What do Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, and Madonna have in common? They all fell down on stage! Ehow recommends that anyone who has a serious fall report to the doctor’s office or hospital. Never feel ashamed to ask for help when you fall. This is the defining moment in history when people come together to be shocked and amazed that stars who appear to be invincible actually have flaws. Their flaws are that they are prone to scary falls just like the rest of us. Beware the banana peel left haphazardly on the floor or the puddle left by a non-incontinent dog. What befell these fallen stars could very well happen to you.
Yo, these celebrities have no chill. Are they falling on purpose for attention? Some people think that Madonna may have. She was singing her song “Living for Love” when she fell backwards. She then got up and continued the performance. She blamed her Armani cape for being tied too tight. A radio host named Chris Evans had other opinions. “I’m not sure I think she did it on purpose but I wouldn’t put it past her. She’s a genius, this lady is a genius. She’s 112 and she’s still the most popular female artist in the world.”
Iggy Azalea fancied herself into a fall as she performed “Fancy” at the MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert at The Avalon in Los Angeles. “Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed,” she said on Instagram. Apparently, she even addressed the incident to tell the crowd that she was very blessed to not have broken her legs. Who dat! Who dat!
She may be the only girl in the world with her umbrella, but Rihanna was the tripping girl as she tripped and fell at the Rexall Place in Alberta for a 2011 concert. She was performing “What’s My Name?” and she caught herself on her hands and knees. Rihanna was photographed with Leonardo DiCaprio for the first time recently at the 27th birthday party for the Barbadian singer. No falls were reported from this event!
Harry Styles allegedly faceplanted on stage during a One Direction concert for their On the Road Again tour in Australia. Not Harry! Anyone but the breadwinner! I’m sure there were girls who wished it was another lesser member because Harry is the one to watch. Styles made the news recently because he is building an art gallery at his home in North London. It’s like art pop! This must be the influence of Lady Gaga.
She’s living a teenage dream after those dancing sharks, but Katy Perry was living a falling down dream at MTV’s 2008 Latin America Awards in Mexico. She jumped into a giant cake with four layers before she slipped on the icing and fell on her bum. She’s taking a cue from her song “Birthday” with the cake allusion. “I know you like it sweet so you can have your cake,” she said.
Lil Wayne was on stage and must have thought it was a slip ‘n slide because he ran dangerously fast and couldn’t stop himself. He landed on his back but recovered soon after. Last week, cops went to his Miami beach home after reports of someone who was suspicious lurking around. Maybe they wanted to see if he was ok after that famous fall or maybe he wanted to see if Wayne would fall again!
Beyonce runs the world but she did not run the steps on her Mrs. Carter world tour. Everybody got to see greatness trip on the stage when she fell down but she got back up like a professional and kept on going. Beyonce just won the 2015 Youtube Music Award along with 49 other winners. It looks like Youtube appreciates the efforts to fall and get back up in front of a million fans.
You can’t read her poker face but you can watch her fall on stage because a lot of people were editing videos of Lady Gaga’s falls. One video took place in Houston when Gaga slipped off a piano she was standing on. “It was in the middle of the show. She was really high up and it looked really bad. I only just managed to keep the video steady. The crowd all saw it and I don’t think anyone would have minded if she’d walked off the stage to get checked out by medics,” said Eric Souknary, videographer.
She’s not bitter. She’s not mad. Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child just took on a very serious tone when she discussed her famous fall on “106 & Park.” Kelly Rowland didn’t even help her up. “This is the first and last time I will discuss this. That was 10 years ago, I’m over it. Really great things have happened since then for me, but because of Youtube and stuff like that, it lives on forever. So I thank you for making me relevant every single day,” said Williams.
Jennifer Lopez fell flat at the American Music Awards in 2009 but was she flat while singing? Were her notes flat or sharp? Musical notes can be flat when they sound like a pitch lower than they should. She was performing a soung called “Louboutins” when she jumped off the back of a male dancer and slipped but if it wasn’t filmed, people probably wouldn’t have noticed. Her booty is fine now since she made a song with Iggy called “Booty.”
Pink was in a seriously dangerous situation when she fell onto a steel barricade at a performance in Germany. She made it out of the hospital alive and tweeted to her fans. “To all my Nurnberg fans, I am so so so sorry to end the show that way. I am embarrassed and very sorry. I’m in ambulance now but I will be fine. Didn’t get clipped into the harness correct,ly, drug me off stage, fell into barricade,” said the singer.
Winner of the biggest smile goes to Mariah Carey for her poise and good spirit before, during, and after she fell at a Singapore concert. She rushed to the front of the stage and fell down before being helped back up by two dancers. Then a diva moment truly happened when Carey stopped the song to wave over her assistant to remove her stilettos. The assistant wrongly assumed Mariah wanted a bottle of water and brought it to her!
You have to please the big box retailers and Taylor Swift tried to impress them at a private concert in Minnesota. But then she fell and it didn’t matter anyway since she’s one of the hottest acts in music. Just don’t ask Noel Gallagher about her songwriting skills because he is not a Swifty apparently. She also fell down the stairs recently at the New Year’s Eve performance in New York. Welcome to New York.
Norway sounds like a nice place. It doesn’t have a negative tone attached to it like Ukraine or North Korea. Kanye even had his own foreshadowing because, right before he fell, he told the crowd, “If I fall, someone will film it and it will be all over Youtube.” Somebody commented on Gawker to say: “Gravity was like, ‘I’mma let you finish, but…'” At least it was more proof that he didn’t lip-synch!
She was walking up those many steps to get her Oscar for best actress in 2013 when she tripped and fell. “What went through my mind when I fell down? A bad word that I can’t say,” said Lawrence in an EW article. It made people love her even more than Katniss Everdeen. Katniss falls down sometimes too! Lawrence is set to star in a Steven Spielberg movie about a photographer.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.