Monthly Archive: February 2018

LOOK: Netizen writes a striking open letter to students who loves rallying in the streets:

A former corporate trainer and now Development manager wrote a lengthy, friendly advice to the students who loved to join rallies against the government. In his Facebook post, netizen Glenn Moico Aytona told the student activists especially from the University of the Philippines that when they’re already finished their studies and start their corporate life, they cannot do what they’re […]

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LOL: Kim Kardashian “Jumped Ship” to Join Kanye West on Celebrity Family Feud

Kim Kardashian West chose to rep her husband’s last name when she joined his team for a recent taping of Celebrity Family Feud. The mom of three, who recently welcomed baby Chicago back in January via gestational carrier, took to Snapchat on Saturday to share the exciting news with her fans. “If you guys don’t know, Kanye and I are the biggest fans of Family Feud,” Kim shared. “Kanye said he waited his whole life for this moment.”

The reality star continued, “I’ve jumped ship from Team Kar-Jen. I’m on Team West, guys. We’re playing against the Kardashian-Jenners […] and I have a really good feeling about this, that we’re gonna win.”

A pregnant Khloé Kardashian (and her growing baby bump) was also spotted backstage on Kim’s Snapchat along with younger sister, Kendall Jenner, mom Kris, and grandmother, Mary Jo Campbell. Team Kardashian-Jenner didn’t seem too happy about Kim abandoning them though. “They won’t let me in their huddle, guys,” Kim joked in one video.

Sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, who recently welcomed her own baby girl, Stormi Webster, earlier this month, didn’t appear in any of the videos. Instead, Kim’s longtime BFF Jonathan Cheban tagged along for the Family Feud fun. Kourtney previously appeared on the game show in 2008 with Kim, Khloé, and Bruce Jenner. Keep reading to see more photos from the Kardashian-Jenner and Wests fun night out ahead.

Pose: Meet the Fierce-as-F*ck Cast That’s Already Making TV History

The cast of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX series, Pose, is unlike any group that has been assembled for a major TV show. The show, set in 1980s New York City and following the rise of the underground ballroom scene and the LGBTQ+ youth and people of color who built it, will star familiar faces like Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek, but it’s the record-breaking number of transgender actors in leading roles that will make Pose a classic before it even airs.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a nationwide search was conducted for the show and led to Pose casting MJ Rodriguez, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, and Dominique Jackson as series regulars. With five transgender actors in main roles, Pose has already made history with the largest number of transgender actors ever to be cast as series regulars for a scripted series.

We’re still waiting on word about the June release date, but until then, get to know some of the cast members who will be striking a pose in the ballroom when the series debuts this Summer.

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Feb. 25-March 4: ‘Swan Lake’ and more

DANCE

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Forever Flamenco Guitarist José Tanaka and company perform, with featured dancers Manuel Gutierrez, Mizuho Sato and Daniela Zermeño. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $30-$50. (323) 663-1525.

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L.A. movie openings, March 2

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But Deliver Us From Evil

The traditional mystical character Lilith terrorizes present-day Atlanta. With Eric Roberts, Grant Harvey, Pooch Hall, Torrei Hart, Thorsten Kaye. Written and directed by Joshua Coates. (1:59) NR.

Death Wish

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The Heartbreaking Reason That Ben and Lauren’s Bachelor Love Didn’t Last

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Ben Higgins made his way back to ABC on The Bachelor Winter Games. However, on the third episode, he made an emotional exit when he realized that he wasn’t ready to be with someone. Ben touched on his relationship with ex-fiancée Lauren Bushnell and told Chris Harrison that “as much as I’ve moved on, and I have, it still hurts.”

We first met Ben when he competed for Kaitlyn Bristowe’s heart on The Bachelorette season 11. He was the second runner-up, and Bachelor Nation was on the “Make Ben the Next Bachelor” train. Well, we got our wish because Ben became the bachelor on season 20! Fast-forward to the final two, and Ben proposed to Lauren. We could practically hear the wedding bells!

But unfortunately, like most of the couples on these shows, they broke up.

When the couple got engaged, they looked beyond happy! They even went on to have their own spinoff show, Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After?, on Freeform at the end of 2016. However, the pair went to couples’ counseling and put their wedding date on hold. The two continued to reassure America, who was so in love with them, that they were still together. And even with the rumor mill hard at work, we didn’t fully see their split coming in May 2017.

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How did we get here?

Lauren moved to Denver to be with Ben after the proposal aired. After that, we learned that Lauren had an irking issue at the back of her mind. At the final rose ceremony, Ben ended it with JoJo Fletcher and said that he found love with her but found it with someone else more. But apparently Lauren was more hurt about that than she expressed.

“I don’t think I’ve ever talked about how hurtful that was,” Lauren told People. “Looking back, I wish I could be like, ‘That’s why it didn’t work out,’ but I think it was just a very abnormal situation and one that, unfortunately, I mean, we tried.” So it doesn’t seem like that “I love you” to JoJo was the cause for the relationship to end. And JoJo even reached out to Lauren after their breakup.

Soon after the breakup, Ben appeared on On Air With Ryan Seacrest to clear up any speculation. “You have a lot of people looking over your shoulder. There’s a ton of criticism and judgment no matter what you do – good or bad – or if you have the most pure heart or not,” Ben said on the radio show. “People are going to take it the wrong way, and honestly, Lauren and I both agreed it does pull on you a lot and it isn’t exactly healthy for a foundation for a relationship.”

It looks like the pressure of being in the public eye caused a fracture or two in their love foundation (cheesy enough for Bachelor standards?). And let’s be honest: starting your life as an engaged couple is pressure enough without having it played out on television – especially when you’ve only known each other for a few months.

We wish Ben and Lauren the best and hope that they both find love! But, sadly, it won’t be with each other.

They’re Engaged! The Bachelor Winter Games Ended With a Shocking Proposal

Although The Bachelor Winter Games was only four episodes, it looks like that’s all that was needed for at least one couple to find love! Even we kind of can’t believe it, but a love connection was so strong that it resulted in a proposal during the finale aftershow.

Congratulations are in order for Clare Crawley and Benoit Beauséjour-Savard!

There’s no doubt that the two had chemistry right off the bat. After all, they were one of the couples to hook up on the show’s premiere. But we did NOT see this one coming. Benoit was completely smitten with Clare, but she didn’t seem so sure. And after she expressed her doubts, he decided to go home.

Clare revealed that after she got home to Sacramento, CA, Benoit reached out to her. “I’ve always wanted a man that wouldn’t give up on me,” she said, with tears in her eyes. “You truly have changed my life, because I didn’t even believe in myself.”

Benoit got down on one knee on the aftershow stage and proposed.

Maybe it had something to do with the Vermont air or maybe it’s just that Bachelor franchise magic, but after failing to find love on The Bachelor season 18 and the first two seasons of Bachelor in Paradise, Clare finally found exactly what she was looking for.

And in case you’re wondering, Clare’s rock is huge. Neil Lane continues to keep us jealous with the stunning rings he creates for Bachelor contestants.

Here’s to a life of happiness (whether they decide to live in California or Montréal)!