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Columbus Short (AKA Harrison On “Scandal”) Accused By Wife Of Threatening Murder/Suicide

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Columbus Short, what are you doing?

The wife of the “Scandal” star — who plays Olivia Pope’s right-hand man Harrison — filed for divorce on Tuesday and accused him of threatening a murder/suicide. Keep reading »

Will Arnett Files For Divorce From Amy Poehler

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The five stages of grief over Amy Poehler and Will Arnett's breakup. Read More »
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  • HEARTS. BROKEN. Will Arnett has finally filed for divorce from Amy Poehler over a year after the couple separated. Will and Amy are the parents of Abel and Archie Arnett, the two cutest kiddos in Hollywood. [US Weekly]
  • Rapper Andre Johnson, who goes by the name Christ Bearer, cut off his penis yesterday morning and jumped off the balcony of his second floor. Yikes. I hope this guy is getting some help. [TMZ]
  • A “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel is in the works. But Mara Wilson, who played the youngest daughter, has “no interest” in being a part of it. “Sequels generally suck,” she tweeted. “I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.” [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Miley Cyrus was hospitalized on Tuesday in St. Louis because of a bad reaction to medication for a sinus infection. She reportedly took an antibiotic called Keflex and her throat swelled up so badly she couldn’t speak. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Wait, Johnny Weir And Victor Voronov May Be Divorcing After All

  • Despite an elaborate/ridiculous post-nup agreement forbidding sexting and mutual masturbation with others, the divorce between figure skater Johnny Weir and his husband of two years Victor Voronov is “100 percent still happening,” Voronov told US Weekly. He blamed Weir’s “meddling mother” as the source of the breakdown. Mother-in-laws, they get you every time. [US Weekly]
  • Jenny McCarthy is engaged to New Kids On The Block boy bander Donnie Wahlberg. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • There’s a misdemeanor battery arrest warrant out for Porsha Williams from “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta” following a fight with Kenya Moore. [TMZ]
  • Lindsay Lohan’s reality show won’t be renewed by Oprah. Ouch. [Page Six] Keep reading »

Tennessee May Soon Criminalize Drug-Addicted Pregnant Moms

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  • Tennessee’s state legislature has approved a bill that would make it possible to charge pregnant women for assault if they use narcotics during their pregnancy. Critics of the bill rightfully point out that it’s a sneaky way to give more rights to fetuses, thus easing the way to criminalizing abortion. Women’s rights groups and the ACLU are asking Governor Bill Haslam to veto the bill. [TennesseanCosmopolitan]
  • Dreamworks’ next computer-animated film, “Home,” will feature a young Black girl — voiced by Rihanna — at its center. [IndieWire, The Root]
  • Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law, which is used to police consensual sex between same-sex adults, is staying put for now. Sometimes I really do think the South is another country. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Here’s How You Can Help Make “Fattitude,” A Documentary About Sizeism, A Reality

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"A Body Positive Documentary"

Fat people can’t win in popular culture. Either they are the subject of reality TV shows about often-extreme weight loss (“The Biggest Loser,” “Heavy, “I Used To Be Fat”), they’re headless bodies in news segments about obesity (or chunky cheerleaders), or they’re the butt of some hack’s lame joke. Fortunately, one new documentary currently raising funds on Kickstarter is looking to add something more thoughtful into the cultural discussion about size. “Fattitude,” an independent documentary by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman, will explore the warped sizeism within our culture, from TV shows and movies to Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. It will also address misunderstandings around health and BMI (body-mass index) and misinformation surrounding the “obesity epidemic.” Watching the trailer for “Fattitude,” it occurred to me that even being someone who is generally aware at how society privileges thinner bodies, there is still so much prejudice against larger people that I don’t even notice.  If this project sounds as important to you as it does to me, consider giving it your support. [Kickstarter]

Report: Beyoncé & Jay Z Teaming Up For A Tour

  • Beyoncé and Jay Z are teaming up for a 20-city tour this summer beginning in late June, Page Six is reporting. Jayonce will be the must-have tickets of the summer for sure! Amelia is all the way in California, but I can hear her screaming “YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS” from here. [Page Six]

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Jon Hamm Brings His Emotions To “Sesame Street”

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This Is Jon's "Amazed" Face

I thought the first time I’d see Jon Hamm look “amazed” would be after a roll in the hay with me … but watching him act out facial expressions for a puppet on “Sesame Street” isn’t a bad consolation prize. Here’s Jon explaining the meaning of the words “guilty,” “frustrated” and “amazed” and showing what they look like for Murray.

After the jump, check out another (freakin’ adorable) video with Jon Hamm and Murray all about the letter “O.” Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Hospitalized

  • Miley Cyrus was hospitalized in Kansas City, Missouri today due to a “severe allgeric reaction to antibiotics,” according to the Sprint Center, which canceled her the show from her Bangerz tour. The singer tweeted a pic of herself from her hospital bed playing with an octopus toy. Sounds about right. Get well soon, Miley! [ABC News]
  • Cameron Diaz doesn’t believe in monogamy, she’s revealed in the latest issue of InStyle. “I don’t know if anyone is really naturally monogamous,” Cam said. “But we live in a society where it’s been ingrained in us to do these thigns.” [Page Six]
  • Kailyn Lowry from “Teen Mom 2″ has written a memoir called Pride Over Pity and it sounds like she’s had an even rougher life than the one depicted on MTV. She has been raped by two different young men on various occasions and had an abortion prior to getting pregnant at 17 with her son, Issac. Jesus. This poor girl.  [RadarOnline] Keep reading »

India Rules To Recognize Transgender Folks As A “Third Gender”

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  • India’s Supreme Court has ruled that transgender folks have a right to identify as “third gender” or hijra. The ruling also directs the government to provide trans folks in India with quotas in education and jobs and to ensure they have adequate medical care in hospitals. Both Nepal and Bangladesh also recognize third genders. [BBC]
  • Iran will reportedly execute a 26-year-old rape victim named Reyhaneh Jabbari because she fatally stabbed the man she claims drugged and raped her. [CNN]
  • On women and the “confidence gap.” [The Atlantic] Keep reading »

Meet Catherine Wolters, The Real-Life Alex Vause From “Orange Is The New Black”

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If you read Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black or binge-watched the Netflix adaptation (and who hasn’t done that?), chances are you have wondered about the real-life woman behind Nora (in the book) and Alex Vause (the character in the show). For the first time ever, 51-year-old novelist and PhD student Catherine Cleary Wolters has spoken to Vanity Fair about her relationship with Kerman, their mutually-assured-destruction as cash smugglers for an African drug lord, and her side of their love story. Keep reading »

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