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Laverne Cox On The Cover of Entertainment Weekly!

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Hello lady liberty!

Here’s Laverne Cox just killing it on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s first LGBT issue in 15 years, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Photographed by Alexei Hay, the Orange Is the New Black star fields some tough questions while being featured as one of the mastheads for transgendered acceptance. Here’s a sneak peek of the interview:

On being more than transgendered: “I just wonder, am I allowed to be a human being?” she pondered to the mag.

Of course, lady! But we know it’s more complicated than that.

On transitioning in public a la Caitlyn Jenner: “I’m so grateful that I had the luxury of transitioning in private,” said the star. “Because when you transition in the public eye, the transition becomes the story. I’m always disturbed when I see conversations about trans people that focus on surgery. But I believe Caitlyn will transcend this moment.”

On Caitlyn Jenner’s bravery:  “Yes, Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful but what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul,” Cox wrote at the time of the July issue’s publication. “The ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities. The love and devotion she has for her family and that they have for her. Her courage to move past denial into her truth so publicly. These things are beyond beautiful to me.”

Read more of her awesome interview HERE.
Photo: Entertainment Weekly
Posted Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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Scarlett Johansson Is The Official Spokesperson For Feeding America

Scarlett Johansson at The 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS  in LA

Scarlett Johansson is taking a stand against hunger!

The actress and her co-star, Jeremy Renner have become official spokespeople for the charity, Feeding America. And it’s an issue that’s close to her heart. The Golden Globe nominee revealed that before she was a mega-famous star, her family relied on the govt to keep fed!  She said:

“My family grew up relying on public assistance to help provide meals for our family. Child hunger in America is a real and often overlooked problem, but one that together, we can fix.”

In a recent PSA, she also stated:

“The are 16 million children struggling with hunger in America. That’s one in five daughters, sons, neighbors and classmates who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, yet billions of pounds of good food go to waste every year. It’s time we do something about it.”

AGREED.

With her summer blockbuster The Avengers: Age of Ultron set to release May 1, Scarlett is really leveraging her fame for a good cause. See the PSA HERE!

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Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 2:14pm
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Jay Cutler’s Autographed Football Receives No Bids At Charity Auction

Pregnant Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler Shopping At The Grove

Man, this must be REALLY embarrassing for Kristen Cavallari. 

The Laguna Beach star’s husband and Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler got a little snubbed when heoffered up an autographed football for a pet adoption benefit,  but it didn’t receive a single bid!

Cutler’s white football was available for purchase at the Chosen Man’s Best Friend and Factor Felines event at Bloomingdale’s on Mar. 26th.

“When it came back, I was surprised it didn’t go, but I didn’t think it was because of who signed the football,” Anti-Cruelty Society president, Dr. Robyn Barbiers, told the Chicago Tribune. She also noted that it wasn’t really a “football crowd” to begin with.

Though the item was unpopular, one fan did cough up the $100 starting bid following the event, which feels even sadder, doesn’t it? The caller (who asked to be anonymous!) said he wanted it for his son…but you know, not enough to ACTUALLY bid.

Cavallari and Cutler spend most of their time in Chicago with  sons Camden, 2, and Jaxon, nearly 11 months, and the both of them might wants to start looking into making their lives a little more high profile if they want to keep up their celeb status.  No bids on an autographed Cutler Football? In its home city? PLEASE!

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Posted Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Taylor Swift Writes 1,989 Check To Help Superfan Pay Back Her Student Loans!

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Taylor Swift is living up to her reputation as being one of the most charitable celebs around!

Swift Superfan Rebekah Bortnicker shared her story on Tumblr on Monday: After uploading a video she created casting Swift’s celeb pals in the intro to Friends, the 1989 artist responded VERY favorably to her creativity and decided to help a gal out! Later, a FedEx package arrived at Bortnicker’s door, containing a handwritten letter, Polaroids, assorted gifts and the check for 1,989 dollars!

“I have nothing to say!” a tearful Rebekah cried after opening the box. “Oh my god!”

Later, she issued a statement showing Taylor some LOVE!

“I know I’ve said it so many times already but thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Never in a million years did I ever imagine this happening to me,” she wrote on Tumblr. “I am so honored and so thankful to call myself a fan, to have supported you all of these years because you are truly the most amazing, genuine, and selfless person. … I can’t wait to see you on tour and thank you a 1,989 more times.”

(via People)

Blank spaces, blank checks- whatever it is, it’s GREAT to have Taylor Swift in your court!

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Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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