Ellen Got The Weirdest Birthday Present From Portia, Lena Waithe Responsds To Aziz Ansari Scandal
Plus, America's last authentic Princess is a Hawaiian lesbian.
Cara Delevingne Covers Numero Magazine
Cara Delevingne rocked the February cover of Numero Magazine. Posing topless save for a jaunty cap with a mesh veil (AS ONE DOES), Delevigne was dubbed a “modern icon” by the legendary French fashion magazine. Not long ago, Delevingne announced her retirement from the humble realms of supermodeldom to focus on acting and pretending to write mediocre YA. Now, she’s part of an ensemble campaign for Armani Exchange’s Spring/Summer 2018 line.
Does that seem weird to anyone else? To go from being THE IT Supermodel to A-List Actress to being just one of several faces in the ad campaign for Armani Exchange? Not even real Armani. Armani Exchange. Mall Armani. Armani I can afford. That’s just sad. I know Valerian and the City of a Million Wooden Pieces of Dialogue was a massive flop that cast a long shadow over Cara’s blossoming acting career, but surely she can do better? She didn’t write those lines. Here’s hoping she diverts 0.0000000001% of whatever Armani Exchange is paying her into a copy of An Actor Prepares or a Stella Adler course. She’s not a bad actress. She’s just not... entirely convincing.
America’s Last Authentic Princess Is A Hawaiian Lesbian
Did you know there’s a real-life princess living in America? Her name is Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kawananakoa, she’s 91-years-old, and she’s super gay. Abigail (you can’t make me keep spelling that last name) is the last surviving member of Hawaii’s royal family and spent most of her life living in quiet luxury in the United States. Now, in the twilight of her life, the $250 million dollar royal is embroiled in a messy legal scandal involving her wife, Veronica Gail Worth. Abigail and Veronica lived together as partners for twenty years before marrying last October. But wait, this is where the story stops being a lesbian fairy tale and starts being sad. After Abigail suffered a stroke in June, Abigail’s long-time lawyer, James Wright, seized control of her fortune and declared the Princess incapacitated. Veronica fought back, marrying Abigail and getting power of attorney over the Princess’s estate. Now there’s a battle brewing, with Abigail and Veronica on one side and Wright on the other. Wright is accusing Veronica of being a gold-digger who is taking advantage of the Princess’s incapacity to gain control of her fortune. He’s even accusing her of physical abuse. The Princess and Veronica have fired Wright and hired a new lawyer to wrest control back over Abigail’s fortune, which is still controlled by Wright.
I’m pretty sure a Princess and her Partner of TWENTY years have more authority over the royal fortune than a disgruntled ex-lawyer. Read more about Abigail’s story here.
Lena Waithe Responds to Aziz Ansari Allegations: 'It's Not Always Black and White'
Last year, Lena Waithe became the first black woman (and lesbian) ever to win a comedy writing Emmy for co-writing an episode of “Master of None” with Aziz Ansari. At the time, the two were held as sterling examples of diversity in Hollywood. Now, Ansari is embroiled in scandal following divisive allegations of sexual assault, and Waithe is caught in between defending the friend who supporting her career and supporting the Time’s Up Movement that she is a member of. This week, Waithe finally responded to the allegations during an interview with NPR’s The Frame.
“Here's the truth — in every situation, it's not always black and white. And I know that's simple for people, and it's easy for people to [ask], 'Whose side are you on?' There are no sides, really, in some of these scenarios,” Waithe said. “I'm not on Harvey Weinstein's side, I'm not on Kevin Spacey's side. But I think you have to take each situation [individually]. You can't just say, ‘Well, I'm on this person's team’ or ‘I'm on that person's team.’ It doesn't work that way.” Waithe continued, “I think a big thing is, we have to have a dialogue. And I think if we're unwilling to have a dialogue we're going to continue to keep hitting our heads against the wall. We have to start re-educating ourselves about what consent is, what's appropriate behavior at the workplace.” Waithe said. Waithe is in the unenviable position of choosing between publically attacking a friend and benefactor, or being accused of choosing a male friend over the movement she believes in. We must remember that there’s only one person responsible for Aziz Ansari’s actions, and that’s Aziz Ansari.
Lea DeLaria Was Broke Before OITNB
Lea DeLaria toiled for years in relative Hollywood obscurity before breaking out as a bonafide celebrity with the role of Big Boo in Orange Is The New Black. In a revealing new interview with Self Magazine, Lea DeLaria discussed how much she really struggled before finally making it. "For a period of about a decade, I didn't really go to the doctor," DeLaria said, "If I was sick or didn't feel well—I couldn't afford it." After finally getting medical insurance through OITNB, DeLaria discovered that she had untreated type two diabetes, and was essentially “knocking on death’s door” by the time she finally learned of her condition. It’s a timely reminder that behind every “overnight sensation” is probably an artist who spent decades struggling to survive, never knowing if their hardship would be worth it in the end.
Ellen Degeneres Gives Away A Million Dollars and Gets Gorillas
Ellen Degeneres celebrated her 60th birthday by giving away a million dollars to audience members of Ellen. Excuse me while I bash my head into a wall for never bothering to score tickets. Portia De Rossi surprised Ellen, and her audience, when she showed up at the taping to surprise her wife with a very unusual birthday gift: A Gorilla Conservation Center. So that’s what you get for the woman who has everything. Rich people are wild. Apparently, it was the right gift, because Ellen was moved to tears. The Gorillas are waiting for her in Rwanda, probably dancing little jigs and trying on vests in honor of their new patron.
Stella Maxwell Poses Topless With Male Model
No, Stella isn’t going straight; she’s just doing her job as a model by selling sexxxxxx. With a dude. Maxwell and a blonde male model channeled the Lannister Twins in a sunny beach shot posted to Stella’s Instagram. In other Maxwell news, the model was spotted making out with girlfriend Kristen Stewart during a romantic dinner date in LA. Jaime Lannister ain’t got nothing on KStew.