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Jay-Z Supports Lemonade, Because $$$$

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Of course.

Sure, halfway through Lemonade everyone thought Beyonce was announcing her divorce. BUT ALAS! At the end, she makes peace with Jay’s infidelities, and we can’t stop talking about it. But don’t feel badly- Beyonce wants us to! She wouldn’t have given us Lemonade if she didn’t want us to talk about her, analyze her relationship, talk about feminism, sex, identity. Which is what E! News decided to do. E! did a detailed analysis about what Lemonade says about Jay and Bey’s marriage and what this means going forward. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

Their marriage was in crisis in 2014: Their marriage was at breaking point and they were barely talking. A source says: “They had been having problems for years. There was a constant commitment issue between them and in the end they were barely speaking. Beyoncé didn’t fully trust Jay and it was hard for her to get past that. They went to a lot of counseling and have been working on their issues ever since. They had help to get them through it.”

The rumors about Rachel Roy & Jay-Z: An insider says: “It’s true, Rachel and Jay were friends and it wasn’t seen as appropriate by people who knew them.”

Why did Rachel Roy post that Instagram? “Rachel Roy wanted to defend herself after watching Beyoncé’s Lemonade,” a source close to Roy reveals, noting that her Instagram post was an “immediate reaction” to the singer’s visual album. Meanwhile, another insider adds, “Bey will never mention any names, but the people who those songs are about know.”

The Elevator Incident in 2014: “The fact everything became so public, it was embarrassing, and the first time she had to really deal with some of the questions people were asking about her marriage. It changed things. It was a pivotal moment.”

Jay supports Beyonce’s Lemonade: “He is fully supportive. He understands the reasoning. This is part of the process of being transparent. And they have healed. He has been very humble about the experience. Beyoncé is the love of his life and he will do what it takes.” Another insider adds, “Jay was involved in the creation of Lemonade and knew every song Bey was going to release. He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release. Jay is a very smart businessman…Bottom line is that they are both really smart and they both saw dollar signs… Jay is all about self expression, so he gets it. Beyoncé shares music before it’s released with Jay so he can listen and share his thoughts. When it comes to music, they are very in it together and supportive of each other’s craft.”

Beyonce loves the reaction she’s gotten: “Beyoncé is amazed on how everything turned out. She worked day and night on this. She celebrated with family; Jay was by her side. When Beyoncé put this album together she was aware of the message she was sending out. She knew that people were going to dissect each word. Beyoncé wanted to connect with women’s emotions with this album.”

Their second chance: “They are going to be OK. This is round two. They are determined to make it work and we all believe they can do it.”

(Via E! News)

The sources E! News spoke to make it sound like Beyonce and Jay-Z are a lot stronger right now than they were two years ago BUT, you know, marriage is hard work especially when you have people throwing themselves at you like, pretty much always. And Bey and J know their brand…and they love the money that comes with that.

Photo: Instagram

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Surprise: 50 Cent Has Another Son!

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Oh, 50 Cent. How ARE you going to pay for this?

For the last 20 years the public thought 50 Cent had just two sons: 18 year old Marquise Jackson and 3 year old Sire Jackson. This weekend, however, 50 was in for a SURPRISE.  His IG revealed that the dude has a third son, a boy named Davian. 

He shared a picture of himself standing next to Davian, who is shown with tears streaming down his face. “My life is full of surprises, this little guy is my son DAVIAN,” wrote 50 in the caption of the post. “He started crying, I was thinking why you crying I gotta pay for this shit. LMAO.”

Awkward. But for real- how will 50 pay for this shit? Dude’s bankrupt. Sorry, Davian. Hopefully you’ll settle for college at a state school?

Hey, at least 50 looks genuinely happy for this new family addition. In general I consider him to be a pretty good-natured celebrity, though his sense of humor is (obviously) a little wonky.

Photo: Instagram

Posted Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 10:10am
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THIS Is Why Mischa Barton Left Hollywood After ‘The O.C.’

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Let’s face it, we ALL wanna know what the eff’s up with Mischa Barton, right?

She was on the hit show The O.C., then weirdly left LA for London, gained some weight, acted in some indie films, got a DUI in 2007, I guess got into fashion, went into a psych ward in 2009, sued her mom and now she’s freshly eliminated from this season of Dancing With The Stars. Pretty exciting ride. So, what gives, Mischa?

“I just got to this place where I needed space,” Barton tells People of life after being killed off her hit Fox drama. “I needed to rediscover what I loved about being an actress because, at a certain point, I was robbed of the fun aspects by being that much under the microscope.”

“It was one of those times that things culminated for better or worse,” she says. “So I moved to Europe and was able to take time and really explore who I was and who I wanted to be.”

“I needed that time for myself to really do that self-exploration and get back in touch with my roots,” says Barton, who enjoyed spending time with her “peers” as a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. “I just needed time to be me and be a regular person. That balance is important. I am nothing but happy to have had that time in my life.”

Now, as she honored that time in her life during Most Memorable Year week on Dancing with the Stars Monday, the girl says enough time has passed for her to look back with gratitude at her first years in Hollywood.

“I was 17 years old and fresh out of high school in New York when I got cast on The O.C.,” says Barton, who blogs about her DWTS experience exclusively for PEOPLE. “It was a huge time in my life and I’m grateful for it. Now, I can embrace it and be happy about it.”

Though Barton was eliminated on Monday’s DWTS, she said on-air she had no regrets, telling the crowd on-air: “It’s been a wonderful experience. It really has.”

(Via People)

I’m glad I can be there to watch it, Mischa. The actress leaving makes Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars way less compelling. Anyhow, it airs Mondays (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC, if anyone wants to place more bets on the Jodie Sweetin horse…

Posted Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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The Honest Company Just Keeps Getting, Uh, Less So

Jessica Alba on business: 'I wanted to be treated like a guy'

Hey, Jessica Alba: all this sounds suuuuuper honest. NOT.

Alba’s Honest Company is, once again, being sued for false advertising…which sounds like a joke, but it ain’t. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Margo Smith has filed a class-action suit in Eastern Missouri District Court against the corporation for misleading marketing: she claims her laundry detergent, dish soap, and multi-surface cleaner all contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), even though the brand has promised that their products are free of the problematic cleaning agent. Oops.

And only a week before that, a woman named Staci Seed filed a similar complaint in the Central District of California which was pretty much the same suit against the same merchandise, in a different state.

And none of this should be a surprise because a recent Wall Street Journal article from earlier this month raised those exact allegations.

The actress’ team fired back with a lame counterpoint saing that the cleaning supplies actually include sodium coco sulfate, but Margo’s legal docs say that synthetic detergent ALWAYS contains SLS, which I assume will be the death of this company.

Sorry, Jess: if your company’s name is “honest,” you kinda gotta live up to it.

Photo: Self

Posted Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 10:10am
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