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An Egg Just Beat Kylie Jenner’s Instagram Record

It’s a bizarre world out there. The world of Instagram in particular has a way of surprising us every now and then. So when the most ordinary egg became an Instagram hero, it was not difficult to digest it at all. Except for Kylie Jenner. Did we tell you? The egg has managed to beat Kylie’s record.

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While we keep posting our pics and shots hoping to wow friends and fellow Instagrammers, this egg has managed to steal hearts, literally and figuratively. It would not be wrong to assume Kylie must have suffered ‘egg’istential crisis of sorts given the fact that it was her post that had enjoyed the highest number of likes ever. The post was basically a picture she posted last February to announce her daughter’s name – Stormi Webster. The picture has about 18.1 million likes until of course the egg emerged on scene.

The egg pic posted from @world_record_egg account managed to set a world record, exactly how the photo was captioned. It said, “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this.”

The picture was published on 4th January and by Sunday morning it had already earned about 9 million likes. The number doubled in less than ten hours, garnering about a million likes per hour after it went mega-viral. Turns out the account is being managed by a chicken from the English countryside by the name of ‘Henrietta’.

World Record

The egg post currently is way ahead of Kelly’s popular pic with more than 24.5 million likes. The post came from ‘Egg Gang’. As reported by BuzzFeed News she said, “Eugene is my egg.” She believed that the egg did exceedingly well because ‘the power of the egg is strong’. So what prompted her to post it? Apparently on a Friday night when she has home she stumbled upon an article that highlighted the top 20 posts on IG, Kylie being on the top of the list with 18m. “I saw this as a challenge to beat it. It was nothing personal,” she said.

Also Read: Aquaman Nears Billion Dollar Mark, Jason Momoa Thanks Fans!

She describes her newfound fame as ‘cracking’ and we sure cannot help but agree that the egg has definitely cracked the code to making it big on Instagram. There have been instances of people repeating same posts and having multiple accounts to get more followers. But achieving so much with just an egg post is incredible.

Half an Onion on Twitter too in its bid to get more followers than @realDonaldTrump managed to get 635000 followers. But the fact remains that the egg post has definitely managed to create history.

Kylie’s Response

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Kylie has shared a video on her Instagram account in response to the world record that the egg has managed to set. She is seen smashing an egg on the road. Let’s see if this manages to put her post back into the number one slot yet again.

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5 Celebs Who Emerged Stronger After Rehab

They have struggled with addiction and how. Unrealistic demands about the way they look, public persona, work pressures and personal problems have been major contributing factors to their drug addiction and health issues. For most, rehab worked. Let’s look at celebs who took the rehab route and came back smiling, stronger than ever.

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1. Rober Downey Jr.

The rise and fall and rise of Robert Downey Jr. is nothing short of a Hollywood blockbuster. While it was impressive to watch him turn a B-list comic book character into box office gold as the immensely loved Iron Man (aka Tony Stark), his life had been extremely tumultuous with substance abuse, legal hassles, and a broken home. His tryst with addiction began at 6. His dad, a prolific filmmaker, was responsible for starting his career as well as addiction. He gave Robert a small part to play in Pound when he was just 5 years old, but the addiction took a toll growing up.

As Robert said in an interview, “When my dad and I would do drugs together, it was like him trying to express his love for me in the only way he knew how.” His father giving him a joint had perhaps started as a joke which eventually turned into addiction that compelled him to try everything – weed, alcohol, and narcotics.

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Success and addiction grew; and at one point he was making $7 million a year though a huge amount was being splurged on his drug habits. Once he was arrested for speeding when the cops realized he was naked and hallucinating, tossing imaginary rats at them. He got arrested on a few occasions and has served considerably long jail time. Robert has been sober since July 2003, thanks to friends, family and his rehab experience.

2. Demi Lovato

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The pretty singer ended up in a rehab for an eating disorder, self harm tendencies and an overdose of oxycodone, laced with fentanyl. A #PrayforDemi hashtag followed, and Demi bounced back without much damage. Demi took to social media just a few days before Christmas to thank her fans. “I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready. I have my fans to thank for that. I’m so grateful, truly. I love you guys so fucking much,” she said.

Also Read: Brit Snorting Coke Over Escobar’s Grave Gets Death Threats

3. Lindsay Lohan

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Not the one to mince her words, Lindsay – the Mean Girls star, admitted to consuming cocaine 10-15 times a day. Having spent over 250 days in the rehab center within a span of 6 years, here’s what she said on The Wendy Williams show.

Being in public, a lot of pressure was on a lot. I didn’t know how to have a private life because I was too young, running around too much and surrounding myself with people I probably shouldn’t have been around, there for the lifestyle. I wouldn’t blame anyone for anything in my life.

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4. Ed Sheeran

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The highly popular ‘Shape of You‘ singer was also a victim of substance abuse. He spoke at length about his addiction on The Jonathan Ross Show. “It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party.” Speaking of the effects his fame and success have had on his life, he said “I think you need to, when you get into the industry, adjust to it — and I didn’t adjust because I was constantly working on tour. And all the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse.”

5. Kesha

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Diagnosed of Bulimia Nervosa, Kesha had spent 2 months in rehab. Her recovery to normalcy was not easy. Here’s what she had to say, “The music industry has set unrealistic expectations for what a body is supposed to look like, and I started becoming overly critical of my own body because of that.”

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You Don’t Want To Miss These Upcoming Shows in 2019

Bye 2018 because we have a lot going for us in 2019 as far as entertainment is concerned. 2019 is giving us a lot of exciting reasons to keep our mind off unnecessary things. So while we bid adieu to the shows and characters that filled our lives in 2018, here’s what we can look forward to in the brand new year, whether it’s on Netflix, Amazon Prime or HBO.

1. Game of Thrones

Of course, it was one of our biggest reasons the world has been waiting for 2019. The most watched TV show, one epic storyline and just one season to go. Needless to say, the wait for the finale has been extremely painful and the show is undoubtedly the most anticipated of the lot. We’re clueless what’s in store for the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens. What we do know is it’s going to be one helluva season and GOT will continue to be one of the most talked about and popular shows in the history of television.

2. The Umbrella Academy

Fans had a lot to be happy about when the two-volume comic book series, The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s went on to become a Netflix series. It’s a mix of mystery, family drama, superhero stories, comedy and adventure. It’s the story of six estranged siblings who come together to save the world after the death of their adopted rich, industrialist father. A weird blend of many elements, this family drama has us hooked for some reason.

3. Jane The Virgin

The satirical romantic comedy left fans wondering what’s next when a character that was believed to be gone was brought back in the finale episode of the last season. Fans of this telenovela continue to wait to have all their questions answered.

4. Watchmen

Although the movie adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen was something that just came and went without garnering much curiosity and popularity, Damon Lindelof is taking it to another level for the HBO TV show. Although the show will not follow the same path as the comic, Lindelof’s take on the post-superhero world seems to have caught the fancy of viewers who wait with bated breath for the story to unfold.

Also Read: Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Leads To Crazy Alexa Jokes!

5. Good Omens

Up on the list of new arrivals is Good Omens, the adaptation of the fantasy classic by Neil Gaiman. A storyteller par excellence, his story about a demon and an angel, albeit an odd pair of friends, thwarting the apocalypse seems to be one of the most interesting plots for television viewers in recent times.

6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

There was a wave of shock and surprise when Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nin-Nine, the most loved cop show. Despite a few days spent over the cancellation limbo, fans are happy that the show is returning in 2019 taking the excitement to a whole new high.

7. Stranger Things

And who can forget Stranger Things? A lot has happened at Hawkins in the past 2 seasons and there’s nothing that the kids can’t deal with despite the challenges that keep coming their way through incessant wormholes and alternate dimensions.

The 2019 line-up also includes Veep, True Detective, and the most awaited The Crown. Also pushing their way up the ladder are Big Little Lies and What We Do In The Shadows. With so much happening, we’re glad we are finally into 2019 that’s ready to host the biggest and the best in television history. Now that’s how we define entertainment, don’t we?

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Duchess Meghan’s Secret Patronages Leaked Out!

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex has always been in the news. And for good reason. While the world eagerly awaits the arrival of the royal baby, Meghan Markle is taking giant strides lately, with respect to royal duties too. Turns out, Her Royal Highness, The Queen had allotted Meghan four causes from her own list of patronages.

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The news leak

News about the Queen allotting patronages was accidentally leaked out on the website of Meghan’s now Patronage, The National Theatre, London.

Given the Duchess’ prior acting career, the world seems to think that this was perhaps one of the best patronages that Meghan could head. The National Theatre Society accidentally posted about their new patron on the night of January 10, 2019.
The post was however, very quickly removed. Royal watchers and fans didn’t miss the hint nevertheless. Kensington palace was said to be very tight lipped and secretive regarding this up till now.

The royal household later on however, made a public announcement regarding the patronages of The Duchess. We have to say, it wasn’t just Meghan who is happy about her new patronages. People all over the world are delighted to see the causes that Meghan will be championing.

Meghan’s Patronages

Her appointment as the new patron of The National Theatre was more or less a very expected outcome, as she had met the theatre’s director, Rufus Norris. The Queen was the patron of The National Theatre, before Meghan. It was also a known fact that Meghan would be given a few patronages from the Queens own list.

The icing on the cake

Speaking of her other patronages, The Duchess of Sussex is also bestowed with honorary roles in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. She is also the new patron of ‘Smart Works’, previously overseen by the Queen. The organization aims at equipping and helping women who are helpless and weak.

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It’s a part of community that I’m so drawn to here. It’s not just about donating your clothes and seeing where they land – but being a part of each other’s success stories.

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Did The Royal family just show the whole world how considerate and meaningful they are in regard to the causes they become patrons of? Well, we can’t help but go awww at this.

Also Read: Go Svelte Like Kate Middleton. Diet Secrets Revealed

To top of the list of Meghan’s patronages, is one of her most advocated and highlighted passions, Animal Welfare. The Duchess of Sussex is also a patron of Mayhew, an Animal Charity organisation in Kensel Green, North West London.

For those who don’t know..

What is remarkable about these organisations is the fact that The Queen has been a longstanding patron of these. 45 years, to be exact, as the patron of The National Theatre and 33 years as patron of Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Queen Elizabeth II

The Duchess has not kept calm or stayed put in the comfort of the royal palace. She has been actively visiting a number of charities since her wedding to Prince Harry. Organisations like the Hubb Community Kitchen and various others that support female empowerment, have had a visit from the Duchess.

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Meghan’s new patronages literally signifies the solidarity in her transformation as a royal member. As she takes on her duties and thankfully so, the causes are dear to her heart, there couldn’t be a better stage for the Duchess to carry out her mission of bettering the world. Albeit, one small step at a time.

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Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Leads To Some Crazy Alexa Jokes

High profile couples always manage to garner a lot of attention. And when we are talking about none other than the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, obviously everything about him becomes extremely important, including his divorce. The netizens, especially Twitterati, went berserk having found the juiciest gossip to ruminate about. Alexa jokes are trending and how! While it’s indeed sad to see the couple splitting, some of the jokes did manage to crack us up.

The Divorce

Ever since the Amazon CEO has released a statement on Twitter announcing the news, the social media and his 732,000 followers have gone into a tizzy. “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we’ve decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the couple wrote. The carefully worded note was delivered without the intervention of media or newspaper for a typical press release.

While media columnist Michael Wolff called it ‘a new model of narrative control’, it wouldn’t be wrong to say Bezos did hit the right tone with his simple, straight-from-the-heart message. Here’s what one of the users had commented, “Your divorce sounds better than most people’s marriages.”

Twitterati is now busy coming up with its own renditions of Alexa jokes and how the couple can seek help from the AI assistant in the legal work that follows.

Also Read: Donald Trump and Ivanka’s Favourite Pass Time? Sex.

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There were those who kept the Amazon shopping spirit alive on Twitter saying, “Mrs. Bezos, Customers Who Viewed Jeff Bezos Also Viewed…”

Yet another said, “Jeff Bezos is getting divorced after realizing that marriage counts as a union.”

“Jeff Bezos getting a divorce because he just had to crush one more union.” and “The real question in the Bezos divorce is who gets the Seattle City Council in the divorce? Will Jeff at least get visitation rights?” were among others.

Some Really Funny Ones

This one was in a lighter vein.

And so was this- “Motion to call Jeff Bezos divorcing his wife “Alexit.”

The Nasty Ones

Keeping in line with the controversial views surrounding Amazon’s way of doing business, some nasty ones made their way to social media. One user commented, “Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have decided to “consciously unsubscribe” from each other’s lives but are “committed to co-parenting their Alexa and Kindles.” Yet another user commented, “Looking forward to seeing the pictures from Jeff Bezos’ first visit to Union Pool”.

“Jeff Bezos living in one of those dingy divorced dad apartments but the whole thing is made of diamonds and unicorn bones,” posted Matt Tobey. Sophia Benoit also took to Twitter saying, “I’ve spent all morning thinking about it and the celebrity Jeff Bezos is most likely to date after the divorce is January Jones”.

While the jokes will continue to pour in, we hope that the separation happens in the most amicable manner. And we are certainly not enjoying the breaking of this union. All we can do is ask Alexa to play – ‘Someone Like You’!

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Remember Emma From FRIENDS? Here’s What The Twins Are Up To Now

It’s the show that was and still is, the talk of town. Well, not just a town unless the whole world is called a town. Friends, which first aired in September 1994 showcased the struggles and adventures of six (kind of dysfunctional but awesome!) adults. Little did we know at the time that this show would be etched in our memories for on and on. It was almost everyone’s go to, on a rainy day and made many a person’s binge nights on the couch.

Rachel and her baby, Emma from Friends.

Like icing atop a cake, leads in the show – Rachel and Ross even had an adorable child, Emma. Remember Emma? Yeah! Her role was played by twins Noelle and Cali Sheldon. That adorable baby is now sixteen years old!
Let that sink in for a while…

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Emma, all grown up

The twins, Noelle and Cali are all set to appear in the movie Us directed by Jordan Peele. In case you don’t know who Jordan is, remember Get Out?
Yep, he directed it.

Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Plays Santa To His Mom

News of this came out when one of the twins namely, Noelle posted about it on her instagram page. She wrote how happy she and her sister Cali are about this movie. Her caption read:
“So happy I got to be part of this movie. It looks amazing and terrifying!”
The twins had posted about this around Christmas this year. First reported by People, this Wednesday, Cali and Noelle are breaking the internet as ‘Rachel’s and Ross’ baby’ now in a film! Well, the wheel of time seems to have spun rather quickly eh?

Noelle Sheldon has in fact made quite a few appearances on screen. Post her character as baby Emma, in Friends, Noelle was seen in films, Rougarou (2016) and also in Life (2007). In fact, Noelle shared her role in Rougarou with twin sister Cali. Parents, Geoff Sheldon and Gretchen Carpenter have a lot to be mighty proud about.

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The Twins’ movie

Director Jordan Peele had rounded up his cast in a list, as summed up by Deadline. The movie will showcase young actors, Madison Curry, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Cali Sheldon, Evan Alex and Noelle Sheldon starring beside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Anna Diop. They were rounded up as the final cast members along with Lupita Nyong’o, Tim Heidecker, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke.

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The movie is a psychological thriller, involving a family that goes on vacation. The plot shows the journey of a woman, Adelaide Wilson who returns to her childhood home with her husband and two children. She has an innate fear of things going haywire due to a traumatic experience from her past.

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Plot twsit!

To Adelaide’s shock, her worst nightmare does come true, and something does go wrong, horribly wrong. Four masked people attack their home, putting the Wilson family in a fight for survival. What’s even more horrifying is the fact that, the strangers each take on the appearance of a family member on removing their masks.

A still from the movie, Us.

Production had started way back in July 2018, and the film is all set to hit the theaters come March 2019. We just can’t wait to see what this movie. All the more, Rachel and Ross’s child (Noelle and Cali Sheldon) will be seen in it, all grown up. Damn! Nostalgia anyone?

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Chris Pratt’s Dad-Bod Is Driving The World Insane

Guardians of the Galaxy and The Jurassic World franchise star, Chris Pratt has turned the spotlight onto him. Recently, pictures of a bare-chested Chris on a vacation with his girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger surfaced, which has sent social media in a tizzy.

Chris Pratt’s Dad-bod,(seen along with Katherine)

The Dad-Bod

The world just can’t keep calm anymore. However, as predictable as social media can get sometimes, twitter went abuzz with reactions.

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Apparently, the term, ‘Dad Bod’ refers to the body of a middle aged man, and is widely celebrated as a unique physical state. Many speculations have been made as to why women in general rave about dad-bods.

Also Read: Madonna Slams Body Shamers

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According to ‘The Odyssey Online’ women like Dad-Bods because it says, “I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.” It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs, either.

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An even shadier reason being, ‘we just like being the prettier one’. Another very sensible reason could be that women love knowing what they’re getting into.

If the man has a dad-bod albeit temporarily at 24, the woman knows what she can expect when he hits 45. Or maybe it’s just the comfort zone, or what we call ‘Bliss Point’ for the ladies.

Dad-Bods gone viral

Leonardo DiCaprio rocking his Dad-Bod
Leonardo DiCaprio rocking his Dad-Bod

The dad-bod went viral, with the Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio flaunting his fit-yet-relaxed looking tummy effortlessly, by the beachside. You can catch a bit of that awesomeness in ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street‘ folks. In fact, a few years back, according to a source for Page Six, DiCaprio was overheard bragging about it to some models.

Leo was apparently drinking his beer and boasting to the girls about how he just doesn’t work out. The ladies apparently didn’t take his boasting well, the world on the other hand went raving mad over Leo’s Dad-Bod.

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Its not just Leo, but also stars like, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Vince Vaughn and Seth Rogen. However, the world seems a bit divided between Leo and Chris , over the ultimate dad-bod.

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Seth Rogan’s Dad-Bod

Trouble with the exes?

Chris Pratt was in the spotlight earlier for his split with his wife Anna Faris, who’s a hit comedian and actress. The couple have a son, Jack Pratt. Rumors are that Anna Faris wasn’t impressed in the least bit with 39 year old Chris’ new love interest, Katherine, 28.

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She feels as though it is insensitive on Katherine and Chris’ part to be so public about their romance, not thinking for even a moment about how it would affect her and the family. Sources say that communication has gone ice cold between the exes due to this. The hit comedian even put up her $2.5 million worth home for sale to try and get past her failed marriage.

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We can only imagine what she’s going through right now. Hopefully, Faris finds solace soon. Anna has low key begun dating cinematographer , Michael Barrett, 48. The duo have been seen arm in arm at various places.

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Michael Barrett and Anna Faris

The inside source however worries about the state of young Jack Pratt. Given the cold war between mum and dad, the source said

You’ve got to feel for their son Jack seeing his parents acting this way, In the beginning, this split was cordial, but now it’s getting pretty bitter, pretty quickly!

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With Chris flaunting his rave look and eye-catching love life, it is understandable how it can be tough for his ex. Given that the split was a recent event, hopefully the two see better days between them soon.

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Madonna Silences Body-Shamers And How!

A quick scroll of your social media feeds will tell you how often and how easily people get trolled, mostly for all the wrong reasons. Too skinny, too fat, too plastic are a few terms we come across all the time. Images are tarnished and public opinion sways by the minute. In such ultra-sensitive times, it’s no surprise that celebrities are regularly trolled for their style sense, fashion faux pas and for their closely guarded visits to the plastic surgeon. Our beloved singing sensation Madonna wasn’t spared either.

Mercilessly trolled in the past few days, the diva has managed to silence the critics and body-shamers with a befitting response. Here’s what happened.

The Appearance

Madonna along with her 13-year-old son David Banda was at New York’s Stonewall Inn gay bar on New Year’s Eve. The occasion? The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. While her son accompanied the Vogue singer on acoustic guitar, she entertained one and all with all-time favorites.

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While people were extremely happy for the surprise appearance and loved her for her performances- Like a Prayer and Can’t help falling in love, some were clearly focusing their attention somewhere else. And in no time, the rumors spread like wildfire- Madonna has got bum implants. The tweets followed. Footage was being mercilessly circulated on social media for public consumption. And people minced no words.

The Onslaught

Someone tweeted, “I understand it’s hard for us women growing older wanting to make the best of how we look. But your 60 now. Grow old gracefully and leave the young ones to getting the bum implants. They all look silly. Haven’t seen one that looks natural.”

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Yet another said, “As a legend, Madonna getting bum implants as f*cked up as those is very disappointing especially at her big big age.” And it got only worse. One went on to say that the singer was “modeling adult diapers now.”  “Is Madonna trying to be a Kardashian? I’m not trying to body shame but young girls see this. Girls don’t go this far have pride in your body and what you have,” said another user.

“I hope she’s wearing some sort of butt cushion,” and “”Looks like someone got butt implants off Craigslist,” were others among the many nasty comments that were posted on social media.

Also Read: Julia Roberts And Her Holes!

Mixed Reactions

A fan wrote in her support, ”Leave Madonna alone, we will all be old one day, she has made her money and has given a great life to children that would be poverty stricken or dead if it wasn’t for her!!! She can do what she wants, she’s a great humanitarian!!!” But the outpour of opinions and judgments continued.

One user went on to write, “If someone wants surgery, they can do it, their body their choice. But MANNNNN, beauty standards today somehow made Madonna get a botched butt surgery….yikes.”

Very Madonna

While the speculation went on about whether or not she had got bum implants and why would she even want them, Madonna took to Instagram to deliver a very strong message.

In a very Madonna style, the diva silenced her detractors by posting a selfie clicked on the night in question with a caption that read, “Desperately Seeking No Ones Approval………………. And Entitled to Free Agency Over My Body Like Everyone Else!! Thank you 2019! Its Going to Be an amazing Year!!! #2019 #freedom #respect #nofear #nodiscrimination”

Whether or not she got bum implants is hardly a question now. Body-shamers can sure take a hike and let people do their own thing. It’s a free world, isn’t it?!

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Netflix Burns Golden Globes. Twitter Goes Crazy

The world’s favorite streaming giant, Netflix is rarely not in the midst of the action. From streaming mind blowing original content to making bellies all over the world hurt from laughter with their snarky twitter feed, they sure live up to their potential, whether online or offline.
Recently, the international streaming service made it a point to remind people how beneficial they are.

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Netflix, has no chill

In what looked like a humorous jibe at the Golden Globes Award ceremony telecast, Netflix took a moment to remind us of the fact that, thanks to them, we don’t need to deal with nasty intrusive commercials while watching our favourite shows.

The snarky comment was interpreted in quite a few ways though, and Twitter was abuzz with tongue in cheek humour. Here are a few reactions:

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Netflix on Twitter

One particular mom actually thanked the media giant in a way.

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The 76th Annual Golden Globe awards ceremony aired on T.V on the sixth of January 2019. You can still catch up with it if you’ve missed it on the golden globes website. This year, the hosts were Grey’s Anatomy, star Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg.

Also Read: The 76th Golden Globes – Best Looks Revealed

Netflix was the star

The awards ceremony was one to watch, thanks to the hosts and unpredictable action onstage as usual. Netflix apparently had a good time at the ceremony as its original show, The Kominsky Method, won an award in the ‘Best Comedy Series’ category.

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Michael Douglas in The Kominsky Method

Like this wasn’t enough, leading actor of the series Michael Douglas took home the award for ‘Best Lead Actor in a comedy series’. Here’s what he said on accepting the award

Streaming has made television much more acceptable to film people. That’s why you’re seeing so many film actors go in…

That’s why now you’re seeing situations like The Kominsky Method, a half-hour comedy which can be 25 minutes long or 40 minutes long.

You can say anything you want. There are no commercials. It’s as close as you can get to a short film. For me, at this point in my career and at my age, this is fantastic. I love it.

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All about inclusiveness

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Olivia Colman, Ben Whishaw and Richard Madden , Golden Globes 2019

In truth, like Douglas’ remarks, streaming indeed has changed the platform for many actors. This years Golden Globes ceremony highlighted not just the change in platform, but also the change in diversity in tinseltown. Host, Sandra Oh made quite the point in her opening act of the ceremony.

I said ‘yes’ to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out at this audience and witness this moment of change.

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Among the other attractions of the ceremony , Lady Gaga bagged an award for ‘Best Original Song’ for the motion picture Shallow. Host, Sandra Oh won an award for best performance by an actress in a television series drama.

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Sandra Oh in Killing Eve

Fighting back tears post her acceptance speech she went back to hosting while cracking a joke about how she has ‘no idea’ of what’s going on anymore.

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The 76th Annual Golden Globe awards definitely one to watch. If you’ve missed it on T.V, you can check out the Golden Globes website to catch up.

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R.Kelly Under Criminal Investigation Post Lifetime’s Documentary

Popularity and integrity may not always go hand in hand. Classic case in point? R. Kelly. He’s one of the top-selling recording artists and has numerous hits to his credit. He has written songs for himself and others including Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga, but there may be a side to him that may have gone unnoticed for a long time.

The airing of Lifetime’s six-part documentary on – Surviving R.Kelly started on January 4 in the US in the form of hour-long episodes. It now seems like the Chicago R&B singer will have a lot to deal with in the near future.

The documentary featured interviews with critics along with testimonials of women who have been abused, including his ex-wife Andrea Lee. Also featured in the series is none other than Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement.

Such a serious documentary is bound to have major ramifications and the singer is now reportedly being criminally investigated in Georgia, US. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has apparently begun investigation given the nature of allegations made in the documentary. If sources are to be believed, interviewees are being contacted for the same. Even those who have lived in the singer’s former home are being contacted.

The Series

Lifetime’s documentary has definitely caused a stir and the ones who have no idea about what it is about would know from the synopsis posted on the official website of Lifetime.

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This is what it says – “In the ground-breaking documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre-defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and paedophilia. Despite damning evidence and multiple witnesses, to date, none of these accusations has seemingly affected him.”

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Each episode has been impactful; and Dream Hampton, executive producer of the series has revealed that the 2008 child pornography trial of the singer will be revealed in the third and fourth episodes with the sex tape at its center. The latter episodes however will delve into recent allegations and shed light on those who were trying to rescue their daughters from the influence of the singer.

According to The New York Times, Hampton had this to say.

I wish that he would experience a kind of social death, and that people who still vociferously declare him innocent — or their favorite artist, or worthy of having his work separated from who he is — that they are denied that.

Producer of ‘Surviving R.Kelly’

Tough Times Ahead

The pressure is huge for the singer to handle things, what with protests carried out right outside his Chicago studio. The #MeToo and #MuteRKelly movements are  stronger than ever and call upon streaming services to drop his music and also urge promoters to not book him for future concerts.

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With old allegations pertaining to sex acts with underage girls resurfacing and new ones getting added to his apparently long list of misdeeds, Kelly surely has a lot on his plate. The singer is absent from the social media scene for a while now following the documentary, and has apparently claimed that he didn’t even know half of the people who came out and spoke against him, considering the series as a ‘vendetta’. According to sources, Kelly will sue all those involved with the series even though he has not seen it.

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