Kim Kardashian is going to have a lot of explaining to do if she keeps blabbing about her mom’s ex Bruce Jenner. Apparently he’s on a “journey” of some kind. Is this like a Journey to the Center of the Earth? Journey to the uncharted waters of his feminine side? Whatever happens, this is great publicity for the Kardashians. They never had a storyline like this before. It’s usually about Kim and her divorces or Kourtney kicking Scott out of the house for drinking. Jenner is a former track and field athlete who won the gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Jenner grew up in New York and Connecticut, where he went to high school. He went to Graceland College on a football scholarship, but switched to the decathlon after a knee injury. A decathlon is an athletic event consisting of ten track and field events. His fame and prowess on the field earned him a spot on the Wheaties cereal box as a “Wheaties champion.” He even got to meet President Gerald R. Ford!
Keeping up with the Village People? Winning the gold medal wasn’t enough for this Olympian. Jenner made his movie debut in the 1980 film “Can’t Stop the Music.” He plays a lawyer who helps a group of guys with their musical act. The film was a pseudo-biography of the Village People and was considered a financial failure. He also did some TV movies and had an appearance on the show “Chips” about motorcycle police officers. There was no sign of a gender identity crisis during this time.
Things got more interesting when Bruce Jenner married Chrystie Crownover and divorced her in 1981. Star Magazine reported that Chrystie divorced Bruce because of his cross-dressing. She came home one day to find out he had tried on all her clothes and was wearing her bras. It was rumored that a woman named Ellen Kardashian spoke to the media about Khloe being upset about the crossdressing as well. Kris Jenner put up with it as well.
Bruce then married the actress Linda Thompson in 1981. This is the union that brought the star of “The Hills” Brody Jenner into the world. The relationship lasted only five years since they separated in 1986. People magazine reported that they split because of Bruce being frequently absent from their home. In the article, Linda says, “We have a great relationship but not a marriage.” There was no bra-wearing to be found here.
Then his fame skyrocketed when he married the talent manager Kris Kardashian. They were all on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” together. In 2014, Kris filed for divorce. Kris had no problem with Bruce cross-dressing and he continued to cross-dress for years after the 1991 wedding, according to the woman who was married to Robert Kardashian named Ellen Pierson. On the “Today Show,” Kris said that the rumors of his transition were silly.
Bruce Jenner may have thought about transitioning into a woman when he did a partial face-lift and nose job in the 80s. The procedure was botched, according to People. He went in for a second surgery in 2009 to correct the mistakes made from the first one. This is a lot of surgery to be going through. They’ve got the money, so he might as well do what he wants.
Yeezy had to put in his two cents about Bruce as well. Kanye West allegedly said Bruce loves being a man and loves the opposite sex even more. Somebody said he was an Olympic icon who can still get women at 64. Well, he’s a former award-winning athlete. He probably has a healthy libido. But this is all too fishy since Kanye never released an official statement. Put out a rap song about transitioning and make them think!
Shaving and Adam’s Apples don’t usually go together, but they did for Bruce Jenner. Last February, US Magazine reported him going for a laryngeal shave procedure at the Beverly Hills Surgical Center. “I just didn’t like my trachea,” said Jenner. It was also rumored that his sons blamed Kris for all of the plastic surgeries he has done. Did you know there was a plastic surgery to remove fat above eyelids? He supposedly did it!
Long hair is one thing, but people have been fixated on his peculiar hairstyles for ages. They say it’s all a part of his gradual transformation. Hollywood Life called it a “blowout” hairstyle at one point, saying it looked very feminine for a man. He has also been seen in ponytails and simply parting it down the middle. As long as he doesn’t wear pigtails or a beehive, the jury is still out!
Can’t a man shave his legs in peace? Well, not if you’re Bruce Jenner. People are going to talk regardless. But we can all look at the legs of an Olympian and see how they look. Some athletes do shave their legs for training purposes, like cyclists who do year-round outdoor activities. Maybe Bruce was thinking of getting back into his decathlon shape or maybe he was training for a swim meet.
You know it gets weird when In Touch is talking about your Spanx that you’ve been wearing. Jenner was allegedly wearing Spanx all the time. “He started wearing them under his suits on the red carpet and he loved the results so much that he now wears them all the time. He insists the Spanx are just to hid in his belly and not an excuse to wear woman’s underwear,” said a source.
You can buy me diamond earrings and deny-ny-ny but they know you’re lying when your lips are moving! Bruce Jenner was seen wearing diamond earrings in Malibu last December. Maybe these are the diamond earrings that Meghan Trainor was singing about. Maybe he just really likes bling! Bling on your ear, bling on your ring, and bling on your neck is just what celebrities do. He could even start his own jewelry line and get even more people talking.
He got his hair done and his nails done. What a way to celebrate a 65th birthday! Bruce was seen with hot pink nail polish on his hands. He allegedly had a manicure done! Of course Kris Jenner was denying it to the bitter end, telling ET, “For me, that’s not my experience with Bruce. He’s a great guy. I love him. I don’t know what he’s going through right now. I think he’s just very happy.”
He can either buy new bras or get Kris to lend him some, if the new reports about him wanting a boob job are true. You need to check those coupons and sign up for the email lists where they send you a cool deal everyday. Victoria’s Secret even had all of that advanced bra technology, so it’s a whole new world to explore. Radar reported he has been taking hormones as well.
The hair, the painted nails, the earrings, and the shaved Adam’s Apple were all leading up to something. TMZ reported that he made the decision to become a woman. He was taking steps to make the change and had even gone through psychological counseling. It was rumored that Kris Jenner freaked out when Bruce told the family his plan. We’ll all be able to tune in when he finishes filming that docu-series about the transformation. Be free, Bruce!
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.