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On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

Last week, I wrote about Caleb Reynolds’, a houseguest on “Big Brother 16,” and his unrequited romantic obsession with fellow player Amber Borzotra. While the television show has gone out of their way not to draw attention to Caleb’s out of whack fixation on Amber, those fans who subscribe to the 24/7 livefeeds are privy to how this is impacting his game, her game and the entire house. While Amber certainly has many, many supporters who see that she’s done everything she can to reject his clearly advances, there are others who have called Amber a tease. In response, Amber’s brother-in-law — one of the family members manning Amber’s Twitter feed and website while she’s in the “Big Brother” house — posted an articulate and smart response on Amber’s blog that defends Amber, but more importantly calls out a culture of victim-blaming that extends well beyond this reality TV show. With his permission, I’m republishing his piece below. Whether you’re a “Big Brother” fan or not, it’s well worth a read. — Amelia

Before I begin, just to be clear, this post isn’t about Caleb, the “Big Brother” game, or even about any concerns we may or may not have for Amber’s well-being. This is solely about the way the narrative is being portrayed by some observers: people who are not subject to the pressures/paranoia of the house and have the ability to know just about everything that is said and done before forming an opinion.

Specifically, there has been a worrying rise in “BB16″ live feed followers blaming Amber for somehow playing a part in encouraging Caleb’s unrequited feelings for her. Keep reading »

Aviva Drescher Apparently Throws Her Prosthetic Leg In “RHONY” Season Finale

  • A lot of crazy shit has gone down on “The Real Housewives,” but no one has ever thrown a body part before. On the season finale of “RHONY,” Aviva Drescher apparently removes her prosthetic leg at Le Cirque — a very fancy restaurant — and hurls it across the restaurant. Table-flipping seems so quaint now. [Page Six]
  • Chrissy Teigen once got fired from a Forever 21 modeling shoot and was told she was too “fat.” [Jezebel]
  • Penn Badgley is dating Domino Kirke, a musician and the older sister of Jemima Kirke from “Girls.” In other words, he is dating the polar opposite of Blake Lively. [US Weekly]
  • JWoww from “Jersey Shore” gave birth to a baby girl this weekend named Meilani Mathews. Mazel tov! [TMZ] Keep reading »

Khloe Kardashian Knew Lamar Was Cheating On Her During Their Marriage

Khloe Files For Divorce
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Khloe Kardashian cites "irreconcilable differences" with Lamar Odom. Read More »
Lamar's Addiction?
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Does Lamar Odom have a drug addiction? Read More »
Lamar In Rehab
Lamar Odom checks into rehab
Following reports of cocaine addiction, Lamar Odom checked into rehab. Read More »
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Ouch.
  • OH SHIT. In a teaser for this Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Khloe admits to Kourtney that she knew Lamar Odom was cheating on her. Khloe says she felt like she was living a lie trying to cover up Lamar’s two-timing, and that he didn’t think she’d really go through with the divorce. Ouch. [Huffington Post]
  • Relax, everyone, Steven Spielberg didn’t kill a dinosaur. [Business Insider]
  • Hillary Clinton is still being hounded by reporters about the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and she was all class when an interviewer wouldn’t let the topic go. [Huffington Post]
  • What Terry Richardson’s photo shoot with Mariah Carey looked like before he Photoshopped the hell out of it. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Laverne Cox Is The First Openly Transgender Emmy Award Nominee

Q&A: Laverne Cox
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Meet Laverne Cox, the trans actress from "Orange Is The New Black." Read More »
"Laverne Is Not A Woman"
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A writer for National Review goes after the transgender actress. Read More »
Teachable Moments
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Katie Couric learned something important about trans folks. Read More »
  • Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender Emmy nominee today, receiving a nod for her work in “Orange Is The New Black.” In a celebratory statement, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said, “Today, countless transgender youth will hear the message that they can be who they are and still achieve their dreams — nothing is out of reach. Laverne’s success on a hit series is a clear indication that audiences are ready for more trans characters on television.” Damn straight! [The Wrap]
  • Pamela Anderson wrote a poem about filing for divorce (again). [Page Six]
  • The website for Farrah Abraham’s new frozen yogurt shop was hacked today resulting in an oh-so-graphic GIF from her “Back Door Teen Mom” sex tape. Oh dear. [Starcasm]
  • Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney welcomed their first child today! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”
"Get your finga outta my face.”

From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.

SIKE!

It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwives Of Orlando” and, judging by the trailer, it’s going to be our next dose of Hulu-prescribed Prozac. Keep reading »

Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed Of An Emmy Nomination For Her Array Of Performances On “Orphan Black”

Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed Of An Emmy Nomination For Her Array Of Performances On "Orphan Black"
Watch "Orphan Black"!
9 Reasons You Should Binge On "Orphan Black" Before Season 2 Starts
Here are nine reasons you need to be all over this BBC show. Read More »

The Emmy Awards are bullshit. I just need to say that. They are boring and they often play it safe and they are the award show I am least excited to watch, but STILL. I am disappointed. Dismayed even. Why? Tatiana Maslany should have been a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for “Orphan Black.” The fact that she was overlooked is a goddamn TRAVESTY. But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the same folks who rewarded “Frasier” and “Two and a Half Men” year after year would be too simple-minded to understand the brilliance of Maslany’s bevy of fabulous performances on the BBC show, which just ended its second season. Keep reading »

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