’t true. It would be disappointing» under one of Minka’s recent photos. Minka then clapped back, saying, «They’re not. Hate for you to be disappointed. Glad I could clear that up for you. Now f*ck off.»

Minka and Jesse are reported to have started dating in April 2017, which is around the same time Jesse and Aryn’s split was announced. While it’s still unclear why Jesse and Aryn broke up, Jesse addressed the infidelity rumors in an 11-minute Tidal video for JAY-Z’s latest album, Footnotes for 4:44, saying, «I was in a relationship 13 years — 13 real years, not five years, not seven years, 13 years. And all of a sudden motherf*ckers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship.» Jesse has yet to publicly comment on his relationship with Minka.

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Minka Kelly Would Like You To Know She Didn’t Wreck Jesse Williams’ Marriage

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Jesse Williams is for sure dating Minka Kelly after splitting from his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee in the messiest way. The timeline of when Jesse got with Minka is still a target of speculation. If you ask Minka Kelly, like someone on Instagram recently did, she’ll tell you that she had no part in ruining his marriage.

Yesterday, Minka Instagrammed a post-haircut selfie. Minka got some compliments on her hair, but she also got drama that unfolded in the comments. UsWeekly says that it started with a fan who wrote: “I hope the cheating rumors aren’t true. It would be disappointing.” Apparently Minka doesn’t play when it comes to people implying she’s an “other woman” type and she shot back:

“They’re not. Hate for you to be disappointed. Glad I could clear that up for you. Now fuck off.”

Another fan asked where the original comment went (it had since been deleted). Minka responded again, letting everyone know she didn’t delete it and stands by her original response.

“I didn’t delete it and I stand by it. Anyone and their assumptions about my personal life can do the same.”

That last one actually ended with a peace sign emoji. I can appreciate that, especially since I love a good juxtaposition. And there really isn’t any one better than a cutesy emoji and telling someone to fuck off.

I’m sure some of Minka’s nosier fans were waiting to see if she’d post a follow-up today with some proof that she’s not Jesse’s other woman, like a video of her flipping the bird while taking a lie detector test. Instead she posted her own story about meeting with Harvey Weinstein back in the day.

You can read the whole tale here, but I’ve condensed it a bit below. Minka says she met Harvey at an industry party, and the next day her agent said he wanted to see her at his hotel. Minka declined the hotel room meeting, and so instead, they met in the hotel restaurant with an assistant present. The assistant got up and left at one point, and that’s when Harvey allegedly laid on the creepy charm.

“As she walked away, he said, ‘I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night’ and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend. Or, ‘We could just keep this professional.’ All I knew was not to offend this very powerful man and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible. I told him while flattered, I’d like to keep things professional. He said ‘Fine. I trust you won’t tell anyone about this.’ I said ‘Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me.’”

Minka says she’s “appalled” for any women who are being told that these situations are their fault. She also apologizes for “being complicit” in keeping quiet and protecting his behavior.

That was some quick thinking on Minka’s part to ask that the meeting with Harvey be moved to the hotel’s restaurant. Although I’m sure it was plenty awkward for Harvey when he arrived at the host’s stand. “Uh, Mr. Weinstein? We’ve told you numerous times, you can’t wear your bathrobe down here.

Pic: Wenn.com

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Megyn Kelly Is Sinking “Today’s” Ratings

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The transition of Megyn Kelly from the fräulein of Fox News to the tart of the Today has been more of a car crash than a walk in the park – and now the ratings reportedly  show she’s sinking the whole ship!

Between her gay thing” snafu on her first day and pissing Jane Fonda off, Megyn isn’t exactly making friends on her new show, Megyn Kelly Today. But some thought the ratings would still be high considering there’s nothing people love more than to tune in and watch a hot mess do her thang. It’s how Andy Cohen built an empire! But a source told Page Six her ratings are shit, and it’s making the whole show stink:

“Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kelly joined the ‘Today’ franchise, but the numbers show Kelly’s lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda Kotb’s show, which follows straight afterwards. They’ve taken a huge hit with Megyn as their lead-in.”

Not the booze bag and makeover hour!!! People must prefer Jenna Bush Hager, Sheinelle Jones, and Boston’s old weather gal Dylan Dreyer to Miss “Santa Is White” because Megyn’s hour of Today is down a whopping 32% from the same time last year. And Hoda and KLG’s mess express of a show is down 26%! Sources say head honchos at Today are mildly shitting bricks:

“Too many people are tuning out NBC. Hoda and Kathie Lee had been a bright spot in the mornings. People are alarmed.”

Megyn also apparently ditched her publicist last month, so some would say this is a downward spiral. Tamron Hall is probably twirling her cane into the sunset with the last laugh…only…she has tainted talk show juju on her end, too.

Tamron famously left Today once word got out the third hour was going to be Megyn’s. She inked a deal with the Weinstein Company for a new talk show, and, well, we know how that brand is doing at the moment.

Tamron told HuffPo that she’s talking to her agents about the next steps for her show, and she called Harvey Weinstein directly at 5am after she heard about the New York Times article about his years of alleged sexual harassment. She described the call as a “take no prisoners” kindof call, which I hope means she took off her earrings and went after him like she did with Scott Baio. Even though Harvey is no longer with The Weinstein Co., Tamron is still concerned considering she has built a reputation covering crimes against women with her Deadline Crime show on TLC.

Considering Megyn’s show is such a bomb and Harvey is such a turd, why not remake the third of hour of Today into “Tamron and Ann Curry Come Home” and relegate Megyn to the social media correspondent who just reads tweets on-air and hands out Kathie Lee’s CDs to visitors in the NBC gift shop? That would bring a surge in ratings and make Good Morning America get fewer viewers than public access!

Pic: NBC via Wenn.com

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Kelly Ripa Put Her Pump Down Over Ryan Seacrest Going On “Good Morning America”

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Page Six is reporting that Kelly Ripa’s new co-host, Ryan Seacrest, was to make an appearance on Good Morning America with the FINALLY complete American Idol judging lineup Wednesday, but Kelly threw a fit at the last minute and he had to cancel, so the judges did the appearance sans their Ryan, who a source says is scared shitless of his yapping lapdog of a co-host.

The source said this to Page Six:

“It’s very clear that Ryan wants to stay on her good side. She’s an executive producer on the show, so she has a lot of pull. It’s fair to say she has a lot of influence over him. He joined her show. It sounds like she still feels threatened.”

Ha! Kelly may look like a chipper band geek, but don’t let that fool you: she’s the Morning Show Don. Once you enter Live!, you’re there until she sets you free, which is flat out never. Regis Philbin, WHO WAS THERE FIRST, said she took it personally when he decided to retire and has never invited her back to be a guest, which is sorta not true, but I admire the shit stirring that was probably him just paying a debt to Queen Kathie Lee Gifford. And we all know how she took Michael Strahan’s departure for greener Good Morning America pastures like a champ! Lolz…just kidding.

ABC released statement saying the rumors were as false as most of the boobies interviewed on Live!, and Ryan couldn’t make it because he was up late pulling an all-nighter to prep for the show. It’s hard work, y’all! Or is it? A source pooh-poohed that excuse: “How much prep does he really need for ‘Live!’? It was really odd and confusing. It’s pretty obvious that she’s difficult to work with.” Fair, I mean, how much work goes into sipping a latte and pretending to be entertained by whatever Kelly did with her kids and Andy Cohen last weekend? But why is Ryan being such a pushover? He’s got that Idol, radio, AND Kardashian koin! Are those blonde highlights so expensive that he needs a Ripa allowance, too?!

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