Monthly Archives: October 2016

These Kids Dressed As Rihanna, Beyonce, And Prince Just Won Halloween

Kids are really stepping up their game this Halloween! Back in my day, we settled for dressing up as whatever cartoon characters were hot that year, but this year, it’s all about real famous people.

Just look at 5 year-old Kylie Rae Brooks, who slayed the internet with her Beyonce costumes. Both Kylie and her mom Diana Alvarez are Beyonce superfans; Kylie has been a fan since she was a baby, and so it came as no surprise when she asked her mom if she could dress up like Queen Bey for Halloween. Together, they recreated two of Bey’s most iconic looks.

“She kept looking at herself in the mirror,” Diana told Buzzfeed. “She didn’t want to take it off.”

Can you blame her? She absolutely slayed these looks.

Ya’ll haters corny… #KylieRaeBrooks

A photo posted by Diana Alvarez (@dianalvarez) on Oct 27, 2016 at 10:23am PDT

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Women Wrestlers Competed In WWE’s Brutal Cage Match For The First Time

Last night, two former friends turned into bitter enemies, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, locked themselves in a steel cage to do battle for the WWE Women’s Championship. The two heroes slammed each other against metal chairs and hurled each other through wooden tables in a harrowing and violent match, putting their bodies on the line and risking serious injury for glory. The event, the first women’s match of this kind, headlined the WWE’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.

Usually considered too brutal and violent for women, the WWE’s long history with cage matches (which, by the way, have ended numerous pro-wrestling careers) has been largely non-inclusive. Last night’s match was the culmination of the WWE’s renewed commitment to gender parity and equality, dubbed the Women’s Revolution

It should also be noted getting the main event (usually the last match of the night) is an honor in pro-wrestling culture. Women’s matches are still

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Susan Walls: On ‘Snapped’ Wife, Daughter Had Alleged Abusive Dad, Larry Walls, Murdered In Unionville, Tennessee …

Susan Walls and her daughter, Dawn, had Larry Walls killed in his home in Unionville, four years ago. This Sunday, Oxygen’s gripping TV crime series will air the story on Snapped. Authorities say that Susan Walls, along with her daughter, Dawn Walls, hired some friends to do the killing. The murder was supposed to be disguised as a robbery or a home invasion, but investigators later found out the truth. It is believed Susan Jo Walls killed Larry Walls because he allegedly abused family members both sexually and physically. Appearing on Snapped is David Veile, the criminal defense attorney; Nitasha Groves, a friend of Susan Walls; Mike Randles, the assistant district attorney general; Richard Cawley, assistant district attorney; Russ Winkler, TBI special agent; and Brian Mosely, a journalist with the Shelbyville Times Gazette.

If the name Shelbyville sounds familiar, it is because the Inquisitr recently profiled the disappearance case of

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Should You Break Up? Here Are The 5 Stages Of Ending Your Relationship

Love isn’t a science— or is it? New research shows that relationships have five stages. Considering a breakup? Here’s what you need to know:

University of Tennessee psychologists Kathrin Ritter, Vanessa Handsel and Todd Moore have developed a scale to figure out how far along you are towards ending a relationship, per Psychology Today. The scale is broken down to five factors, each progressing towards a breakup. The closer you are to step 20, the closer you are to a total breakup.

The research was initially intended to help those in a violent or abusive relationship. Psychology Today notes that anyone can use the scale to help better understand where they are in their breakup decision process and how they can seek help from therapists or counselors.

Here’s the full scale:

Factor 1: Precontemplation (no change being considered)

  1.  I am happy with my relationship as it is.

  2.  My relationship is fine; there is

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Kid Cudi Clapped Back At Drake: "I Wanna See You Say It To My Face"

Kid Cudi has been taking care of his mental well-being in rehab, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hear what people are saying about him. Following Drake’s diss earlier this week, Cudi has fired back on Twitter. “Say it to face, p*ssy,” he tweeted. “You think it’s a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I’ll be out soon. Promise.”

The clapback comes on the heels of Drake’s harsh words in his song “Two Birds, One Song.” “You were the man on the moon, now you just go through your phases. Life of the angry and the famous,” the Toronto rapper says. “Man on the moon” likely refers to the name of Cudi’s first album. Many point to “phases” as noting Cudi’s struggle with depression. Later on in the song, Drake appears to point at Cudi’s issues with substance abuse: “Still never been on hiatus/You stay xann’d

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Beyonce Doesn’t Like Kim Kardashian, So Blue Ivy And Jay Z Can’t Come Over

Kanye West went off on Jay Z in the middle of a concert, airing all his grievances, including the fact that Jay Z never came by the house after Kim Kardashian got robbed at gunpoint. He called, but he didn’t put in a personal appearance. That’s not too surprising right? Beyoncé and Jay Z didn’t even come to Kanye’s wedding, and weddings have an open bar.

From there, West went on to complain that Blue Ivy has never invited North West over for a playdate. If Kanye were my friend, I’d say to him, “Honey, he’s just not that into you.” But Page Six is reporting that actually, Beyoncé is just not that into Kim Kardashian.

A source tells them that Queen Bey is not trying to be Kim’s friend, no matter how much music pushes them in

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Trans Model Dominique Jackson Talks Childhood, Career And Getting Married On TV

Dominique Jackson is no wallflower. She’s been modeling for more than 20 years (with credits including Vogue España), and has had a dynamic life. That is to say: Dominique has seen it all. Her childhood was blemished with abuse and assault, but through the 13-year-long cleansing process of writing her autobiography, The Transsexual from Tobago, Dominique rose above the pain to be the self-possessed woman you’ve come to know on Oxygen’s Strut, a show about the first all-transgender modeling agency.

Now an LGBT and human rights activist as well as model, the Tobago born Dominique is full of wisdom. We spoke to her about her 18-year-relationship, the strains of balancing career and love, her tumultuous childhood, and what it meant to be one of the first-ever trans people to ever have a wedding ceremony on television.

You’ve been modeling for more than two decades. What unique challenges did you face

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Farrah Abraham & Amber Portwood Started A Huge Brawl During ‘Teen Mom OG’ Reunion

The drama is real! During the taping of the reunion episode of Teen Mom OG, Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood got into it – and by “got into it,” I mean, “got into an actual, real-life, physical fight.”

The Mr. Real Housewife blog spilled all the tea earlier this week, and what started it all, apparently, were some off-the-cuff comments made by Farrah and her boyfriend, Simon Saran. Both Farrah and Simon have voiced their dislike for Amber’s fiance, Matt Baier, and have even called him a pedophile. When the topic of their trash talk came up, things got really messy, really quickly.

“When Dr. Drew mentioned Simon had called Matt a pedophile, it seemed like he was heading in the direction of an apology, claiming it was all in fun,” an anonymous audience member told the blog. “However, Farrah piped in and said well he does kind of look

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Adnan Syed From ‘Serial’ Was Asked To Be Released On Bail

Fans of Serial have a new chapter in the story of Adnan Syed. While waiting for his new trial, he has asked a judge to release him on bail. According to NPRhis lawyers filed the request on Monday.

The first season of the hit podcast delved into the case of Syed, who was a teenager in Baltimore when he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, over 15 years ago. Sarah Koenig and her team found issues in his case, including an alibi witness who was never heard from, misleading cell phone data, and incompetent legal defense by Syed’s attorney.

A photo posted by Terry Stapleton | Boy Brand (@terrystapes) on Jan 12, 2016 at 2:57pm PST

 

In July, a judge ordered a new trial based on this evidence.

His lawyers say that Syed should be granted bail while he awaits on his retrial. “Syed has now served

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The Most LGBTQ Friendly Cities In America Are Not The Ones You Think

Every year, the Human Right’s Campaign releases a new list of the cities considered the most friendly to LGBTQ people using parameters elaborated in the Municipal Equality Index. The idea behind the assessment is to show which states do the most to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination and violence. For the first time, 60 cities were shown to a have a perfect score in this regard.

Places like New York and San Francisco have reputations as the most socially accepting cities in the country, but some other surprising cities like Phoenix, Arizona and Orlando, Florida make surprise appearances as well. According to the LGBTQ Nation, the criteria for the rankings take into consideration “non-discrimination laws, municipal employment policies (including transgender-inclusive insurance coverage and non-discrimination requirements for contractors), inclusiveness of city services, law enforcement (including hate crimes reporting), and municipal leadership on matters of equality.” Cities also received bonus points for having openly queer

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