Selfies are the meaning of life as we know it. People will never stop talking about the latest celebrity selfie, especially after Ellen DeGeneres made award shows all about snapping a cute pic. When the human race has been overthrown by alien overlords, the only artifacts remaining will be fast food french fries and selfies. The children of the future will wonder what could possibly compel an entire species to oogle themselves in bathroom mirrors with bad lighting and snap pictures making the duck face. The selfies that survive a post-apocalyptic world won’t be the ones that show celebrities in their best light. It will be the selfies gone wrong that we will always be able to look back on.
Speaking of aliens, take Tyra Banks to your leader. She had some kind of filter on that accentuated her forehead which was already shiny to begin with. It’s always the pretty models who try to make us think they have something mysterious going on inside. What could be more mysterious than a creepy, blindingly bright, alien selfie with bulging eyes? Tyra always talked about “smizing” with your eyes, but she never mentioned “aliening” with your head.
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag floating in the bathtub? These pizzas might if Katy Perry drops her dinner in the tub. Stop giving pizzas to Katy Perry while she’s in the bathroom. This is such an unsettling sight for stuffed crust lovers everywhere. That pizza is too close to that murky bath water! Nobody wants a wet slice of dead skin cell pizza that was floating around even if it was Katy’s bath water.
Kim Kardashian loves a good tan and she loves a good selfie. She did a whole book full of her selfies! But this one probably didn’t make the cut since it looks like she forgot to take off her huge sunglasses at the beach. Not even a mountain full of aloe vera could fix that sunburn in a day. The paparazzi didn’t get any pics of her skin peeling so maybe she just gets red and then goes back to her normal tone. Kim has seen better days.
This is ol’ droopy-eyed James Franco. The “Pineapple Express” star seems to be wearing under eye pads that reduce dark circles, wrinkles, or puffiness. It would have been more relevant for him to use pineapple slices on his eyes! They are enriched with moisturizers to prevent aging, according to the various products featured on Amazon with all those ladies wearing these moon-shaped stickers on their face. Our male stars are fully embracing the age of the well-groomed man.
Blake Lively likes vegetables and she also likes taking bizarre selfies with them in her mouth. It might be a celery stalk or it might be a piece of roasted kale. The world will never know. Amber Tamblyn is standing right next to her so there is at least one other celeb who knew what happened on that night. Lively was helping to promote Tamblyn’s book “Dark Sparkler” which she hashtagged at the end of this Instagram post.
Her boots won’t be made for walking with this selfie. Jessica Simpson’s boots will be made for running away in fear from the scary image that is her skincare routine. She tweeted this photo back in 2010 when she was doing a show called “The Price of Beauty.” The $320 mask was from a company called La Mer and the only thing scarier than this photo is that pricetag. It’s not about the money, it’s about the principle!
There must be a trend with celebrities snapping selfies with stuff on their face because Miley Cyrus is at it again. She’s got a pink keyboard that she put on her face to cover her zits, according to her Instagram. That’s not where a keyboard is suppose to go! You type on it and stuff. We can at least pretend she’s practicing songwriting and typing out a new pop hit as we speak.
Five words that could make or break a person’s day are: Jared Leto in zebra pants. If you’re a really big fan, you might want to look away. But if you like Leto and zebras together, then this selfie is for you. There’s nothing like making a questionable fashion statement at the festival known for being the coolest of the cool: Coachella. Jared Leto is going to be in the new movie “Suicide Squad” as The Joker.
Ariana Grande is being swallowed up by a fluffy hairball. Oh wait, it’s just her outfit for that new show “Scream Queens.” Hopefully, she will come away from the show unharmed and un-hairy. Too much of this furriness is likely to clog up her airways and then she won’t be able to mumble the lyrics to her hit song “One Less Prohhhlehhh” or “This Is The Part Where Ah Say Ah Dah Wahwahhh.” She’s known for her horrible pronunciation.
Madonna wants you to know she has a rebel heart and a rebellious grill. She even said she made out with her grills on in a Reddit thread. All of her attention-grabbing methods seem to have paid off since she is getting propositioned by Marilyn Manson. “I’m kind of interested in this Madonna record. She looks hotter than ever. I’d also like to let it be known that I still have a crush on Madonna,” Manson told i-D magazine.
This is the one and only Pewdiepie, also known as Felix Kjellberg, with a blow-up unicorn horn on his forehead. At least, we would hope it is. We wouldn’t put it past the most subscribed man on Youtube to put something unspeakable on his head for views. The comments range from “flawless” and “unicornious” to “You’re a unicorn” and “You’re weird bro.” Pewdiepie is working on his own game called “Legend of the Brofist.”
Nicholas Cage found national treasures and now he is not so much a national treasure. He’s still a pretty good actor, though! The lady must not have noticed that Nick was not quite camera ready and snapped a photo of them anyway. He looks half asleep and half awake like he wishes he were in one of those pods in first class. This national treasure likes to fly commercial like the rest of the country.
Chelsea Handler put the stuff over her clothes that she is supposed to put underneath. But she was one of the reigning comedians of late night television so maybe this will spark a new fashion trend. Animal print negligees will become the hottest accessory to wear to the mall or the post office. Your friends will be so jealous that they will want to snatch it right off of ya.
Maybe there’s something crawling in his skin with wounds that will not heal. That’s why Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park Instagrammed this strange selfie. He looks like he’s in agony. He shouldn’t have too much to worry about because his band is still popular, according to his interview with Blasting News UK. “Our fanbase is two thirds outside of the US, and ages are pretty wide. We can’t play all of the places we’d like to play,” Shinoda told the site.
Hey, you two, that’s not how you take a bath. The camera will get wet and you’ll never exfoliate properly if you keep staring into space. Selfies are just that powerful that Conan O’ Brien and Ricky Gervais can’t seem to take a bath without cringing for their adoring fanbase. The bubbles look like they’re about to jump ship over the rim as well. Be prepared for a wet and soapy floor.
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.