Fans who watch “Roast of Justin Bieber” on March 30 will probably be watching the Comedy Central show for the first time. The network has done these roasts before with celebs like Charlie Sheen and James Franco. However, there is talk that the show doesn’t go too hard on Bieber. A lot of the jokes have turned out to be about Paul Walker, Cosby, and the roasters themselves! The show usually has friends of the celebrity celebrating each other while this felt like publicity for all involved, according to a Rolling Stone review. Whatever happens, you don’t really need to watch since the jokes got leaked beforehand!
Kevin Hart was the master of ceremonies. “Orlando Bloom took a swing at you; you have a perfume called Girlfriend. You threw eggs at a house – not gangsta. Justin’s Canadian. He’s actually considered American, because no Canadian has ever been this much of an @#$hole,” said Hart at the event. Who knew that Hart and Bieber were friends? Maybe they won’t be after the roast! Hart told Jimmy Kimmel that he thought Bieber might cry in his car.
“Usher is the one who took you under his wing. You’re the worst thing that Usher has done to America, since the guy who sat John Wilkes Booth behind Abraham Lincoln,” said Pete Davidson. He then took some shots at the master of ceremony, Kevin Hart. Is that such a wise move to go after the biggest comedian in Hollywood right now? “If you don’t know who Kevin Hart is, congratulations on finishing college. Kevin’s next special is just him jiggling keys at you,” said Davidson.
Tell me watcha gon do, act a fool! Justin Bieber got hit with some good jokes from Ludacris. “The Brazilian prostitute that claimed she was with Justin told the news that he was well endowed. And that prostitute would know because so was he. You’re not tough, Justin. I’m here to let you know that. I know you’ve been on ‘Ellen’ 14 times. Justin wants to be black so bad he’s actually seen Kevin Hart’s movies,” said Ludacris.
“Justin’s fans are called beliebers because it’s politically incorrect to use the word retards,” said Natasha Leggero. Ouch, nobody is going to be politically correct at this roast. It’s a great opportunity for her to do this roast. She is allegedly getting her own show and stand-up special. The show will be called “Another Period” and she will play a Victorian heiress. She has also appeared on “Chelsea Lately,” “Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show,” and “Ugly Americans.”
Shaquille O’ Neal connected himself to Kim Jong Un during his joke. “Justin as a father of six you have to straighten up, son. Last year, you were ranked the fifth most hated person of all time. Kim Jong Un didn’t rank that high and he uses your music to torture people,” said Shaq. Maybe Shaq wants to meet the North Korean leader just like Dennis Rodman did so he can be an international star.
Ron Burgundy! You know it’s not so bad if Will Ferrell is directing a joke at you. “This kid has spunk, moxie, and probably a few other STDs. People refer to Mr. Bieber as a kid or a boy. Well here’s a newsflash, gang. He’s a man. A full-grown man, who works and loves and makes things with his hands. A man who sings songs for 9-year-olds and cuts his hair like a gay figure skater,” said Ferrell.
Justin Bieber met Erik Griffin at the Laugh Factory comedy club on the Sunset Strip. “My boy Erik Griffin Montez from ‘Workaholics,'” said Bieber in an Instagram photo. Griffin was rumored to be at the roast by Hollywood Life but he was not present during the event. The show “Workaholics” started its fifth season on January 14. Griffin’s character is an overly competitive co-worker who messes up the schemes of the main characters.
Chris D’Elia was supposedly Bieber’s favorite comedian picked for this event. “I’m proud of you. You have it all. You literally are a guy who has it all except for respect, love, friends, good parents, and a Grammy,” said D’Elia. He was on the show “Whitney” and is now on the show “Undateable.” His wikipedia said that he dropped out of New York University after a year because “he didn’t like college.”
Martha Stewart went to prison on October 8, 2004 and was released on March 4, 2005. She was found guilty of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators. “Justin, you have no idea what you’re in for. I’m sure it’s great to have 60 million followers on Twitter, but the only place people will be following you in jail is into the shower,” said Stewart.
“You have left so many horrible and unwatchable videos, you should change your name to Vanilla ISIS. When you get to the county jail, hear me, you’re gonna be the first dude who ever had a girlfriend and a boyfriend named Gomez. Justin’s life changed when Usher heard one of his songs and liked it, which only goes to prove that Usher ain’t black,” said Snoop Dogg. Martha Stewart apparently had some of Snoop Dogg’s brownies at the roast.
Jeffrey Ross made a very offensive joke about Paul Walker’s death and Comedy Central decided to not air it. “Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants full reign to try things knowing we have the edit to shape the show,” said the network. Bieber is right there and he decided to joke about the beloved and deceased Paul Walker. “Selena Gomez wanted to be here, but she’s dating men now. Is it true you dumped her because she grew a mustache before you?” said Ross.
Hannibal Buress told Jimmy Kimmel that he got a death threat from a male bodybuilder/stripper for his jokes about Bill Cosby. Of course, he had to mention Bill Cosby. “I hate your music more than Bill Cosby hates my comedy. You gotta give it up for Justin. He started from the bottom and he’s still a bottom. They say that you roast the ones you love, but I don’t like you at all, man. I’m just here because it’s a real good opportunity for me,” said Buress.
After Justin Bieber did that photoshoot with Calvin Klein, people kept thinking it was photoshopped to make parts of his body look bigger. Kate McKinnon did such a great job performing a parody of him it’s too bad she didn’t roast him along with the others. The first time she did an impression of him was on a Piers Morgan sketch. She said the secret to her impression is looking like a puppy who just piddled and is sort of sorry about it.
Some jokes were aimed at Selena Gomez. She probably knew what would happen and prevented her alleged lover Zedd from watching the roast. She went from one guy of German ancestry to another since she called Zedd a “cute little German.” Gomez just gushed about the DJ on Radio Disney. “He’s got really beautiful eyes and he’s very sweet and funny. I respect his vision because he has a way of knowing how important his role is as an EDM artist,” said Gomez.
This was a chance to roast himself and show that he had a sense of humor. “What do you get when you give a teenager $200 million. A bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours. There was really no preparing me for this life. I was thrown into this at 12 years old, and I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. There’s been moments I’m really proud of and a lot of moments I look back and I’m pretty disappointed with myself for,” said Bieber.
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.