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Vons Apologized To Zendaya

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Zendaya Coleman got on Snapchat to talk racial discrimination after a Vons employee was extremely rude to them when they were trying to buy $400 worth of gift cards. Now, that’s tricky but this did seem VERY suspect that someone would have acted like an A hole out of nowhere. According to Zendaya, the Vons clerk told her that she couldn’t afford the purchase, and that the clerk threw her wallet back at her.

Obvi, a Vons rep caught wind of the thing and insisted that there’s merely a limit to how much can be charged on one’s credit card when buying gift cards, which is true. But you don’t have to be rude while doing it, do you? Vons later released an official statement about the incident:

“At Vons, we strive to treat each and every customer with the utmost respect. There is a policy that limits gift card purchases using a credit card. Zendaya was able to purchase gift cards up to our limit, and we apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding.”

“We respect Zendaya’s voice in the community and similarly are committed to diversity and inclusion. Moreover, we understand that race is a sensitive issue in America and view this experience as a reminder that every interaction is an opportunity to treat each customer as we ourselves would like to be treated.”

(Via People)

Okay, I get that there could have been a misunderstanding about what can be charged and like, gift card policies, but also, the clerk COULD have been rude and racist, and there’s no ownership of that being a possibility. Not very classy, Vons.

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Posted Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Brad Pitt Doesn’t “Get” Trump or Brexit. -And Other LINKS!!!


Brad Pitt doesn’t get Donald Trump or Brexit. Dlisted

Chloe Grace Moretz rocks some baby BLUES TooFab

Kourtney Kardashian is on vacay baby Celebslam

Kylie and Kendall Jenner presented their new fall pop-up shop ASL

Kanye West‘s fall collection sucked Celebitchy

Meek Mill will battle anybody Bossip

Odell Beckham Jr. can’t be bothered by Lena Dunham‘s BS Dlisted

Sofia Richie talks about her “special relationship” with Justin Bieber TooFab

Christie Brinkley is still ridiculously attractive Celebslam

Laverne Cox as Beyonce? YES PLEASE ASL



Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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“Eat Pray Love” Author Elizabeth Gilbert Broke Up With Her Husband, Is Dating Her Best Friend


Elizabeth Gilbert is having quite the year.

In July, the Eat, Pray, Love author announced that she had split from her husband of nine years, Jose Nunes, whom she called “Felipe” in the book. I know! Not the happy ending readers were anticipating…and we had no explanation. UNTIL NOW.  Now we know why Gilbert left Nunes because she just posted a gushing Facebook entry describing how she fell in love with her best friend of 15 years, a woman named Rayya, while Rayya was going through cancer treatment. Gilbert describes their love as “the truth,” destiny, everything. DAMN.

This spring, I received news that would change my life forever. My best friend Rayya Elias was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer — a disease for which there is no cure.

In the moment I first learned of Rayya’s diagnosis, a trap door opened at the bottom of my heart (a trap door I didn’t even know was there) and my entire existence fell straight through that door. From that moment forward, everything became about HER. I cancelled everything in my life that could be cancelled, and I went straight to her side, where I have been ever since.

Many of you already know who Rayya Elias is to me. She’s my best friend, yes, but it’s always been bigger than that. She’s my role model, my traveling companion, my most reliable source of light, my fortitude, my most trusted confidante. In short, she is my PERSON. I have spoken about her so many times on this page, and many of you have heard me speak about her in my speeches, too (such as my “Hummingbird” speech, where I sang her praises with all the love I could muster.) Some of you have even come to see the two of us speaking together on stage, over the years. Anyone who has ever seen us together knows that I am devoted to Rayya. I’ve never made a secret of it. As Ann Patchett said once of our friendship: “Your love for Rayya has always been writ large.”

But something happened to my heart and mind in the days and weeks following Rayya’s diagnosis. Death — or the prospect of death — has a way of clearing away everything that is not real, and in that space of stark and utter realness, I was faced with this truth: I do not merely love Rayya; I am in love with Rayya. And I have no more time for denying that truth. The thought of someday sitting in a hospital room with her, holding her hand and watching her slide away, without ever having let her (or myself!) know the extent of my true feelings for her…well, that thought was unthinkable.
Here is the thing about truth: Once you see it, you cannot un-see it. So that truth, once it came to my heart’s attention, could not be ignored.

But what to do with this potentially life-shattering truth?

Now let me tell you something I’ve learned from Rayya, over the fifteen years of our friendship. She is the most brave and honest person I know, and she has taught me more about courage and honesty than anyone I have ever met. Here is her mantra on truth, which I’ve heard her express so many times over the years, in so many difficult situations:
“The truth has legs; it always stands. When everything else in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth. Since that’s where you’re gonna end up anyway, you might as well just start there.”

So I did what Rayya has taught me to do: I just started there. I spoke my truth aloud.

For those of you who are doing the math here, and who are wondering if this situation is why my marriage came to an end this spring, the simple answer is yes. (Please understand that I cannot say anything more about it than that. I trust you are all sensitive enough to understand how difficult this has been. As David Foster Wallace once wrote: “The truth will set you free — but not until it’s had its way with you.” Yes, it has been hard. Yes, the truth has had its way with us. And yes, the truth still stands.)

So. Here is where we stand now: Rayya and I are together. I love her, and she loves me. I’m walking through this cancer journey with her, not only as her friend, but as her partner. I am exactly where I need to be — the only place I can be.

(Via Facebook)

LOL, I love her famous author name drop in the midst of this. So pretentious and self-indulgent, just like her book. Hey, good for her for realizing her best friend was her person, but she DID leave her husband and she’s kind of absolving herself from that. Am I being too harsh? I don’t know. I suspect she left Jose in a similar way to how she left her first husband…and it was all about something “out of her hands,” like, something she couldn’t control. Sigh.

Anyhow, despite my side-eye at Elizabeth, I do hope Reyya is doing well and responding to treatment. That part is sad.


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Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Ryan Lochte Can’t Swim For 10 Months Because He’s a Liar

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More time to concentrate on Dancing With The Stars…

Now, again, I don’t think what Ryan Lochte did was entirely wrong- he just exaggerated. Does that make me a Ryan Lochte apologist? Maybe. But in any case, just got his punishment for his Rio gas station hijinks, and it’s tough, but not career-ending.

So what’s the deal? Well, according to TMZ, Lochte has been suspended from swimming for 10 months with additional sanctions, according to the USOC and the IOC and USA Swimming.

To put it into perspective: the punishment is harsher than Michael Phelps‘ 6 month suspension for his 2 DUIs (yikes, remember that?), because Phelps endagered lives. The punishment for Lochte was debated upon for a long time within the USOC, because Lochte arguably didn’t lie about a material fact. A lot of people at the USOC think it’s too severe, but it’s not going to break him.

The other 3 swimmers involved in the Rio incident were also suspended, but for less time. Again- not horrible, it’s not going to break anybody.

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Posted Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 10:10am
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