“That’s not a picture of Sasha Velour.” – all of the Sasha Velour fans who watched her lip-synch on the RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 finale.
Anyone who has seen a live Britney Spears performance has said for decades that the day she actually sings during a show is the day that water becomes dry, bears stop shitting in the woods and the Pope converts to Judaism. I went to see Brit Brit’s show in Las Vegas and either she was lip-synching or her vocal cords are time travelers who can go back to the 90s, because her voice sounded a lot like her auto-tuned voice on her old albums. But Brit wants all of the hating bitches to stop saying she doesn’t sing live, because she does. I’m gonna go ahead and type “GIRL, STOP” in all-caps so you don’t have to.
Brit’s doing a show in Tel Aviv and she did an interview with an Israeli television station (via Rolling Stone) to promote it. This is the same interview where Brit Brit mentioned the “London terrorist attack at a Selena Gomez concert.” The interviewer must be new or was trolling her when they asked if she sings totally live or with a track. Brit was happy that the question was brought up, because she’s madder than a horny possum stuck in tar over people saying she doesn’t sing live. Never mind that trick got caught lazy lip-synching in Tokyo, she’s the greatest live vocalist of our time, dammit!
“I’m glad you addressed this question because it’s really funny. A lot of people think that I don’t sing live. Because I’m dancing so much I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback. It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it.”
Brit Brit is a master of deception and has told us the biggest lie we’ve ever heard. Or maybe it’s her sound people who are doing the lying, and while she’s thinking she’s yodeling out live vocals to the audience, they’ve got her mic set firmly to OFF. It’s for the best, because her fans wouldn’t be able to take her high-powered dancing and her live vocals at the same time.
The 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest was held in Petaluma, CA yesterday, and I haven’t checked what the weather was up there, but I’m guessing it was so damn hot that the sun’s rays melted the retinas of the judges and caused them not to see right. Because the gorgeous pooch who ended up with the illustrious title and prize package ($ 1,500 and a trip to NYC to work the media circuit) was Martha, a 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff from Sebastopol, CA. I don’t know how the hell that happened. If I go to the dog park right now, I’d immediately see at least 5 dogs that are uglier than Martha (“There must be a 5-way mirror at the entrance of the dog park you go to, bitch!” – you)
Usually, the Chinese Crested Dogs rule that contest, and the crown is put on the head of a beautiful pooch who looks like they were Methuselah’s childhood pet and whose potent ugly beauty could scare the fuck out of the animals on Pet Cemetery. So I guess this year’s judges decided to switch shit up and give the trophy to a dog who isn’t old, isn’t small and isn’t a Chinese Crested. ABC News says that Martha, who weighs in at 125 pounds, was rescued by her human, and at the time, she was blind from neglect. But thanks to surgeries, she can see again and so she clearly saw that she won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog, which is why she looks like she’s thinking, “Oh, I’m the ugliest of all these uglies? Okay then.”
Here’s Queen Martha and her beautiful wrinkly nutsack face being completely over it as she’s crowned the winner while the other contestants throw her “Who the hell did she hump for the crown?” looks.
If the contest was Best Impersonation Of Most People On A Monday Morning, Martha definitely would’ve deserved that trophy, but I will still bow down to the new Ugliest Dog Grand Champion (and she could honestly give a fart about that).
Gal Gadot has been working on cementing her place in Hollywood since her first movie role in 2009’s Fast & Furious, and now, thanks to her lead role in Wonder Woman, practically everyone knows her name. But what was Gal up to before she caught the acting bug, you ask? Well, when the aspiring star was only 19 years old, she competed in and won the 2004 Miss Israel pageant. She then moved on to the Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Ecuador, that same year but ended up losing to Jennifer Hawkins (aka Miss Australia).
It is officially summer. You probably already knew that and I’m not sure what you’ll do with that information if you didn’t but I felt it needed to be said. This means we’re almost halfway through 2017 and I plan on spending the next few months preserving my strength so I can make it over the finish line. Let’s see…
Prince Charles’s wife has been known in three different incarnations. As a young woman she was Camilla Shand, the popular debutante girlfriend of the 23-year-old prince, who went on to marry her ex-boyfriend Andrew Parker-Bowles. She was Camilla Parker-Bowles for 32 years, a wife and mother, and later the reviled mistress of her former beau Prince Charles. Now, for the past 12 years, she has been The Duchess of Cornwall; married at last to her prince, she has become a valued and well-loved member of the royal family. But how has her relationship with the queen changed over the years?
As a young woman, she had a warm relationship with the queen. Camilla’s husband Andrew was the Queen Mother’s godson, and the couple were often guests at Buckingham Palace. However, when Camilla and Charles started their affair and the queen heard about it, she was said to believe the way they had gone about it was irresponsible, and Camilla was banned from the palace. After Charles and Diana separated in 1992, the prince and Camilla were discreet in the continuation of their relationship, but with encouragement from the queen in 1997 they were about to go public — when Diana tragically died.
Over the next few years, as the family mended and focused on the future, Charles and Camilla quietly continued their romance. The queen believed they should go public rather than it seeming like they were hiding away, so they formalized their relationship by attending Camilla’s sister’s 50th birthday party together in 1999. Three years later, relations between the two women continued to improve as the queen included Camilla in her Golden Jubilee celebrations, and she then gave Charles and Camilla permission to marry in 2005. At their wedding reception she gave a warm and fond speech where she said, «My son is home and dry with the woman he loves.»
In the 12 years since then, it has become clear that the queen values Camilla as a good match for her son and as a stable, resilient, and well-liked member of the family. As always, when it comes to the queen, actions speak louder than words — and there was no stronger show of her feelings toward her daughter-in-law than when she asked Camilla to sit beside her in her carriage at the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The queen has also awarded Camilla two important honors: The Royal Family Order and the Grand Cross of the Victorian Order, both of which symbolize a very personal seal of approval from Her Majesty.
Juju has more jobs than god, and that’s the way she likes it. A star of Love & Hip-Hop: New York, the boss of a real estate business, proprietor of a weave company, an actor and model, a part-time student (she’s working on her master’s degree) and, last but not least, something of an advice guru on social media, she…
In a statement released on Thursday by the Queen and husband Prince Philip, they sent their «thoughts and prayers» to «families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital.» Queen Elizabeth also noted that they «would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others.»
If you grew up watching Disney Channel in the early ’00s, then you probably had (and still have) strong opinions about Zanessa (aka Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens). In 2006, Zac and Vanessa, who were respectively 17 and 16 at the time, sang their way into our hearts with their roles in High School Musical, and it wasn’t long after that they took onscreen romance to real heights. With their movie franchise propelling them to superstardom, it didn’t take long for them to become the It couple of the Disney Channel. While we all held a candle for Zac and those gorgeous blue eyes, the pair’s giggly dates to basketball games and lovey-dovey, PDA-filled red carpet appearances, made their young love hard to resist. Even though their relationship came to an end in 2010, their romance will always hold a special place in our tweenage hearts.
Princess Diana was honored with a public funeral on Sept. 6, 1997, seven days after her tragic death. The event brought in an estimated 2.5 billion viewers, while another three million crowded the streets of London to follow the route of Diana’s coffin from Kensington Palace to her final resting place at the Spencer family home in Althorp. Diana’s two sons, William and Harry, joined the funeral procession at St. James’s Palace alongside their father, grandfather, and uncle Earl Spencer. The coffin, accompanied by eight Welsh Guards, passed Buckingham Palace, where members of the royal family waited outside. Queen Elizabeth II was one of them, and as Diana’s coffin was carried past her, she made a very rare move: she bowed her head.
The queen’s gesture is remarkable for a couple of reasons; first, while it is customary for others to bow (or curtsy) to her majesty, she is not technically required to bow or curtsy to others. She made a solemn, unexpected acknowledgment to her former daughter-in-law’s casket that she rarely does for anyone else.
Second, there was a huge amount of drama within the royal family after Diana’s death, including the fact that Queen Elizabeth II had insisted that Diana’s ceremony be private — she faced «fierce resistance» from Prince Charles, and then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair also agreed that Diana should be laid out at St. James’s Palace with a public funeral held at Westminster Abbey. Because the queen was so highly criticized for her silence and «business-as-usual» behavior in the wake of Diana’s death, her bowing at the coffin attempted to send a message of compassion, honor, and genuine grief.