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Last week Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to share her dismay over the lengths some paparazzi will go to in order to provoke a reaction from high-profile personalities.

Drawing on her own experience, the popular model revealed that her husband, John Legend, had been recently compared to a monkey by a clamouring photographer while making his way through JFK international airport.

And over the weekend, the All Of Me singer chose to discuss the shocking incident while speaking to Variety.

"We looked at each other like 'Did he really just say that?'' And he really said it." John recalled. "He basically called me a monkey."

"Black folks have had to deal with being called monkeys for a long time and dehumanisation has always been kind of a method of racism and subjugation of black people and that’s just part of American history – and it’s part of the present, apparently," he continued.

In an articulate assessment of treatment experienced by the former US President during his time in office, John continued: "We saw with the former president, Obama, whenever people wanted to discount him or discount his wife, they compared them to apes"

"And we’ve seen that frequently," he argued.

Adding that he refuses to allow racism to dictate his outlook on life, John added: "I’m not hurt by someone saying that to me because I’m smarter, I’m stronger."

"I look down on that person that would say something like that. But it’s a shame that it still exists," he reasoned.

Fans were left devastated in 2015 when news landed that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale had called time on their 13-year marriage.

Having met and began a relationship in the mid 90s, their relationship was lauded as one of the most enduring in the music industry.

But with rumours swirling that the Bush frontman had been having a three-year affair with the family's nanny, the public began assuming Gavin had wanted out of the marriage for a long time.

But according to a recent interview, the last thing the British musician wanted was to see his marriage to the No Doubt singer come to an end.

Speaking to Fabulous magazine, 51-year-old Gavin insisted: "Divorce was completely opposite to what I wanted. Really not… But here we are."

Insisting that the demise of his marriage to the mother of his three children was a devastating experience, Gavin didn't hold back when reflecting on that tumultuous time.

"Apart from death, I think divorce is one of the hardest, most painful things to go through," he admitted.

And while Gwen has moved on with country star Blake Shelton, Gavin's three sons are keen for their dad to do the same.

"They want me to get a girlfriend and examine me if a name pops up on a text," he revealed.

Gavin and Gwen are parents to 10-year-old Kingston, eight-year-old Zuma and three-year-old Apollo.


Chrissy Tiegen took to Twitter last night to draw attention to the lengths paparazzi will go to in order to get a 'good' photograph of a celebrity in public.

In a series of angry tweets, the Lip Sync Battle presenter explained that she and her husband, John Legend, had been making their way through JFK airport when they were confronted by a pap who attempted to provoke a reaction from them.

Explaining that the pap had made a racist remark towards the All Of Me singer, Chrissy wrote: "Paparazzi at JFK just asked me "if we evolved from monkeys, why is John Legend still around?" – and people wonder why celebs lose it in pics."

"I was very kind. Answered cooking questions, then he came with that. Fu*king disgusting. Also, John is right next to me. The balls." she added.

And according to the mum-of-one, that particular photographer didn't leave it there.

"He also went from "what's an easy recipe to make at home" to "if a Jew were a vampire, would he still be afraid of crosses?" Chrissy told her followers who number in their millions.

Explaining to fans that she refused to respond in anger, Chrissy wrote: "They live for that photo and lawsuit."

Responding to Chrissy's series of post last night, her fans attempted to placate her, with one writing: "Oh my god. well let me add to the much needed positivity and say that you and your family are amazing people."


Right so, let's start at the beginning.

An evolutionary biologist named Vazrick Nazari has recently identified a new moth in Southern California.

And this moth just happens to have a head of silky yellow scales and a 'comparatively smaller' penis than that of its close relative Neopalpa neonata.

As a result of these particular features, good ol' Nazrick has decided to name his discovery Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.

That's right, ladies. This flaxen-haired creature with the small genitalia has been named after the 45th President of the United States of America.

And Twitter absolutely loves it.

"That moth will Make America Great one day too,"  wrote one while another remarked: "Hence forward , the grabus vaginus moth."

And that, ladies, is your weird news of the day.

With the amount of high-profile break-ups last year (we're still not over Brad and Angie), you’d be forgiven for thinking love is well and truly dead in celebville.

However, we are wholly encouraged by the sight of Matthew McConaughey and his stunning wife Camila Alves on the red carpet this week – a pairing that reminds us that the concept of romance and soul-mates and all that jazz IS alive and well.

Indeed, so smitten is Matthew with the 34-year-old – and so reluctant to leave her side – he was hilariously snapped photobombing his wife. And if that's not a modern sign of love I don't know what is!

So fear not, ladies: here are eight couples that certainly prove a point:

1.  Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

2. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

3.  Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

4.  David and Victoria Beckham

5.  Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

6. Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka 

7. Eva Longoria and Jose Antonio Baston

8. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

All the ultimate couple goals right there.

After winning Celebrity Big Brother last year, Scotty T probably has a better idea than most what it takes to navigate the minefield that is the long-running reality TV show.

But by the sounds of things, Scotty hasn't let his Geordie Shore co-star, Chloe Ferry, in on the deets on that one.

Commenting on 21-year-old Chloe's performance in the infamous house in recent days, Scotty has been far from complimentary.

Speaking to The Sun, the 28-year-old acknowledged the other contestants' inability to get on Chloe's wavelength, and even suggested that the star's drunken behaviour may get her in trouble.

"No one really can understand her banter honestly man, she’s literally… when she gets drunk, she’s just sheer evil," he claimed.

And he didn't stop there.

Alluding to the Geordie girl's intellect, he added: "She’d probably won’t even realise she’s been in the house, man. She’s that thick."

Well, good to know Chloe has the support of her Geordie 'family'…


As Sasha and Malia Obama contemplate life beyond the White House, the children of former President George Bush made the decision to reach out to Barack Obama's daughters in an effort to instil excitement about the years to come.

Jenna and Barbara Bush, who also spent eight years in the White House while their father held office, recalled their first meeting with Sasha and Malia in an open letter which was published in Time magazine.

"Malia and Sasha, eight years ago on a cold November day, we greeted you on the steps of the White House. We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home."

"The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to. When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as 8-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious."

Acknowledging the opportunities extended to the girls during their time in the White Office, Jenna and Barbara continued: "In eight years, you have done so much. Seen so much. You stood at the gates of the Robben Island cell where South Africa’s Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades, your arms around your father."

"You traveled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education—girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn."

"You attended state dinners, hiked in national parks, met international leaders and managed to laugh at your dad’s jokes during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon, all while being kids, attending school and making friends. We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease."

And while remembering these incredible moments, the Bush sisters made sure to acknowledge the practicalities of such a high-profile life.

"We know it wasn’t always easy – the two of you and the two of us were teenagers trailed by men in backpacks – but they put their lives on hold for us."

"Now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former First Children—a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines."

"But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years."

After reminding Sasha and Malia to stay in contact with the individuals who work in the White House, Jenna and Barbara praised them for their loyalty before wishing them the best of luck with their chosen paths.

"You stood by as your precious parents were reduced to headlines. Your parents, who put you first and who not only showed you but gave you the world," they wrote.

"As always, they will be rooting for you as you begin your next chapter. And so will we."

And if anyone needs us, we'll be whinging into our sleeves.

She wasn't the first one to do it, and she certainly won't be the last, but Lola Kirke's decision not to shave her armpits ahead of the Golden Globes has attracted a worrying amount of coverage among the press and public.

And while many have celebrated Lola's decision, it seems a certain section of society believe an unshaven female armpit warrants a death threat.

In a post which stunned fans and followers this week, the actress took to Instagram to address the 'controversy', and made reference to the negative backlash she had received in the wake of her red carept walk.

Sharing a photo of herself on the night Lola wrote: "Ok, Now I'm really ready. Thanks to all you beautiful people that didn't send me death threats on account of my awesome hairy armpits."

Refusing to dwell on the drama which followed her appearance, the Mozart in the Jungle actress decided, instead, to pay tribute to the individuals who helped her prep for the big night.

"And thank you @susanwinget for always making me feel cool and @reginaharris for my make up, @blakeerik for my hair and @andrewgn for my kickass dress!" she wrote.

Stunned by the star's admission, fans and followers wasted no time expressing their disbelief over her revelation.


Red carpet ready!

A video posted by Lola Kirke (@lolakirke) on

"Why are ppl so amazed by this like wow hairy pits? I'm inspired," wrote one while another remarked: "Beautiful human!!! Thanks for trying to change this patriarchal society!"

"As Kelly Le Brock said in those old commercials, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful." Glad you're refusing to be shamed by the demented and confused," added another.

Unfortunately, not everyone was on the same page, with one Instagram user writing; " So flashing disgusting armpit hair is somehow gona change womens rights or equality or whatever, find other ways , not this bullsh*t."

Can't school everyone.

Discussion surrounding the blatant pay gap in Hollywood has been intensifying over the last 12 months, and the latest female star to come forward with her own story is Natalie Portman.

Speaking to Marie Claire, the Oscar-winner revealed that she has first-hand experience of the issue, and is struggling to understand her reaction to it at the time.

Referring to a film she starred in alongside Ashton Kutcher, the 35-year-old actress admitted that her male co-star earned a staggering three time more than she did.

"Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached. I knew and I went along with it because there's this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood," Natalie told the publication in the candid interview.

Elaborating on the justification given at the time, she continued: "His quote was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more."

Regrettably, Natalie did not speak up at the time of negotiation and admits that she wasn't as incensed as she should have been given the blatant gender discrimination at play.

"I wasn't as p*ssed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy." she reasoned.

Crazy is one word.

As viewers debated Calum Best's and Jamie O' Hara's conduct towards Nicola McLean in a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Nicola's husband, Tom Williams, has kept schtum.

Until now, that is.

As some members of the public derided Calum and Jamie for encouraging an already drunk Nicola to consume more alcohol before engaging in flirtatious behaviour with the mum-of-two, others insisted that Nicola should take responsibility for her role in the incident which many viewers considered 'inappropriate'.

In the aftermath of the controversial scene and the drama which ensued, Tom took to Twitter to suggest that the reality show had been selective in the information they provided viewers.

After viewers were shown scenes featuring a remorseful Nicola, Tom decided to weigh in on the debate in a move which highlighted the public's disdain for Nicola.

"Interesting that @bbuk didn't show that Nicola has been with a psychiatrist all day" he wrote before tagging hosts Rylan Clare-Neal and Emma Willis.

"Are you making excuses for her? She needs a psychologist if she thinks your behaviour excuses hers," wrote one member of the public.

Dismissing Tom's tweet, one follower wrote: "With a psychiatrist because she feels guilty about her behaviour induced by alcohol. So f**king what!"

"She is trash. If you don't know right or wrong at her age being a mother lol!" added another.

Questioning Tom's knowledge of the subject, another Twitter user asked: "How do you know she has if theres no contact?"

We imagine this will get worse before it gets better.


We're guessing Paul from British Gas is suffering from serious social media regret this afternoon after a tweet he posted was met with considerable criticism from members of the public earlier today.

Using the company's Twitter page, Paul decided to pay tribute to David Bowie on his one-year anniversary, before swiftly moving on to the service provided by British Gas.

"Morning all," he began in the ill-conceived post. "A year today we lost a pop icon David Bowie, time flys don't it? We're here till 10pm if you need anything. Thanks, Paul." (sic)

Unsurprisingly, people wasted no time lashing out at the typo-laden post, with one person writing: "'time flys don't it" That's really bad taste. I'm shocked a business account has written that."

"Time does fly. It's now been a month since a complaint was raised. You could be heroes, just for today and resolve it," quipped another disgruntled Twitter user.

As more and more scathing responses flooded in, poor ol' Paul realised it might be time to acknowledge the widespread irritation.

Taking to the site again, he wrote: "Hey, David Bowie meant so much to me. I didn't mean to offend anyone and I only wanted to pay tribute to a master songwriter and true icon."

Thankfully, the public were willing to let him off this time, with one replying: "Personal twitter accounts are good for that! I know you meant no harm but coming from businesses it smells of PR."

"Paul is great. More Paul, please. And give him a pay rise, ey?" added someone else.

Might be time to task someone else with the Twitter shift…

It took her a mere six weeks, but Celebrity Big Brother contestant, Bianca Gascoigne, is officially in 'the best shape of her life'.

In the weeks leading up to her participation in the long-running reality television show, the 30-year-old model admits she began to feel the pressure.

"The camera puts 10 lbs on you and I knew that I really needed to get in shape for CBB," she explained.

As the victim of bullying and a sufferer of body dysmorphia, Bianca struggles with her appearance, and knew that the nature of the show would effect her unless she made a concerted effort to overhaul her lifestyle in the weeks leading up to the show's launch.

With the help of an exercise regime and Forza Supplements, Bianca dropped a staggering 19 lbs, slimming down from a size 12 to a lean size 8.

"I have body dysmorphia so I am never going to be entirely happy with the way that I look. It is in my nature to find fault with some aspect of my appearance," Bianca admitted.

"But I am in the best shape of my life and I am as happy as I am ever going to be with my weight and body shape," she added.

Reflecting on her lifestyle, Bianca acknowledged that managing a London lap dancing club helped to contribute to her unhealthy lifestyle.

"My weight has always yo-yoed and it is a lot harder to stay in shape when you are working all night," she explained."

"My diet can be rubbish and it is difficult to summon up the energy to go to the gym when you have been working all night."

Deciding to use her participation in Celebrity Big Brother as a motivator to get her health and wellbeing in check, Bianca said: "I realised that I needed a total body overhaul which is why I was keen to work with the experts from Forza."

"I worked really hard in the six weeks before Celebrity Big Brother to get in fantastic shape."

And, in fairness, she looks amazing.

Image credit: Forza Supplements