We’ve all seen it. That moment when you bring out the popcorn, plop yourself down and watch the action. Like the bridesmaids watching from the house as Kristen Wiig tears down the giant cookie and tries to topple over the fountain. “She does not get a party favor! She does not get a dog!” said Maya Rudolph as Kristen made a dramatic exit. That’s how you have a meltdown. Amanda Bynes, Shia Labeouf, and Scott Stapp are the latest celebrities in the meltdown craze. Watching a star rising is almost as shocking as watching them fall. Let’s see who is keeping popcorn sellers in business because these meltdowns have people chomping away.
Can you take Scott Stapp higher to a place where blind men see? The lead vocalist for the band Creed is not doing so well. If he were in a different place, maybe he wouldn’t be having all of these problems that have plagued him all this time. Stapp posted a Facebook video in which he said the IRS was stealing his money and how he has been sleeping in his truck. His wife filed documents to have him committed to get help.
They repeated her name about five times in the theme song of her show called “The Amanda Show.” Now her name comes up multiple times in our ears for a different reason. Gawker theorized that all of this stems from her frustration over being typecast in teen-queen roles. In a Hollywood Reporter article, the executive producer Jennifer Gibgot described Bynes’ earlier years as “completely professional and very sweet.” Now the words to describe her are “crazy” and “psychiatric hold.”
How much joy did Shia LaBeouf receive from watching “Cabaret” in New York? It must not have been enough since he was arrested at the theater. That’s right, the same Broadway musical that stars Emma Stone and Michelle Williams is the one where Shia got arrested on June 26. CNN reported that he created “unreasonable noise,” spat at an officer, and used “obscene language outside of Studio 54.” LaBeouf can be seen in Angelina Jolie’s directed movie “Fury.”
Ashton Kutcher came into the show “Two and a Half Men” at a strange time. That strange time was when Charlie Sheen was fired from the show after his public meltdown. You know the one. The one with tiger blood and his declaration of winning. Warner Bros. Television issued the statement saying, “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ effective immediately.”
Justin Bieber’s new hair color won’t steer attention away from the many scandals that he was involved in during the past year. He allegedly assaulted a limo driver, egged his neighbor’s house, and peed in a mop bucket. The most damage has probably been done to poor Selena Gomez’s heart. This is a mess for everybody involved. Also, there was that monkey that he left in Europe and never went to retrieve.
Imagine what you didn’t see. In 2011, Chris Brown allegedly smashed a window, ripped off his shirt, and blew off a performance after a “Good Morning America” interviewer asked him about Rihanna. Recently, Brown went off on his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran and accused her of cheating with Drake. “That ride or die act we have been fooling the world with obviously ain’t working. I was locked up for near 4 months and only got 1 visit from you,” said Brown.
Don’t open the car door for Miley Cyrus, whatever you do! Oh, you did it. Sad Miley is now a mad Miley. The scene: Miley was about to make her grand entrance at the VMAs and Robin Thicke was probably somewhere putting on that Beetlejuice suit. She wanted to look not “lame” but that’s the opposite of what happened if her words are to be believed. “No, I don’t wanna now reverse and then everyone see me get in the car. That wasn’t the point,” says Miley on the phone to her assistant who is probably about to get fired.
She’s tired of rumors starting, she’s sick of being followed. Why can’t they let Lindsay Lohan live? The rumors about Lindsay said that she started freaking out when people were taking pictures of her at some party. This reportedly went down at an event at Art Basel in Miami. Lindsay Lohan has a mobile game out called “Lindsay Lohan: The Price of Fame.” That’s how you profit from your meltdown!
Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z in an elevator and her sister Beyonce silently stood by as it happened! Nobody really knows what happened since the three have not revealed the details. A model named Liv came forth soon after this story and said that Solange is used to seeing Jay Z hitting on other women. “I told you the day Jay Z and I exchanged numbers, Solange came walking up out of nowhere. She was a big reason for why I left him alone,” said Liv.
True Tori or troubled Tori? Dean McDermott cheated on Tori Spelling with Emily Goodhand. Then she met with her ex-husband who she cheated on Dean with and tried to get closure from that. After the closure happened, she cried about moving on from her ex-husband and then got mad at Dean for making her feel like a failure who can’t cook potatoes. That sounds like about 4 or 5 meltdowns right there. And they’re still together!
The claws came out on Kendra Wilkinson’s show. “Kendra On Top” had people covering their ears from all of the swearing since Kendra ripped into her husband Hank Baskett over his cheating scandal. She even threatened to smash a trophy over his head! “To the world’s greatest husband and father – that’s gone,” said Kendra. However, something tells me she’s no stranger to meltdowns because she had another one on the show “Splash” when she stormed off the set!
You want a hot body? You want a Maserati? You better recover from your meltdown like Britney Spears did! She once shaved her head and attacked a car with an umbrella. Attorney Joseph Schleimer said she used amphetamines, speed or uppers. It was so bad that she lost custody of her sons in 2008 before regaining custody in 2011. You know what they say. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Now she’s in Vegas!
Whatever you choose to do in life, do not walk near Christian Bale in the middle of a scene. Just don’t do it. He will flip out. It was in 2009 when audio of his crazy rant leaked to the presses from the set of “Terminator: Salvation.” The director of photography accidentally interrupted one of his scenes. He was also arrested in 2008 for allegedly assaulting his mother because she dissed his wife.
Radar Online reported that Teresa Giudice stormed off the stage of a “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion. “Teresa pitched a fit, screaming that she would not return to the couch if Kathy and Rosie were present,” said a source. The most famous outburst of Teresa would be when she once accused Danielle Staub of prostitution. The phrase she spoke will live in infamy. Giudice has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for fraud charges.
The rapper Xzibit was backstage at a concert in Australia when he threw a steel chair at another rapper. He allegedly got mad about his inadequate ride from the airport and got mad at the rapper named Mastacraft who was also the concert promoter. The last album Xzibit, also known as Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, released was “Napalm” in 2012 and he formally the host of the show “Pimp My Ride.”
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.