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Adam Devine, John Goodman, and Danny McBride before their flock in The Righteous Gemstones. Photo: HBO

Danny McBride has an affinity for frustrated and unsuccessful men. In Eastbound & Down, the first series he co-created with Jody Hill for HBO, he played Kenny Powers, a disgraced major-league pitcher determined to get another at-bat in the sun.

In Vice Principals, the second McBride-Hill HBO joint, he played Neal Gamby, a high-school administrator who gets passed over for the principal gig and — with help in season one from a fellow irked white man played by Walton Goggins — makes the life of the woman who wins the position a living hell.

With his central role in The Righteous Gemstones, the latest from McBride and Hill, the actor and writer-director has pulled off a frustrated, unsuccessful man hat trick.

In this new, occasionally amusing HBO comedy, which debuts Sunday night, McBride plays Jesse Gemstone, the oldest of three siblings in a family that has turned preaching and praying into big business.

The Gemstones — once led by patriarch Eli (John Goodman) and matriarch Aimee-Leigh, who recently died (she’s played in flashbacks by country star Jennifer Nettles) — has a string of megachurches throughout the South, a ministry that spreads the word of Jesus Christ around the world, and an evangelically solid reputation built on a successful television show that Eli and Aimee-Leigh hosted in the 1980s. What they don’t have, or at least their three children don’t have, is a moral code of any kind. They’re all bullies with a very high-profile pulpit.

Jesse is the most ethically compromised of the bunch. He lies to his wife, insults his siblings and kids at every opportunity, and indulges private habits that involve cocaine and prostitutes. the other characters McBride has played on HBO, he’s basically an asshole.

But un Kenny Powers and Neal Gamby, who engendered empathy given how much they have fallen and failed in life, Jesse hasn’t done any of that. He has a beautiful, loyal wife, three healthy children, a laughably huge home, and an enormous amount of inherited wealth. He’s been given everything and has seemingly done little to deserve it.

There is no good reason for him to be such a dick. But, as a flashback episode makes clear, he was born this way.

The sense of privilege that envelopes Jesse and his immediate family is one of the things that distinguishes The Righteous Gemstones from McBride’s other TV work. Another is the fact that, more so than his two previous comedies, this one is a true ensemble piece.

Jesse certainly stands at the center of the series; in the first episode, a group of blackmailers threatens to ruin his reputation by releasing footage of him snorting lines with a bunch of topless women, a development that gives the plot much of its initial structure.

But Gemstones is primarily interested in the dynamics within this family, which includes Jesse’s younger brother and mortal enemy, Kelvin (Adam Devine); his perpetually marginalized sister, Judy (Edi Patterson of Vice Principals); and, eventually, his untrustworthy uncle, Baby Billy (Goggins), who used to be one half of a successful singing duo with Aimee-Leigh until she married Eli. McBride may have the most screen time by a smidge, but the show is just as concerned about what’s happening with all these other flawed, insecure figures as it is with what’s going on with Jesse.

Jesse, Kelvin, and Judy spend most of their time tearing each other down and doing their best to earn the favor of their father. That’s apparent in the very first, funny scene, where Kelvin and Jesse have joined their dad in Chengdu, China, to assist with a mass 24-hour baptism.

While standing in the middle of a pool and ushering believers into a bonded relationship with God, Jesse and Kelvin start arguing over who’s doing a better job of dunking followers’ heads under the water.

Eventually, their disagreement devolves into a splash fight, and then somehow the wave-pool function gets activated. What was supposed to be a sacred experience turns into total chaos.

That scene announces what the show seeks to do: highlight the massive, absurd gap between the piousness the Gemstones attempt to project, and the pettiness and downright nastiness that infects the entire family.

If The Righteous Gemstones more consistently and successfully highlighted that absurdity, it could be a sharp takedown of the hypocrisy that lurks in a lot of Evangelical Christianity.

But in the first six episodes, the series never aims its arrow directly enough, nor establishes clearly what its target is.

Perhaps because McBride, who wrote and directed the pilot, and Hill are going for something more sprawling than their previous series, the show sometimes meanders too much.

The cast, as is always the case in McBride’s projects, is incredibly strong. McBride, Devine, Patterson, and Goggins all have a sturdy grasp on portraying the kind of people who sweat the small stuff while ignoring the big picture.

Goodman, who acts as more of a straight man as Eli, anchors them with a stern, drawling sense of authority that he never overplays. Given all this talent, it’s surprising that there aren’t more laughs. (That said, McBride is a pro at conveying idiotic indignation, and he gets off some decent lines.

When his oldest son mentions that he saw Vin Diesel in Los Angeles, Jesse can’t help but try to one-up him: “When I was a kid, I met Telly Savalas in a bagel shop.”)

As always, McBride has an undeniably great instinct for unearthing what’s so hilarious about pathetic, insecure grown men. But too often, he directs that instinct toward childish arguments across dinner tables, or what to do about the blackmailers who are just as loathsome and incompetent as Jesse. It’s hard to know whom or what to root for on this show.

It’s tempting to say that it’s hard to invest in the Gemstones because they’re just unlikable. But that’s not quite the problem, and to understand why, one need look no further than Succession, which happens to be the Sunday night lead-in for The Righteous Gemstones.

The Roy siblings in that portrait of corporate nepotism are just as eager to earn daddy’s approval, just as privileged, just as rude to each other, and just as disinterested in ethics as the Gemstone kids.

The difference is that, even when we don’t condone what the Roys are doing — which, by the way, is all the time — we find ourselves rooting for them in spite of this fact.

There’s a subtlety in the writing in Succession that’s missing from The Righteous Gemstones, even though the latter series does pull off some solid twists along the way.

While the dark comedy in Succession cuts with the edge of a just-sharpened knife, The Righteous Gemstones smacks downs with whatever blunt instrument happens to be within arm’s reach.

McBride and Hill’s comedies sometimes take a while to land on the right tone, and maybe that will be the case with this one, too. But for now, it’s a show about a spiritually bankrupt family that hasn’t quite found its own soul.

The Righteous Gemstones Doesn’t Quite Get a Hallelujah

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Yesterday imagines a world without the Beatles — but can’t decide whether they mattered

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Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. It has been updated throughout for the film’s wide theatrical release.

Alternate-universe writers love painstakingly tracing how one historical change might rewrite pop music. In The Man in the High Castle, where Japan and Germany won World War II, Nazi censors strangled rock ’n’ roll in its crib.

Wolfenstein, another fantasy about the Axis powers winning World War II, features a Nazi-fied alternative to The Beatles — renamed “Die Kafer,” with their iconic Abbey Road crosswalk photo set against a sinister fascist cityscape.

Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’s film Yesterday also imagines a world where The Beatles never existed, but it’s indifferent to this kind of world-crafting.

The film is a celebration of the Fab Four that’s more focused on fandom than rock history. Unfortunately, it isn’t particularly focused on anything.

Yesterday is a breezy, moderately funny romantic comedy with an excellent soundtrack — but one that never commits to its characters, themes, or clever premise.

What’s the genre?

Yesterday starts as a high-concept comedy that runs with a single weird idea: an inexplicable event has removed The Beatles (among other things) from history, and seemingly only one man remembers their existence. The filmmakers gradually mix in some mildly cutting satire of the music industry, then settle into a straightforward story about small-town romance and the entirely expected downsides of fame.

What’s it about?

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling musician with a single fan, his manager and childhood friend Ellie (Lily James). After a dismal gig at a local festival, Jack decides to hang up his guitar.

But a mysterious global blackout hits while he’s biking home, and he’s knocked unconscious in the chaos. He wakes up in a world with a few missing pieces. Pepsi exists, but not Coca-Cola. Saturday Night Live is now taped on Thursdays.

And to Jack’s increasing bafflement, nobody has heard of The Beatles.

Seeing a golden opportunity, Jack reboots his career and claims The Beatles’ music as his own. Soon, he’s discovered by local celebrity Ed Sheeran (played by himself), and sought out by a sociopathic but highly capable manager, Mandi (Kate McKinnon).

Hailed as the greatest singer-songwriter of his generation, Jack prepares to release an album, but he’s increasingly consumed by guilt over his deception.

To make things worse, he discovers that Ellie has been in love with him for years, but she can’t leave her life as a schoolteacher to join him in Los Angeles.

Photo: Universal Pictures

What’s it really about?

How individual pieces of art take on cultural and historical significance, and what’s left when that significance is stripped away. After the blackout, Yesterday plays up the contrast between Jack’s reflexive reverence for The Beatles and everyone else’s level-headed skepticism.

His parents interrupt a rendition of “Let It Be” to chat with a neighbor, a friend dismisses “Yesterday” as soppy, and Jack sputters with the incredulous indignation of anybody who’s just had part of their core cultural canon questioned — until someone gently points out that he’s being a bit egotistical about his work.

These moments perfectly capture the feeling of having an aching, inexpressible love for a piece of media that nobody else understands.

And they’re made all the more interesting because Jack isn’t a Beatles superfan, just someone who osmosed the songs alongside billions of other people.

He’s thrust into the role of defending something he’s always taken for granted — and also trying to preserve it, as he puzzles out the lyrics of “Eleanor Rigby” before skipping to the familiar chorus in frustration.

The Beatles’ biggest musical contribution was apparently inspiring Oasis

But Yesterday is a film for Beatles fans, or at the very least, anyone who will enjoy hearing Patel perform a dozen-plus renditions of their greatest hits. So despite some characters’ skepticism, Yesterday’s Beatles songs are imbued with a timeless, mystical power that turns Jack into a celebrity almost overnight.

Strangely enough, though, Yesterday implies that the band was basically artistically irrelevant. Pop music, pop culture, and the record industry seem mostly unchanged in this world — in fact, the film goes its way to confirm that Beatles-influenced bands Coldplay and Radiohead still exist. As far as Yesterday is concerned, The Beatles’ biggest contribution to music was inspiring Oasis.

The filmmakers resist extrapolating from any of the historical changes they’re making, so this suggestion might not be intentional. But it’s an extremely weird take for a Beatles love letter, and it raises needlessly confusing questions about why the band’s songs are so powerful, since characters have apparently been listening to similar music for decades.

Photo: Universal Pictures

Is it good?

Yesterday is well-paced and often funny, especially in its early sections, where it’s exploring Jack’s everyday life and the rules of his new reality.

It uses technology smartphones and search engines in a way that feels natural and makes for more efficient storytelling. McKinnon is a gleefully sharkish antagonist, though she’s lightly sketched.

Patel plays Jack as charmingly hopeful yet pragmatic, and he’s a good performer who can carry the film’s many musical numbers.

‘Yesterday’ is often funny but frustratingly underwritten

But as the film shifts focus to Jack’s relationship with Ellie, his motivations become increasingly unclear.

Ellie isn’t given much personality beyond being a kind and supportive girl next door, and the revelation that she’s had a crush on Jack since high school — and denies it until the worst possible moment — is more sad than sweet.

(It gets even more depressing with the addition of a romantic rival who appears consciously aware of his role as a disposable plot device.) There’s just no reason for these characters to hook up, beyond the hoary assumption that every male-female friendship is secret unrequited love.

Boyle and Curtis are making an alternate-history film that’s not primarily about alternate history, which is a completely valid choice.

But the film’s central romance is badly underwritten, and its slapdash, joke-driven worldbuilding pokes holes in a plot that was fantastical to start with.

Yesterday is a story about the pure and timeless nature of music — but it often comes off as more rote than heartfelt.

What should it be rated?

Some relatively muted sexual situations feel PG-13 material, but we’re talking about a film that’s composed largely of a guy performing crowd-pleasing Beatles songs — it’s mostly as earnest and innocuous as “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.”

How can I actually watch it?

Yesterday is getting a wide theatrical release on June 28th.

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The first trailer for “A United Kingdom” is here, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in the famous true story of an interracial royal couple in 1948.

The tale follows Seretse Khama, played by Oyelowo, part of the royal family in a former English-African colony that would later become Bostwana, and his marriage to a white British woman named Ruth Williams (Pike).

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), the film follows the star-crossed love story and the indignant reaction from the press and the world at large.

In the trailer, Oyelowo makes a tearful speech to his kingdom, a plea to his people to let him lead them proudly while also loving the woman he’s married to that’s sure to generate some Oscar buzz.

The movie is adapted from Susan Williams’ Colour Bar by Guy Hibbert and will serve as the opening night film at the BFI London Film Festival. Watch the new trailer below.

Lily-Rose Depp is on the verge of a significant film career. The daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp adds a new role to her resume that transcends her young career. Depp stars alongside America’s sweetheart, Natalie Portman in Planetarium from writer and director, Rebecca Zlotowski.

They play two sisters who supposedly have the ability to communicate with ghosts. When their journey takes them to Paris, they catch the eye of a French film producer.

Planetarium will premiere November 16 at Venice Film Festival. Watch the trailer below:

Goddess of punk, Vivienne Westwood has applied her artistic magnificence to a new medium. The exalted designer lends her vocals and her own rhymes to a new track by Mic Righteous, “Be There x Intellectuals Unite.” Westwood met the rapper at a climate-change march.

“To be honest, when I thought of collaborations, Vivienne wasn’t the first rapper that came to mind!” Mic Righteous told i-D. “But she mentioned she’d written a rap/poem and I didn’t even need to hear it. I knew it would be perfect for this project.”

The track tackles one of Westwood’s ongoing causes, the fight to end fracking. In the past, she’s gone head to head with David Cameron on the issue: she attempted delivering gift-wrapped asbestos to his house and has even driven a tank to one of his residences to raise awareness with a faux “chemical attack.”

Foreplay: Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Who would associate Steven Spielberg with dining at the Y? As Jury President at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Spielberg awarded the Palm d’Or to this three-hour French lesbian drama in which a schoolgirl crush on a bohemian artist turns into long bouts of bumping uglies and fur pie banquets.

This is not typical Spielbergian family fare—it’s for adults only. But Adele Exarchopolous’ obsession with the blue-haired Lea Seydoux is so sexually explicit that it verges on either porn or a gay marital instruction manual. Director Abedellatif Kechiche’s real-time eroticism would make Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt blush.

It gives new meaning to “close encounters.”

Press Play: Fast and Furious (2001)

This is the starting line for the popular, ongoing cops-and-robbers series where Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker turn law-and-order into a bromance of the road. Director Rob Cohen based the chase-movie dynamics on the underground subculture of Southern California drag racing and its ethnically diverse renegades.

Cohen’s emphasis on speed is topped only by the nocturnal dreaminess of the road-race sequences—the cars are lit from underneath the chasis so that the vehicles zoom over the highways multicolored neon electric eels. Bright lights and brotherhood is an unbeatable combination. No wonder the series keeps revving-up.

Playtime: The Verdict (1982)

What is Paul Newman’s finest film performance? There are candidates from his first films in the 1950s, his matinee-idol and rebel dramas in the 1960s to his career renaissance in the ‘70s and ‘80s and his superb character-actor senior citizen cameos in the new millennium.

But even Old Blue Eyes’ most dedicated fans must consider his performance as Frank Galvin, the small-time alcoholic attorney who takes one last chance at redemption in The Verdict, a top contender.

Working with director Sidney Lumet on an original tough-talking screenplay by David Mamet, Newman finds new depths of yearning, struggle and wounded masculine ego in a film that tests America’s court corruption and medical ethics.

Newman’s movie star charisma, social consciousness and serious-acting chops were never better displayed. Co-starring Charlotte Rampling, Lindsay Crouse and James Mason

Indie-pop queen KAYE premiered her latest music video this week, for the grunge-tinged anthem “UUU,” and provided no shortage of fierce looks and voguing for the occasion. Backed by two bespectacled dancers a-la a punkier, more hipster “Single Ladies,” KAYE delivers a powerful sound and look that only makes us more intrigued to see what’s coming next.

The Hawaiin-born singer trained herself in classical piano and guitar before going on to tour with artists St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, San Fermin, and alt-J to positive reviews from publications  Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

Her debut EP, Honey, is out now, available on Spotify, and features such notable tracks as “UUU,” the celebratory self-love title track, “Honey.”

Check out KAYE’s other new video, for “Honey,” a shot-for-shot remake of Weezer’s classic 1994 clip for “The Sweater Song,” below.

In the new trailer for The Dressmaker, Kate Winslet plays bocce-ball in couture Dior while puffing a cigarette.

The Oscar-winning actress portrays a fashion designer returning to her small town origins in this latest film from Jocelyn Moorhouse.

In the teaser, armed with nothing but a sewing machine and a pack of Marlboros, Winslet transforms a town of down-on-their-luck villagers into elegant, poised beauties, all while navigating the intricacies of a murky murder case.

That’s not to mention her sustained flirtations with a gratuitously shirtless Liam Hemsworth.

The film has already debuted in Australia, but is set for a US release in theaters everywhere on September 23.

“Moorhouse’s adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie its title alone,” said Variety’s Justin Chang. “But that doesn’t mean it won’t have them in stitches.”

“A dress can’t change anything,” says frumpy townsperson Gertrude to Kate’s character in the trailer. “Watch and learn, Gert,” she replies. “Watch and learn.”

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Multiple cities in France have recently banned the burkini, a full body swimsuit popular amongst Muslim women. Following numerous attacks on French soil, officials cited terror risks for the ban. After a woman was recently forced by police to remove a tunic while lounging on a beach in Nice, people have begun to fight these policies.

Protestors in London staged a demonstration on Thursday in front of the French Embassy as the State Council, France’s highest administrative court, was deciding whether or not the ban was legal. The peaceful protest came in the form of a “wear what you want beach party.” Women and children played in a pile of sand with beach toys and towels spread about.

One of the organizers of the protest, Esmat Jeraj, spoke with TIME about the issue:

“The war on terror should never begin in a woman’s wardrobe. The idea that it is happening is absolutely ludicrous and absurd.”

The ban includes any garment that “overtly manifests adherence to a religion at a time when France and places of worship are the target of terrorist attacks.” For Muslim women, this policy perpetuates not only Islamaphobia, but sexism.

“I don’t think they understand that we do it choice … we want to be modest,” Muslim protester Yasmin Basith said. “What the French government is doing is oppressive… I think it is so hypocritical because they are a country that say ‘égalité, fraternité’ but they don’t let women wear what they want.”

Although the protest is gaining traction mostly amongst social media, the ban is met with widespread support. French pollster IFOP found that 64% were in favor of the new restrictions.

Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham are no strangers to onscreen nudity. The two have frequently appeared naked on Dunham’s HBO brainchild, Girls.

Conviction feminists through and through, they’re now using their bodies for a good cause. They recently posed for the Lonely Girls Project, a photo series featuring inspiring women wearing Lonely Lingerie. With the brand’s body positive image, all photos go unretouched. Instead of objectifying women’s bodies most brands, it celebrates them.

The beautiful photos were captured by Zara Mirkin and Harry Were in Brooklyn. They feature a candid look at the two actresses, looking both comfortable and glamorous in their lingerie.

Great comedy has a way of cutting through the bullshit and occasionally even taking down false idols.

To wit, Natasha Leggero, whose surprise Comedy Central hit series Another Period revolves around a group of absurdly narcissistic turn-of-the-20th-Century Newport poshos.

On top of just being outrageously funny, it is also a biting metaphor for this new (and equally narcissistic) Gilded Age we’re now suffering through, with its gaping income inequalities mirroring those of a century ago.

But as the annual social/cultural debacle/scourge that is Burning Man gets underway this Sunday, we revisit Leggero’s hilariously scathing indictment of said festival from her brilliant 2015 stand up performance at Bimbo’s in San Francisco – which was also a Comedy Central special. What is dubiously held up as some sort bacchanal of free expression in the Nevada desert, is described by the always incisive comedian as basically “a great place to go breast feed your pet ferret.”

Pretty much.

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No matter how our individual feelings are about the hot-button issue that politics is, everyone remembers the street slogan/meme, «Everybody Sucks 2016.

» Two years ago, tensions were running so high and nerves were so raw that many families, friends, and co-workers across the nation instituted a «politics-free zone» rule so that relationships wouldn't be damaged over holidays and regular get-togethers. Nevertheless, social damage occurred.

Post by post, friends found themselves unfriended. People (including celebrities) threatened to leave the country claiming «political asylum.» Bumper stickers and yard signs alienated neighbors from one another.

Think back to 2016 and just imagine if you could have escaped all of the chaos and started up your very own nation with -minded people. Sounds perfect, right? That's exactly what three fed-up citizens do in the brand-new comedy web series, IndigNation. L.A.

-based sisters, Melissa Harkness, an actress and Marian Harkness, a commercial production professional, have teamed up along with actors Philip Casale and Lyssa Mandel to bring you a web series made up of tiny, «fun-sized» episodes which will each be just a few minutes long.

The web series officially premieres soon on September 25th, next Tuesday but The Talko has the exclusive trailer to share with our readers now.


The trio of citizens is made up of a hodgepodge of characters such as a rich housewife (Melissa Harkness co-creator and actress of many short films including Rolling Romance, Dial M for Morons), ex-political aide (Philip Casale from popular websites such as Welcome to Hell w/ Vincent Welles, Kevin McDonald's Kevin McDonald Show, and It's the Dean Martin Holiday Show!) and a free-spirited and somewhat goofy humanitarian (Lyssa Mandel, host, and producer of the critically acclaimed podcast The B**** Seat and from films such as High Maintenance, and You Only Die Once).

Together, these three members of a brand-new nation named «Bewenor» (pronounced Be-winner) have to band together in order to create their new homeland including coming up with a flag, constitution and deciding who's going to be President. As you can imagine, madness (and hilarity) ensues.


Don't forget to tune in to IndigNation's , page or Instagram on September 25th to catch the very first mini-episode!

A review is already in and the show's future is looking promising. «The trio's chemistry and comedic timing make for a brilliant series about a new nation's struggle that makes the American political scene look laughable in comparison.»

Join Bewenor next Tuesday for some great laughs!


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Generation Wealth

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The record-setting GENERATION WEALTH exhibition will open next at Fotografiska Stockholm on March 20th, 2020

Lauren Greenfield’s monograph, GENERATION WEALTH, is a number 1 Best Seller in Germany!

Lauren Greenfield nominated by the WGA (Writers Guild of America) for Best Documentary Screenplay for her film, “The Kingmaker”

New Cities/Theaters added…Watch THE KINGMAKER in US theaters – see showtimes and pick up your tickets here

Variety names THE KINGMAKER one of “The 15 Best Movies of the Fall Film Festivals”

Lauren Greenfield’s new documentary film, “The Kingmaker”, will debut at the 76th Venice Film Festival

Now on the Louisiana Channel – “Lauren Greenfield: A Rigorous View”

Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture Films releases its first docuseries, “The Pleasure is Mine” directed by Amy Berg.

Lauren Greenfield announces the launch of GIRL CULTURE FILMS – Watch new company trailer

GENERATION WEALTH is now available in every country that has Amazon Prime

Lauren Greenfield on Topic – How Capitalism Exploits Insecurities

Lauren Greenfield launches Girl Culture Films

“The Pleasure Is Mine” Docuseries (3 episodes), directed by Amy Berg and produced by Girl Culture Films will release this week!

Lauren Greenfield talks GENERATION WEALTH on The Today Show

GENERATION WEALTH monograph is now a bestseller on Amazon in Germany.

It’s Official – GENERATION WEALTH exhibition to open at Deichtorhallen Hamburg on March 30, 2019

Follow the Money (Then Take the Picture) – The New York Times – “America’s foremost visual chronicler of the plutocracy”

Going to SXSW 2019? Don’t miss Lauren Greenfield’s panel, “GIRL CULTURE”, on March 11th at 5pm

Generation Wealth (monograph) is back on Amazon’s Best Seller’s List

Lauren Greenfield/GENERATION WEALTH receives a Writers Guild (WGA) nomination for Best Documentary

Watch GENERATION WEALTH now in the USA, Canada,  UK/Ireland, and Australia

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield looks back at 30 years of chronicling the rich — and predicting our cultural future – New York Times

“These Are the Images of a Society in Extraordinary Decline” – artnet reviews GENERATION WEALTH

GENERATION WEALTH: Highlighting America’s Addiction to Luxury (click to read more)

Going to SXSW 2019? Reserve a seat for the GIRL CULTURE (FILMS) panel now!

“Generation Wealth” documentarian Lauren Greenfield on how the rich are destroying civilization. – Salon

ArtSpace is now offering a (signed) special limited edition book and print of “Generation Wealth”

Buy the best-selling monograph, GENERATION WEALTH, before it sells out! Also available in the UK/Ireland here!

GENERATION WEALTH  is a best-selling monograph (Phaidon) for the second year in a row!

GENERATION WEALTH exhibition at Fotomuseum gets a 5-star review from leading Dutch newspaper, de Volkskrant

Lauren Greenfield is awarded the prestigious 2018 Spirit of Independence Award by LA Film Festival

Nobel Peace Center sets attendance record for GENERATION WEALTH  by attracting over 120,000 visitors!

TimeOut – “‘Queen of Versailles’ director Lauren Greenfield offers more tough truths about society’s obsession with money.”

Thrillist names GENERATION WEALTH the 8th Best Documentary of 2018.

GENERATION WEALTH receives Best Book Award from Communication Arts 2018

The New York Times – Lauren Greenfield is “America’s foremost visual chronicler of the plutocracy”

GENERATION WEALTH is named a Docsology 2018 Award Winner

Library Journal – “This body of work is extraordinary, fascinating and an almost anthropological look at the ways in which wealth and status are displayed.”

Los Angeles Review of Books – Lauren Greenfield has built a brilliant career both capturing and critiquing the conspicuous consumption of the 1% and wanna-be one-percenters

LARB Radio Hour: The Poverty of Wealth with Lauren Greenfield

The Economist – ““Generation Wealth” portrays shallow desires across an enormous spectrum.”

Artnet – ‘These Are the Images of a Society in Extraordinary Decline’

Variety – Lauren Greenfield on How ‘Generation Wealth’ Perfectly Foreshadows the Trump Era

Fast Company – “Generation Wealth” examines the new (and depressing) American Dream

Thrillist names GENERATION WEALTH the 8th Best Documentary of 2018.

Greenfield has created a comprehensive cautionary tale about a culture heading straight for the cliff’s edge – Michigan Live

Anne Anlin Cheng  – “This tale of plenty is a rehearsal of incompletion on many levels.”  (LARB film review of Generation Wealth)

The Daily Beast – The Dangerous Kardashian Effect and the Profound Impact of the Superficial

Lauren Greenfield on NBC – “I think our desire to consume has consumed us.”

Watch Lauren Greenfield and Chris Hedges discuss GENERATION WEALTH and “The Cult of Self”

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15 Things Diva Moms Actually Requested In The Delivery Room

15 Things Moms Want You To Bring In The Delivery Room

15 Things Diva Moms Actually Requested In The Delivery Room

We asked and the answers are in. When it comes to preparing for labor and delivery, it’s hard not to over pack, and trying to look up any variation of: “hospital bag checklist for mom and baby” or just plainly “what to bring for giving birth” is beyond impossible.

Most checklists have way too many useless items that you will never use. Worst still, you might buy them just because they are on some mom’s blog, only to throw them out a couple of months after the baby is born.

We asked our readers which items should absolutely be brought to the hospital and here are the real responses from real moms.

Some of them might seem either slightly more obvious or more obscure than others, but make sure to read the reason why you should bring them and then do not forget to put them in your bag! All of these really are total must-have items for the hospital stay after giving birth.

Whether it's to make your time in the hospital more comfortable, or because it will be a total life-saver, these moms went through it all and know what they're talking about. Learn from their mistakes, you'll be grateful for it!

15 Toilet Paper

Yes, yes, a million times yes! Toilet paper from home is beyond essential. Despite being a little skeptical, this is one of the items that I packed during my first pregnancy after reading about it from one comment on — and boy was I glad that I did!

The main priority at hospitals isn’t comfort – it’s practicality on a budget. As such, toilet paper is far from being a priority and after pushing a baby out, the last thing you will want to do is wipe with the harsh generic toilet paper that you can find in most public places, including the hospital.

So do yourself a favor and bring your own – your birthing partner will ly thank you for it as well. Just a couple of rolls is more than enough.

14 Resolve To The Rescue

Forget bringing the entire bottle of Resolve. Instead, grab some travel-sized toiletry bottles from the dollar store and fill one up with some of the miracle laundry stain remover. Use the other bottles to store some laundry detergent and maybe even some dish washing liquid.

It might seem a little overkill, but labor and deliver is unpredictable. Some women are lucky to have their hospital stay be no more than a day long and others end up staying much longer.

No matter how smooth sailing the pregnancy may have been, you just never know if complications may arise.

While anything can happen for the woman giving birth, the same can be said about the baby and all too often, it’s jaundice that keeps the baby longer than anticipated at the hospital.

Even if you’re at the hospital for the minimum time possible, there is still the chance that you might need Resolve – giving birth is a messy affair after all!

13 Diapers For Two

Packing diapers is a no-brainer, but you should also pack some diapers for yourself. You probably already know that you will be needing some pads. As great as hospital pads are, they are kind of finicky and your usual go-to pads are probably better. But even better than pads for the post-partum bleeding are actual adult-sized diapers.

Depends are the top adult diapers that most women opt for post-partum, but there are a couple of other options too. Not knowing how many I would need, I bought large pack of Depends during my first pregnancy and still had enough the second time I gave birth a couple of years later!

Wearing an adult diaper post-partum may seem embarrassing, especially in front of your significant other, but it’s a major life-saver. After giving birth, the last thing you want to be worrying about is bleeding on the sheets and having to deal with any kinds of messes.

12 The Father

This one is guaranteed to elicit a couple of chuckles. The question: «Should the dad be in the delivery room?» continues to be asked all the time even to this day, but if you’re on the fence about your answer, then rest assured that you might be surprised if you opt to have him there.

Some men are extra reassuring from the start of the pregnancy, but others still don’t get what their wife or girlfriend has been going through, until they actually see her screaming from labor pains.

With that being said… yes, you should absolutely opt to have your guy there supporting you. Unless he’s totally uninvolved, in which case the entire relationship should probably be reconsidered. In general though, the father-to-be tends to surprise their laboring partners with their supportiveness. I know mine did.

11 Husband's Button Up Shirts

Personally for me, making sure that I would have easily accessible clothes for breastfeeding after giving birth just didn’t make it on my hospital packing list.

Most lists you will find online mainly only mention bringing nipple cream and after-birth care kind of items and when it’s your first baby and know nothing about breastfeeding, appropriate clothing for it just doesn’t necessarily register with most.

Bringing a couple of your significant other’s button up shirts is absolutely brilliant (or your own for that matter).

Especially for those who would be breastfeeding for the first time, bringing some of these shirts is a great way to avoid spending even more money on useless things, until you can figure out your exact preference — whether it’s just continuing to wear normal clothes, investing in tanks or just getting easy-to-pull down regular camisoles.

10 Bluetooth Speaker

One of the most mentioned must-have things to bring in the delivery room were actually a cellphone and a camera. Since most of the population is pretty glued to their smartphone, which has the built-in camera anyways, we figured we would replace this entry with an item that is often overlooked… a Bluetooth speaker.

If you already have one, then great! But if you don’t, you can find in-stores or online for as cheap as $10. Nothing fancy is needed here, just one that can hook up to any phone and play music without fault. Investing in a waterproof speaker might be even better if you plan on laboring in the bath.

Creating a playlist ahead of time can help to stay focused and motivated as the contractions intensify.

9 Baby Book To Avoid Future Regrets

Everyone is always so focused on what to bring in the hospital bag with regards to the new mom’s and baby’s well-being, but a baby book is the one item that doesn’t usually get included. If you don’t take one, you’re guaranteed to regret it years later.

It can be easy to think to yourself that you’ll stamp your baby’s feet and hands or write notes about the birthing experience when you home, but the days slip by so fast that there is a good chance that you will forget. Plus, as intense as labor and delivery is, that moment quickly becomes a blur. So write down as much as you can in a baby book to look back onto it all years later!

Don’t forget to have friends and family write a little note inside the book too to make it even more special.

8 Heating Pad If Hospital Green Lights It

Before you pack any heating pads, first make sure that the hospital actually allows them. Surprisingly, many hospitals prohibit them because they can be a fire hazard but if you’re one of the lucky ones whose hospital allows them, then don’t even hesitate to pack a couple (or at least one).

Most birthing classes mention heating pads as being one of the top items that you should use during labor and if you can do it, then you will be happy you did. Kind of taking a bath, something warm on your back can feel a godsend, especially if you’re experiencing back labor.

Even if the hospital prohibits heating pads, then you can ly still ask the nurses for a hospital-improvised one. Most will bring you a warm pad that is very similar.

7 Make-Ahead Freezer Meals

Hospital food is notoriously bland and with good reason! Not all hospital foods serve bad food, but the focus just isn’t on offering a five-star dining experience. Hospitals are meant to restore a person’s health and food isn’t the priority.

With this being said, it might definitely be a good idea to bring some comfort food from home. Not need to bring the entire pantry, but a couple of snacks should definitely make the way into your hospital bag.

After giving birth, many women experience a lack of appetite, but eating, even just a little, is important in order to restore your energy.

And even if you don’t eat the food you bring, your partner sure will!

Snacks aside, you could actually bring some previously frozen meals. Most maternity wards provide access to a little kitchen, complete with a fridge and a microwave. Taking advantage of it is definitely one of the best ways to avoid spending money on cafeteria food or ordering take-out.

6 Pillows For Everyone

Pillows might seem big items that are best left at home, but they’re really not.

Hospitals are notorious for not having the most comfortable setups, but in particular for dads! After giving birth, you might be too tired to care about any pillows, but he will for sure be grateful to have his pillow from home while taking a nap on those uncomfortable reclining chairs that most hospitals have in the room.

Bringing a breastfeeding pillow is also a good idea. After hours of labor and delivery, the first thing you will want to do is relax. Plus, by propping the baby on the pillow, your hand will be free to take lots of pictures of your new little bundle of joy.

Even if you’re not planning on breastfeeding, bring a pregnancy pillow or at least some kind of other pillow would definitely facilitate holding and feeding the baby.

5 Chap Stick For Those Icky Lips

Not only is giving birth messy, but it also isn’t a quiet process. Screaming, grunting, growling, singing and loud, long breaths are all part of the giving birth repertoire. Making noise during labor is incredibly therapeutic, but can leave your lips quite dry and chapped.

Chapsticks is the one item that can universally find on most hospital bag lists and it’s definitely an item that should indeed get brought.

Despite being featured on most lists, it’s actually also the one item that most moms regret forgetting to bring.

So don’t forget! Just throw it in your bag ahead of time and when the time comes, you will be happy to have it – not it takes much space anyway.

4 Noise Cancelling Headphones To Sleep

To sleep after your baby has come into the world? Or maybe for the baby to wear and sleep better? Of course not, silly — for you to sleep during labor! Using the headphones following the birth would fall into the slightly unethical category unless someone else was around to take care of the baby.

For some, the labor is so quick that the baby practically slips out. But for many other moms, labor can be a long drawn out process. Especially with an epidural, some moms are actually encouraged to rest a little but sleep can be very hard. That’s where noise-cancelling headphones come in.

Just pop some relaxing music and feel yourself lulled into sleep. In fact, headphones can even be a great replacement to the previously mentioned Bluetooth speakers if the hospital prohibits music.

Either way, listening to some music has been proven to reduce the pain of labor — a questionable claim until you try it out for yourself.

3 Shampoo And Conditioner

This one is definitely up there with bringing Resolve and laundry detergent.

Labor can be a grueling 24-hour (or more!) process and once the baby is finally out and things go back to semi-normal, you’re going to want to get yourself back to normal as well.

Okay, you might be too exhausted or busy with the baby, but if friends and family are coming to see the baby, then the extra effort is worth it!

With a C-section, you won’t want to shower until at least a couple of days later, but you could get some dry shampoo instead. Just make sure to use it in the bathroom, away from the baby.

Taking a shower can feel heaven though and many moms jump in as soon as the clock hits 24 hours after the c-section.

Either way, bring regular shampoo and conditioner just in case you feel showering, especially if the hospital stay ends up being longer.

Bonus points if you also grab make-up to make sure you look extra fierce when friends and family come visit the baby.

2 A Parenting Book Just In Case

Labor rarely goes as planned.

Just as with sleeping during labor, you might or might not be able to read a book, but it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared! The great part about this point is that you can easily pre-load your phone, tablet or eReader with some books to have something to do just in case there is some down-time during labor. Either add your favorite books or better yet, some opt for some parenting books.

Or you can also grab a couple of magazines to mindlessly look at while you try to power through contractions.

As a bonus, you can squeeze and subsequently tear them to shreds when the pain gets to be too much.

Plus, if you brought what was mentioned in #10, then they can just pick up the mess afterwards. They will ly be happy that it wasn’t their hand that was squeezed into oblivion.

1 Bathrobe, Blanket And Socks — Fuzzy Only!

As much as you might not care for any blankets and socks during labor, you will after your baby is finally born. Just an hour or two after giving birth, everything in the delivery room will get uncannily quiet and calm.

Nurses will leave you to bond with your baby and after going through such a life-changing event, it can feel very reassuring to wrap yourself in a cozy blanket.

According to Chinese postpartum care, staying as warm as possible after giving birth is extremely important as it's said to maximize the recovery process.

One of the number one things to bring on most lists are shower slippers, but socks are better. Putting your slippers on and off, while holding your baby for the first time can be annoying AF. With socks though, you can easily just shuffle around the room from the bed to the bathroom and back without exerting too much unnecessary effort.

Sources: BabyCenter.com, WhatToExpect.com and Parenting.com.

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A top obstetrician on why men should NEVER be at the birth of their child

15 Things Diva Moms Actually Requested In The Delivery Room

Last updated at 23:46 15 April 2008

This week, the Mail reported a new survey which said fathers should be allowed to stay overnight in hospital on the day their baby is born.

But how much should a man be involved in his child's birth? Leading obstetrician Michel Odent has been instrumental in influencing childbirth practices for decades.

Here, with a view that will outrage many — but will strike a chord with thousands of others — he describes why he believes that when a woman goes into labour, her partner should stay well away.

For many years, I have not been able to speak openly about my views that the presence of a father in a delivery room is not only unnecessary, but also hinders labour.

To utter such a thing over the past two decades would have been regarded as heresy, and flies in the face of popular convention.

But having been involved in childbirth for 50 years, and having been in charge of 15,000 births, I have reached the stage where I feel it is time to state what I — and many midwives and fellow obstetricians — privately consider the obvious.

That there is little good to come for either sex from having a man at the birth of a child.

For her, his presence is a hindrance, and a significant factor in why labours are longer, more painful and more ly to result in intervention than ever.

As for the effect on a man — well, was I surprised to hear a friend of mine state that watching his wife giving birth had started a chain of events that led to the couple's divorce?

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Or another lady describing how the day after her husband had watched her deliver their child, he had fled to his hometown of Rome, and never returned again?

For many men, the emotional fall watching their partner have their baby can never be overcome.

When I was first involved in obstetrics in the Fifties, it was unheard of for a man to be present as their child was born.

Childbirth was predominately a woman's business — usually carried out at home — and while a man may be in the vicinity at the time of labour, he would usually be found in the kitchen, boiling copious amounts of water, and therefore would miss the actual event.

However, by 1970, a handful of women started to ask for their husbands to be present at the birth, a shift that began to occur in many Western countries at about the same time.

There are a variety of reasons for this, including the fact that birth was being increasingly concentrated in hospitals rather than at home, and the rise of the smaller nuclear family meant women increasingly turned to their husbands for support in all areas of their life, rather than relying on their mothers or aunts.

What we didn't anticipate at the time was that this occasional demand from a handful of women would, in a matter of years, become doctrine.

By the late Seventies, all pregnant women were saying they could not imagine giving birth without their husband at their side.

And not only was the husband now nearly always present at birth, but with his wife clasping his hand during labour and screaming out for reassurance, he became an active participant.

At the time, it was widely believed there were many benefits to be had from the father's presence.

It was said sharing such an experience would strengthen ties between the couple and help the father bond with his baby.

It was said his reassurance would make birth easier, and that the rate of intervention in pregnancy would decrease as a result.

This shift to having the father in the delivery room was one which was shrouded by optimism.

However, little scientific study was conducted to find out if there was any truth to these claims.

And even at the time, I had my reservations. I didn't want to judge, but I knew from experience that the presence of a man is not always a positive thing.

Fast-forward to today, and there is still a lack of scientific study on this subject.

But having been in charge of thousands of births, at homes, in hospitals, in the UK, in France, with the father present, with him absent, I have reached my own conclusions.

I am more and more convinced that the participation of the father is one of the main reasons for long and difficult labours.

And there are a number of basic physiological reasons for this.

First, a labouring woman needs to be protected against any stimulation of the thinking part of her brain — the neocortex — for labour to proceed with any degree of ease.

This part of the brain needs to take a back seat and allow the primal «unthinking» part of the brain connected to basic vital functions to take over.

A woman in labour needs to be in a private world where she doesn't have to think or talk.

Yet, motivated by a desire to «share the experience», the man asks questions and offers words of reassurance and advice.

In doing so, he denies his partner the quiet mind that she needs.

The second reason is that the father's release of the stress hormone adrenaline as he watches his partner labour causes her anxiety, and prevents her from relaxing.

No matter how much he tries to smile and appear relaxed, he cannot help but feel anxious. And the release of adrenaline is contagious.

It has been proven that it is physically impossible to be in a complete state of relaxation if there is an individual standing next to you who is tense and full of adrenaline.

The effect of this is that, with a man present, a woman cannot be as relaxed as she needs to be during labour, and hence the process becomes longer and more difficult.

We must keep in mind that mammals cannot release oxytocin — the key hormone in childbirth — when they are also being influenced by the stressful effects of hormones of the adrenaline family.

I have been with many women as they struggle to give birth with their partner at their side.

Yet the moment he leaves the room, the baby arrives. Afterwards, they say it was just «bad luck» he wasn't there the moment their child was born.

Luck, however, is little to do with it. The truth is that without him there, the woman is finally able to relax into labour in a way that speeds up delivery.

After birth, too, a woman needs a few moments alone with her baby, particularly between the time the child is born and she delivers the placenta.

And this is not just about her need to bond with her baby.

Physically, in order to deliver the placenta with ease, her levels of oxytocin — the hormone of love — need to peak.

This happens if she has a moment in which she can forget everything about the world, save for her baby, and if she has time in which she can look into the baby's eyes, make contact with its skin and take in its smell without any distractions.

Often, as soon as a baby is born, men cannot help but say something or try to touch the baby.

Their interference at this key moment is more often than not the main cause for a difficult delivery of the placenta, too.

But it is not just the fact that men slow down labour that makes me cautious about their presence at the birth.

There are two other important questions that I would to see answered scientifically.

The first is, are we sure that all men can easily cope with the strong emotional reaction they have when they participate in the birth?

Over the years, I have seen something akin to post-natal depression in many men who have been present at the birth.

In its mild form, men often take to their bed in the week following the birth, complaining of everything from a stomach ache or migraine to a 24-hour bug.

Their wives, meanwhile, are up and about, caring for their baby and in good spirits, and tell me how unfortunate it is that their husband has been struck down by one ailment or another.

But it is well known by those who study depression that rather than admit a low mood, men often offer up a symptom as a reason to why they have taken to their bed.

There are also men who try to find ways to escape the reality of what they have been through.

This could just be a night at the pub, or a day playing golf when their child is a day old.

I've known of perfectly well-balanced men who held their wife's hand through labour then left the next day never to return again.

And in the most graphic example, one perfectly healthy man had his first experience of schizophrenia two days after watching his wife give birth. Was this his way of escaping reality?

Generally speaking, I have noticed that the more the man has participated at the birth and the worse his wife's labour has been, the higher the risks of post-natal «symptoms» are.

Of course, this is not the case for all men, but it seems without doubt that some men are at risk of being unwell or depressed due to having seen their partners labour.

The final question I would to see answered is what, if a man is present at birth, will be the effect on the sexual attraction he feels towards his wife over the long term?

When men first started standing at their partner's side during labour, I remember my mother's generation saying, very matter of factly, that the couple's intimate life would be ruined as a result.

And, given that the key to eroticism is a degree of mystery, I am left believing they had a point.

There are many things we do in private in order to preserve a degree of modesty and mystery.

And, for the benefit of our sex lives, it may be worth adding childbirth to this list.

I have three children and wasn't present at any of their births.

My first two were born before it was considered normal for a man to be at the birth of their child. But my youngest son was born in 1985, at home.

As it happens, at the exact moment our son arrived in the world, the midwife was on her way down the street and I, having made my excuses realising he was about to be born, was fiddling with the thermostat on the central heating boiler downstairs.

My partner did not know it, but I had given her the exceptionally rare, but ideal situation in which to give birth: she felt secure, she knew the midwife was minutes away and I was downstairs, yet she had complete privacy and no one was watching her.

If there are any doubts, we only have to look across the rest of the mammal world in order to see that no other female, save the human female, invites her sexual partner to witness her giving birth.

Of course, it would not be possible for women to give birth alone.

But the optimum situation for women is to give birth with an experienced midwife, or another woman — known as a doula.

The key to the perfect birthing partner is finding a mother figure who can help, keep a low profile and remain silent.

It is only 35 years since men first entered the delivery room, yet we have welcomed them in without question.

At the present time, when birth is more difficult and longer than ever, when more women need drugs or Caesareans, we have to dare to smash the limits of political correctness and ask whether men should really be present at birth.

When we take into consideration the effects of this on male and female, it seems the answer is not.

It is time to go back to basics, and turn modern convention on its head.

When it comes to the delivery suite, men would be well advised to stay away.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-559913/A-obstetrician-men-NEVER-birth-child.html

15 Things Your Labor and Delivery Nurse Wants You to Know

15 Things Diva Moms Actually Requested In The Delivery Room

1. Your doctors and nurses want you to have a birth plan. You should have a sheet of paper with a general outline of how you want your birthing experience to go.

It should include things your expectations for pain management, who you want in the delivery room, and if you want the nurses to save your placenta.

Write down those things as you think about them throughout your pregnancy: Do you want your baby immunized? Circumcised? Do you want dad to cut the umbilical cord? Except…

2. Your delivery will probably not go according to plan. It's frustrating, I know! That doesn't mean you've failed. It's perfectly OK to say, «I actually do need something for the pain.

» I had a patient several years ago who came with a 10-page birth plan. She wanted to have a natural birth, with no medication, lying on a specific pile of pillows, and she wanted her husband to cut the umbilical cord.

It turned out that when her water broke, her husband slipped in the fluid, he hit his head, and became unconscious. He was rushed to the ER for his head injury just as the baby was born, so he missed the entire birth and did not get to cut the baby's cord.

Sometimes, things just don't go according to plan, but you don't have time to be fussy about it.

3. When your water breaks, it's not in the movies. Some women experience a huge gush, but for others, it's a very small leak.

You might think, «Did my water just break or did I just pee myself?» Either way, it doesn't stop after it initially breaks. You'll continue as if you're slowly peeing yourself for the duration of labor.

As the baby pushes down, the amniotic fluid surrounding your baby continues to leak out until your baby is born, at which point there is usually a big stream behind the baby.

4. Birth will probably take way longer than you expect. For first-time moms, 12 to 18 hours is pretty standard. It could take longer. It doesn't mean you're in active labor the whole time, but the actual pushing part is no cakewalk either.

When I first had my child, before I was a nurse, I got to the pushing part and was , «Oh great, it's finally over!» and then spent the next three hours pushing. The good news is that after your first baby, your labor time usually gets cut in half.

The path has already been paved, so to speak, so they just slide out after the first one.

5. Make sure your partner knows where to find the hospital's ice machine. Once you get into active labor, some hospitals won't let you to eat or drink anything — all you get are ice chips. I always tell dads-to-be or whoever else is in the delivery room to find the ice machine and make sure mom's cup is never empty.

6. You are going to bleed all over yourself and you'll probably poop. Birth is very messy. When your cervix expands, there will be some bleeding (your blood, not the baby's). If it's mixed with the amniotic fluid, it can really look a lot of blood.

As you're pushing, you'll see more blood and you'll probably also poop, since everything is right down there, pressing on your rectum. It's nothing to be embarrassed about.

Most of the time, when I'm pushing with the mom, I'll just clean it up and she won't even know.

7. It's normal for your baby's heart rate to dip. Nowadays, most patients have a fetal monitor on their abdomen to assess the baby. You can see your contractions coming and keep an eye on the baby's heart rate.

During a contraction, the baby is being squeezed, which stops blood flow to the uterus temporarily. The baby has a reserve, but once in a while, the reserves get depleted and you'll see a dip in the heart rate.

Some moms really freak out about that, but it's perfectly normal.

8. There's no point in being modest.

As we get closer to the baby being born, more and more people come into the room: There's the doctor, the nurse that was taking care of you, the nurse that's going to take care of the baby, a unit assistant, and so on.

Some people are kind of shy about it, given that their whole body is on display, but at the time of birth, you can't afford to be modest. The only thing that matters — besides the mom's health — is that baby coming out.

9. Your newborn will look more an alien than a Gerber baby. The bones of the cranium are not fused in utero, so the two bones on the top can get squished together when the baby comes the birth canal. It can look «cone head.

» Usually, within 24 hours, that's completely gone, and it looks nice and round. Most babies are also born a little pale with blue hands and feet, because their oxygen is low. They'll gain normal color within a few hours.

Babies that are born prematurely sometimes come out with this protective substance called vernix, which helps protect their skin in utero. It looks a waxy, white cream, and it covers their whole body. Plus, you'll see some of the blood from birth all over your baby.

If you're a little surprised by how your baby looks, that's perfectly normal.

10. Breastfeeding isn't always intuitive. We have some babies who latch on right away, and other babies who need a little bit of extra help. It's not quite as natural as you'd expect.

I always tell moms, «You're learning how to breastfeed, but so is your baby!» It's new for both of you.

All nurses are all trained to help moms with lactation, plus most hospitals have lactation specialists who can come coach through breastfeeding.

11. Your milk won't «come in» until a few days after birth. The first milk you produce, right after delivery, is called «colostrum.» It's high-quality, low-quantity stuff with all of the immunities needed to protect your newborn baby.

Sometimes moms get anxious about not producing enough milk right away, but your baby had plenty of nutrients in the womb, so he doesn't need much right after birth. About two or three days later — usually, you've left the hospital by then — you'll ly experience engorgement in your breasts.

That's when you'll start to produce higher quantities of milk.

12. You'll still look pregnant right after you deliver. Don't bring your skinny jeans with you the hospital, because when you leave, you're going to look pretty much the same as you did when you got there.

Your stomach is kind of an empty shell after delivery: Sure, the baby is gone, but your uterus is still up in your abdomen and your blood volume is still higher than it was pre-pregnancy. It takes at least six weeks for your body to get back into its pre-pregnancy state.

During that time, your uterus reduces in size and descends back into the pelvis; you lose weight and your abdominals regain muscle tone; and your blood volume, which increases by 40 or 50 percent during pregnancy to support the baby, returns to normal.

13. Sweating profusely is normal after giving birth.

Your body creates a lot of extracellular fluid and blood plasma during pregnancy, so after you give birth, your kidneys are working hard to get rid of it by sweating.

In that first week after birth, you'll wake up drenched in your own sweat. I remember thinking, Do I have a disease? because every time I got up to feed the baby, I'd have to change my nightgown — it was that soaked.

14. You and your baby will both go home in diapers. During those first two or three days in the hospital, your postpartum bleeding and discharge is going to be really heavy. Your nurses will give you some fairly large peripads to sop up all the bleeding.

Your uterus is trying to get back to shape, so it's compressing all sorts of open blood vessels. By the time you go home, it'll be a lot lighter and you might be able to wear regular-size pads.

It's normal to pass small blood clots, but if you see blood clots larger than a golf ball or if you're soaking through a pad on an hourly basis for more than two hours, then you should call a doctor. Some moms continue to have discharge for three weeks postpartum; other moms, for as long as six weeks.

Tampons aren't an option, since your vaginal area is pretty sensitive after birth, so you'll have to wear pads until the discharge stops.

15. Once you're home, don't be afraid to ask for help. Giving birth is incredible, exhausting, hard work.

Your body has just transformed itself for nine months; now, over the course of six weeks, it's going to transform back to a non-pregnant state. You have to try to rest in order for that to happen — even though that seems impossible with a new baby in the house.

We tell new moms to sleep when your baby sleeps, avoid vigorous exercise, and get help from your partner or family members so you don't have to do anything but focus on your recovery and your new baby.

If you overexert yourself — even if it's just putting the dishes in the dishwasher — you might notice heavier vaginal bleeding, and that's your body telling you, «You're doing too much. Sit down and rest.»

Suze Ketchem, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS, has been an OB nurse for over 30 years in various roles and settings. She currently serves as the president of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.

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15 Things Diva Moms Actually Requested In The Delivery Room

15 Things Diva Moms Actually Requested In The Delivery Room

Labor and delivery is a physically and emotionally tough situation, and it takes a strong woman to get through it. Every mom-to-be has their moments, but some go beyond and insist on special treatment. These divas don't let hospital rules or anything else get in their way of giving birth the way that they want.

Many diva moms can be spotted by one look at their very detailed birth plan. They don't to go with the flow, so they make a plan and insist on going through with it, even if it's harder on the doctor, nurses or even their own family. Divas insist on things nice sheets, even though they are bound to get messy. And all too often they are bound to be disappointed.

Here are 15 things diva moms actually requested in the delivery room.

15 Doula On Demand


Doulas are an old-fashioned idea that have been used in many cultures for centuries to support the mom through labor. But some moms these days take advantage of their doula and make it all about themselves. Doulas are willing to do a lot to help the labor progress and the mom more comfortable, but they shouldn't be taken advantage of.

14 Delivery Playlist


Diva moms are all about creating the mood, and that means that they can think for months about the details of their birth plan. They even make a personalized playlist for the occasion. Some moms might to give birth to «Push It.» Others prefer something more inspirational. You can tell in the music how big a diva the mom is.

13 A Special Delivery During Labor


Diva moms don't always to follow hospital rules, even if they are in the mom's best interest. Most doctors recommend that women avoid food during labor because of the possibility they could need a C-section. But a diva mom might ignore those rules and insist that somebody brings her some food. That can make labor more difficult and add extra risks to the process.

12  A Makeup Artist


We get that women don't want to look messy in their first photo with their newborn baby, but hiring a makeup artist or even doing their own contouring is too much, even for a diva mom. Most of the time, the makeup will wear off or streak during the final stages of labor and delivery anyway.

11 Room With A View


Labor and delivery rooms in many hospitals these days are pretty nice. But a diva mom isn't satisfied with any room with a bed and medical equipment. They insist on having the best room in the place. It's all about having a room with a view and making sure that they have to the best place in the hospital.

10 Get Me The Anesthesiologist!


All moms experience pain during labor, but they don't have a personal anesthesiologist to take care of them the moment they experience the first contraction. In fact, they are going to have to get in line.

A diva might try to demand her epidural at once, but that can't happen if there is another patient in the hospital in need, such as a car crash victim going into surgery.

The diva will have to wait everyone else

9 Placenta Pills


The placenta is a necessary part of completing the birth process, but most moms don't give it a second thought past having to give one or two little pushes while they hold their newborn.

Diva moms, though, have high expectations from their placenta. A growing amount of moms decide to have the organ preserved so they can consume it later.

It might help avoid postpartum depression, but it might also make you a diva mom.

8 A Detailed Birth Plan That Cannot Be Ignored


Birth plans are fairly common these days, and that's okay. But birth plans need to be tools for thinking through birth decisions, not a very stringent guide to what happens in the perfect scenario. A diva mom will be very specific, making her birth plan her list of birth demands, and unfortunately, she's probably setting herself up for disappointment.

7 An Extra Stitch


There can be some damage to the mom down below during delivery, and that sometimes means that the doctor needs to stitch the area up after the birth. Diva moms—and often their partners—might insist on an extra stitch. Some Kegels would do the trick, but a diva wants to take the easier route.

6 1,000 Thread Count Sheets


Hospital sheets aren't the most comfortable. There is a reason for that, of course, they tend to get pretty gross between the amniotic fluid and the plasma that comes out during the delivery. But some diva moms insist on laying on some fancy sheets. It's all about comfort but it isn't very practical.

5 Luxury Massage


When a mom is going through labor and delivery, a massage can go a long way to making her feel more comfortable. Using some tennis balls to the back can make a big difference, but diva moms insist on more. They want the full body treatment and maybe some special oils. That definitely goes above and beyond.

4 Demanding The Doctor At Once!


After nine months of prenatal care, moms might be surprised how little time the doctor actually spends in the delivery room. Instead, it's the nurses who check on the patient.

The doctor might come in every few hours, more often if the nurse alerts them to an issue. But a diva mom insists on seeing the doctor.

They might even throw a fit about it, insisting that they deserve better care than anyone else.

3 Special Exceptions For Friends


For some people, giving birth is a pretty private experience. Others think that they need a whole crowd for support. Sometimes, though, the doctor needs to limit the amount of people in the delivery room. A diva mom will insist on special exceptions, and she might go further and make sure that they get treated to a luxury experience as well.

2 Mood Lighting


Lighting is usually one of the last details that moms worry about in their birth plan. But for diva moms, it can be really important. Most doctors want to have a lot of light to see what they are doing, but they might allow for less during the labor. Their needs might clash with a diva mom who wants everything to be special for her delivery.

1 Too Posh To Push


Natural deliveries are difficult, and they require a lot of work on the mom's part. Some diva moms don't want any part of it. They insist on having surgery, even though it's riskier for the mom and the baby if there isn't a medical reason for that kind of delivery, many doctors are against elective C-sections, but a diva mom might insist.

Sources: CafeMom, Missouri Baptist Medical Center

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20 Shady Secrets That Reveal Who The REAL Smith Family Is

20 Shady Secrets That Reveal Who The REAL Smith Family Is

20 Shady Secrets That Reveal Who The REAL Smith Family Is

Between Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's status as a power couple, and the ever-growing careers of Jaden & Willow Smith, everyone loves the Smith family, right? Well, wrong.

Considering they are one of Hollywood's most well-known families, one driven by the talent of everyone involved– each with their own project & shooting for the stars– you'd think they would be as kind as some fans imagine them to be.

However, that's not the case. Perhaps to be expected of a family at the center of Hollywood's spotlight, there are quite a number of secrets lurking under the surface of the Smith family's public performance; and we're ready to show them the light! Let's dive into the secrets of Will, Jada, Jaden, and Willow Smith.

20 Cheating Rumors

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There is no way the Smith family can put their cheating rumors to rest now.

They both have had to deal with their fair share of rumors but, in 2013, a specific rumor arose that Will Smith was cheating on his wife with Focus co-star Margot Robbie, with photos surfacing of them together getting cozy.

Of course, the rumors were denied, but a few months after the rumor came to light, Jada posted on , sharing her thoughts on cheaters. Coincidence? We think not.

19 Oscar Boycott

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Back in 2016, Jada posted a video to her page announcing her intention to boycott the Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity among the nominations, fueling the controversy that was the #OscarsSoWhite.

Will had no idea at the time as he was on a flight to Thailand, but he ended up taking her side. Other African American entertainers and influencers spoke out against the boycott, telling them they should act better.

18 They Are Accused Of «Bearding»

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It was in 2012 that this rumor came to light and stuck around. Hollywood Life alleged that Will Smith and his wife Jada were heading towards divorce due to Will and actor Duane Martin's bromance turning into an actual romance. Supposedly they were spotted looking very close, even in restaurants.

Late transgender actress, Alexis Arquette, also put Will Smith's sexuality into question back in 2016, claiming that his first marriage to Sheree Zampino officially ended when she walked in on him in the arms of another man. The actress said that Jada was also homosexual and they were simply married convenience.

17 They Think Too Highly Of Themselves

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Actress Janet Hubert thinks the Smith family should get over themselves, having previously accused them of causing turmoil for the Fresh Prince cast during contract talks. «You're not kings and queens. You're not royalty. You're simply entertainers,» she said, clearly showing her thoughts on the family and the divide Will caused.

16 Jaden's Relationship With Tyler, The Creator?

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It was in 2018, during the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, that Jaden Smith said that he and Tyler, The Creator had been in a romantic relationship for years.

Tyler simply laughed and shook his head. Smith also tweeted «I told everyone you can't deny it now,» but he later deleted the tweet too, with Tyler even calling him «crazy.

» We're still unsure of exactly what went down behind the scenes.

15 Will & Jada Aren't On The Same Page When It Comes To Raising Kids

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In the 2014 remake of Annie, where Will was producer, he initially intended to push her daughter Willow as the titular Annie, but she ended up quitting to «just be 12.

» Sources say that Will wants to push his kids to fame much more than Jada wants to, leading to a clear difference in parenting.

Considering Will admits to being responsible for their kids' erratic behavior, it's not far fetched to think there is a clear difference in what both parents want for their children.

14 Jada Is Biased Against Blonde, White Women

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It was in 2018 that Jada Smith confessed her racial bias towards blonde, white women. During her  Watch series, Red Table Talk, she confessed that «Blonde hair on white women just triggers me, and I've had to catch myself.

» Perhaps the rumors concerning Will and Margot Robbie didn't help much either. She revealed that she has thought twice about doing interviews with blonde women in the past, as it reminded her of the kind of kids that bullied her in the past.

13 Jaden's Outlandish Behavior

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Jaden has said before that he thinks of himself as the future of filmmaking, with this not the only tweet of his to cause something of an uproar. He has tweeted before that «There Is No Nutrients In Our Food Anymore Or In Our Soil OR IN OUR WATER.

» But it's not just his presence on social media that irks people, it's how he responds in interviews, such as claiming how he is a «scientist» and that all of his past antics had been part of a large-scale social experiment.

It's safe to say few appreciate this behavior from Jaden.

12 Willow's Responses In Interviews

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Willow may be two years younger than her brother, but she is quite the handful, causing just as much trouble as Jaden. She once said she has the ability to manipulate time, claimed school was overrated, and writes her own novels because there aren't any existing books she s.

She even attempts to give deeper meanings to her songs than the ones actually presented by the lyrics, such as for «Whip My Hair» when she told The New York Times that the themes presented in her music were «the feeling of being , this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made.

» Big yikes.

11 Sony Executives Dissed The Smith Siblings

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Jaden and Willow Smith's erratic behavior has taken a toll on their possible career.

With parents as famous as Will and Jada, you'd think they'd have their life made and would be able to make a name for themselves, but it seems their behavior has shied away potential opportunities.

Sony executives have exchanged emails saying not to allow the Smith kids in their movies. Will Smith responds with a shrug and by noting how «everyone disses his kids.»

10 Willow Had A Disturbing Relationship With An Adult Man

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In 2014, these photos surfaced of Willow Smith, 13 at the time, and Hannah Montana star Moises Arias, 20 at the time. It's an intimate photo of both of them laying in bed, with Moises sitting up, topless. Jada said there was nothing sexual or wrong about the picture, but we're left questioning the Smith's parenting skills even more.

9 Will's First Son Felt Abandoned And Betrayed By Him

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Trey Smith was Will's first son, kept under the radars of the press. However, there is much to know about Trey. He was the product of his father's first marriage, with Sheree Zampino.

It was discovered that even before the divorce, Will was already dating Jada, which caused a lot of strain in the relationship between Trey and his father.

Will Smith himself said in an Instagram video that his son «felt betrayed & abandoned» by him, but they were now restoring and recovering the relationship.

8 Child Protective Services Investigated The Family

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Back in 2014, when the Willow and Moises scandal arose, the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services took matters into their own hands, believing that the then 13-year-old could be in danger considering there was a picture of her in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old on social media. The family was extremely cooperative with the officials and they were cleared of everything, but it was just another instance where Will and Jada's parenting skills were put on the line.

7 Jada Confessed Not Being Mature Enough To Divorce

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After the rumors between Will and Margot Robbie, it was reported that divorce was extensively discussed in the Smith household, but eventually they didn't go through with it.

In October 2018, Jada Smith discussed the issue again on her internet show Red Table Talk, where she said that because she had been divorced before, «divorce wasn't an option.

» Jada joked that it was «cheaper» for Will to keep her around, but when Toni Braxton asked seriously about the divorce, she confessed that she wasn't «mature enough to have a divorce.»

6 Domestic Violence History In The Smith Family

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Apparently, there is a history of domestic violence in the Smith's family, but not when it comes to Will and Jada. In fact, during an appearance on Jada's Red Table Talk, Will confessed that he had to set his wife straight about cursing when he saw her use a bad word in front of baby Trey.

«I said 'Jada, this is the deal, I grew up in a household where I watched my father punch my mother in the face, and I will not create a house, a space, an interaction with a person where there's profanity and violence,» Will said frankly.

We're relieved that Will and Jada were able to keep themselves on track and not turn out Will's parents.

5 Jada Isn't Coveted By Hollywood

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Jada's career seemed to be on the right track when she played Maureen in 1997's Scream 2.

However, she followed that with Woo, a film described as a «graceless and gratingly unfunny comedy that brings out the worst in just about everybody involved.» No matter how much Jada has tried to get back into the game, critics continued to come in.

Hollywood isn't too keen on casting her as leading lady anymore, and her most memorable role these days is Gloria from the animated Madagascar franchise.

4 Are They Secret Scientologists?

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Jada has often been associated with Scientology, especially after the former principal at a school the Smiths founded (now closed) alleged that the curriculum was very focused on Scientology and its principles.

IGN UK even posited that After Earth is Scientology propaganda, and although Jada has denied being part of the religion, Tony Ortega says she is lying.

He also claims that although Will only dabbled in it, Jada was a full-fledged member and anyone who knows the Smith family well, knows this is true.

3 They Allegedly Have An Open Marriage

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In an interview with The Huffington Post in 2013, Jada spoke about her marriage with Will and how her husband is «his own man,» continuing to say that they both had their own lives separate from the marriage, and they both had to figure out who they were by themselves. Many took that as saying they had an open marriage, with rumors around years. “I’ve always told Will, ‘You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.'» That pretty much says it all.

2 Will Admitted To Being Responsible For His Kids' Behavior

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We all know how eccentric the Smiths kids are. Willow & Jaden have made headlines time and time again, and Will Smith has already taken responsibility for his kids' behavior, telling Metro that he and Jada didn't discipline their kids because they think punishment is a little too negative. However, they are aware it was a mistake that may have gone too far.

1 Jaden's Ex-Girlfriend, A Bad Influence?

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Jaden's ex-girlfriend, model Sarah Snyder, was probably not the best influence for the already outlandish Smith son.

It's reported that 21-year-old Sarah was arrested in June 2015 for allegedly stealing a $15,000 Hermes bag from a New York mall. Charges were later dropped, but she didn't seem remorseful or scared and we're left to wonder why.

According to Hollywood Life, she was also arrested in 2013 for breaking and entering. Not the best role model for her ex-boyfriend.

Sources: Nicki Swift, Hip Hop Exposed, Cyber Breeze

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20 Shady Secrets That Reveal Who The REAL Cyrus Family Is

20 Shady Secrets That Reveal Who The REAL Smith Family Is

Hollywood has given us some pretty crazy celebrity families over the years. We’ve had everything from the Jacksons to the Wayans to the Kardashians. But one of the more talented and really good-looking celebrity families has to be the wacky Cyrus family.

From Billy Ray to Tish, Miley, Trace, and Noah, the Cyrus family is chock full of some seriously talented and motivated artists. Hollywood was first introduced to this amazing family, through Nashville, way back when Billy Ray was all about “Achy Breaky Hearts” and less about the “Old Town Road.”

Miley Cyrus’ big break with the Disney Channel ly helped open more doors for the Cyrus family. Since then, the Cyruses have only been getting bigger and better. But who are they behind closed doors? Who is the real Cyrus family? These family secrets will shed a light on who they are when the cameras aren’t rolling.

20 The Cyrus Family Is A Modern-Day Brady Bunch


The Cyrus family looks one big happy family most of the time. They are a great example of a perfectly blended family. When Billy Ray Cyrus first started dating Leticia (Tish), she already had two children from a previous relationship.

Billy Ray didn’t hesitate, and he and Tish went on to have three of their own children together.

19 Complete With Billy Cyrus’ ‘Secret’ Son


Billy Ray has another son, outside of the Cyrus family we know of, but you won’t hear much about Christopher Cyrus.

According to Mirror, Miley Cyrus has another brother, just eight months older. Christopher’s mom, Kristin Luckey, had a brief relationship with Billy Ray before he met Tish. Christopher isn’t very close to the family, and has admitted to feeling left out a lot of the time.

18 Billy Ray Cyrus Adopted Two Of The Cyrus Kids


Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus married a year after Miley was born. Around this time, Billy Ray made the amazing decision to adopt Tish’s children from her previous marriage as his own.

Trace and Brandi officially became a part of the Cyrus clan. Trace took on the Cyrus name as his own, while Brandi chose to hyphenate it (but goes by Cyrus professionally), according to Her Moments.

17 Miley Cyrus Was Born Under A Different Name


The queen we know as Miley Ray Cyrus wasn’t born as Miley Ray. Miley’s birth name was actually Destiny Hope Cyrus. Her parents believed she would do great things with her life, so they felt the name was fitting.

However, at a young age, Miley was given the nickname “Smiley,” which was later shortened to Miley. Miley legally changed her name in 2008, according to CheatSheet.

16 Billy Ray Cyrus’ Ex-Wife Had A Big Influence With His Greatest Hits


Long before Miley became the musical sensation she is today, her dad was big in the country music scene. Billy Ray Cyrus was discovered while opening for Reba McEntire in 1990, while married to his first wife, Cindy Smith, according to Taste of Country.

Billy Ray boasts about his song-writing skills, but Cindy Smith actually co-wrote some of his biggest hits with him, including “Some Gave All.”

15 Miley Cyrus Was Inappropriately Involved With Billy Ray’s Concerts At A Young Age


Miley was very young when Billy Ray was at the top of his music game. Because of Billy Ray’s family values, he often brought Miley along on tour.

According to Her Moments, Miley had a special task after the shows. She would scoop up the items thrown to Billy Ray from his fans during the performances. You can imagine what some of these items might have been.

14 Miley Definitely Got Her Wild Side From Momma Tish


Miley has quite the wild reputation to her name. We will never forget her infamous antics from 2013. She is not quiet or shy about her rebellious personality traits. As it would turn out, Miley may have inherited her wild side from her mom.

Back in the ‘80s, Tish was known as a groupie in several music scenes and was nicknamed “Tish the Dish,” according to Her Moments.

13 Billy Admittedly Thinks He Failed At Parenting


Parenting is hard for even the best people. Billy Ray has openly admitted to his own faults as a parent and feels he didn’t do the greatest job in raising his children.

In an interview on Good Morning America, Billy Ray expressed, “I did kind of approach being a dad as a friend … I was a great playmate… Maybe, no doubt, I could have been a better dad.»

12 Tish Cyrus May Have Been Too Friendly With Rocker, Bret Michaels


Tish the Dish may have had a relationship with another musician while married to Billy Ray, according to Us Weekly. Poison's frontman, Bret Michaels became close with the Cyrus family after recording a duet with Miley in 2010.

Bret and Tish allegedly began an “on-the-sly romance,” unbeknownst to Billy Ray.

11 Billy Ray And Tish Cyrus Have Threatened Divorce Multiple Times


After learning of Tish’s alleged affair with Bret Michaels, in 2010, Billy Ray filed for divorce and sought out joint custody of their shared children, according to Nicki Swift.

This filing didn’t become official, but a few years later in 2013, Tish filed her own petition for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. After seeking marital counseling for co-parenting, they ended up reconciling instead.

10 Miley Tormented Billy Ray With Cryptic Tweets


Miley Cyrus had a tough time with her parents’ divorce and cheating drama and took to social media to express her anger at the circumstances.

Miley tweeted Billy Ray calling him out for “not replying to her messages,” according to Daily Mail. She then wrote, “I’m giving you an hour to tell the truth or I’ll tell it for you.” Miley later deleted the tweets.

9 Noah Cyrus Almost Created A Children’s Lingerie Line At 9 Years Old


We all know about Miley’s inappropriate behavior growing up, but her little sister, Noah’s antics aren’t as publicized.

However, in 2010, at just nine-years-old, Noah Cyrus was in talks of creating a children’s lingerie line. According to BuzzFeed, Noah and an unnamed friend were going to be the face of the new clothing line called “Ooh! La, La Couture.”

8 Billy Ray Cyrus Says Hannah Montana Ruined Their Family


We can add Billy Ray Cyrus to the list of former Disney Channel stars who feel negative about their time with the network.

According to Nicki Swift, Billy Ray has said Hannah Montana ruined his family. “I was going to work every single day knowing that my family had fallen apart,” he said in an interview with GQ.

7 Miley Ruined Her Younger Brother’s Modeling Career With Dolce & Gabbana


Dolce & Gabbana didn’t appreciate Miley Cyrus’ comments about their “politics” as she congratulated her younger brother, Braison’s amazing runway show with the fashion line.

According to Hollywood Life, Dolce & Gabbana’s Stefano Gabbana replied with, “We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one! … For your stupid comment never more work with him.”

6 Miley Cyrus’ Mental Health Seriously Suffered Because Of Hannah Montana


Billy Ray wasn’t the only one affected negatively by Hannah Montana. According to Elle, Miley has come forward sharing the true psychological damage that it caused her growing up.

The blurry line between playing Hannah and herself was hard on her mental health. “I think people loved Hannah Montana because it was real, and that's because I was under there. But what was hard for me was balancing everything,” she said to Elle.

5 Trace Cyrus Struggles With Major Anxiety


Mental illness doesn’t stop with Miley in the Cyrus family. Her older half-brother, Trace, has openly suffered from both anxiety and depression.

Trace, member of the band Metro Station, once had to cancel his whole Canadian tour because his anxiety had gotten control, according to BabyGaga. Trace has also lashed out on social media over people’s perceptions of him.

4 And Noah Cyrus Clearly Has Her Own Issues


And then there’s Noah, the youngest Cyrus. Noah, a singer-songwriter, has had to grow up in the massive shadow of Miley’s greatness.

Noah also experienced a very public breakup with rapper, Lil Xan in 2018, and a quick listen to her Good Cry EP or her latest song, “Lonely,” gives you some insight into how much she is suffering mentally and emotionally.

3 Teenage Miley Was Allowed To Date A Man Much Older Than Her


Before Liam Hemsworth, and after Nick Jonas, there was Justin Gaston. According to Nicki Swift, 15-year-old Miley was allowed to date 20-year-old model/musician, Justin Gaston.

Billy Ray tried to downplay the relationship, saying the pair were just good friends, but Miley spilled the beans in an interview with Ryan Seacrest saying, she was “totally gushing now,” after being asked if they were dating.

2 Billy Ray Feared Miley Would Join The ‘27 Club’


In Hollywood, there is the “27 Club,” which consists of several popular musicians, artists, and actors who tragically died at the age of 27. A couple of Miley’s biggest musical inspirations, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain, are both part of the 27 Club.

According to Nicki Swift, Billy Ray has expressed worries over Miley’s life choices and feared she’d end up in the club.

1 Even Grandpa Cyrus Had Scandal To His Name


The Cyrus family scandal and drama doesn’t stop with Billy Ray, Tish, Miley or Noah, the gossip has stretched out to include Miley’s paternal grandpa, Ron Cyrus.

According to Radar Online, years before the Cyrus family fame, Ron had been nearly sued for his involvement in a pretty bad embezzlement scandal.

References: Nicki Swift, BuzzFeed, Radar Online, BabyGaga, Her Moments, Elle, Hollywood Life, Mirror, CheatSheet

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Dark secrets the Cyrus family tried to hide

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The Cyrus family has become one of the successful broods in Hollywood, but its path to fame and glory has been plagued by enough scandals to fill a week's worth of tabloid magazines. From sketchy tweets to start-and-stop divorces, here are the many times the Cyrus family raised almost as many eyebrows as Miley's infamous MTV VMAs performance (Almost.)

Miley Cyrus was born the same year Billy Ray Cyrus' smash hit «Achy Breaky Heart» went platinum and landed him an eternal spot in the pop culture zeitgeist. But something else happened in 1992 as well. 

Christopher Cody Cyrus, Miley's half-brother, was born eight months earlier than his famous sibling. His mother is Kristin Luckey, who according to the Mirror, had a «brief relationship» with Billy Ray «when she was a waitress in South Carolina.

» Though Billy Ray never tried to hide Christopher, he allegedly didn't have much of a fatherly role in the boy's life. «Chris reaches out to have a relationship but it's been months since they engaged,» Luckey said of the boy's interaction with Billy Ray. «Chris is a great kid and he handles it very, very well.

He tried to keep a lot inside but I know when he's hurting and really getting to him.» She added, «No one acknowledges his birthday or even Christmas for him.»

Regardless of his distant relationship with Billy Ray, Christopher has nothing but nice things to say about half-sis, Miley. «She's the same now as she was before all this fame. She's still my goofy sister. Miley is not a self-obsessed person at all. She's just trying to have fun while working hard and I don't know anyone who diss her,» he told the Mirror.

To say that Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus' marriage has been filled with ups and downs would be an understatement.

The first cracks appeared in 2010 when Billy Ray filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage. «As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,» the couple said in a statement. «We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

» Billy would later reveal to GQ that a lot of those «personal matters» had to do with the strain of managing a show business family, but more on that in a minute, because Billy Ray called off the divorce just five months later, according to People.

«I want to put my family back together,» he announced on an episode of The View, adding, «Things are the best they've ever been.» Happy ending, right? Not so fast…

About three years after Billy Ray's j/k divorce, it was Tish's turn to consider exiting the marriage. At the time, both Tish and Billy Ray referred to the split as a «personal matter,» but whatever triggered the paperwork apparently wasn't enough to end their relationship.

Yep, just one month after Tish filed divorce papers, the couple announced on Instagram that it had reconciled. «We both woke up and realized we love each other and decided we want to stay together,» they said in a statement to People.

«We both went into couples therapy something we haven't done in 22 years of being together, and it's brought us closer together and really opened up our communication in amazing ways.»

«Life is a series of adjustments, and you just try to do the best you can,» Billy Ray later told People in June 2017. «Adjustments» is a funny way to describe dueling yo-yo divorce filings, but hey, we're just glad it all worked out.

In 2010, Us Weekly published a bombshell report alleging that Billy Ray filed for divorce after learning that Tish had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels, as well as «at least one other fling.

» The Poison frontman reportedly became close with the family after recording a duet with Miley. Soon after, he allegedly began an «on-the-sly romance» with Tish.

 «Billy Ray was completely unaware of what was going on,» the source added.

Michaels flat-out denied the report on Fox & Friends (via People). «I've been friends with her family forever,» he said. «It started out with me and Miley simply working on a song together.

Her mom, Tish, s 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' the first concert Miley ever saw was Poison, and so they wanted to remake it for the new record.

» He added, «When I was in the studio, Miley came in and sang on my song and that was it.»

About a month or so before he revealed that he was calling off his divorce, Billy Ray gave a candid, one might say jaw-dropping interview to GQ magazine. In the story, he slammed Hannah Montana, aka the Disney Channel series that made Miley a superstar.

 «I'll tell you right now—the damn show destroyed my family,» he said. «And I sit there and go, 'Yeah, you know what? Some gave all.' It is my motto, and guess what? I have to eat that one. I some-gave-all'd it all right.

I some-gave-all'd it while everybody else was going to the bank. It's all sad.»

Billy Ray said things began to shift after the first two seasons, adding that the show's fourth and final season was an all-out disaster. «I was going to work every single day knowing that my family had fallen apart, but yet I had to sit in front of that camera,» he said.

«I look back and I go, How did I ever make it through that? I must be a better actor than I thought.» Billy Ray said he wished the show had never happened in the first place. «I'd take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic,» he said.

«Heck, yeah. I'd erase it all in a second if I could.»

Billy Ray later clarified his remarks to GQ on Good Morning America, (via People ), admitting that his messy divorce had gotten the best of him. «I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. I wouldn't change anything,» he said.

As Miley reached her teenage years and stirred up numerous scandals, some argued that Billy Ray and Tish were letting their daughter grow up too fast, especially when they dismissed certain incidents as simply Miley being Miley.

 There was the infamous Vanity Fair photo shoot when she posed nude at age 15; there was the time she gave a lap dance to a 44-year-old man at age 16; and there was the time when, that same year, she danced on a pole during a performance of «Party in the U.S.A.» 

Billy Ray told GQ that his «I'm a cool dad» response was often orchestrated by her handlers, yet he did confess to Good Morning America that there were times he could have been a better father.

 «I did kind of approach being a dad as a friend,» he said (via People). «I was a great playmate.

I mean, for teaching [my children] how to camp and build fires and ride motorcycles and four-wheelers, and horses, and all those fun kind of things. I was really good at that.» 

«As far as sitting down and doing algebra and science, the homework, I wasn't very good at that,» he said. «So I look back on it and think, 'You know what? Maybe, no doubt, I could have been a better dad.'»

During her Hannah Montana days, Miley was often viewed as an adorable, kinda nerdy kid who perfectly fit the Disney brand, but behind the scenes, she was growing up just a lot of American teenagers, which meant inviting trouble with everything from underage drinking to smoking a bong.

She expressed remorse over some incidents, such as that infamous hit of Salvia («For me, it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for,» she told Marie Claire), but there were other moments when Miley said her public image was a blatant misrepresentation of her true self.

Take, for instance, the time she claimed on Total Request Live that she wasn't sure if she'd ever get a tattoo, partially because she hates needles. «I was lying,» Miley told MTV during a special celebrating her 21st birthday.

«I always knew I was gonna get tattoos,» said the star, who just got her umpteenth piece of ink in June 2017.

Miley did confirm, however, that she is afraid of needles. So, there's that?

The antics of Miley's teenage years were the subject of a ton of press coverage, but there's one item that often gets overlooked: her relationship with underwear model and country musician Justin Gaston. 

Normally, no one would bat an eye at rumors about an an actress and singer allegedly dating a model, as is the natural order of the showbiz world, but at the time, Gaston was 20 and Miley was just 15. Yuck.

At one point, Billy Ray attempted to downplay the relationship rumors, telling Us Weekly (via The Hollywood Gossip), «I'll tell you what—they are great friends, and they make a good team. They write a lot of songs together, and they sing—it's incredible.» 

But Miley had already spilled the beans about the whole thing in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest (via MTV). When asked if they were dating she said, «Maybe, maybe not.

» She then went on to proclaim, «I'm totally gushing right now!» as she swooned over Gaston's musical talents, good looks, and the fact that he is a «really great Christian guy.

» Nope, that doesn't sound puppy love at all.  

Billy Ray used an interview with Good Morning America to clarify comments he made to GQ, specifically those in which he seemingly expressed concern that Miley might follow the same tragic path as Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, and Michael Jackson. «Kurt was one of those guys. That's why I'm concerned about Miley.

I think that his world was just spinning so fast and he had so many people around him that didn't help him,» Billy Ray told GQ. » Anna Nicole Smith—you could see that train wreck coming. I was actually trying to reach out to Anna Nicole Smith, because I kept telling Tish and everybody around me, going, 'This is a disaster.

«What I meant to say, and what I hope I said was fame can be a dangerous animal,» he later told Good Morning America, following reports that his comments had upset Miley. «And it's a delicate thing. You know, when you get in this industry and you strike so hard for that moment. But, fame is dangerous.»

Although she looks back at her experience working on Hannah Montana fondly, Miley has admitted that the grueling process of filming a television show, as well as growing up in the spotlight, had negative effects on her mind and body.

 «From the time I was 11, it was, 'You're a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing,'» she told Marie Claire in 2015.

 «Meanwhile, I'm this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of makeup. It was  Toddlers & Tiaras.»

She continued, «I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be from being on that show. I was made to look someone that I wasn't, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn't on that show, it was , Who the f**k am I?»

Miley also admitted that she experienced anxiety. «I would have anxiety attacks. I'd get hot flashes, feel I was about to pass up or throw up.

It would happen a lot before shows, and I'd have to cancel,» she said. «Then the anxiety started coming from anxiety. I would be with my friends, thinking, I should be having so much fun.

You get in this hole that seems you're never going to be able to get .»

Memo to parents: never put your kids in show business.

In 2013, Miley used (or maybe didn't use) her account to air dirty laundry about her father. In the wake of her mother's divorce filing, the «We Can't Stop» singer allegedly shocked everyone when she tweeted at her father (via Yahoo!), «Since your texts and email obviously aren't working would you to talk this?» (That tweet has since been deleted.)

A few weeks later, things got even weirder as Miley's alleged tweets became more hostile. «Since you won't reply to my texts I'm giving you an hour to tell the truth or I'll tell it for you,» Miley allegedly wrote (via the New York Daily News) to her father, alongside a picture of her with Billy Ray's Chicago co-star, the Broadway actress Dylis Croman.

It's unclear what Miley was implying when the tweet was posted. Or, honestly, if it was even posted by her to begin with. Within minutes, the tweet and the photo were deleted. Then, Miley tweeted, «Wtf? My was just actin all types of cray!»

Uh, okay?

As if one Cyrus daughter wasn't enough drama, it now appears that Miley's younger sister Noah, who turned 17 in 2017, is poised to create some controversy of her own. According to the Mirror, she's already releasing music about smoking cigarettes and getting drunk, wearing scandalous outfits on the red carpet, and naming her albums NC-17.

Those might be just a few reasons Miley has recently expressed some big-sister concerns as Noah prepares to enter Hollywood. «I hope people continue to be really sweet to her, and compassionate and respectful of her,» Cyrus told ABC News.

«And just don't judge her and don't be too harsh on her. Because I'm not worried about her, it's everyone else that can be really hateful and harsh towards her.

» Miley added, «I want her to grow up and be able to really feel confident and not feel insecure about how anyone's ever made her feel.»

Source: https://www.nickiswift.com/75079/dark-secrets-cyrus-family-tried-hide/

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15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks

15 Reasons Plus-Size Shopping Sucks

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks

Calling all thin-prejudiced clothing merchants: Plus-size customers are begging you to make better clothes. Please study everything from Old Navy to Donna Karan and sell the same clothes in all sizes. Granted, Old Navy's clothes fall apart at the drop of a price tag while DK is addicted to black, but both create identical clothes for all sizes.

In short, give the thick-wasted and thunder-thighed a break. Larger ladies and gents have money, just stick-thin teenagers. Make your stores a comfortable place to shop, don't hire weight-snob staff, and take your customer's complaints seriously.

While I have your attention, here are 15 more reasons shopping for plus-size clothing is a nightmare.

1. Unfashionable

Without a doubt, this is the most common complaint from larger ladies and gentlemen. Plus-size outfits tend to be dowdy and frumpy with acres and acres of polyester. (For some reason designers think larger people want to dress their grandparents.

) Fortunately, the e-commerce world has woken up to this audience and plus-size merchants have blossomed in recent years. You can even find plus-size clothing online coupons and discount gift cards. If you do shop online, however, make sure you know your measurements and body shape.

Learn the merchant's return and exchange policy so, if the item doesn't fit, you don't have to pay a high restocking and shipping fee. Free shipping deals can help keep costs down.

2. Fashion Week

For years the Thin Nazis of fashion populated their runways with literally starving models, setting the standard for clothiers from Sax Fifth Avenue to Target. Then last fall Canadian designer Mark Fast dared to put his skimpy knits on larger women.

In protest, Fast's stylist walked out. God bless the designer, however. In an interview Fast said, «There's such beauty out there and it's unfortunate that it's only representative in one size…

so it's just a new celebration of all women.»

3. Patronizing Stores

It can be humiliating walking into a plus-size section of a store. You feel everyone is looking and judging, so you work your way through the normal size section while sidling towards plus-size land.

Worse still is walking directly into a plus-size store. First of all, the cutesy names — Figuresque and Torrid — are enough to make you gag.

Secondly, the clothes on window mannequins are all pulled back tight with clamps so the fashions don't look as large. The message that sends is just appalling!

4. It Sucks for Men, Too

Why in heaven's name would a plus-size store for men call itself «The Casual Male,» as if a large man spends all his time lounging around, watching sports? Stylists need to show a little creativity and offer something besides reproductions of grandpa's wardrobe.

5. Men vs. Women

That said, larger men have it much easier than women. In a typical department store you have to tear apart the racks to find an Esprit shirt in a size 16, while t-shirts across the aisle in the young men's department are as big as tents.

Men get to wear nice baggy clothes while women's wear is body hugging and uncomfortable. Just take a look at the summer Olympics.

Men's volleyball and basketball players get to wear knee-length baggy shorts while the women's uniforms reveal so much flesh full-body waxing must be a priority.

6. Plus-Size = Plus Cost

Presumably, merchants charge more for plus-size clothes because they use more fabric. Following this logic, however, men's clothes should cost much more than women's. The argument that larger bodies are shaped differently is sort of over-hyped and is often used by stores and designers as an excuse to charge more for lazy and shapeless designs.

7. In-between Limbo

Teen sizes tend to top out at 10 or 12 and it's rare to find sizes above 14 in the women's section. Yet size 1x can hang an elephant's skin on some women. There's a big limbo in-between these two departments that merchants should consider.

8. Teen Hell

Of all the different plus-size merchants, teen stores consistently set off fat-Apocalypse alarms. After all, hot skinny chicks are our most precious national resources. Without them, America's reality shows and porn industry would collapse.

9. Spanx

Oprah isn't always right. Spanx «body shapers» may help hold things together but they're just as uncomfortable and difficult as traditional girdles. Plus Spanx are much more expensive. Someone needs to invent a truly good «girdle,» but you can bet it won't be a man.

10. Low-rise Jeans

Thank heavens low-rise pants are on their way out. For awhile there you couldn't find jeans that fit anywhere close to the waist. Why would anyone want to wear jeans that reveal a muffin top? Get real, fashionistas.

11. Bathing Suits

Few women can wear a bathing suit without constant tugging and discomfort. They're unflattering, particularly when viewed in the harsh light of a fitting room. Papparazi make it even worse for women by sneaking photos of celebrities on the beach that are splashed on the front pages of supermarket magazines. Notice the vast majority of these unflattering shots are of women? Hmmmm.

12. Plus-Sized and Pregnant

It's not totally shocking cute shops Mimi Maternity and Pea in the Pod rarely offer clothes above a size 12, but it really sucks that larger stores Macy's, JCPenny, Sears, and Target also ignore the plus-size pregnant woman.

Sure you can find tops but comfortable and non-polyester pants are nearly impossible to find. God bless the ladies of Ingrid & Isabel, who created the Bella Band. This stretchy piece of fabric holds up your pants when they start to get too tight to button.

Layered under a shirt, the Bella Band looks just the bottom of a camisole.

13. Excess Cleavage

Modern fashion dictates tops be cut on the low side. Only problem is, larger ladies tend to have big-time cleavage, making it difficult to dress professionally without multiple layers and lots of tugging upwards. No doubt the fashion cycle will shift soon to higher necklines but, until then, a lot of ladies are walking around with distractingly deep décolletage.

14. Formal Wear

If larger women actress Gabourey Sidibe of «Precious» want to blow a couple thousand on a dress — say when they're nominated for a friggin' Oscar — the option of dressing to the same level as stick-thin actresses doesn't exist. Plus-size designer gowns are as rare as hens' teeth, so forget about showing up at charity events and the opera in anything other than off-the-rack dresses that look your bridesmaid's dress.

15. Kirstie Alley

This bigger-than-life actress keeps going on public diets, which she then publicly falls off. Someday this lovely woman will accept her body, stop with the reality shows and use her creativity to develop a realistic, plus-size clothing line.

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Source: https://www.wisebread.com/15-reasons-plus-size-shopping-sucks

Online vs In-Store Shopping: Which wins?

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks
Now that Halloween is over, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping. I’ve been wondering whether shopping in stores or online generates fewer emissions. The answer is, it depends.

Are you an efficient in-store shopper? Are you a “next-day shipping” kind of online shopper? Where is your online merch coming from? How susceptible are you to buying “just one more thing”? There are a number of factors that come into play. I’ll go over a few of them here and end with some tips on how to make your shopping more climate-friendly.

If you think about the differences between in-store and online shopping for just a few minutes, you can probably come up with a pretty good list of what generates extra emissions. The trick is quantifying this, and there’s been some work on that, though more on some aspects than others. Here are some of the factors that affect shopping emissions.


This is the biggest factor. What types of vehicles are used, how far do they go, and how full are they (of people and/or products)? People tend to view online shopping as an easy win here because products are shipped to homes more efficiently. But that’s not always the case.

Packaging. Is your recycling bin packed with cardboard boxes? Tired of popping those air bag fillers? People view in-store shopping as an easy win here, and that is usually (but not always) true.

Browsing and Returning. How are you exploring your options, how often are you returning or exchanging your purchases, and how/where are you returning them? It is often best to research items online, but sometimes there is no substitute for seeing the item in person. A store visit can help avoid a subsequent return.

Operational Overhead. What is the cost of operating the physical vs the online stores? This is an easy win for online shopping, though it is not as big a factor as the above items.

Overconsumption. How ly are you to buy something you might not have bought otherwise? Is online shopping too frictionless? Or in-store shopping too tempting?

I’m going to go over these in more detail, but keep in mind there are even more factors that come into play.

As one example, Professor Arde Faghri of the University of Delaware, who led a study to evaluate the impact of online shopping in Newark, said in 2016: “We found that the total number of vehicles miles traveled hasn’t decreased at all with the growth of online shopping.

This suggests that people are using the time they save by shopping on the internet to do other things eating out at restaurants, going to the movies, or visiting friends.” Hmm. For now, let’s look at some data about shopping by itself.

Transportation Emissions

You would think this would be an easy win for online shopping. A person driving to a store surely uses more emissions than a delivery truck packed with products and routed efficiently around a residential area, right? Yes, that’s true.
Source: 2016 HBS alumni article

While some people bike or walk to stores, and some people go to stores on their way to/from work or school, online delivery is generally more efficient.

An oft-cited 2013 MIT study by Dimitri Weideli, who modeled the environmental impacts of different types of shopping, indicates that the transportation emissions for in-store shopping are 2-3 times those of online shopping, even assuming you know what you want and where to find it.

But when faster shipping (air delivery) is used, online transportation emissions double and the overall comparison benefits in-store shopping.

Emissions comparison for in-store (“traditional”) vs online (“cybernaut”) shopping, with the right column reflecting fast shipping (air delivery). Source: 2013 MIT study

Transmission emissions can make or break the case for online shopping.

Miguel Jaller, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and co-lead of the Sustainable Freight Initiative at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, says in an article he wrote for Vox: “Online shopping would be greener than driving to local stores if we did three simple things: 1) Planned ahead and consolidated our orders so we get everything we need in fewer shipments; 2) Avoided expedited shipping (even if it’s free); 3) Bought less stuff.”

Interestingly, Amazon has recently announced a feature to help people do just that (well, the first two; I’m not holding my breath for the third…).

Your orders are batched up and delivered together on your chosen day of the week (“Amazon Day”), as long as you order about two days before. Fewer boxes, less hassle, and fewer emissions. You can always request faster shipping when you need something quickly.

On a recent Amazon Day, I got two boxes and an envelope. One box had most of my orders, packed tightly together. The other box had a single 4-ounce bottle of vanilla wrapped in bubble wrap rattling around with a few air bags. And the envelope had a small screwdriver.

I guess they were afraid the vanilla would break or leak and so packed it separately. The screwdriver was presumably at a different distribution center.

Etsy is taking a different approach. They say that a whopping “98 percent of Etsy’s total emissions stem from items shipped from our sellers to our buyers.” So they are now offsetting their shipping emissions.

Offsetting is not a real fix — it is much better to reduce the actual emissions — but it’s a start.

At the same time, shipping companies are finding ways to reduce their own emissions with better routing, more efficient vehicles, and alternative fuels.

Browsing, Returns, and Failed Deliveries

Given that transportation emissions are a big part of the carbon footprint of shopping, you want to avoid returning merchandise. A surprisingly large 20-30% of online purchases are returned, compared with about 5-10% of in-store items. Lots of information is available about returns, since the cost and overhead of processing them is a big issue for ecommerce markets. Apparel and luxury items are most ly to be returned, so it can make a lot of sense to purchase those items in stores or shop online for only those brands and styles that you are familiar with. You want to avoid being the shopper that Shopify refers to as “The Fitting Roomer” — someone who orders several sizes or styles with the intent of returning a few.
Shoppers often “bracket” their online purchases, buying multiple items with the intention of returning some of them. Source: 2017 Narvar survey Even though returns are not fast deliveries, they still add significantly to your shopping emissions. Failed and/or stolen deliveries can also be an issue. If you are shopping on Amazon, setting your Amazon Day for Saturday could help, or any of the other mechanisms that Amazon has set up to help with this (e.g., lockers).


Have you ever unpacked a box in a box in a box? Packaging is a big source of emissions for online shopping, as shown in the chart from the MIT study above. It also leads to waste. While over 90% of cardboard is recycled, a typical box is just 48% recycled material. So it is important to reduce the amount that is used. One good bet is to batch your purchases. But the industry itself is changing too. Because online shopping is becoming more common every year, some vendors are beginning to design packaging specifically for ecommerce.
Source: 2019 US Department of Commerce report Products intended for internet sales can have much less packaging than store-oriented varieties. They do not need to be sealed in impermeable plastic to prevent theft, and they do not need to fight for an on-shelf presence. A household cleaner in a large plastic bottle can be reduced to a small tablet (just add water), and the online display-ability would not be impacted. Here is an example from Amazon showing more efficient, sustainable, and user-friendly packaging of a razor for online sales.
More efficient and “frustration free” packaging of a razor for online sales. Source: Amazon video
Some of the benefits of the revised packaging, which is 100% paper-based. Source: Amazon video

Packaging is typically 10-20% of the cost of goods sold; in some cases a compact design for online sales can reduce that cost, especially when shipping is taken into account. Amazon and Walmart both have recently announced initiatives to encourage more vendors to reduce packaging and make it more sustainable.

But it takes some thinking because the online fulfillment process can be tough on products. Amazon touches a typical item 20 times, as opposed to 5 times for in-store fulfillment. And while a brick-and-mortar store’s delivery process will generally keep items upright, Amazon’s process does not.

The challenge for vendors is to package their items robustly and sustainably while keeping costs down.


The lowest emission purchase is the purchase not made. The ease of shopping online is not helping to reduce our consumption. As Miguel Jaller puts it: “We used to be limited by the stores in our town and their selection. Now we can shop from almost anywhere and get almost anything — and we do.” Furthermore, the shopping and payment experience is designed to be as friction-free as possible. My daughter says it’s much easier for her to over-buy online because she doesn’t have the experience of handing over her hard-earned cash to someone else, as she does in a store. Plus she tends to be optimistic about what she orders and when it arrives, it may not have been something she would have purchased in-store. So for her, shopping in stores means she buys less.

Forbes, however, has data showing that people tend to do more impulse purchasing in stores. “89 percent of women and 78 percent of men who visit physical stores shared that they add additional items to their cart beyond their identified need. By comparison, a lower 67 percent of men and 77 percent of women reported adding extra items to their carts when shopping online.”


So, do you save emissions by shopping online? It depends. If you need electronics, say a wireless router or an air filter, researching and buying online seems the way to go. For something a chair or clothing, driving to (and purchasing at!) a store with a good selection where you can try things out is best unless you have a really clear idea of what you want. For same-day or next-day purchases, I’d go for a side-trip to a local store, which has the additional benefit of supporting our local economy and strengthening our community. In either case, here are some tips to lower emissions:

Online shopping? Don’t choose express shipping, even if it’s free. Bundle your purchases. Don’t buy to return. And prefer more local purchases (if you can tell).

Shopping in-store? Search online first. Consider looking online or calling to check availability. Support a local shop you can bike or walk to, or bundle your trip with another trip.

I love the convenience and selection of online shopping, so I am glad to see so much industry focus on reducing emissions for shipping and packaging. I will try to do my part by choosing slower delivery, minimizing returns, and, yes, buying less stuff.

Notes and References

1. There are a number of good overview articles on this same topic, including this one from Ensia, this one from NRDC and this one from a Canadian news organization.

2. CNN has an interesting article (and video) on fast shipping, including a reference to this MIT study on whether people will choose greener but slower shipping when offered.

3. This (video) overview of Amazon’s fulfillment process is eye-opening, and has lots of examples of improved packaging. A good overview of Amazon’s packaging reduction program can be found here.

4. More information on cardboard recycling can be found here and here.

5. Shopify has great information on the problem of returns.

6. Some of the academic centers working on transportation and logistics can be found at MIT, UC Davis, and U. Washington. It seems a great area to work in these days.

7. I saw a number of references to a 2018 book called Decarbonizing Logistics by Alan McKinnon. I haven’t read it myself, though.

8. UPS, FedEx, and DHL, are all working to reduce their emissions. Even if we don’t get these cool bikes in our area, the electric trucks and vans will be a big win.

Current Climate Data (September 2019)

The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for September 2019 tied with 2015 as the highest for the month of September in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880.

Global impacts, US impacts, CO2 metric, Climate dashboard (updated annually)

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4 Reasons why online shopping sucks

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks
Steven Hodson

The end of the month is coming and I’ll have a little bit of money sitting in my PayPal account but it leaves me in a little bit of a quandary. , do I transfer some; or all of it, to my bank account so I can get that Christmas shopping down. If I leave some of it in my PayPal account then I am stuck dealing with the sometimes depressing online shopping experience.

It’s not always depressing; as buying digital goods is fairly simple and painless – at least it isn’t affected by one or more of my following suckage reasons.

No – the real pain and agony comes when you head out to shop for non-digital type goodies. You know – those things hardware, household stuff for the wife or those gaming consoles for the kids.

The type of things that need to be paid for and then shipped.

In the spirit of online shopping and the holiday spirit here’s a list of the reasons why I think the whole experience really sucks sometimes.

1. Payment methods

This has to be the biggest bitch point I have with online shopping; but before you get your panties in a bunch let’s make a couple of things clear. Not everyone wants to buy digital goods.

Not everyone in the world has a credit card. Not everyone in the world has a VISA debit card. Not everyone lives in the United States.

So don’t even bother trying to get me going by bringing those points up in a comment.

There is nothing worse than finding just the right item that you want to buy only to find out that they only accept three major credit cards. What makes it even more maddening though is that you don’t find out until page 5 of their stupid ass payment form. Gee couldn’t you let me know that before you made me enter in all my personal information – guess not.

Then we have the famous VISA style bank debit cards or the virtual credit cards. Whoop-frikken-ee! First with the bank VISA debit cards – chances are if you don’t qualify for a VISA card you won’t for a VISA debit card.

You might have a bank debit card but that won’t work. Then there is the fact that even if they accept a straight ordinary bank debit card it had better be one from the U.S.

because I have yet to see anyone that accepts a Canadian bank debit card.

Then we have PayPal – but that is another whole separate point.

2. The Big Boys and wanting to pay with PayPal

The short of it is if you want to buy stuff from places Amazon, the new Microsoft store (for that Xbox deal) or any of the really non-eBay retailers you are screwed unless you have a major credit card. Forget even thinking about paying with PayPal. It ain’t gonna happen.

That is one of the reasons that Amazon will never be an endpoint of online shopping for a lot of people. The other big reason comes later.

I can understand to a point why considering that PayPal is owned by eBay that online retailers don’t accept it as a payment option; but it wasn’t always that. Even before eBay PayPal has never been an option at Amazon and I’m sorry but that is just down right stupid.

I can’t count the number of times that I have wanted to buy a book or other goods at Amazon but couldn’t because of this nonsense.

To me this is being exceptionally shortsighted and stupid

3. Geotarding what I can buy

Nothing pisses me off more than finding just the right item and entering all my payment information only to see – No shipping to outside of the U.S.

Screw you. I’m already going to get raped by any shipping costs as it is. If I’m willing to bend over a little further and pay outrageous shipping costs then damn well be willing to take my money and buy those goods.

I see this on Amazon all the time at any point you step beyond the bounds of book buying. If you want to buy that nice little trinket for the wife or maybe a a nice DVD player on sale – forget it if you live anywhere else but in the great United States.

In the Amazon example you can always head to your local geographical version (if there is one) but if that local Amazon site is anything the Canadian one the pickings are pretty dismal. Where most people seem to make Amazon and other big names a regular stopping point I’m lucky if I remember Amazon even exists outside of any news that shows up about it.

4. Shipping outside of the U.S. – or how FedEx and UPS laugh all the way to the bank

I know everyone touts Amazon’s free shipping horn but here’s a hint. Not everyone buys from Amazon and not everyone lives in the U.S.

The moment there is a border to cross I can just visualize some FedEx or UPS executive eyeing up that new BMW or Mercedes purchase.

In-country charges are bad enough but if I get something from the US I pray to all that is holy that it is getting shipped with GIFT splashed across the package.

If it doesn’t then I suddenly am having to pay Custom Tariff Fees and then our lovely government gets in the act wanting their share and I have to pay taxes on what they think the item is worth. Suddenly that good deal just cost me an arm and a leg.

Even worse though in some ways is in-country shipping – especially when you are in the same time zone, the same province as where you are buying the goods from.

Recently I bought a new mouse from TigerDirect in Canada – great service and I’m very happy with them – but when it came to figuring out how much I had to pay via PayPal I was suddenly faced with a $10.00 shipping fee.

For a mouse .. a package that probably didn’t even weight a pound.

Then another time I priced out some RAM memory and again it was a great deal – except for the shipping. Again I was faced with a $10.00 shipping fee for something that fits inside an envelope. Please tell me how this makes sense.

That I think pretty well covers some of the ways that I think online shopping sucks. The things is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Retailers could stop being so myopic about how we can pay for those goods. Retailers Amazon could easily support us paying by PayPal.

In this day and age of the global village and global economy mentality we shouldn’t have to deal with geotarded products.

As well we shouldn’t shafted the way we are for the shipping of goods that we buy; after all the more we buy the more that will need to be shipped (DUH!)

Do I think any of the above will change?

Not bloody ly.

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Is online shopping bad for the environment?

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks

Time and money are precious. When we shop, we want to save as much as possible of both. However, as environmentally-aware consumers we are increasingly assessing the amount of greenhouse gases  that are emitted when we buy shoes, books or household appliances. But what is actually more damaging for the environment – online shopping or shopping locally?

Around-the-clock opening hours, secure payment systems and consumer-friendly delivery times and exchange policies – online shopping makes it easy for customers with Internet access to order almost any conceivable product, ranging from tickets and music CDs to clothes and furniture, from the comfort of their own home in just a few mouse clicks.

In Germany, almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of the population used the Internet for shopping in 2013. Even if this figure is just 45 percent across the whole of Europe, it's clear that online shopping has become increasingly popular in recent years.

What's more, online traders extol Internet shopping as being more environmentally friendly than using conventional shops.

At first sight, the arguments that online shopping is better for the environment are plausible. Whereas for example a clothes shop has to be air-conditioned and supplied with electricity all the year round, online customers can order their new coats from home.

The goods are then delivered to the required address along with lots of other parcels, saving the customer a journey, possibly by car. The packaging material can be recycled, whereas any goods that remain unsold in shops have to be repackaged and stored.

If we save money or time when we're shopping, we notice it immediately in our wallets or on our watches. However, CO2 emissions are not directly noticeable. What is certain is that the extent of emissions depends largely on our own shopping behaviour.

If we order three pairs of shoes, for example, try them on at home and then choose one pair and send the other two back, we've increased threefold the emission of hazardous substances for the pair we've bought. In Germany alone, every third online order is returned.

This amounts to more than 250 million return packages per year – in other words, a whole load of extra deliveries requiring equally high energy consumption to get them to their destination.

In the example with the three pairs of shoes, the negative effects of buying behaviour clearly overshadow the positive effects. This results in an unfavourable ecobalance.

In their study on ‘Online shopping and home working’ (2010), scientists at the Institution of Engineering and Technology at Newcastle University  talk about  the ‘feedback effects’ of changing shopping habits.

What is actually a positive incentive to reduce CO2 emissions – shopping online instead of driving to the shops – is cancelled out by the negative environmental impact of returned parcels.

When comparing online shopping with local shopping, these effects are often not taken into consideration.

Since posting parcels also results in CO2 emissions, a reduction in greenhouse gases is only achieved if an online order replaces three and a half actual shopping trips by car, or if 25 products are delivered simultaneously or if the online purchase saves the customer a 50 kilometre journey.

If you want to shop in a more environmentally friendly manner, you need to critically examine your own shopping habits. How much and what do I order online? A couple of tips to make the decision easier:

  • Ask yourself whether you might be able to get the product from a local shop instead – perhaps one you can reach on foot or by bicycle.
  • Buy from as few different traders as possible, and consolidate your orders.
  • Do not spread your purchases across several suppliers just to make small price savings.
  • Buy goods such as shoes, which have high return rates, in shops only.
  • Avoid missed deliveries by agreeing times in advance or specifying a neighbour who can accept the parcel for you.
  • Give preference to delivery services that use returnable crates or recyclable cardboard.
  • Set up buying groups to place collective orders.
  • Use standard delivery rather than express delivery so that parcels can be transported in optimally loaded lorries.

Factors that contribute to environmentally friendly online shopping include the type of packaging used for the products you order, and the load capacity of deliveries. So this is a challenge not only for customers but also for traders and delivery companies.

Source: https://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org/en/global-goals/sdg-12-consumption/online-shopping-or-local-shopping-whats-better-for-the-environment/

5 Reasons Why Shopping For Jeans Sucks

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks

It was 1999. I was sixteen years old and I’d dragged my mother to Woden Plaza to buy me some jeans.

I’d always wanted jeans but I could never find any that fit. Jeans in the 90s were made for slim hipped girls who ate chips for lunch without consequence and never had to worry about their fat rolls hanging over the top of their pants. Luckily I went to a school that had a uniform so we all looked as hideous as each other from Monday to Friday but weekends? Weekends were stressful for me.

I favoured elastic waisted skirts and flowy tops from Tree of Life. Not because I d them or because they were my style, it was simply the only place to get clothes that fit me that wasn’t a daggy plus sized store.

Whenever I went jeans shopping it usually ended in tears. All the trendy kids bought their jeans from the one cool shop in Canberra that sold Levis and Guess.

Rigid, tiny, very fashionable denim that was only available to people with a BMI under 20.

I’d tried to buy jeans at this store before but the achingly gorgeous sales girls and the moody, pretty sales boys had no idea how to help me so I always left empty handed.

I’d seen an ad in Cleo magazine about these new stretch, curvy fit jeans at Jeans West and I was desperate to try them out. My mother and I walked tentatively walked into the store and we were greeted by the loveliest girl called Nikki. She was exactly what a very self conscious, overweight 16 year old needed.

She didn’t make any comments about my body, just expertly looked me up and down and handed me pairs of jeans that she knew would work. She managed to find a perfect pair of jeans that fit and I walked out feeling a semi-normal teenager for the first time in my life.

She also didn’t lie to me, I came out squished into an ill fitting pair of high waisted jeans and Nikki said ‘Nope! Get em’ off. Let’s try these ones…’. She didn’t give me time to lament about my short legs and thick middle, she just sped through the styles of jeans until she found the right ones.

It totally changed the way I shop for jeans and I’ve only ever shopped in proper jeans stores since then. I actually forgot this even happened until last weekend when I went to exchange a pair of jeans that Jeans West sent me to try.

Rather than sending them backwards and forwards to the head office until I got the right size, I took myself off to the Victoria Gardens store and exchanged them myself. The lovely woman who served me there was outstanding.

She gave excellent advice about what to look for to serve my particular body shape and I walked out with a pair of jeans I pretty much haven’t stopped wearing since Sunday and I’m a hard non-jeans wearer! It was all due the service of the lovely sales woman.

Her manner was very similar to the lovely Nikki who helped me out so many years ago.

I actually have no idea if that’s typical of the service there or I just fluked getting awesome sales people but either way it’s worth a mention that I’ve had two extremely positive jeans buying experiences at Jeans West, almost 15 years apart.


Top from Jeans West (gifted)

Hip hugger skinny jeans from Jeans West (gifted)

Men’s belt from Jeans West – random fact but I had an amazing woven brown belt that I hadn’t worn in years so I donated it to Vinnie’s and I really regret it. It’s the one thing I lost in my last minimalist clean out that I wish I didn’t get rid of. That’s why I had to buy a belt, to replace the one I ditched.

Shoes from Toms

Cardigan from Anthropologie

However, even when you have someone awesome to help you out, the whole experience can still be a bit rubbish. Here’s why shopping for jeans sucks…

1. Most jeans stores and brands don’t cater for different body types 

When I was in uni in the early noughties it was super cool to have a pair of Bettina Liano jeans. In 2002, having recently lost some weight, I was just able to fit into a size 12, I went into a Bettina Liano store in Sydney and tried on these magical jeans. They barely covered my butt.

They fit, but I had ass crack for days hanging out the top of my waistband. Lianos were just not meant to be for my body type, even at my thinnest.

I’ve avoided any trendy, cult style jeans since then as brands this tend to be cut for a particular body shape and it never seems to be MY body shape.

2. Most sales people aren’t trained well enough to sell jeans

I don’t envy anyone the task of selling people jeans. You need to be a therapist, sales person, mood enhancer, self esteem booster and brand representative. You also somehow have to hide everyone’s body ‘flaws’ without ever actually mentioning them or pointing them out. It’s really freaking hard which is why you need to shop in stores where they train their staff well.

3. Traditional denim + curves don’t work 

There’s no stretch in traditional denim and if you have bit of extra padding, most of us do, you need a bit of stretch. Stretch denim didn’t become mainstream until the 80s/90s and it’s only gotten better since then.

If you haven’t bought jeans in the last 20 years because you were so scarred from your last shopping experience, give stretch denim a go. Hot tip: Head to the professionals and ditch the trendy, cult jeans stores.

4. Change rooms are hell on earth 

Whose idea was it to put fluorescent lighting in change rooms? Sadists.

No matter how wonderful your sales person is or how amazing the jeans are, you’re never going to feel a goddess when you can see your white-lit body from every single angle, 10 minutes after you shoved a slice of food court banana bread in your gob for a last minute breakfast.

Change rooms are a necessary evil but the good news is that almost everything looks better outside of the change room. Hot tip: Don’t watch yourself squeezing your gut into skinnies. It’s not hot or helpful. Best just avoid eye contact with your mirror-self until you’re sure you look respectable.

5. Even if you have an amazing sales person, you’re going to need to go through a tour of The Worst Parts Of Your Body to get the right fit 

I’m much more comfortable with my body now than when I was a teenager so I go in armed with all the facts the sales person needs. I have a long torso, where I carry all my weight and short legs that don’t look short but they actually are.

Most good sales people won’t say anything about your body but if you know you’ve had fit issues with certain body parts in the past, throw them a bone and point that out. If you have an ample behind, rubenesque thighs or super curvy hips, own it and verbalise this to your sales person.

It’s much easier to dress a Kim Kardashian butt if the person who owns the butt admits it’s there. You also know your body better than anyone. I frequently get told I’m ‘busty’ by sales people but I’m actually not.

I have c-cup boobs, so if something is fitting tightly across my chest, it’s my football player shoulders that are the culprit not my rather modest rack. This kind of information is very helpful so be forth coming with it.

This outfit was worn for a day of writing – blog posts, presentations, patterns and emails – and then visiting my bestie who just a baby. This is totally off topic but she smells incredible right now because she’s breast feeding. She smells sweetened condensed milk and vanilla cake, I literally cannot stop sniffing her. So good. Plus her bub is cute as a button. So delightful.

I’m off to a fun dinner date with some lovely friends tonight and tomorrow I’ve got the final sew it up day for the Vision In Blue blanket – hopefully we can get this sucker done and ready for auction this weekend. 

Oh also don’t forget Sweet Teen Club is back! We’ve recently done episodes on Will and Grace, The Internet in The 90s and Jurassic Park. Get it in your ears!

When was the last time you shopped for jeans? Did you have a Nikki to help you out?

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Source: http://www.smaggle.com/shopping-for-jeans/

Why online shopping actually kind of sucks

15 Reasons Why Online Shopping Sucks

Online shopping: it’s cheap, it’s fast, it’s super convenient. But in a lot of ways, it actually kind of sucks. Let me elaborate on that… in 5 confessions.

Confession #1: I’m a digital native who gets lost trying to spend money

If you know exactly what you’re looking for, online shopping is great. You search, you find, you buy, it’s delivered.

Let’s say your headphones broke and you want to replace them with the exact same pair. Easy. You go to Amazon, type in the product name, find it, buy it and it’s shipped.

But let’s say you’re me and you’re not interested in buying the same exact pair of crappy headphones. Now what? You go to Amazon, type in ‘headphones’, and end up with this:

hello darkness my old friend

A closer look at that screenshot:

  • 1–16 of 448.475 results
  • an extensive and largely irrelevant list of subcategories
  • a bunch of sponsored products
  • and some banners unrelated to what you’re trying to find

Turns out that if you don’t know exactly what you want to buy, online shopping can be pretty complicated. The result: no sale. More often than not, users end up without a purchase they were more than ready to shell out for.

Confession #2: I get why it has to be this

None of the above is exclusive to Amazon, or to headphones. I’ve had this exact experience when I was looking for a camera, a pair of jeans, and a gift for my mom.

As a user navigating a webshop, you’re constantly expected to ‘DIY’ your way through their sales funnel. That usually involves navigating through messy categories, filters and expert terms you’ve never heard of. Beyond that, a generic ‘inspiration’ page or a top 10 list is all the assistance you can expect.

In fact, 77% of users who do manage to find a product still end up abandoning their cart. Can you imagine such numbers in an offline store? At its core, e-commerce lacks the ability to provide a sense of purchasing reassurance.

And there’s a good reason for this state of affairs: It’s the technology, stupid! Just look at how e-commerce started over 20 years ago: Guy starts selling books his garage. Guy does really well and starts adding other product categories. Guy ends up creating a multi-billion dollar industry for listing products and shoving boxes around.

From the start, e-commerce tech has been optimized for quantity over quality. Backend infrastructures are built to list products and product specs. They’re not built to answer questions or solve problems.

Confession #3: I go to offline shops for advice — and don’t always purchase there

I know: shame, shame, shame.

Source: https://www.aiden.cx/blog/why-online-shopping-sucks


The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked Like In Their First Episode And Now

Where Is the Cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Now?

The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked Like In Their First Episode And Now

Were we ever so young? Photo: Getty Images

Few things define an actor’s career, for better and for worse, than starring in a cult hit. Twenty years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s debut, the show remains the defining resume entry of nearly everyone involved in its making, even if many of them still work in TV.

In what one might consider an edition of the Sunnydale alumni newsletter, we’ve taken a look back at the various post-Buffy careers of the primary stars in the series, including Emmys, cookbooks, and winking guest appearances on other shows.

Though it goes without saying, you should also assume that they all spent a lot of that time answering questions about Buffy.

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy)
After seven seasons of slaying, Gellar tried out a film career with the s of The Grudge, Southland Tales, and the live-action Scooby-Doo movies.

In 2011, she returned to TV with a twin and way too much green screen on the short-lived Ringer, and tried again with CBS’s advertising comedy The Crazy Ones in 2013.

This year, Gellar signed onto play Kathryn Mertuil again in a Cruel Intentions TV pilot, but that seems to have died on the vine. In the meantime, she’s written a cookbook!

Alyson Hannigan (Willow)
While on Buffy, Hannigan also appeared in the American Pie movies, reminding audiences of “that one time, at band camp.

” After she was done with Willow, she starred in Date Movie, stopped by Veronica Mars, and then signed on for a long commitment to play Lily Aldrin in How I Met Your Mother, which ran from 2005 to 2014. Now, in keeping with Willow’s fondness for magic, Hannigan hosts the magical variety show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

She’s also married to her sometime Buffy and HIMYM cast member Alexis Denisof. They have two daughters, and are very fond of crazy Halloween outfits.

Nicholas Brendon (Xander)
Brendon went from playing the fumbling Xander to a role as a pastry chef on the one-season Bradley Cooper chef show Kitchen Confidential in 2005, and on to a recurring gig on Criminal Minds from 2007 to 2014. In recent years, he has had multiple run-ins with the law, and openly discussed substance-abuse problems. He’s also involved in writing Buffy comics.

Anthony Stewart Head (Giles)
Every show, fantasy or not, needs a serious British gentleman to give it some gravitas.

Since Buffy, Head has booked roles on Little Britain (from 2003 to 2006) and Merlin (from 2008 to 2012), and in Repo! The Genetic Opera and the Percy Jackson sequel.

Head’s set to return to his roots being confused by teen antics as a series regular in ABC’s upcoming Shondaland Romeo & Juliet sequel, Still Star-Crossed, though that doesn’t yet have a release date.

James Marsters (Spike)
After leaving Sunnydale, Marsters brought Spike straight to Los Angeles for the final season of its spinoff, Angel.

Then, he gave the people the villains they needed, as Milton Fine/Brainiac on Smallville, Barnabas Greeley on Caprica, Mason Tarkoff on Witches of East End, and the not-quite villainous (but complicated!) Captain John Hart on Torchwood.

He also had a memorable little role in 2007’s P.S. I Love You. Soon, he’ll a play parent on Marvel’s upcoming teen show Runaways — we’re all so old!

Emma Caulfield (Anya)
Caulfield went from roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, and General Hospital to a bit role on Buffy that eventually made her into a series regular.

From there, she tried her hand at a variety of different projects: the 2003 horror movie Darkness Falls, the 2009 conceptual rom-com TiMER, and more recently stints on Life Unexpected and Once Upon a Time.

She’s also helped write a webcomic called Contropussy, which, to be clear, is about a cat.

Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn)
Trachtenberg materialized in Sunnydale in Buffy’s fifth season to play Buffy’s sister, Dawn, who was never too popular with fans (maybe it was the fact that she was always getting into trouble). Since Buffy, she appeared in Six Feet Under, 17 Again, Weeds, and EuroTrip. Most memorably, she stirred up trouble on Gossip Girl as Georgina Sparks, who never met a wig she didn’t love.

Kristine Sutherland (Joyce)
Sutherland acted as Buffy’s steady, if clueless, mother for the first five seasons of Buffy, until her untimely death in the heartbreaking “The Body.

” After leaving the show, Sutherland went back to school to study photography and pursue a career as a photographer.

She continues to act in occasional projects, including 2012’s My Perfect Wedding and a 2013 episode of The Following.

David Boreanaz (Angel)
Boreanaz left Buffy after its third season to star in the spinoff, Angel, in which Buffy’s onetime paramour sets up a detective agency in L.A.

and also fights an existential battle against the forces of evil. Soon after Angel ended in 2004, he booked the lead role of the one who isn’t named “Bones” in Fox’s Bones, starring in that from 2005 until the present.

What will he do after Bones ends? If you know, please tell us and Billy Eichner!

Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia)
Boreanaz, Carpenter left Buffy for Angel, where the mean girl Cordelia matures into a hardened crime-fighter, and then gets pregnant with a goddess (Angel was a weird show).

After Angel, Carpenter picked up gigs on Veronica Mars, Greek, and The Lying Game. On film, she booked a supporting role in The Expendables and its sequel.

She’s also milked her Buffy past for meta-humor, appearing with James Marsters on Supernatural and playing Ariana Grande’s mom on Scream Queens.

Amber Benson (Tara)
Benson was only credited as a series regular on one episode of Buffy (the one where she was killed off), but of course, everyone remembers Willow’s great love Tara.

Since leaving the show, Benson has appeared in the film Latter Days, on Supernatural, and across from Gellar on Ringer.

She’s largely focused on projects outside of acting, writing and directing films, and writing both comic books and novels.

Seth Green (Oz)
If not for Danny Strong, Green might be one of the Buffy stars with the least Buffy associations.

After leaving Sunnydale, Green went into a film career that included Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), The Italian Job (2003), and a long-term voice acting role as Chris on Family Guy.

He co-created the stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken, which has become a juggernaut in its own right, and continues to pop up everywhere from Broad City to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Marc Blucas (Riley)
Poor, ordinary soldier dude Riley didn’t get a lot of love on Buffy, possibly because of his fondness for weird hair-parting schemes.

Since Buffy, he’s taken on film roles in 2002’s We Were Soldiers and alongside Katie Holmes in 2004’s First Daughter. He played a trainer on USA’s Necessary Roughness, and now plays an abolitionist on WGN’s Underground.

He also appeared in 2015’s Sleeping With Other People where he flirted with Alison Brie, and was, yet again, the wrong guy.

Danny Strong (Jonathan)
Who would’ve thought that little old Jonathan would go on to win two Emmys and create Fox’s hip-hop megahit Empire? (Well, Jonathan, maybe, if you go by what he wishes for in “Superstar.

”) Strong went from Buffy to a career as a character actor, running the Yale Daily News in Gilmore Girls and trying to get a job on Mad Men, and as a writer, earning Emmys for his work on HBO’s Game Change, and then going on to write Empire and the last two Hunger Games movies.

He’s currently writing and directing Rebel in the Rye, which stars Nicholas Hoult as J.D. Salinger. Not bad for a member of Buffy’s incredibly incompetent trio of Big Bads.

Tom Lenk (Andrew)
Lenk, the second member of the Trio, went from Buffy to roles on Six Feet Under, House, and How I Met Your Mother. He’s appearing on Broadway in Rock of Ages, and became part of the extended Joss Whedon troupe with appearances in 2012’s The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing.

Adam Busch (Warren)
Busch, who played Warren, the most actively villainous member of the Trio, went on to appearances in House, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Grey’s Anatomy, and starred in TBS’s Men at Work. He recently appeared on Empire, in a reunion of sorts with Strong, and is also set to appear in Rebel in the Rye. Those Trio ties run deep!

Eliza Dushku (Faith)
Also known for her role in Bring It On, Dushku played a rival, and eventually ally, slayer on Buffy.

After Buffy ended, Dushku starred in Fox’s Tru Calling from 2003 to 2005 and then got a Joss Whedon show of her very own, Dollhouse, which lasted for two seasons from 2009 to 2010.

She recently moved back to Watertown, Massachusetts, and enrolled at Suffolk University. She is getting a Bachelor’s in sociology and plans to work to combat substance abuse.

Where Is the Cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Now?

Source: https://www.vulture.com/2017/03/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-cast-where-are-they-now.html

The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked In Their First Episode And Now

The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked Like In Their First Episode And Now

There were a number of television shows from the 1990s and '00s that were formative for the growing generations of the time.

The WB Network was the place to be for young adults of the time and few shows resonated with audiences as much as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The irregular name threw some people for a loop, but behind that presentation was one of the most progressive and challenging genre shows of the time.

Buffy would last for seven seasons, spawn a very popular spin-off, and still lives on in comic book form. The show was a place where numerous talents got to grow and develop, both in front of and behind the camera.

Buffy had a talented cast, but with all of the time that's passed since the show's debut, those stars aren't looking the same as they did in their glory days.

Accordingly, Here Is The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked In Their First Episode And Now.

20 Sarah Michelle Gellar Could Still Be The Chosen One

Via ReadySteadyCut.com; CheatSheet.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer put a lot of people's careers on the map, but most notably was Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Gellar was given the starring role to play the Chosen One selected to fight the forces of darkness from Sunnydale's Hellmouth. As Gellar became progressively famous, she started to take on higher profile roles.

She shifted into family life for a while with her beau, Freddie Prinze Jr, but never gave up on acting. Gellar may no longer be a spritely high schooler, but she still resembles her old self!

19 Alyson Hannigan Looks Mature And Enchanting

Via Cleverst.com

Alyson Hannigan’s Willow may begin Buffy as the meek friend, but she’s an incredibly powerful, confident witch by the time the series is over.

Willow was a character that wasn’t supposed to be super attractive or stand out, yet Alyson Hannigan’s natural beauty has come out in recent years. Motherhood and maturity fit Hannigan a glove and her post-Buffy career has been incredibly busy.

It’s Hannigan’s playful, vibrant look that helped her seal the deal as a lead on How I Met Your Mother for nine seasons.

18 Nicholas Brendon Has Become The Zeppo

Via Hollywood.com

Nicolas Brendon's wisecracking Xander was a pivotal part of what made Buffy work. Xander's everyman character provided an important point of view for the audience.

Brendon had a certain unassuming charm during his Buffy years, but he's fallen on some harsh times. Substance and addiction problems have definitely contributed to Brendon's current look.

He's popped up in independent films, but his leading man days may be over.

17 David Boreanaz Isn’t Immortal, But He’s Still A Snack

Via CinemaBlend.com

David Boreanaz entered Buffy as someone incredibly new to the acting scene, but he quickly grabbed the hearts of both Buffy Summers and audiences a.

Boreanaz had such star appeal that his character, Angel, was given his own spin-off.

Boreanaz may look a little paunchier and he may not be able to pull off playing an immortal any longer, but he's consistently been working on TV between nearly a decade on Bones and now Navy Seals.

16 James Marsters Ditched Punk Rock For Adulthood

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When it comes to people in the Buffy community, fans either break down into champions for Angel or Spike.

Angel may have come first, but James Marsters made Spike his own and turned a bit part into a series regular that even crossed over to Angel.

Marsters may have lost that punk rock look that helped define his character, but even when he's playing a dad now, he's still able to draw eyes and get attention.

15 Anthony Stewart Head Is Still Proper And Distinguished

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Anthony Stewart Head faced a tall task on Buffy. He wasn't just one of the few adult presences on the series, but he also had to be a proper role model for the bidding Vampire Slayer.

Anthony Stewart Head may be older, but his distinguished look hasn't gone anywhere. He's become more prominent on both British television and theater in recent years, and looks even more a rock star.

14 Charisma Carpenter Has Gracefully Aged Into Motherhood

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Charisma Carpenter was such a fundamental component of both Buffy and Angel that it's pretty discouraging to see the way she was forced to exit.

Cordelia Chase was the attractive Mean Girl surrogate, but during Angel’s production, Carpenter became pregnant and her look changed quite a bit.

Maternity has continued to mature Carpenter's look, but she's still acting and seems to have fixed any riffs with her Buffy ilk.

13 The Crazy Locks Are Gone, But Seth Green Is Still Our Werewolf Heart Throb

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Locking in Seth Green during Buffy’s infancy was lightning in a bottle for the show. Eventually, Green became so famous that he did exit, but he still remained on good terms.

Green has remained active over the years, with his voice work on Robot Chicken being one of his biggest claims to fame.

Green looks the same as he did on Buffy, but he has grown up and ditched the neon hair dye job.

12 Emma Caulfield Is Still Smoking And Has No Need For Vengeance Spells

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In some ways, Emma Caulfield's Anya was Buffy’s secret weapon. The former vengeful demon steadily becomes more prominent in the series until she's indoctrinated the main cast and romantically ensnared Xander.

It looked Caulfield would be super popular after Buffy’s run, but her career has slowed down in some ways (although she hasn't turned her back on horror). Caulfield's youthful look is still present, but she's not clueless any longer.

Caulfield could probably do great work in something a Bad Moms-type vehicle, but she's now a part of an older, more restrained demographic.

11 Amber Benson Has Bloomed Into Her Beauty

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Amber Benson's Tara McClay is one of Buffy’s most innocent and beloved characters. Her relationship with Willow is tragic and beautiful. Many viewers wish she could have stayed on the show longer.

Benson's Tara was a modest character and often dressed down in a subtle way. Amber Benson doesn't look radically different now, but she seems more confident in her appearance.

Her style is much different than Tara's and it's easy to be taken aback by her current casual look.

10 Alexis Denisof Has Gone From Tosser To Tough Guy

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If Giles was Buffy’s designated stick-in-the-mud, then Alexis Denisof's Wesley Wyndham-Pryce was the ultimate buzzkill.

Denisof enters the series looking a square, but on Angel he undergoes a drastic change that easily makes him one of the coolest characters in the series. Denisof is married to fellow Buffy co-star Alyson Hannigan and has continued to show up in Whedon productions.

Denisof has only grown more into his rugged looks and he's far from the «head boy» who first shows up in Sunnydale.

9 Eliza Dushku Is More “Five By Five” Than Ever

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Many Buffy fans consider the show's third season to be its apex and a lot of that has to do with Eliza Dushku's brilliant performance as bad girl Slayer, Faith.

Dushku is a pro and she's been acting since she was a child. This hasn't changed since she left Buffy or Angel and she's still regularly working.

Dushku may be a little harder now, but she's still rocking the tough girl chique and hasn't missed a beat.

8 Michelle Trachtenberg Has Lost Her Key Magic And Reality’s Set In

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Many fans were thrown for a loop when Buffy’s fifth season introduced a sister nowhere for the Slayer.

Trachtenberg played Buffy's bratty little sister to perfection, but fans raged against the show's new addition. Trachtenberg has had decent film roles over the years, but her look has changed.

Trachtenberg no longer looks anyone's tiny kid sister, but her talent hasn't gone anywhere.

7 Julie Benz Is Still A Femme Fatale Worth Fighting For

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Julie Benz' Darla was not only an important part of Buffy, she's actually the first vampire that's seen in the series.

Benz has maintained her alluring look and it's been able to aid her well during her post-Buffy career. Benz was a regular on Dexter throughout its entire run.

She may be playing different types of characters now, but she's still very much a part of the industry.

6 Juliet Landau Trades Crazy For Coiffed

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Juliet Landau did incredible work as the frail, quasi-psychotic vampire, Druscilla.

Druscilla is an important part of both Angel and Spike's past and gets a lot of play via flashbacks.

Landau's look and performance were so exaggerated on Buffy that it's easy to not recognize her now. She's still very much in her prime, but just such a far cry from her iconic role.

5 Marc Blucas Takes The Initiative To Stay In Shape

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Buffy’s fourth season was controversial upon its release, but its reputation has improved with fans over the years.

The season was highly transitory as it took the characters Sunnydale High, moved Buffy to college, and introduced the Initiative and Buffy's new beau, Riley. Blucas did a fine job as Riley, but audiences just missed Angel.

Blucas has kept up with his acting and still has that handsome Prince Charming demeanor that Buffy fell for. He’s perfect for the Hallmark Channel.

4 Kristine Sutherland Is In Her 60s And Still Has “The Body”

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Kristine Sutherland may not have been one of Buffy's cool friends, but the role of Joyce Summers, Buffy's mom, provided an important heart to her home life.

Joyce marked an important part of Buffy's «normal» life and «The Body» remains one of the most important episodes that the show has ever done.

Already in her 40s when the show began, Sutherland certainly looks her age at 64, but in her case that's far from a bad thing.

3 Danny Strong’s Still A Nerd, But Has A Way With Words

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Danny Strong's Jonathan often coursed through the background of Buffy until he took a larger role as part of a trio of nerdy villains in the show's sixth season.

Danny Strong's boyish look hasn't changed much and he's appeared in programs Mad Men, but he's largely shifted his efforts to behind the camera.

He's become a very successful screenwriter (and he’s the show-runner for Empire!).

2 You Can Still Set Your Calendar By How Robia Scott Looks

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Robia Scott's role as Jenny Calendar was contained to the first two seasons of Buffy, but she played a very crucial role.

Calendar was Giles' love interest and became an unfortunate casualty during the unleashing of Angelus. Scott effectively captured that hot librarian- aesthetic on Buffy and not much has changed.

It looks Giles would still fall for her.

1 Bianca Lawson Looks Far From Dead In Her Post-Buffy Years

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Bianca Lawson's tenure on Buffy was rather brief, but she made a very memorable impression as Kendra, the Vampire Slayer.

Bianca's appearance as Kendra opened up the show's universe in a very big way. Lawson may not have returned to Buffy over the show's later seasons, but she's remained very active in her career.

Lawson honestly looks better than her days on Buffy. Maybe she’s become undead.

These are all of the major heavy hitters from Buffy that we put under the magnifying glass, but time has afflicted everyone from the show. Sound off over whose look has shocked you the most!

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Cast Then And Now

The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked Like In Their First Episode And Now

Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show made vampires sexy and cool way before Twilight ever existed, bringing Halloween to the mainstream.

The cult series was created by Joss Whedon and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, a Slayer who moves to Sunnydale, California to try and get her high school studies back on track.

She quickly strikes up a friendship with Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Xander (Nicholas Brendon), who form the ‘Scooby Gang’ together.

With the help of her ‘Watcher’ Rupert Giles (Anthony Stewart Head) and a dark romance with the brooding vampire Angel (David Boreanaz), Buffy fights all manner of evil supernatural forces while also trying to graduate from high school. Buffy was one of the best shows on television in the 90s and 2000s, and featured plenty of fascinating characters over the years.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at where the cast members of Buffy The Vampire Slayer are today. Some of the photographs below might well surprise you!

1. Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy Summers

With the success of Cruel Intentions and Buffy, it looked as though Gellar was going to have a stellar career in the film industry. However, she’s never quite managed to leave behind her on-screen character of Buffy Summers.

Gellar starred in several films after Buffy ended including Southland Tales (2007), The Grudge (2004) and the Scooby-Doo live-action films.

However, her career took a bit of a downturn, and after appearing in the short-lived Ringer TV series Gellar went off the radar for a few years.

She recently signed on to appear in a TV pilot for a Cruel Intentions reboot but there’s no word yet on if and when that series will be appearing.

Outside of acting, Gellar has been keeping herself busy and in 2015 she founded Foodstirs – a food crafting brand – with Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman. In 2017 she released a cookbook entitled Stirring Up Fun with Food.

2. Alyson Hannigan – Willow Rosenberg

Alyson Hannigan has probably enjoyed the best career all her Buffy co-stars to date. We loved watching her on-screen as the slightly dorky Scooby Gang member who eventually become one of the most powerful witches in the world! So what has Hannigan been up to since then?

At the same time as her appearances in Buffy, Hannigan also starred in the American Pie franchise as Michelle Flaherty. Once Buffy ended in 2003, the actress bagged herself a lead role in How I Met Your Mother, in which she starred as Lily Aldrin from 2005 to 2014.

Funnily enough, Hannigan actually hosts her own magical variety show Penn & Teller: Fool Us – we’ve got a feeling Willow would enjoy that! Hannigan is also married to her former Buffy co-star Alexis Denisof (who played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce). They have two children together.

3. Nicholas Brendon – Xander Harris

Xander Harris was another founding member of the Scooby Gang who often provided some much-needed comic relief amidst all the vampire drama.

However, actor Nicholas Brendon sadly hasn’t had a great time of things since the supernatural series came to an end in 2003.

He did get a recurring role in Criminal Minds from 2007 to 2014, but Brendon has often found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Brendon has been arrested multiple times for assaulting a police officer, assaulting his girlfriend and trashing various hotel rooms across the US. He has confessed to suffering with a number of substance abuse issues, but during an appearance on Dr. Phil in 2015, the actor walked the interview.

Brendon has had some parts in minor films but nothing significant is on the horizon at the moment. He helped write a Buffy Season 10 comic book in 2014.

Everyone who watched Buffy loved Giles…he was an amazing father figure to Buffy and had an encyclopaedic knowledge of magic, something which often came in handy when Buffy and co were in trouble. Head has starred in several British sitcoms since Buffy ended and appears to be experiencing something of a career rejuvenation in the last few years.

He starred in Little Britain and Merlin, as well the Percy Jackson sequel. Head currently has his hands full with plenty of upcoming film, television and radio projects set to air in the next year or so.

He lives with his partner Sarah Fisher and they have two daughters together – Emily and Daisy – both of whom are actors too.

5. David Boreanaz – Angel

If you didn’t have a crush on Angel at some point were you even a true 90s kid?! Angel was Buffy’s paramour throughout the first three seasons of the show – he was dark, handsome and also happened to be a bloodsucking vampire, which often complicated his relationship with the Slayer. The character of Angel was so popular that David Boreanaz managed to get his own spin-off show which ran from 1999 to 2004.

After Angel, Boreanaz played the lead role of Seeley Booth from 2005 to 2017, picking up several awards for his performance in the process. At the moment you can see Boreanaz in action as Jason Hayes in the TV show SEAL Team. 

However, the actor’s love life hasn’t been quite as successful. In 2010, he admitted to cheating on his pregnant wife Jaime Bergman with Rachel Uchitel (who was also involved in the Tiger Woods affair scandal). He has also been accused of sexual harassment by a coworker on the set of Bones.

6. Charisma Carpenter – Cordelia Chase

Charisma Carpenter played the classic high school mean girl Cordelia Chase, a cheerleader who eventually turns out to have a heart of gold. Cordelia eventually joined the cast of Angel instead, where her character became a battle-hardened warrior fighting off supernatural forces.

Since Angel ended, Carpenter has had a number of guest roles in TV shows such as The Lying Game and Veronica Mars. She also starred in the high-octane action flick The Expendables as Lacy.

The actress recently appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds and seems to have some film roles in the works, but it’s probably fair to say that Carpenter will forever be best-known for her role as Cordelia Chase.

James Marsters was everybody’s favourite white-haired vampire Spike. Spike was cool and intelligent, but didn’t have his vampiric instincts under control in quite the same way as Angel. He eventually goes from being an arch-villain to Buffy’s love interest in a fascinating story arc which quickly turned Spike into a fan favourite.

Marsters eventually portrayed Spike in the final season of Angel, before playing the villain in several shows such as Witches of East End and Smallville.

Torchwood fans will also recognise Marsters as Captain John Hart. He currently stars in Marvel’s Runaways series as Victor Stein.

8. Michelle Trachtenberg – Dawn Summers

Dawn Summers wasn’t exactly the most popular character on the show. She was a bit of an annoying clinger who always seemed to be getting herself into trouble. Buffy’s sister only showed up in the fifth season of the series but quickly became a lead character.

Actress Michelle Trachtenberg has had guest roles in a number of shows including Weeds and Six Feet Under. She also appeared in Gossip Girl as the outlandish character Georgina Sparks.

The actress has also hosted a number of web series currently voices Judy in the online show Human Kind Of.

9. Seth Green – Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne

Oz became a member of the Scooby Gang after dating Willow, whom he noticed after playing a gig at the Bronze. Sadly Oz struggled with the little matter of becoming a werewolf, which inevitably led to some complications concerning his relationship with Willow.

Actor Seth Green went on to star in some high profile movies after Buffy ended, including Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)and The Italian Job (2003).

He also voices the lead character of Chris in Family Guy. He co-created the comedy series Robot Chicken and continues to appear in several TV and film projects.

Faith was the cool Slayer who started off life as Buffy’s arch rival but eventually became one of her greatest allies. Eliza Dushku put in a memorable performance on Buffy before starring in Tru Calling from 2003 to 2005.

She then appeared in Dollhouse (also created by Joss Whedon) which ran from 2009 to 2010.

It seems as though Dushku has decided to leave the world of acting in recent years – she is currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and wishes to help victims of substance abuse.

Who was your favourite Buffy cast member?

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: What The Cast Looked In Episode 1 Vs Today

The Cast Of Buffy: What They Looked Like In Their First Episode And Now

Thanks to Joss Whedon and his amazing ability to create universes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its associated properties have remained popular for decades. The series first premiered in 1997 following the success of a film of the same name and because of Whedon's ability to weave a tale, the «Buffyverse» quickly became a critically acclaimed part of our lives.

Not only did Buffy the Vampire Slayer succeed in launching a new universe of fandom, it helped launch The CW as a viable network. While the series didn't achieve the ratings found on the «big four» networks, it did establish The CW as a stable network, which has gone on to create some amazing television.

The success from the series helped launch a successful spin-off, Angel, which helped to further the careers of just about anyone who was involved. Since the series went off the air, it has continued in the comics, books, video games, and even a role playing game, but have you ever wondered what the people behind it have been up to all this time?

We decided to take a look at the folks who made Buffy the Vampire Slayer such a compelling series of stories and characters.

Here is Buffy The Vampire Slayer: What The Cast Looked In Episode 1 Vs Today.


Spike began his time on Buffy as one of her principal antagonists. He was an old-world vampire turned in 1880 who spent much of his unlife terrorizing Europe— even killing two slayers in his day.

Fast-forward to Sunnydale 1997 and Spike goes after Buffy. He eventually becomes her ally and falls in love with the young Slayer.

Through the course of the series, his character develops completely and he goes from bad to good, even working as a supernatural consultant for the S.F.P.D.

James Marsters has kept himself busy since leaving Buffy and Angel. He has appeared on a number of television series including Smallville, Without a Trace, Saving Grace, Torchwood, Caprica, and Hawaii Five-0. He has also lent his vocal talents to audiobook narration and even voiced Lex Luthor in 2010's DC Universe Online.


Anya Jenkins doesn't look it, but she was more than 1,000 years old when she joined up with the Scooby Gang.

A former vengeance demon, she originally went by the name Anyanka, the Patron Saint of the Women Scorned who granted dark wishes to women who had issues with their lovers.

She lost her powers after coming to Sunnydale and fell in love with Xander, the man she traveled there to destroy in the first place.

Emma Caulfield had been working in television since 1994 and she remained on the small screen for much of her career following her time on Buffy. She has appeared on Robot Chicken, Private Practice, Once upon a Time, Supergirl, and most recently, Fear the Walking Dead. She has also worked in film having played Oona O'Leary in TiMER as well as Milly in 2014's Back in the Day.


Willow began the series a regular human being without any powers whatsoever, but thanks to her interest in witchcraft, things changed. She became a devout practitioner of Wicca and amassed powers and abilities at a higher scale than many others who were raised as witches. In addition to her supernatural talents, she was also an expert hacker and possessed a genius-level intellect.

Alyson Hannigan's career skyrocketed thanks to her time on Buffy. She has appeared in several American Pie films and landed it big with the role of Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother, which she played from 2005 until 2014. In 2016, she appeared in the film Do You Take This Man and followed this by taking on the role of host on Penn & Teller: Fool Us for 26 episodes.


When it all began, Xander Harris was Buffy's best friend and one of the founding members of the Scooby Gang. Un everyone else in the group, Xander lacked any supernatural abilities but this allowed him to see what was going on beyond the supernatural. Xander often got by thanks to his sense of humor and sarcastic attitude whenever he was confronted by danger.

Nicholas Harris has been relatively busy since leaving Buffy having starred in several films and television series. He had a recurring role on Criminal Minds and wrote the Buffy Season 10 comic.

He ran into some legal problems due to his substances abuse issues. He has been arrested numerous times and gone through rehab more than once.

In October 2017, he was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend.


Every young gang of kids who defend the world from supernatural threats need a guide. Rupert Giles filled that role as the Watcher who was also something of a father figure for Buffy.

Giles was the librarian at the Sunnydale High School, but his primary role was leaning slightly more towards the occult. Later in the comics, he was killed and resurrected, but into the body of his 12-year-old self.

Fortunately, he retained all of his knowledge and memories so he could continue to assist Buffy and the gang.

Anthony Head had been working since the early 1980s before his time on Buffy, so it's no surprise he continued his career following his time on the series. Since leaving the show, he has appeared in numerous films to include playing the voice of Alfred Pennyworth on Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. He also appeared on Heroes Unmasked, Doctor Who Confidential, and Merlin.


Dawn Summers was brought onto the series in the fifth season as Buffy's little sister. While she is a real human being, she wasn't always. She was originally the mystical «key» to unlocking dimensions.

Dawn was created as Buffy's sister so she would immediately have protection in life. Despite her unusual origin, she was, for all intents and purposes, Buffy's sister— memories of a childhood that never happened.

Michelle Trachtenberg's career built on her success from Buffy with both film and television roles. She has voiced numerous characters on Robot chicken and played recurring roles on Gossip Girl, Mercy and many other series. Her film credits include roles in 17 Again, EuroTrip, Cop Out, and Sexy Evil Genius.


Angel was introduced as both a vampire and a love interest to Buffy, which made him an interesting character.

He was cursed with the burden of remorse and a human soul, making him feel compelled to help the Slayer instead of doing what most vampires would in his place… you know, kill her.

While he began his unlife as a ruthless vampire in Europe during the 19th century, he ran afoul of some gypsies who cursed him.

David Boreanaz continued to play the character Angel for five years in his spin-off show before heading off to play the co-lead role of Agent Seeley Booth on the hit series Bones from 2005-2017. Th at series took up much of his time between the end of Angel and late 2017, but he's quickly moved on to another starring role on the military drama SEAL Team.


Joyce Summers was none other than Buffy's mom who appeared in about one third of the episodes in the series.

Initially, Joyce is unaware of Buffy's role as a Slayer, but finds out in the second season after her daughter comes clean.

She does what most mothers would not and eventually embraces her daughter's role in the supernatural world, even going so far as to provide comfort and support in a way only a mother could.

Since leaving the role of Joyce Summers on Buffy to spend more time with her family, Kristine Sutherland hasn't had as many film credits as some of her former costars. She has continued to work on television, having made appearances on series including Providence, Comanche Moon, New Amsterdam, and One Life to Live. She also played Meryl Fowler in the 2012 film The Perfect Wedding.


Cordelia Chase began her stint in the Whedonverse on the first three seasons of Buffy before jumping ship to Angel for that series' first four seasons. Initially, she is a cheerleader at the school who joins forces with Buffy and the Scooby Gang.

On Angel, she acquires the ability to see visions of people who need help and uses this ability alongside Angel in their detective agency. She becomes a hero and Angel's love interest, but is eventually killed after becoming possessed by a malevolent spirit.

Charisma Carpenter has kept herself busy appearing as Lacy in the first two Expendables films. She has continued to work in television having appeared on dozens of series including roles on Veronica Mars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House of Bones, The Lying Game, and Lucifer.


Tara Maclay had some innate magical talents which brought her into a romantic relationship with Willow Rosenberg. Their relationship was the first recurring depiction of a lesbian couple to appear on prime time television in the States. The two remained a couple until Tara's death in the sixth season, which instigated something of a rampage from Willow.

Amber Benson has kept herself busy on television following her role as Tara on Buffy. She has played various walk-on roles on shows including Supernatural, Private Practice, and Grey's Anatomy.

Additionally, she has consistently worked in the film industry, with several film roles including parts in One-Eyed monster, Drones, Dust Up, Selling Isobel, and Glossary of Broken Dreams.

 Her real talents are in writing as she has 14 published novels.


Daniel «Oz» Osbourne is a young werewolf in the series who starts out in a relationship with Willow while aligning himself with the rest of the Scooby Gang.

When he first learns of the supernatural world, he was barely phased by the revelation and becomes a helpful member of the gang by researching various threats.

After turning into a werewolf, he and the gang bring his condition under control by locking him in a cage whenever he is about to change.

Seth Green has built a career for himself following his time on Buffy. After appearing in films including the Austin Powers trilogy, Green went on to launch several television series before achieving immense success with Robot Chicken. His most well-known role since leaving Buffy has been as the voice of Chris Griffin on Family Guy since the series debut.


Riley Finn was brought onto the series following the departure of Angel to offer Buffy a new love interest.

He was originally intended to be the antithesis to Angel, given that he was a normal human and wasn't so broody and pensive all the time.

Riley was a member of The Initiative, which allowed him to work alongside Buffy in her ongoing duties as a slayer. He eventually left the series, but returned for a final time in the sixth season.

Marc Blucas left the main cast of Buffy in 2000 and has been working in film and television ever since. He played a main role on the television series Necessary Roughness from 2011-2013 and appeared in a number of films including Knight & Day, Red State, and Brawl in Cell Block 99.


When he began on the series, Jonathan Levinson was a typical high school kid. Often bullied, he developed low self-esteem and presented as a shy and awkward teenager. This changed throughout the course of the series as he developed powers by becoming an accomplished sorcerer. His abilities allowed him to alter reality, cast glamours, and even create time loops.

Danny Strong began his career as an actor having played both Levinson on Buffy and Doyle McMaster on The Gilmore Girls, but moved on to become an accomplished writer and director.

He wrote the final two films in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 1 & Mockingjay Part 2 and co-created, executive produced, and wrote the Fox series Empire.

 He has won numerous awards for writing thanks to his screenplays for Game Change and Recount.


Faith was first introduced to the series' third season as a new Alayer.

She was originally an ally to Buffy and the rest of the Scooby Gang, but her predelection towards violence led her to commit murder.

She ends up slipping onto an evil path, which elevates her character into a more villainous role. Faith eventually crosses back into the side of good and rejoins her former allies hoping to redeem herself.

Since leaving the show, Eliza Dushku has continued to expand her career into various other media. She remains a constant on television thanks to series  Dollhouse and Bull. She also lends her voice to various video game roles and has starred in a number of successful films such as The New Guy, Batman: Year One, and Eloise.


Last, but certainly not least, Buffy Summers was the star of the show. At the age of 15, she was told of her powers and the role she would play as a Slayer.

With the help of her friends who made up the Scooby Gang, she battled evil beings and dusted vampires while still attending high school.

Her character continued to develop throughout the series thanks to her interactions with characters Spike and Angel and her adventures continue in the comics.

Sara Michelle Geller was already an accomplished actress when she landed the role of Buffy and has continued to advance her career since the series ended. She portrayed Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo films and has appeared in dozens of films since. She also landed main roles on the series The Crazy Ones and Ringer, and has voiced numerous characters on Robot Chicken.

Which Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor changed the most? Sound off in the comments!

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Cardi B Releases Be Careful Music Video On YouTube

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Cardi B Releases Be Careful Music Video On YouTube

As the pressure heats up for Cardi B to deliver an album that will live up to the impossible hype and success generated by 2017’s “Bodak Yellow,” it’s only natural that the reception of her third–yes, third–single (she’s doing that thing where we’re supposed to accept not one, but two, day old bread singles as part of the album even though they’re standalone tracks–it’s kind of how Madonna tacked on “Die Another Day” to the American Life album to make it more robust) should be met with a… mixed reaction.

The cautionary “Be Careful,” rumored to be a warning at her for now fiancé, Offset, after his alleged infidelity, is filled with a side of Cardi B we haven’t quite yet been acquainted with: her vulnerable one.

As Nicki Minaj–the go-to comparison–did on her own debut album with such tracks as “Right Thru Me” and “Save Me,” Cardi seems to be opening her fans’ eyes to the idea that she has a panoply of emotions outside of the impenetrable “gangsta bitch”/stripper one.

More than just a threat to her “steady” about not suffering fools for much longer, Cardi also speaks on the double standard of men who cheat, duly noting, “I could’ve did what you did to me a few times/But if I decide to slide, find a nigga/Fuck him, suck him, you woulda been pissed/But that’s not my M.O., I’m not that type of bitch.” Here, too, Cardi debunks the presumed myth of her promiscuity and lack of care for anything beyond “red bottoms” and “new whips.” No, she’s a loyal monogamist at heart–if she’s in a relationship.

One also gets a sense of tongue-in-cheek irony punctuated by the fanciful backbeat–almost mirrored after the kind you would hear playing a taco truck–to contrast Cardi’s seriousness in expressing her fears and pain over the potential of getting a “bruisin'” to her feelings.

Then again, part of bruised feelings in love stems from a colossal wounding to one’s ego. Especially if you’ve been told you’re the hottest thing in the music industry Cardi B.

Information that spells never being treated in the abusive fashion of Keisha in Belly (one of the best pop culture references made in a song in recent memory–Belly really doesn’t get enough respect).

Arguably the most incisive reasoning of all in the song–in terms of making a man see the frivolity of his “need” for a slapdash sexual encounter–comes when Cardi B breaks down, “You want some random bitch up in your bed/She don’t even know your middle name.

” So it is that with one line, Cardi B instantly debunks the fetishized fantasy men have about meaningless sex–for it is precisely that meaninglessness that makes it so unsatisfying (this often being the motive behind why he’ll simply continue spreading his seed all over town in search of that unfindable satisfaction).

While Cardi’s willing to forgive, she can only tolerate being cuckolded (the term can be used for a woman as well as far as I’m concerned) so many times, realizing, “It’s gonna hurt me to hate you, but lovin’ you is worse/It all stops so abrupt, we start switchin’ it up/Teach me to be you so I can not give a fuck.” And it is with that specific line that she cuts to the root of the primary issue between men and women, the latter sect of humanity seeming to possess, well, more humanity than the former when it comes to comprehending the delicacy of feelings.

For those who have been unimpressed by Cardi’s first official album offering (as it’s been said, “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” were more stand apart in their releases), perhaps it’s because coming around to a new persona in a female artist is always difficult for audiences (though Justin Timberlake can somehow get away with his “experimental” Man of the Woods bullshit). That Cardi is doing something of the inverse of what Rihanna did–going from “bad girl” to “good girl”–is also subversive. Almost as subversive as the fact that women still need to be labeled as one or the other when their emotional complexities are so far-reaching that to give a name to what a woman is would be trying to describe in just one sentence why there is no god. Though, for some, that sentence would encompass the fact that the presence of “temptresses” on this earth is the very summation of why it’s pure evil.

Source: https://www.culledculture.com/cardi-b-be-careful/

New Music: ‘Move B**ch, You Got Coronavirus’ (Video)

Cardi B Releases Be Careful Music Video On YouTube

Kendrick Lewis – “Move B**ch, You Got Coronavirus”

*On the heels of Cardi B’s inadvertent hit “Coronavirus Remix,” by a DJ that grabbed her rant off of Instagram and threw a beat behind it, these brothers ignored pleas for social distancing to make a video for the song “Move B**ch, You Got Coronavirus.”

The tune hails from online personality Kendrick Lewis, who posted the clip on his page.

In the video, Lewis and his crew wield air fresheners (doubling for disinfectant spray) and rap through masks: “Move, b*tch, you got coronavirus, oh sh*t, you got coronavirus/We ain’t finna do sh*t with this coronavirus/I ain’t finna take a trip with this coronavirus – I’ma chill at the crib ’cause I’m safe here/I ain’t even finna drink me a Corona beer/I’m about to stay at the crib for about a year and I ain’t coming back out til this sh*t clear.

*Controversial rapper M.I.A. sparked fury and debate on her feed after revealing that she is anti-vaccine amid the controversial crisis.

The rapper took to on Wednesday (March 25) to announce, “If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death.”

When a follower called her out for being an “anti vaxxer,” she responded with, “Yeah in America they made me [vaccinate] my child before the school admission. It was the hardest thing. To not have choice over this as a mother. I never wanna feel that again. He was so sick for 3 weeks then Docs had to pump him with antibiotics to reduce the fever from 3 vaxins.”

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If I have to choose the vaccine or chip I’m gonna choose death – YALA

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

“As an adult you have choice! By then you’ve built your immune system. You have a choice as an “adult” wishing you all good health,” she continued in a since-deleted tweet, before adding, “Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die.

You can make it without stressing the medical systems. Just breathe. You are going to be ok. You can make it through without jumping in the frying pan. You are fine. All the vaccines [you’ve] already had is enough to see you through.

In related news, the United States now has the most confirmed cases of coronavirus (surpassing China and Italy).

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 83,000 people in the U.S. have been infected with the deadly disease, compared to China—where the outbreak began in late 2019—which has 81,782 confirmed cases, while Italy is at 80,589, per Complex.

Have a healthy life. Don’t live in fear!

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

M.I.A’s anti-vaxx statement sparked criticism among her fans, with one follower writing, “This tweet has disappointed me more than your last 2 albums [sic].” Another added: “Beyond irresponsible and reckless.”

The hip-hop star concluded her message by responding to the backlash with, “Cancelling is irrelevant!”

She also noted “All the vaccines you’ve already had is enough to see you through.”

Check out her posts below:

Don’t panic you are ok. You are not gonna die. You can make it without stressing the medical systems. Just breathe. You are going to be ok. You can make it through without jumping in the frying pan. You are fine. All the vaccines you ve already had is enough to see you through.

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

Cancelling is irrelevant!

— M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) March 25, 2020

*Famed rapper Scarface, a member of the Houston-based hip hop group Geto Boys, is the latest celebrity to test positive for the novel coronavirus.

The hip-hop star revealed his diagnosis on Thursday (March 26) during a livestream with his bandmate Willie D.

He explained that he had been sick for weeks, and officially received his results Wednesday night.

“It started off with pneumonia in both of my lungs and three or four days later my kidneys failed. I’ve been to the point where I felt I was gonna die,” he said, Entertainment Tonight reports. 

Scarface, (born Brad Terrence Jordan), has a pre-existing asthma condition, which put him at greater risk of contracting and dying from the virus. He said his respiratory issues were exacerbated by the illness and it felt “an elephant sitting on my chest.”

“I don’t see how nobody can even want to play them games,” he said of people refusing to self-isolate. “I don’t want to have fun that bad, where it could take my life.”

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The 20 Most Unflattering Photos Of The Cast Of Riverdale

20 Pics Of The Cast Of Riverdale On Vacation

The 20 Most Unflattering Photos Of The Cast Of Riverdale

Today’s list is all about the cast of Riverdale and anyone who follows them on social media knows that the main actors are pretty close in real life. Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse are dating, Camila Mendes and Charles Melton used to date, and KJ Apa, Vanessa Morgan, Madelaine Petsch, and Ashleigh Murray are pretty much family to each other.

Having that said, it’s no surprise that the cast of Riverdale loves going on vacation together — and over the years plenty of them have been spotted enjoying each other’s company at luxurious resorts, beautiful beaches, and in the warm water. From Lili hanging out with the Sprouse twins to Charles and Vanessa enjoying Coachella — this list is filled with Riverdale stars on vacation.

Alright, now here they are — 20 pics of the cast of Riverdale enjoying some very well-deserved vacations!

20 Let's Start Off With Lili Reinhart And Cole Sprouse Enjoying A Beach Day

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To kick our list off we decided to go with Riverdale's cutest couple – Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse. In the photo above you can see the two lovebirds enjoying a relaxing walk by the water during their vacation — and we have to admit that the two are absolute couple goals!

19 Here Are Camila Mendes And Vanessa Morgan On A Yacht

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Next on our list are Camila Mendes and Vanessa Morgan who shared this photo of them enjoying the lovely weather on a yacht. Personally, we love seeing these co-stars who are also real-life friends — it makes us love Riverdale so much more!

18 And Lili Reinhart Posing For The 'Gram

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Let’s move on to another pic of Lili Reinhart — this time the pretty blonde is posing for that perfect Instagram post. As you can tell from Lili's background, she’s been chilling at a quite luxurious resort — fancy pool and tall palm trees included!

17 Madelaine Petsch Went On Vacation With Her Boyfriend

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Madelaine Petsch was spotted on vacation with her boyfriend Travis Mills and the two certainly looked they were living there best life! We have to admit that Madelaine has one of the coolest beach styles we’ve ever seen — just look at that outfit!

16 And KJ Apa And Cole Sprouse Enjoyed The Water Together

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KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse have also been spotted taking some time off together — and in the photo above you can see that the two are enjoying a dip in the water on a hot summer day. Frankly, we are so here for this bromance!

15 Here's A Selfie Casey Cott Took With Cole And Lili

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Next on our list is this photo that Casey Cott took with his co-stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart. It seems as if the whole cast just enjoys each other's company and you can totally tell that they always have a blast together!

14 Ashleigh Murray Felt Very Zen In A Pool

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Ashleigh Murray is also a Riverdale star we absolutely had to include on our list as this photo of her posing in a pool is absolute perfection! We love a diva who knows how to get that perfect vacation pic and Ashleigh is certainly one of them!

13 And She Was Joined By Camila Mendes And Her Drink

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And if you thought Ashleigh was alone, think again — her co-star Camila Mendes was probably behind the camera taking the photo above. Either way, here you can see the two ladies enjoying the pool together and we are certainly getting a bit jealous — a pool and a drink sound so good right now!

12 Here's Lili Enjoying The Warm Weather With The Sprouse Twins

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Let’s move on to this photo of Lili Reinhart posing with the Sprouse twins. Yes, as Cole's girlfriend Lili is bound to spend plenty of time with his twin brother Dylan — and in the pic above you can see the three enjoying the warm weather together!

11 And Madelaine Petsch Taking In The View

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Honestly, this photo of Madelaine Petsch relaxing in a pool with such incredible views might just be our favorite one on the entire list — it literally embodies everything that a good vacation is about! Can it please be summer already?

10 Camila Mendes Munches On Pizza While On Vacation

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Speaking of a good vacation — everyone knows food is a big part of it and honestly, every vacation deserves a little bit of pizza, just ask Camila Mendes. As you can tell from the photo above, the actress definitely s to indulge and treat herself, and why shouldn’t she — she’s on vacation after all!

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9 And Vanessa Morgan Slurps On A Cold Drink

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Next on our list is Vanessa Morgan who shared this stunning photo of herself posing with the beautiful sea in the background. Honestly, just looking at the photo makes us happy and we can almost feel the heat from the sun on our skin!

8 How Cute Were Lili, Cole, And Camila At Coachella?

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The cast of Riverdale loves traveling and going to events together, so it’s only natural that Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, and Camila Mendes were spotted hanging out at Coachella. And a good and fun festival certainly counts as a vacation, doesn’t it?

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7 And Here Are KJ APA And Charles Melton Hanging By The Beach

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Let’s move on to this photo of KJ Apa and Charles Melton hanging out by the beach. It seems as if the two have bonded quite a bit over the years as co-stars on Riverdale — and nowadays they are frequently seen going places together!

6 And Lili Reinhart Chilling At A Luxurious Resort

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Here’s another photo of Lili Reinhart relaxing by the pool at a luxurious resort and now we're 100% jealous — just look at that beautiful blue sky and stunning palm trees! Lili certainly knows how to do vacation the proper way!

5 Camila Mendes And Drew Ray Tanner Had Plenty Of Fun In The Water

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Camila Mendes and Drew Ray Tanner look they were having plenty of fun in the water in the photo above! And judging from the rest of the photos on our list — it seems as if the whole crew has at some point gone to a tropical destination together!

4 And Vanessa And Charles Couldn't Stop Smiling At Coachella

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Vanessa Morgan and Charles Melton have also gone to Coachella together and judging from the smiles on their faces in the photo above — they were absolutely loving it! Coachella is, after all, a star-studded festival and it looks incredible every year!

3 Here's KJ Apa Smiling In The Heat

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Next on our list is this shirtless photo of KJ Apa smiling in the heat, and honestly — we kind of need a tall glass of water now. The New Zealand actor is certainly in great shape and he definitely knows how to flaunt it!

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2 And Cole, Camila, And Charles Swimming With Friends

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Let’s move onto this photo of Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, and Charles Melton swimming in the ocean with some friends. It definitely seems as if the cast of Riverdale has formed some very strong friendships over the years of shooting!

1 Lastly, Here's Cole Carrying His Beach Chair

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To wrap our list up we decided to go with this iconic photo of Cole Sprouse rocking a colorful, patterned shirt while carrying his palm tree beach chair — hey, one needs a place to sit down, right? Either way, Cole is vacation goals!

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Riverdale: 20 Flattering Pics Of The Female Cast Character

The 20 Most Unflattering Photos Of The Cast Of Riverdale

For most long-time fans of Archie Comics, the fact that a teen drama series would be inspired by the characters that the company is known for is extremely surprising. Still, as of this writing, Riverdale is in the midst of airing its 4th season and the show has introduced an entire generation of youngsters to Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and the rest of the gang.

Even though Riverdale brings many classic characters to life, to say that the show’s version of them is very different then the ones seen in the old comics is an understatement.

For example, the show is partly known for the many attractive young actors that star in it and that definitely holds true when it comes to Riverdale’s female stars.

With that in mind, it is time to get to this list of 20 flattering photos of the female Riverdale cast character.

20 Gorgeous Molly Ringwald

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Even though Molly Ringwald was one of the most famous movie stars in the world during the heyday of her career, the fact remains that she had a girl next door image at that time. If you ask us, that is mind-blowing when you look at a photo that exhibits just how gorgeous Molly truly is, the one seen here.

19 Mädchen Amick Poolside

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If you ask us, when anyone puts together a list of the most attractive women in the world, it simply must include Mädchen Amick if it is going to be complete. Seen here taking part in a poolside photoshoot, simply saying she looks gorgeous in this picture would be a huge understatement.

18 Camila Mendes Looking Back

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Seen here at a red carpet event, we’re not sure why Camila Mendes ended up looking back at the cameras for this photo.

For all we know, she may have chosen to pose this because she thought it would look good.

If that were the case, she definitely hit the mark as there is something really hot about the way she seems to know the cameras couldn’t resist her at that time.

17 Inviting Robin Givens

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Whenever we see any furniture that looks really soft the piece that is seen in this picture, we can’t help but imagine how comfortable sitting on it ly would be. When you then factor that in with the opportunity to take a seat beside the always gorgeous Robin Givens, who is sporting an inviting smile in this image, this is a dream come true.

16 Marisol Nichols In Bed

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In reality, this black and white picture of Marisol Nichols sitting in a bed doesn’t show off much her body aside from her legs. However, there is something about the image that makes it seem we are seeing much more of her then we truly are and we can’t get enough of that.

15 Mädchen Amick’s Delicate Side

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Of course, there are many situations in which someone can look beautiful. For example, this photo of Mädchen Amick is eye-grabbing from the moment you see it due to the fact that it shows off her legs. On top of that, we love the way her hair looks messy and her clothes look they barely cover up enough of her as it makes it seem we are getting a view of her intimate life.

14 Madelaine Petsch Tight Top

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In virtually every photograph of Madelaine Petsch, one thing is extremely clear, she is a ravishing redhead. That said, this photo of her in which she is wearing a tight top that shows off her figure and red lipstick that fits her to perfection shows how much more alluring she can look than just about everyone else.

13 Vanessa Morgan In Nature

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When it comes to this photo of Vanessa Morgan, there are so many things about it that we love, including the fact that she seems so at home in nature. However, there is no doubt that our favorite part of the image is the fact that you can see through her dress in certain places, even though it doesn’t reveal anything salacious.

12 Exquisite Lili Reinhart

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In the comic books, Betty Cooper more often than not was much more innocent then Veronica Lodge. When it comes to Riverdale, however, Betty certainly has embraced her sensual side which makes sense given that she is portrayed by Lili Reinhart. After all, an image this one of Reinhart proves that she is quite the bombshell.

11 Smiling Ashleigh Murray

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While this photo of Ashleigh Murray may not be the kind of image that many people think of as being hot, we are extremely taken with it. Sporting one of the best smiles we’ve ever seen captured on film in this shot, Ashleigh comes across a genuine and extremely sweet person who would be a delight to be around.

10 Red Carpet Molly Ringwald

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When it comes to certain celebrities, they tend to show off so much flesh whenever they appear in public that people seem to barley notice after a while. However, in the case of Molly Ringwald, she has kept largely covered up throughout most of her career so this shot of her with one of her shoulders exposed is a lot more tantalizing.

9 Robin Givens’ Tight Dress

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First able to stake out celebrity status during the ‘80s and ‘90s, at that time Robin Givens was one of the most desirable women around. Judging by this photo of her wearing a form-fitting dress, nothing has changed in that regard and we couldn’t be happier that is the case.

8 Marisol Nichols Stands Out

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At the moment this photo of Marisol Nichols was taken, she was surrounded by her co-stars as they took part in a panel discussion about Riverdale. Even though she was sitting among so many other attractive actors, her good looks were so commanding that she still seduced the camera with nothing more than a look.

7 Madelaine Petsch Selfie

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In this day and age, it often seems everyone has mastered the art of the selfie. However, when you see a selfie this one of Madelaine Petsch, it becomes very clear that some of us are better at it then everyone else. Looking she was on her way to some kind of formal event, we have to assume that Petsch was the center of attention that night.

6 Hammock Vanessa Morgan

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On the one hand, this photo of Vanessa Morgan seems a strange fit for a list this one as every inch of her body below the neck is covered. However, there is something about the come hither look in her eyes here that we can’t and don't want to look away from.

5 Asha Bromfield

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Still very much on the rise in terms of her career, we truly hope that we see a lot more from Asha Bromfield in the near future. Able to exude both beauty and strength at the same time, we think she could be a perfect fit for many lead roles in the years to come.

4 Redhead Ashleigh Murray

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When we think about redheads that are associated with Riverdale, there are two main people who definitely come to mind first, Madelaine Petsch and Nathalie Boltt. At least, that was the case until we saw this exquisite photo of Ashleigh Murray with a bit of red in her hair as she walked a red carpet.

3 Lili Reinhart Surprised

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Seen here looking she didn’t expect to have her photo taken at the moment, we all realize that Lili Reinhart was carefully posed before this image was captured. Despite that being so obvious, there are several things about this picture that are truly appealing and only one of them is the fact that Reinhart remains a stunning beauty.

2 Shannon Purser

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When it comes to the first season of Stranger Things, it is very clear that those involved didn’t expect the world to care all that much about Barb’s ultimate fate.

If you ask us, there is a very good chance that the reason why they miscalculated so completely in that regard is they didn’t take into account how lovable Shannon Purser is.

Seen in this still from a movie she starred in, which means she wasn’t in character as Riverdale’s Ethel Muggs so we’re counting it, her genuine smile completely draws us in.

1 Confident Camila Mendes

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When Riverdale’s producers set out to cast someone as Veronica Lodge, it was imperative that they found someone who radiated confidence. Thankfully, they cast Camila Mendes in the role and as this photo proves, she is fully capable of looking confident which is an extremely attractive attribute.

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The 20 Most Unflattering Photos Of The Cast Of Riverdale

The 20 Most Unflattering Photos Of The Cast Of Riverdale

Okay, let's get one thing straight — the cast of Riverdale is HOT. Each and every one of them is about as attractive as a woman or man can get; even though they have the help of a talented hair, make-up, and wardrobe team.

But these young stars are also human beings, meaning that they're capable of having off-days. Or, in the case of these photos… REALLY off days. Though it's not particularly nice to attack people for not looking their best, these are, admittedly, hilarious.

So, hopefully, the cast of Riverdale will give us a pass for finding the worst possible photos of them. Mind you, many of these shots have been provided to the internet by the cast members themselves.  So, they're obviously not that precious about it.

Without further ado, here are the 20 most unflattering photos of the cast of Riverdale.

20 Puberty Comes A Little Late For Some, No Shame In That


Cole Sprouse is considered a heartthrob. But after seeing these photos from 2014, we can't help but ask… why? Okay, we'll cut him some slack. The dude is fly now. hot AF. But it definitely took him a while to grow his awkward stage. These vacation photos didn't really do him any favors at the time.

19 The Photo That Caused Fans To Think Lili Was Preggers


Yeah, fans were actually convinced that Lili Reinhart was preggers with Cole's baby after they saw this photo of the two of them with Zoey Deutch and Haley Lu Richardson. The truth is, it was just the wrong clothing fold at the wrong time. Poor, Lili. Good thing she seems not to give a crap about what anybody else thinks. We that about her.

18 We All Have That Friend Who Looks They've Escaped Area 51


We all love when our friends fill our phones with a bunch of ridiculous photos of them looking hilarious. But this one is a tad frightening. Seriously, Madeline looks a bit something those morons will find when they rush Area 51, which, by-the-way, may be the worst internet idea in the history of bad internet ideas.

17 Madelaine In The Morning Sure Isn't Madelaine In The Evening… JEEZ

Madelaine Petsch's Cheryl Blossom is almost always looking unrealistically attractive.

But the actor showed her fans that no such beauty exists — that's obvious, but apparently, people need to be reminded of it. It takes Madelaine hours of preparation to look the hot redhead on the show.

And her preparation includes a couple of frozen spoons to help get rid of those pretty noticeable crow's feet.

16 Dumbo To Adonis: The Life And Times Of KJ Apa


Since everyone seems a bit too obsessed with KJ Apa because he has abs, it's nice to see that he wasn't always fly. In fact, he looked Dumbo when he was a kid. Sure, this is a cute photo. But it's not exactly flattering, especially given the type of symbol the Apa has become.

15 Well, At Least The Cow's Cute


So KJ Apa obviously is making a pretty unattractive face in this photo. So, that's the main reason why this is unflattering. But seriously, how obnoxious is that? We feel bad for the cow who'd obviously rather just be minding her own business than have to deal with this CW fool.

14 The Ugly Face Competition Did No Favors For KJ


Social media was «graced» with a rather publicized «ugly-face» competition between KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse.

We d it because it showed that these two guys don't always care about looking their best. On the other hand, KJ Apa, in particular, looked pretty revolting in some of these shots.

There's definitely such a thing as a photo that's taken too close to one's face.

13 First Class With A Side Of Drool


Life's not the movies. Most people don't look good when they sleep. They snore. They make odd noises. Maybe they even wake themselves up screaming. But they almost always drool. And as cute as Cole Sprouse can be, the idea of this doesn't exactly lend a hand to this photo that his castmates took.

12 Those Film Cameras Must Add A Foot Of Height Because It Looks Charles Melton Is Dating Frodo


Camila Mendes always looks exceptionally glamourous on Riverdale. The way she's shot makes her look to have one of the best bodies on the show. As well as that she's tall enough to lock lips with the boys.

But the truth is that she's actually REALLY short. To give you some perspective, her co-star and real-life boyfriend, Charles Melton, is just about average at 5'11.

Don't get us wrong, Mendes is still hot AF but finding out about her actual height is a little shocking.

11 Cole Sprouse Additions For True Detective Season One


Here we have Cole Sprouse looking he's auditioning for Rust Cohle from True Detective Season One.

 He's got the shabby hair and glasses from Matthew McConaughey's sketchy time-period in the story where he's hit rock bottom.

But Sprouse is also doing the whole the skinny, tone-less arms thing that's not doing him any favors. Although it is accurate to the awesome character on the hit HBO show.

10 Lili Embraces Her Skin-Care Routine, Warts And All


If you know anything about Lili Reinhart, you'd know that she endorses a number of skin-care products because it's an issue near and dear to her heart.

She, herself, has admitted that she's struggled with acne forever. It's something that she's felt debilitated by. Luckily she's found some relief.

As brave as posting some of these photos are, they definitely aren't flattering.

9 Tiera Skovbye Ruins Those Precious Christmas Photos


Polly Cooper's Tiera Skovbye has a pretty fly feed on the Gram. She's a gorgeous girl, after all. But she's definitely not immune to some pretty unflattering photos.

Some of which are completely unplanned. This one, however, does seem planned. The Christmas photos of her sister and her mom look pretty AF but Tiera… well…

it looks she's having a brain aneurism.

8 Cole Sprouse Additions For Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow


Ever the chameleon, hey? Well, it looks Cole Sprouse was auditioning for another classic Hollywood role. This time it was Christopher Walken's Headless Horseman character from Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. Yeah. The pale skin and the puffed-up hair definitely didn't suit Cole. But something tells us he'd be pretty excited to be compared to an actor Walken.

7 Camila Rocks The Drunken Eyes


If there's one thing that's for sure, it's that Cami Mendes definitely doesn't take herself too seriously. This is a great quality. But it doesn't exactly make her out to be a beauty queen 24/7. Drunken eyes are definitely not a good look for anyone, let alone someone as attractive as Cami. Still, we can't help but laugh with her.

6 Cole Sprouse Additions For The Blair Witch Project


Nobody looks good when they're camping. Especially when they're flossing while they're clamping… The lack of showers. Poor lighting. Absence of toiletries.

And the colossal infestation of bugs all adds to a pretty terrible cosmetic experience. So, we don't blame Cole for looking this way but… jeez…

KJ Apa, who took these shots, must really want to chirp his co-star.

5 Camila And Lili Did Halloween Right… Or Very, Very Wrong


In this Halloween photo, Lili Reinhart and Cami Mendes definitely show us that they have good taste in movies.

That is assuming that they've actually seen Napoleon Dynamite and weren't just looking for the easiest Halloween costumes that wouldn't make them look a cliche hot chic.

On the other hand, Cami with a mustache and Lili looking she's huffed too much paint definitely isn't a good look.

4 Can «Unflattering» Mean Looking  A Dudebro Jerk?


Most of the photos on this list depict the cast of Riverdale putting little to no effort into looking good. But these shots of Charles Melton show that he's put a lot of time into appearing a total schmuck.

He may be a nice guy, but Melton's fashion sense is that of an overly-privileged dudebro who didn't get enough love from mommy and daddy growing up. For this reason, we have to deem this as «unflattering».

Even that doggie thinks so.

3 Catching Madeline By Surprise Catches Us By Surprise

Never catch Madeline Petsch by surprise. We repeat… NEVER catch Madeline Petsch by surprise. You're not going to the result. It's a bit unsettling. Even she would admit that this is far from a flattering photo of her. Although to be fair, nobody is going to look great when they discover someone is randomly photographing them at an airport.

2 Always Put Tape On Your Laptop Camera… This Is Why..


If you've seen enough movies or read enough articles on Snowden and the NSA, you'd probably think it's a good idea to put a bit of tape over your laptop or iPad camera.

Unfortunately for Cole Sprouse, he didn't. This was the result… Granted, these photos were taken during his prolonged awkward stage.

But even if they were taken of him today, they wouldn't be doing him any good.

1 Camila Does Her Very Best To Stay Focused Despite Eating Too Much Of That Brownie


We can't really tell if Cami's meaning to look this or this was just a combination of bad lighting and a poorly timed photo.

Therefore we have to think that Cami may have had too many eddies before taking this. Lili, on the other hand, looks are spritely as ever. We bet Cami doesn't think this is very flattering of herself.

Or, since she has a sense of humor, she believes this is the most awesome thing ever!

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Riverdale Cast vs. Archie Comic Photos — Riverdale Actors in Real Life

The 20 Most Unflattering Photos Of The Cast Of Riverdale

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If you know little to nothing about the Archie Comics but obsess over everything that goes down on Riverdale, you probably have no idea how the actors’ looks in the show and in real life compare to the OG characters they’re . Can you even call yourself a Riverdale superfan if you haven’t overanalyzed the casting and the characters’ origins?

Essentially every character (yes, including the dogs!) is pulled from the comics. Some look on point. All KJ Apa needed was some red hair dye to nail his Archie Andrews look. But then there’s Riverdale’s Hermione Lodge, who looks a much more mysterious (*cough* mob-involved *cough*) version of her blonde comics counterpart.

Take a look at what each actor looks compared to both the Riverdale and comics versions of their characters.

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Gina Gershon as Gladys Jones

Gina and her comics and show counterparts definitely all have the same hairstyle goin’ on, but their fashion senses vary. The show version gives off a more “I’ve seen and done some sh*t” grunge vibe.

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Trinity Likins as Jellybean “JB” Jones

Jughead’s mischievous little sis seems a bit younger in the comics than in the show. And, you know, her youth is a little overshadowed when she’s holding a slingshot and threatening someone.

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Zoé De Grand Maison as Evelyn Evernever

Evelyn comes from the Little Archie comics and gets a moderately psycho upgrade as a teenager (although her true age is questionable) in the show. Zoé is previously known for her roles in Orphan Black and Bad Hair Day.

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KJ Apa as Archie Andrews

KJ Apa is a natural brunette, but all it takes is a little (okay, probably a lot of) red hair dye to transform him into Riverdale High’s friendliest, most well-d student. It also helps that he looks a stud in a letterman jacket.

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Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper

Lili Reinhart isn’t quite as into the severe ponytails that her Riverdale character favors, which is probably for the best—those things are tight enough to cause an instant headache and crow’s-feet.

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Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones

Comics Jughead looks about 50 years old, but Riverdale Jughead and real-life Cole share an affinity for tousled hair and casual clothing. Cole definitely has a knack for putting together a snazzier outfit though—no flannel shirt tied around the waist paired with a correctly worn leather jacket for him!

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Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge

Camila’s real-life style is a little edgier than Veronica’s pearls and button-up dresses. Although, hair-wise, the casting is truly on point.

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Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom

Cheryl Blossom’s vibrant red hair is the stuff of magic and dreams, but actress Madelaine Petsch says it’s her own natural color. In real life, she doesn’t even red—her Riverdale character’s signature color. Now, she’ll own any fashion statement that takes a risk, she told Cosmo.

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Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy

Un the Pussycats front woman she plays on The CW, Ashleigh Murray doesn’t go around wearing cat ears in public, but she does make appearances at fashion shows in extremely gorgeous dresses she’s doing here on the left.

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Hayley Law as Valerie Brown

When she’s not singing and playing bass as Valerie on Riverdale, Hayley Law is busy starring as Lizzie in Netflix’s sci-fi show Altered Carbon, which takes place 350 years in the future.

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Asha Bromfield as Melody Valentine

Asha Bromfield plays Melody, the drummer for the Pussycats. She told Teen Vogue that she and the other Pussycats are close friends off-camera as well. “It’s been absolutely wonderful to be able to share the stage with them,” she said. “They’re great people. They inspire me every day and I’m really lucky to work with them.”

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Casey Cott as Kevin Keller

Although “Casey Cott” is a name alliterative enough to work in Riverdale, the man who plays Kevin Keller isn’t quite as buttoned up in real life as he is on the show. Just look at that hair tousle!

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Vanessa Morgan as Toni Topaz

For her role as the baddest girl in the Serpents, Vanessa Morgan uses wash-out pink hair dye to nail Toni’s signature look. She also rocks a long-hair look as opposed to a short one.

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Shannon Purser as Ethel Muggs

You knew her first as Barb on Stranger Things, but now, you can catch Shannon Purser as Ethel on Riverdale. She also stars in Rise, the new show from Friday Night Lights creator Jason Katims, and Netflix original Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.

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Hart Denton as Chic Cooper

The Coopers have got to be the blondest family on television since the female half of The Brady Bunch.

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Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones

There are probably some comics purists out there mad that Jughead’s dad got transformed from this mustachioed dorkus into Skeet Ulrich in a leather jacket, but who cares about them? The rest of us get to watch Skeet Ulrich in a leather jacket.

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Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper

Riverdale’s producers really upped Alice Cooper’s glam factor for the show, which is great news for everyone because Mädchen Amick is so glamorous IRL. It’s probably why she was tapped to play Nate’s older mistress in that one season of Gossip Girl.

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Lochlyn Munro as Hal Cooper

Comics Hal is a lot less threatening-looking than Riverdale Hal, and Lochlyn Munro is a lot less threatening-looking than Riverdale Hal. That’s the circle of life in action, I think.

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Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge

The show version of Hermione Lodge is a lot more glamorous than her comics counterpart, which makes sense given that the show version is also, well, more in charge of a mob family.

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Mark Consuelos as Hiram Lodge

his wife, Hermione, Hiram has been made more dapper for Riverdale and seemingly a little younger. How did he rise to the top of the town’s criminal underworld so quickly?

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Luke Perry as Fred Andrews

Why is every Riverdale dad bald in the comics? Unclear, but bless the casting directors for deciding that former Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob (and well-coiffed man) Luke Perry would make the perfect Fred.

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Molly Ringwald as Mary Andrews

As the iconic star of such classics as Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald knows her way around teen drama, so she was truly an inspired choice to play the role of Archie’s mom.

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Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper

Remember what I said about this family and their blondness? It’s still true! Tiera Skovbye, who plays Betty’s older sister on Riverdale, also has a recurring role on Once Upon a Time.

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Jordan Calloway as Chuck Clayton

When he’s not playing Chuck Clayton on Riverdale, you can catch Jordan Calloway on The CW’s newest superhero show Black Lightning. (He plays Khalil, the boyfriend of one of Black Lightning’s daughters.)

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Trevor Stines as Jason Blossom

Un Madelaine Petsch, who plays Jason Blossom’s twin sister, Cheryl, Trevor Stines is not a natural redhead. Oh, well. He made a great Jason all the same! Especially on that episode when Cheryl imagined him as a zombie.

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Cody Kearsley as Moose Mason

Cody has the strong, square jaw necessary to play a burly football player Moose as well as the thick eyebrows of his comics inspiration. Great casting all around!

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Emilija Baranac as Midge Klump

Shocker! It appears that Midge’s signature pixie cut is a wig, because Emilija’s hair is (1) not black and (2) not short. When she’s in the wig, though, she’s a dead ringer for the illustrated Midge.

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Sarah Habel as Geraldine Grundy

As many Riverdale viewers know by now, Mrs. Grundy was an old lady in the comics. The show explained this discrepancy by having “Geraldine Grundy” be an alias used by Jennifer Gibson; the real, far older Mrs. Grundy died before Jennifer started using her name.

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Graham Phillips as Nick St. Clair

Thankfully for Graham Phillips, Riverdale’s producers didn’t seem to find it necessary for him to wear the goatee that Nick St. Clair does in the comics. Nick is already villainous enough without terrible facial hair.

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Charles Melton as Reggie Mantle

After Ross Butler left Riverdale to be on Thirteen Reasons Why, Charles Melton replaced him as affable football player Reggie Mantle. Charles, Ross, is extremely handsome, so this was quite an acceptable turn of events.

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20 Ridiculously Adorable Photos Of Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel

20 Ridiculously Adorable Photos Of Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel

20 Ridiculously Adorable Photos Of Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel

When talking Hollywood power-couples, there are quite a few to go around these days. That being said, very few of them are as adorable as Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

The lovebirds have been together since 2007 and have been making us laugh pretty much the entire time.

Even though Justin is a major star, he and his wife can still be spotted all over town showing copious amounts of PDA and honestly, we are absolutely living for it!

In today's article, we will be looking at 20 of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's most adorable pictures ever.

 From silly moments on the red-carpet, to the couple consistently slaying family Halloween costumes year after year, we have every hilarious moment right here! Who's ready to start scrolling and learn exactly what it means to be #CoupleGoals? This one is sure to make even the happiest couples a little bit jealous…

20 The Romance Is Real

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It really doesn't get any more romantic than posing for an adorable picture in the light of the Eiffel Tower, now does it? Here we can see a very happy Jessica Biel getting a super sweet smooch from her hubby, while the two enjoyed a romantic trip in Europe together.

19 Courtside Kisses

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many other celebs, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are often spotted attending various sporting events. When they're not courtside watching a basketball game, they can be found in the stands of a tennis match. Even with the cameras on them, these two can't keep their hands (or lips) off each other!

18 An Adorable (Yet Controversial) Selfie

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Back in 2018, Justin Timberlake posted this selfie with his wife before heading to the Golden Globe Awards. Clearly, the pair was looking as adorable as ever, though not everyone was impressed with this shot. Due to Justin having just starred in a Woody Allen film, many criticized his «Time's Up» pin.

17 The World's Most Supportive Wife

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Justin and Jessica have a long-standing reputation as the King and Queen of Halloween. The two have been seen in some truly amazing costumes over the years, but Halloween 2019 was a particularly great one for them. While Jessica dressed as her husband from his famous boy band days, he decided to be her microphone. Well done!

16 A Family Of Trolls

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In April 2015, Justin and Jessica welcomed their son, Silas Timberlake, into the world. Once they became a family of three, the Halloween costumes got even better.

As many fans will remember, Justin Timberlake voiced the character Branch, in the hit animated film Trolls.

The couple decided to bring his movie's characters to life, which we have to imagine was pretty magical for little Silas.

15 Luckiest Kid In Town

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While lots of parents will put on a costume to go out trick-or-treating with their kids, it's not all of them who would wear get-ups this intense. In 2018, the married couple put on their very best Lego Batman Movie costumes, though Silas no doubt stole the show this time around.

14 To Infinity And Beyond Adorable

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Seriously, where do they get these outfits? Continuing on with their outstand Halloween track-record, here we have Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and their young son dressed up as beloved characters from the Toy Story franchise. We've got Justin as Buzz, Jessica as Jessie and the youngest member of the clan as Sheriff Woody.

13 The Proudest Husband

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It seems everytime these two hit a red-carpet, Justin finds a new was to showcase just how much he loves his wife. Here we see him not only posing for a couple of playful pictures, but at the same time, making sure all eyes are on his wife and not him.

12 Sweet, Sweet Kisses

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If there is one thing we can always count from these two (apart from amazing costumes), it's their constant parade of PDA. While they are never as hot and heavy as say Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, they still know how to show off their love is a classy yet romantic way.

11 All Bundled Up

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Sure, pictures may not always tell the full truth, but come on! Just look at Jessica's face here as her hubby wrapped his arms around her and kissed her cheek. The happiness is written in her smile. It may have been chilly wherever they were, but clearly the cold wasn't bothering either of them.

10 The Ultimate Gooall

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While it's true that Justin Timberlake is first and foremost an award-winning singer, the guy has done enough acting work at this point to also be known for his comedic abilities. That being said, even if we'd never seen him in Friend with Benefits, we'd still know about his silly sense of humor thanks to poses this one.

9 The Bride And Groom Say «I Do»

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Justin and Jessica tied the knot in 2012. They had technically started dating back in 2007, but after a few ups and downs, they finally decided to take the major step. Jessica chose to ditch the idea of a white bridal gown and instead opted for a pink Giambattista Valli dress.

8 They've Got A Strong Selfie Game

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Selfies are a major part of relationships these days. Thankfully, we no longer have to ask strangers to snap cute pics of us everytime we want a photo. Justin and Jessica, along with a ton of other celebrity couples, have taken to the selfie trend quite well. Clearly, they know when to take advantage of good lighting!

7 Underwater Fun

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In honor of Justin's 38th birthday this past year, Jessica posted this downright adorable throwback. In her post, she wrote “Since the days of embarrassing pink ruffled bikinis and underwater photo shoots, you have been infusing my life with so much joy and laughter that I blame YOU for my smile lines.».

6 #CoupleGoals!

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Any man who holds out your gold cape for a photo op while you're busy stuffing your face, is a man to keep around. Since these two have been together so long, it's safe to assume they know each other quite well. When the camera pointed towards them in this silly moment, Justin knew just what to do!

5 Celebrating As A Fam

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This past summer our beloved couple celebrated the 4th of July as a family. Even though their son was asleep for it, they managed to score this amazing family picture. While Justin carried a few festive balloons, Jessica took on the heavier load by carrying around a very sleepy Silas.

4 Can't Stop The Feeling

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Even though Justin may be the musician, Jessica still knows how to get down. This has to be one of the cutest pictures there is of the happy couple. A paparazzi was able to snap this gem of Jessica busting a move, while her husband basically fell in love with her all over again.

3 Young Lovers

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What makes these two such an impressive couple, is the fact that they've been together for as long as they have. As we know, Hollywood isn't the easiest place to make a marriage work, but somehow they've managed. While their outfits in this photo may be outdated, their love never will be!

2 Couples Who Laugh Together, Stay Together

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Just all couples, we are sure Justin and Jessica have hit their rough patches. However, they always seem to bounce right back. Whether these two are catching a game, or simply getting groceries, they can almost always be seen laughing it up! Their shared sense of humor must be a big part of how they've managed to stay together for so long.

1 Riding Out Into The Sunset

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Betting on celebrity couples may be risky, but we'd be willing to place some money on these two. Even with recent rumors of cheating circling, something tells us Justin and Jessica will be able to overcome whatever hiccups they encounter. Here's hoping for many more years and many more adorable pictures!

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10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

7 celebrities who are richer than their famous parents

10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

There are countless examples in Hollywood of celebrity children following in their famous parents' footsteps. Sometimes, the younger stars gain even more fame than their parents and ultimately rake in more money. 

INSIDER examined the estimated net worths of famous parents and their children in the movie, TV, and music industries. Although net worths are always an estimate and never an exact amount, we were able to learn who is ly making more. 

From the Cyrus family to the Kardashian clan, these are the celebs who are ly making more than their already famous parents. 

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John Aniston is a famous soap-opera actor who got his start on «Days of Our Lives» back in 1985 playing Victor Kiriakis — a role he still plays today.

He has also appeared in a number of other TV shows, such as «Gilmore Girls,» «The West Wing,» and «Mad Men.

» As mainly a soap-opera actor, he has earned an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, AOL, and The Richest. 

But his daughter, Jennifer Aniston, has far outearned him with an estimated net worth of $240 million. Of course, she earned most of her fortune on the famous TV show «Friends,» which earned her $1.25 million per episode by the last season, according to Forbes.

It's also the show that keeps on giving because in 2018 Netflix reportedly paid the show's actors $2 million each to keep the series on the streaming service.

She also makes money from various endorsement deals, which usually add up to an estimated $10 million a year.

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Jon Voight broke into the film industry in 1969 with his role in «Midnight Cowboy,» which he openly admits to taking despite a very low paycheck. Voight really hit his stride when he earned an Academy Award in 1978 for his role in «Coming Home.

» Over the next few decades, Voight appeared in a number of blockbusters that brought in large sums of money, including «The Champ» and «Runaway Train.

» Today, he has an estimated net worth between $45 million and $55 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest. 

His daughter, Angelina Jolie, has an estimated net worth of $160 million, however, according to Yahoo Finance and The Richest.

The actress earned her money through successful films such as «Girl, Interrupted» and «Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.» She also made $33 million for her portrayal of Maleficent for Disney, according to Yahoo Finance.

She has also earned an estimated $20 million for endorsement deals with St. John and Louis Vuitton. 

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Jerry Stiller started his long career in the 1970s alongside his wife, Anne Meara. Together, they were a popular comedy team.

But Stiller is most known for his roles later in life, starring as Frank Costanza on «Seinfeld,» which had the best-paid cast in TV history at the time, according to Entertainment Weekly.

He returned to sitcoms and played another father in «King of Queens.» His career has earned him an estimated net worth of $12.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest. 

His son, Ben Stiller, however, has an estimated net worth of $120 million, according to The Richest. He earned it through his own comedy acting career in popular movies such as «There's Something About Mary,» «Zoolander,» and «Meet the Parents.»

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10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

In life, there are always professions that are passed along from the parent to the child. The same exact thing happens in Hollywood among the world-famous movie stars. Sometimes the children stay in the shadow of their parents and enjoy a comfortable life and sometimes there are exceptions.

These are children who rose not just over their parents but also cast a shadow on everyone around them. They snatch all the awards and leave us in awe. Here you can see which actors and actresses won more awards than their parents during their own careers, and will surely continue strong.

10 Jeff Bridges

We all know Lloyd Bridges for his roles in Airplane and Hot Shots. Up until (and arguably beyond) his passing in 1998, he was an esteemed legend in Hollywood. In his career, he had two nominations for a Primetime Emmy. Together with his wife Dorothy Bridges, who was also an actor, he had two sons, Beau and Jeff.

As the years were moving along Jeff grew into a Hollywood movie star himself and surpassed his father. He is known for The Big Lebowski and his Oscar-winning role in Crazy Heart. So far he has starred in over 90 movies, has won 48 awards and received a massive 110 nominations.

9 Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland is the son of the legendary Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas. For anyone who has the genes of an actor Donald, it would be hard to live up to the potential. father son, Kiefer grew to be a beloved actor in roles 24, Mirrors and Young Guns. 

In his career, he has won one more award than his father and has had 30 nominations more. Considering the fact that he has many years left, he will no doubt leave a stronger legacy overall and win many more prestigious awards.

8 Chris Pine

We know him best for his mega-successful roles in movies Star Trek, Wonder Woman and Horrible Bosses 2. He is charming, handsome and comes from a family of actors. However, these days it is less known that his father Robert Pine was in Hollywood as well.

Pine was known for his role as the surgeon Joseph Getraer on the series CHiPs that aired from 1977-1983. It is clear that Roberts's son has made a bigger name for himself. So far Chris has 31 nominations and 7 awards among which is a Boston Society of Film Critics Award.

7  Jane Fonda

The legendary Jane Fonda. A beacon of class, elegance, and beauty. Known by the classics Klute and Coming Home, two legendary movies that brought her an Oscar for best actress in a leading role. Her career has been very colorful and rich.

As the old saying goes the apple surely doesn't follow far from the tree as her father Henry Fonda has won an Oscar for best actor in a leading role of the movie On Golden Pond. Between the two magnificent actors, Jane has surely taken the lead.

6 Gwyneth Paltrow

It is indeed true that she comes from a family where both her parents were quite the names back in the '90s. Gwyneth's mother Blythe Danner is a winner of a Golden Globe and another 8 wins along with 23 nominations. The late producer and writer Bruce Paltrow was nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys and had another 2 wins.

However, Gwyneth herself has been nominated for 52 awards which she has won 22. Among them lies an Oscar (for best actress in a lead role «Shakespeare in Love»). As well as her award-winning success, she is also an author of a book and runs a lifestyle website.

5 Michael Douglas

The legendary Kirk Douglas played the role of Spartakus and was given an honorary Oscar for «50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community» and he also has 3 academy award nominations. It sounds impressive and hard to top, yet that is exactly what Michael Douglas did.

Michael has won 2 Oscars, shot over 60 movies and maybe it is not an award but has one of the most beautiful women as his wife for 20 years. It is safe to say that he successfully followed the footsteps of his father and in time surpassed him.

4 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is the daughter of Jon Voight. Although they have each won one Oscar, Angelina has 56 other wins and 112 nominations, as her father has only 24 wins and 35 nominations.

It is a worthy mention that she was also given an honorary academy award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Hands down they are both legends and Hollywood legacies, but Angelina has won in this contest by a long shot.

3 Miley Cyrus

In the '90s Billy Ray Cyrus was a star famous for his Achy Breaky Heart, once little Miley was born everything changed. Miley won the hearts of every teenager by starring in the show Hannah Montana.

After she moved her career from acting to singing she gained even more popularity. In 2009 she was nominated for a Golden Globe. So far in her career, she has had 23 wins and 58 nominations. She indeed came in a wrecking ball.

2 Ben Stiller

Jerry Stiller has had two of most honorary roles as a father (which he is widely known by) one is as Arthur Spooner in The King of Queens and Frank Costanza in Seinfeld. He has also 5 award nominations and 4 wins which is a lifetime accomplishment.

On the other hand, the name Ben Stiller speaks for itself. With 60 nominations and 14 wins, he has around 12 times more nominations and 3 times the amount of awards won. We guess that in real life Jerry really does have the role of a proud father.

1 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston played the role of Rachel Green in Friends. Her character was a friend of Joey, the actor who played Drake Ramoray, a surgeon Days of Our Lives. But did you know that the father of Aniston actually played the role of a surgeon in the show Days of Our Lives? 

Yes, John Aniston has won 3 awards in his career but probably his most valuable one would be his daughter. So far Aniston has won a Golden Globe, 42 other awards and has had 81 nominations.

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41 Celebrities Whose Kids Look Just Them — Celebrity Kids Who Look Their Parents

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Hollywood is filled with rising celebrity offspring—but talent isn't the only thing flooding these gene pools. From Reese Witherspoon and Ava Phillippe to Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber, the next generation of A-listers bare a strong resemblance to their famous parents. Here, we've rounded up all the celebrity parent-child duos who will make you do a double take.

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Reese Witherspoon & Ava Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon's eldest child with Ryan Phillippe, Ava Phillippe, looks an exact clone of her actress mom. The 19-year-old shares the same facial features and blond hair, and is similarly making a foray into the world of acting and modeling.

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Vanessa Paradis & Lily-Rose Depp

mother, daughter: The modeling genes run strong in this family. Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp's 20-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, looks exactly her mom. The budding model and actress even followed in Paradis's footsteps as a model for Chanel.

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Zoë Kravitz & Lisa Bonet

Age is nothing but a number. Lisa Bonet, 51, and Zoë Kravitz, 30, look more twins than mother and daughter. Kravitz even re-created her mom's nude Rolling Stone cover for Halloween 2018, and the resemblance is uncanny.

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Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber

The 17-year-old is nearly a duplicate of her OG supermodel mother, so it's no surprise that her modeling career is already off to an incredible start. Gerber has already walked just about every major runway show and landed several campaigns.

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Kate Hudson & Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn passed her signature million dollar smile down to her daughter, Kate Hudson. The duo share a strong resemblance, which is even more apparent in their acting roles.

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Gigi & Yolanda Hadid

A model herself, Yolanda Hadid passed down her stunning Dutch looks (and modeling chops) to her eldest daughter, Gigi.

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Melanie Griffith & Dakota Johnson

Melanie Griffith's eldest daughter with Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson, strongly resembles both her famous parents. Despite their contrasting hair colors, the mom-and-daughter duo especially look strikingly similar.

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Kate Moss & Lila Grace Moss Hack

Get ready for another supermodel-in-the-making. Kate Moss's daughter, Lila Grace Moss Hack, recently landed her first beauty contract with Marc Jacobs.

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Meryl Streep & Mamie Gummer

Meryl Streep's eldest daughter, Mamie Gummer, looks exactly her legendary mom—she also followed in her acting footsteps.

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Beyoncé & Tina Knowles

Queen Bey and her stylist/designer mama share a lot of the same features—and so does Beyoncé's younger sister, Solange.

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Lourdes Leon & Madonna

Lourdes Leon not only inherited her mom's iconic edgy and daring style, but also her looks. Though it doesn't seem the 22-year-old will follow in the footsteps of the Queen of Pop's music career (not yet, at least), she has already dabbled in the world of modeling.

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Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross

With their larger-than-life personalities and matching heads of curly hair, the Ross ladies are all around goals—and look-as.

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Blue Ivy Carter & Jay-Z

Although she does have some of Beyoncé's features, Blue Ivy Carter is definitely a daddy's girl. The 7-year-old looks exactly her rapper dad.

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Kris Jenner & Kim Kardashian

The reality star and her momager share more than just 10 percent of profits. Their high cheekbones, olive coloring, and jet-black hair are unmistakably the same.

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Blythe Danner

Gwyneth Paltrow inherited her mom's cheekbones, eyes, and flawless skin.

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Violet Affleck & Jennifer Garner

Although Violet Affleck is only 13 years old, she already looks exactly her gorgeous mom. She's the eldest of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's three children.

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Tish & Miley Cyrus

This mother-daughter duo both have the same big blue eyes.

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Rumer Willis & Demi Moore

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's oldest daughter, Rumer Willis, looks the most her famous mom. Although all three kids resemble both their Hollywood parents, Rumer is Demi's doppelgänger.

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Sophie Von Haselberg & Bette Midler

The resemblance between Bette Midler and her 32-year-old daughter, Sophie Von Haselberg, will make you do a double take. The two share the same exact facial features (and golden hair color).

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Jaden & Will Smith

Though Jaden Smith may be named in honor of his mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, the cool teen looks just his dad.

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Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's only child together, Suri Cruise, looks her mom's mini-me. Now 13 years old, Suri is the spitting image of the actress—sharing the same smile and facial features.

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Liv Freundlich & Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore passed her hair color and flawless complexion down to her teenage daughter. The 17-year-old, who Moore shares with husband Bart Freundlich, is looking more and more her mom every day.

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Brooklyn & David Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest of Victoria and David Beckham's four kids, is quickly inheriting his soccer star dad's handsome looks.

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Sailor Brinkley Cook & Christie Brinkley

Following in her supermodel mom's footsteps, Sailor Brinkley Cook inherited everything Christie Brinkley, from her blond hair to her high cheekbones.

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Kim Basinger & Ireland Baldwin

Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin's only child looks just her mom. The 23-year-old, who has dabbled in the modeling world, shares Basinger's facial features.

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Barbra Streisand & Jason Gould

Broadway’s favorite and greatest diva, Barbra Streisand, passed on her strong nose and sharp chin to her son, Jason Gould.

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Heidi Klum & Helene (Leni) Boshoven Samuel

Helene Boshoven Samuel, who goes by Leni, inherited supermodel mom Heidi Klum's blessed genetics, from her blond locks to her towering height.

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Paul & Stella McCartney

Before she was a world-renowned fashion designer, Stella McCartney was just the daughter of everyone's favorite Beatle. She has his large eyes and facial structure to prove it.

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Adrienne Banfield-Jones & Jada Pinkett Smith

Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Jada Pinkett Smith could easily pass as sisters, if not twins. The two share a luminous smile and bright eyes.

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Robin Wright & Dylan Penn

Model and actress Dylan Penn strongly resembles her mother, Golden Globe winner Robin Wright. They both have dirty blond hair, sharp eyes, and a strong nose.

Source: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/g24670786/celebrity-parent-and-kid-look-alikes/

Super Famous Celebrity Kids: All Grown Up

10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

Born into privilege and the world spotlight, these celebrity kids have it all. We’re taking a look at how these famous faces have grown up…

17-year-old Ava is the daughter of movie stars Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe. Though her parents marriage ended in divorce back in 2007, the beautiful Ava has grown into a well-adjusted young woman. She bears a striking resemblance to her gorgeous mom – lucky her!

Ava Philippe

Yolanda Hadid has certainly made some exceptionally beautiful children. Bella Hadid is now a world-renowned model and socialite. With her long legs and piercing gaze, she has walked the catwalk for some of the most respected designer labels. She is also known for her multiple high-profile love interests. She is currently dating pop singer, The Weeknd.

Bella Hadid

Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi’s rocker guitarist Richie Sambora are the Hollywood parents of the lovely Ava Sambora. The young actress has certainly inherited her mother’s beauty and charisma. She is now following in their footsteps and forging a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She starred in the comedy This is 40 and made numerous TV appearances.

Sophie Turner

Rob Lowe is still everyone’s favorite eighties heartthrob. He and Sheryl Berkof are the parents of blue-eyed teen, John Owen. After studying at Stanford University, Owen set out to become an actor.

 He landed a cameo role on his dad’s TV series, The Grinder. He has a close bond with his famous dad, the two are often featured on Lowe’s social media pages working out together and singing karaoke.

John Owen

With her luminous skin and fiery red hair, the daughter of actress Julianne Moore is just as lovely as her famous mom. The pair are often spotted together walking the streets of New York. The budding actress has appeared in the films Trust the Man and The Rebound.

Liv Moore

Taylor is the daughter of Breaking Bad actor, Bryan Cranston and actress Robin Dearden. As with most Hollywood kids, she has also chosen to pursue acting. She has had roles on the TV shows 101 Ways to Get Rejected, and Sweet/Vicious. She also scored a cameo role in her dad’s popular series, Breaking Bad.

Taylor Cranston

Being the daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, it seemed inevitable Dakota would become a star. The actress raised eyebrows when she starred in the steamy Fifty Shades Darker film series. She is now a Hollywood name in her own right. She is starring alongside Tilda Swinton in the upcoming and much-anticipated thriller, Suspiria.

Dakota Johnson

Zelda is the daughter of the late beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams. Zelda began her acting career at just 5 years old. In 2004, she starred alongside her dad in the movie, House of D. She has also had extensive work as a voice artist for animated series The Legend of Korra, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Zelda Williams

Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are the parents of Sosie. The actress scored the genetic lottery, inheriting her parents good looks and acting talents. She starred in her father’s movie Loverboy and soon appeared in the TV series The Closer, acting opposite her mom.

Sosie Bacon

Rafferty is the eldest son of Hollywood leading man, Jude Law. The teen has walked the catwalks for DKNY and Dolce and Gabbana. The multi-talented Rafferty is also the guitarist for his rock band, The Dirty Harry.

Rafferty Law

Just her famous dad, Andy Garcia, Dominik is beautiful, talented and seemingly drawn to the spotlight. She pursued her own acting career from her early teens and has appeared in a strong of TV shows and films, including The Lost City and Wild Card.

Dominik Cristina Garcia-Lorido

The world mourned the sudden and tragic loss of Kurt Cobain. The rocker left behind his long-time partner Courtney Love and his young daughter, Frances. She has done extensive work cementing her father’s legacy. She produced the HBO documentary Cobain: Montage of Heck and posed for her Elle magazine wearing her dad’s clothing.

Frances Bean Cobain

Criminal Minds star, Joe Mantegna, and restauranteur Arlene Vrhel are the famous parents of the gorgeous Gia. The beauty is not only an actress, but a singer, saxophonist and piano player. She has starred in movies including 13 Going On 30 and The Frozen Ground.

Gia Mantegna

Gordon Ramsay is the superstar chef who has made a name for himself as a gourmet TV personality with a foul mouth and short temper. Ramsay’s son Jack inherited his dad’s love for food and his driven personality. The youngster most recently joined the British Royal Navy Elite.

Jack Scott Ramsay

David Hasselhoff and Pamela Bach’s daughter Hayley was always set to become a star. The blonde and curvaceous beauty is a well known plus-size model as well as a blossoming actress.

Hayley Hasselhoff

Meryl Streep is one of the most respected and accomplished actresses in all of Hollywood history. It’s no surprise her daughter Mamie has inherited her acting skills and longing for the spotlight. Mamie has recurring starring roles in series including Emily Owens M.D., The Good Wife, Manhattan, and The Collection.

Mamie Gummer

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis would inevitably parent beautiful children. Lily-Rose is an elfin and petite beauty who is now one of the world’s most sought-after models. The pint-sized model actress is the face of Chanel perfume, Nº5 L’eau. She also starred in the films The Dancer and Planetarium.

Lily-Rose Depp

At the height of their fame Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger were an undeniable power couple. Hall was a leggy super model while Jagger remains of rock history’s most iconic stars. The famous pair are the parents of the lovely Georgia May. She inherited her father’s full lips and her mother’s easy grace. She has worked with numerous high-end designers.

Georgia May Jagger

Yet again, this celeb kid has proved that it’s all in the genes. The daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright is a staggering beauty. She charmed fellow actor Robert Pattison, the two had a brief relationship. The model has dreams of becoming a writer-director.

Dylan Penn

After years of marriage former Spice Girl Victoria and soccer superstar David Beckham are considered a power couple. Brooklyn is the pair’s eldest child. The brooding Beckham was previously linked to actress Chloe Grace Moretz. He is also a talented photographer and has followed in his father’s footsteps with his tattoo collection all over his body.

Brooklyn Beckham

Christie Brinkley wooed the iconic singer Billy Joel and the pair soon married and began a family. Alexa Ray was always destined to be a talented musician. The singer-songwriter released her first album in 2006.

Alexa Ray Joel

The death of Michael Jackson was a tragedy that rocked the music world. The troubled pop icon was the loving dad to his eldest child, Paris. Paris has long paid tribute to her dad’s legacy. She has numerous tattoos of her father and accepted his lifetime achievement award at the 52nd Grammy Awards. She is also a budding model.

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson

There’s little chance you won’t grow up to suave and handsome when your dad is 007. Dylan, with his height and enviable jawline, soon caught the attention of the modeling industry. He made his modeling debut in 2014. His also a musician and is currently studying film in California.

Dylan Brosnan

Willow Smith is the daughter the infinitely cool power pair, Will and Jada-Pinkett Smith. She has evidently inherited her dad’s swagger and her mom’s beauty. She has pursued her passion for music and released her first album in 2015.

Willow Smith

Kylie is the youngest of the world’s most famous reality TV family. The daughter of Caitlyn Jenner and Chris Kardashian has most recently earned the title of billionaire. She is a bonafide mogul and is the founder of her wildly successful cosmetics line.

Kylie Jenner

Clint Eastwood is one of the Hollywood greats. The director and award-winning actor is also the father of the redheaded beauty, Francesca. She was very briefly married to Jonah Hill’s brother, Jordan Feldstein. She has also pursued acting and starred in numerous TV series.

Francesca Eastwood

The King of Pop is the father of ‘Blanket’ Prince Jackson. In 2002, Jackson made headlines when he dangled Blanket over a balcony. Blanket has legally changed his name to Bigi due to constant bullying. He is determined to live a normal life the spotlight.

Blanket Jackson

Steve Irwin won the hearts of millions of nature-loving viewers with his kind demeanor and passion for animals. Irwin would meet an untimely end when he died after being attacked by a stingray.

His legacy of conservation lives on through his young daughter, Bindi. Bindi has since appeared in movies and a string of TV shows.

Most recently she wowed audiences when she took part in the 21st season of Dancing with the Stars.

Bindi Irwin

Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead are the parents of young Dannielynn Birkhead. Sadly, Anna Nicole would die of an accidental drug overdose when her daughter was just 5 months old.

In another tragic event, Danielynn’s older brother would pass when she was only 3-days old. A bitter custody battle would take place after her mother’s death. Through a paternity test it was confirmed that Birkhead was her biological father.

Dannielynn is now 10-years old, and pursuing a career in acting and modeling.

Dannielynn Birkhead

In 2006, the Queen of Pop made the trip to Malawi and would return with a new adopted son, David Banda. Madonna is the adopted mother to 3 other children, Mercy James, and twin sisters, Esther and Stella. Although Madonna and her former husband, director Guy Ritchie’s marriage would come to an end, the pair are still committed to being attentive parents to their kids.

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Rocky icon, Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin are the parents of the lovely Sistine Stallone. Born in 1998, Sistine is now 17-years-old.

Last year, the natural beauty was given the esteemed honor to act as Miss Golden Globe for the prestigious award ceremony.

After hearing news that she had landed the gig, Sistine told People magazine “Freaking out is an understatement… We were dancing, we were screaming, we got some music playing, the dogs were barking, it was amazing. It was so much fun.”

Sistine Stallone

In 2016, the world was shocked by the surprise split of one of Hollywood’s most beloved power couples.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still involved in a bitter million-dollar custody battle over their many children. Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt is one of the star couple’s six children.

The couple, as well as their kids, have had to endure public scandal and scrutiny over the continuing divorce.

Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt

Once upon a time little Annie Guest was just a sweet-faced kid walking the red carpet with her famous mom, Jamie Lee Curtis. When she and her mom attended the 2016 Golden Globe awards, onlookers were dazzled by her now more mature beauty. Sporting silver white locks just her mom, the dance teacher looked the picture of old hollywood glamor.

Annie Guest

Described as one of the most successful golfers of all time, Woods is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. The athlete has two children with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Sam and Charlier Axel Wood. He is also known for his scandalous times, but recently has settled down again with a new girlfriend.

Sam Alexis Woods

Sandra Bullock famously adopted baby Louis when he was only three months old, following on from the messy and public split from her previous partner, Jesse James. Since then he has grown up into an absolutely adorable young boy, and she has just recently adopted a little girl so he has a little sister. We love Sandra.

Louis Bullock

Michael Strahan is a retired American professional football player and TV personality. Strahan has been married twice before but is presently single. He has two gorgeous 13-year-old twin sisters, Isabella and Sophia who love attending celeb events with their dad.

Tanita and Michael Jr Strahan

Lisa Bonet and Aqua-man actor Jason Momoa, have two beautiful children together, Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf. Lisa also has a daughter with singer Lenny Kravitz, actress Zoe Kravitz.

Lola Iolani

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin is the dad of the beautiful Ireland. She has matured into accomplished young woman who has a flourishing modeling career. She has worked with numerous high-end designer labels and appeared on the covers of W and Elle magazine.

Ireland Baldwin

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet were once one of the world’s most gorgeous and talented super-couples. They parented the lovely Zoe. With her radiant good looks and natural charisma, the actress has taken Hollywood by storm. She has starred in a string of blockbuster features.

Zoe Kravitz

Source: https://eternallifestyle.com/living/super-famous-celebrity-kids-grown-fb/

Celebrity Kids All Grown Up — Kids Of Celebrities As Adults

10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

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Brandon Thomas Lee

The eldest son of rocker Tommy Lee and model Pamela Anderson was born on June 5, 1996.

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Brandon Thomas Lee

Lee, 23, currently stars on the MTV reality show The Hills: New Beginnings and also showed off his acting chops in the Netflix original, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.

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Corinne Foxx

The eldest daughter of Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx was born on February 15, 1994.

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Corinne Foxx

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Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts, daughter of Academy Award-nominated actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts, was born on February 10, 1991. She made her acting debut at 10 years old in Blow and went on to lead Nickelodeon's Unfabulous.

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Emma Roberts

Now 29, the starlet has gone on to make a name for herself, acting in hit projects We're the Millers, Scream Queens, and American Horror Story.

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Sophia and Sistine Stallone

The daughters of Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin, Sophia and Sistine, were born on August 27, 1996, and June 27, 1998, respectively.

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Sophia and Sistine Stallone

Sophia, 23, and Sistine, 21, are successful social media influencers, with Sistine (left) recently having made her acting debut in 2019's 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.

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Maya Hawke

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Maya Hawke

The 21-year-old, who stars in Netflix's Stranger Things, also appears in Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Michael Gandolfini

Son of the late actor James Gandolfini and Marcy Wudarski, Michael Gandolfini was born on May 11, 2000.

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Michael Gandolfini

Now 20, Michael is playing a young version of the character that turned his father into a legend in an upcoming Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark.

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Billie Lourd

Daughter of actress Carrie Fisher and agent Bryan Lourd (and granddaughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher), Bille Lourd was born in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1992.

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Billie Lourd

Lourd, who is now 27, has had roles in three Star Wars films, American Horror Story, and the 2019 coming-of-age comedy Booksmart.

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Lily-Rose Depp

One of two children from Johnny Depp's marriage to French musician, actress, and model Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp was born on May 27, 1999.

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Lily-Rose Depp

At just 20 years old, Depp has already enjoyed a fruitful acting and modeling career. She currently has several films in post-production and one that's in the middle of shooting.

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Harley Quinn Smith

Harley Quinn Smith was born on June 26, 1999 to director Kevin Smith and actress Jennifer Schwalbach Smith.

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Harley Quinn Smith

After making her film debut in 2001 as Baby Silent Bob in her father's film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith has gone on to act in Tusk and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood—all while performing with the punk band The Tenth.

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Coco Arquette

The only child of Scream co-stars Courteney Cox and David Arquette was born on June 13, 2004.

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Coco Arquette

The 15-year-old seems set to follow in her mom's footsteps — she's already kicked off a fledgling career in musical theater, with performances in productions of «Rent» and «The Addams Family.»

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The Jolie-Pitt Kids

Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt have traveled the world while growing up in the spotlight thanks to their superstar parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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The Jolie-Pitt Kids

Brangelina may be no more, but the family looked happier than ever at a film premiere in September 2019. The kids are all tweens and teens who still make their way across the globe with their famous folks.

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Sean and Jayden James Federline

Britney Spears had two sons during her marriage to Kevin Federline, born in 2005 and 2006.

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Sean and Jayden James Federline

Sean and Jayden James are growing up quickly and often featured on Britney's social media. The boys went to Disneyland with their mom in August 2019.

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Rumer Willis

Rumer is the oldest of Demi Moore's three daughters with Bruce Willis. She was born August 16, 1988.

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Rumer Willis

As the offspring of Hollywood royalty, Rumer is following the path paved by her parents … with a twist. She's done TV, film, theater, and won season 20 of «Dancing with the Stars.»

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Monroe and Moroccan Cannon

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon welcomed their twins into the world on April 30, 2011.

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Monroe and Moroccan Cannon

Monroe and Moroccan spend plenty of time with their busy parents, including walking red carpets as a family. Sometimes they even wear matching outfits.

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Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Isabella Kravitz, the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, was born on December 1, 1988.

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Zoe Kravitz

The 31-year-old, actress, model, and singer Zoe has inherited both her parents' bohemian style and artistic talents. She starred in the critically acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies, and will soon appear as Catwoman in the upcoming Batman movie.

Source: https://www.redbookmag.com/life/friends-family/g4309/celebrity-kids-all-grown-up-now/

Celebrities who have donated to coronavirus relief efforts — FM100.3 — Better Music Better Work Day

10 Celebrity Kids That Won More Awards Than Their Parents

By: Madeleine Porter

As the coronavirus spreads, celebrities are rallying together to donate to those in need due to the disease. Celebrities Rhianna, Lady Gaga, and Shawn Mendes have made donations to charities specializing in coronavirus relief.

Other celebrities are practicing self-isolation to contribute to flattening the curve of coronavirus. With everything going on in the world, celebrities are using their platforms to make a positive impact.

These celebrities listed join a growing list of influential figures and major brands that have also made donations to combat the pandemic.

Additionally, it goes to show celebrities are just us. They are normal human beings who are just as susceptible to the coronavirus as anyone else would be, which is why they want to help.

Take a look to see how these celebrities are contributing to flattening the curve in addition to their donations towards coronavirus relief centers.

Rudy Gobert

Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert is donating more than $500,000 to support both the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena and COVID-related social services

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Justin Bieber

The singer-songwriter, 26, donated to the Bejing Chunmiao Children Aid Foundation in China to assist with coronavirus relief efforts.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

The famous couple pledged $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

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Ciara and Russell Wilson

The pair showed their love for their community by donating one million meals to Seattle food bank Food Lifeline.

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Lady Gaga

The singer’s cosmetics company, Haus Labs, announced 20 percent of its week’s profits would be donated to local food banks in LA and NYC.

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Steph and Ayesha Curry

The celebrity couple’s foundation, Eat Learn Play, made a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Feeding America.

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Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell and her kids donated $150,007.96 to No Kid Hungry. The reason for the uneven amount is because her kids wanted to join her in her donation as well. Bell said in a statement, “the number is odd because my kids asked if they could also donate money from their piggy banks.”

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Justin Timberlake

The celebrity made a donation to the Mid-South Food Bank, which is in his hometown of Memphis, TN.

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Eric Stonestreet

The Modern Family star donated 200,000 meals to Harvesters food bank in Kansas.

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Dierks Bently

After Nashville bars were ordered to shut down, the country singer announced he would be giving each of his 90 employees at Whiskey Row Nashville $1,000.

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Kevin Love

The Clevland Cavaliers star donated $100,000 through his foundation to help Clevland arena staff after the NBA called off the season.

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Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon and his family made a donation to Feeding America.

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Donatella and Allegra Versace

The fashion designer and her daughter, Allegra, donated $213,677 to the intensive-care department of Milan’s San Raffaele hospital to fight against the coronavirus.

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Bong Joon-Ho and Suga

The Parasite director and the BTS singer donated more than $164,000 toward coronavirus relief efforts in South Korea.

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Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa

The couple donated $1 million to aid in coronavirus relief efforts. Their donation will go to the New York Governor’s office, which will help purchase ventilators and aid the WIN organization.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Celebrities, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made a donation of an undisclosed amount of money to the Dream Center in Los Angeles and We Women Empowered in his hometown of Chicago. Kim Kardashian is also donating 20 percent of the proceeds from her shapewear brand Skims to Baby2Baby’s coronavirus Emergency Response Program.

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Rhianna’s Clara Lionel Foundation gave $5 million to bolster coronavirus response efforts, helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa.

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Bethenny Frankel

Frankel has been raising funds to put together kits with masks for medical professionals due to the shortage of supplies.

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Shawn Mendes

Shawn’s made a donation to Canada’s SickKids Foundation to help support urgent screening and preventing coronavirus from spreading.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

The former California governor donated $1 million to a GoFundMe account called Frontline Responders Fund, which is run by an organization called Flexport.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

The Goop founder donated $100,000 to the Frontline Responders Fund.

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Nina Dobrev

The actress announced her partnership with BStrong and the Global Empowerment Foundation and pledged $10,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Jamie Lynn Spears and Britney Spears

The sisters assisted Alexis Fleischer in launching the #Doyourpartchallenge. This initiative aims to unite communities by delivering food and necessities to those in need while also supporting local restaurants and businesses.

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Eva Mendes

The fashion mogul and actress revealed she donated to the LA Regional Food Bank in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Miley Cyrus

The pop star partnered with brand Emi Jay for a “Care Together” campaign to support Feeding America. When you buy hair ties from the brand and use the code “BrightMinded” at checkout, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the organization.

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Rita Ora

Rita Ora partnered with the United Nations to design merch to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund powered by UN Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.

(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Source: https://fm100.com/2020/03/26/celebrities-who-have-donated-to-coronavirus-relief-efforts/


After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Taylor Swift can perform her old songs at American Music Awards, record label says

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Taylor Swift will be able to perform her old songs at the upcoming American Music Awards, Swift's former record label said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight.

«The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists' performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms.

This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances,» the statement read. «It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media.

Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists' audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.»

But, Dick Clark Productions, which produces the AMAs, told ET, «At no time did Dick Clark Productions agree to, create, authorize or distribute a statement in partnership with Big Machine Label Group regarding Taylor Swift's performance at the 2019 American Music Awards. Any final agreement on this matter needs to be made directly with Taylor Swift's management team. We have no further comment.»

The news comes days after Swift took to social media with claims that Scooter Braun, Scott Borchetta, and Big Machine Records were preventing her from performing a medley of her hits at the AMAs and stalling production on a planned Netflix documentary. 

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— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 14, 2019

Swift wrote that Borchetta and Braun «have said that I'm not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I'm allowed to next year.» 

In her post, the singer urged fans to «let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this.»

Big Machine told ET on Friday, «At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere.»

A spokeswoman for Swift disputed that claim in a followup statement to ET, writing that Borchetta «flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix.»

«The truth is, on October 28, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.

the Vice President, Rights Management and Business Affairs from Big Machine Label Group sent Taylor Swift's team the following: 'Please be advised that BMLG will not agree to issue licenses for existing recordings or waivers of its re-recording restrictions in connection with these two projects: The Netflix documentary and The Alibaba 'Double Eleven' event.'»

Taylor Swift onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty

«To avoid an argument over rights, Taylor performed three songs off her new album 'Lover' at the Double Eleven event as it was clear that Big Machine Label Group felt any televised performance of catalog songs violated her agreement,» the statement continued.

«In addition, yesterday Scott Borchetta, CEO and founder of Big Machine Label Group, flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix. Please notice in Big Machine's statement, they never actually deny either claim Taylor said last night in her post.

Lastly, Big Machine is trying to deflect and make this about money by saying she owes them but, an independent, professional auditor has determined that Big Machine owes Taylor $7.9 million dollars of unpaid royalties over several years.»

A Big Machine executive then told ET: «Taylor can 100% perform all of her catalog, past and present, at the AMAs. Big Machine has no issue with her performance going out on live broadcast because it recognizes it doesn't have the right to block her. Labels can't block any artists from performing any songs live.»

On Friday, a source told ET that Big Machine Label Group's headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, was forced to shut down early due to direct and hostile death threats being made to employees of the company.

The source believed that Swift fans were going to extremes to leak personal contact information and addresses of company employees — not just Braun and Borchetta.

Swift, who is set to receive the Artist of the Decade Award at the AMAs on Sunday, meanwhile, has received support from fans and famous friends on social media.

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Big Machine now says Taylor Swift can perform whatever she wants at American Music Awards

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs
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Say what you will about famous people mobilizing their armies of fans to get things that they want, but the system works.

Just a few days after Taylor Swift called on her legion of Swifties to… politely ask her old record label to back down from its attempts to stop her from performing a medley of old hits at the upcoming American Music Awards (among other things), the label in question—Big Machine—has effectively thrown up the white flag of surrender. As reported by CNN, Big Machine has now released a statement explaining that “recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television,” just for “audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.” In other words, as long as Swift isn’t releasing a live album of her American Music Awards medley, then Big Machine doesn’t care what she does.

(For those who don’t closely follow the rights to Swift’s back catalog, the label itself and the rights to Swift’s pre-Lover albums were purchased earlier this year by former Kanye West manager Scooter Braun, a.k.a. the guy who is at least partially responsible for the feud that West and Swift have been in for years, with Swift having already left Big Machine for a sweeter deal with Universal Music Group.)

This apparent reversal for Big Machine comes after Swift’s publicist shared a statement revealing that the label had tried to argue that any attempt by Swift to perform her old songs would violate Big Machine’s control over the rights to those songs, barring her from doing the AMA medley she wanted and impacting production of a planned documentary on Netflix. Swift’s team also noted that Big Machine owes her nearly $8 million in unpaid royalties, with the label publicly denying that it owes her money and that it tried to stop her from performing her songs. This new statement from Big Machine about how Swift doesn’t needs its approval is also co-signed by Dick Clark Productions, which produces the AMAs, seemingly offering a definitive confirmation that, yes, she can sing what she wants.

A lot of this animosity between Swift and Big Machine comes from the fact that she’s been very vocal about her intention to rerecord all of her old songs (since the label only owns the original recordings of them), which would effectively make the catalog owned by Braun worthless.

Swift she doesn’t the label because it got in bed with this guy who she blames for a lot of her public embarrassments, and the label (at least according to the official stance of Team Swift) doesn’t her because she keeps making it look bad and intends to gut what is probably an enormous revenue stream spite.

And all of this is for the American Music Awards, which isn’t even one of the more exciting awards ceremonies!

UPDATE: Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that drama involving Taylor Swift will ever be simple.

In a statement given to Variety, Dick Clark Productions has now said that it never made any sort of agreement with Big Machine to release the statement mentioned above, indicating that the record label put Dick Clark Productions’ name on it without authorization, which seems a very strange thing to do. We don’t know why the label would do that, but it seems oddly insistent that Swift be allowed to perform the songs she wants to perform… even though Swift is saying that Big Machine previously threatened to stop her from doing it. Variety sums it all up nicely in this all-time great quote: “It was unclear at the time of this article’s publication exactly what is taking place.” Yep. 

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Taylor Swift Says Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta Blocking Her from Performing Old Songs at AMAs

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

The drama between Taylor Swift, Scooter Braun and Big Machine Label co-founder Scott Borchetta is far from over.

On Thursday, the Grammy winner, 29, released a scathing Tumblr post, accusing the manager, 38, and her former label head, 57, of blocking her from performing her old hits at the American Music Awards later this month.

“I’ve been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show. Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year,” she wrote.

A rep for Big Machine Label Group and a rep for Braun did not immediately respond to a request for comment from PEOPLE.

The singer also revealed she has been working with Netflix on a documentary about her “life for the past few years,” but that Borchetta and Braun — who purchased Big Machine Label for $300 million earlier this year — have “declined the use of my older music or performance footage for this project.”

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According to Swift, Borchetta tried to negotiate and offered to let her perform and use her music if she agreed not to re-record “copycat versions” of her old songs and “stop talking about him and Scooter Braun.”

However, the superstar doubled down on her criticism of the business partners and asked her fans for their help.

“The message being sent to me is very clear. Basically, be a good little girl and shut up. Or you’ll be punished,” wrote Swift. “Please let Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun know how you feel about this.”

Without naming specific artist names, Swift also asked her fans to reach out to Braun’s clients in hopes that they “can talk some sense into the men who are exercising tyrannical control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote.”

On Friday morning, Big Machine Label Group released a statement that denied Swift’s allegations and accused her of “false information.”

“As Taylor Swift’s partner for over a decade, we were shocked to see her Tumblr statements yesterday false information. At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special,” the statement read.

“In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere.

Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate.”

“We have worked diligently to have a conversation about these matters with Taylor and her team to productively move forward,” the statement added.

“We started to see progress over the past two weeks and were optimistic as recently as yesterday that this may get resolved.

However, despite our persistent efforts to find a private and mutually satisfactory solution, Taylor made a unilateral decision last night to enlist her fanbase in a calculated manner that greatly affects the safety of our employees and their families.”

“All we ask is to have a direct and honest conversation,” the statement concluded. “When that happens, you will see there is nothing but respect, kindness and support waiting for you on the other side. To date, not one of the invitations to speak with us and work through this has been accepted.”

RELATED: Taylor Swift Slams Scooter Braun for ‘Manipulative Bullying’ After He Acquires Her Music Catalog

In late June, Swift slammed Braun, who manages stars Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, upon learning that his Ithaca Holdings had acquired her former record label from Borchetta, essentially taking ownership of her masters.

“Scooter has stripped me of my life’s work, that I wasn’t given an opportunity to buy. Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it,” she said, accusing Braun of using Justin Bieber and Kanye West to bully her on social media after a feud over West’s song lyrics on the track “Famous.”

Borchetta defended Braun in a letter posted to his label’s web site, writing: “As to her comments about ‘being in tears or close to it’ anytime my new partner Scooter Braun’s name was brought up, I certainly never experienced that.”

“Was I aware of some prior issues between Taylor and Justin Bieber? Yes.

But there were also times where Taylor knew that I was close to Scooter and that Scooter was a very good source of information for upcoming album releases, tours, etc, and I’d reach out to him for information on our behalf,” Borchetta continued. “Scooter has always been and will continue to be a supporter and honest custodian for Taylor and her music.”

In September, Braun addressed his feud with the “Lover” singer in the latest episode of Tony Gonzalez’s Wide Open podcast.

“It’s hard when you get attacked and it’s not any truth, but for that other person it may be based in truth but they don’t have all the information,” he said.

“And that’s why I am always open to communication and having a conversation with someone and saying, ‘Maybe this was a misunderstanding and I am happy to have the conversation with you.

’ But not everybody is willing to do that and you can’t go through life thinking you’re going to be friends and everyone is going to you.”

Braun added that he doesn’t “do anything with malicious intent,” despite what Swift and her supporters have said.

“I try to do the right thing,” he said. “Not everyone is going to be happy with what you do. I think in the long-term, I’ve learned this over time, the truth always comes out. And I am confident in that.”

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Big Machine label says Taylor Swift can perform old songs at American Music Awards

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Taylor Swift slammed music executive Scooter Braun. Justin Bieber and Braun's wife defended the music executive USA TODAY

Taylor Swift can officially perform her old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards, according to a joint statement from Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions.

The statement, obtained by USA TODAY, comes after a days-long public battle between Swift and Big Machine, the record label that now owns Swift's catalog of music preceding her latest album «Lover,» which was released under her new label, Universal Music Group.

«The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists' performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms,» the statement reads. «This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances for Thomas Rhett and former Big Machine Records recording artist Taylor Swift.

«It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media,» the statement says. «Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists' audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.»

Taylor Swift hits back at Big Machine after label denied her claim she is blocked from performing old songs

The drama began Thursday when Swift took to , claiming Big Machine gave her a demanding set of conditions to meet if she wants to play a medley of her old hits at the American Music Awards show on Nov. 24, where she's being presented with the artist of the decade award.

Swift says Scott Borchetta and music tycoon Scooter Braun, who purchased her extensive back catalog in June, are blocking her from performing her old songs on television because «they claim that would be re-recording my music before I'm allowed to next year.»

Big Machine responded in a statement to USA TODAY, saying it was «shocked» to see Swift's statements » false information.»

«At no point did we say Taylor could not perform on the AMAs or block her Netflix special. In fact, we do not have the right to keep her from performing live anywhere,» the statement read. 

«Since Taylor’s decision to leave Big Machine last fall, we have continued to honor all of her requests to license her catalog to third parties as she promotes her current record in which we do not financially participate.»

Later, Swift's spokeswoman, Tree Paine, shared an updated statement with USA TODAY, insisting that Borchetta and Big Machine «flatly denied the request for both American Music Awards and Netflix.»

Taylor Swift's fight with Big Machine is getting support from Elizabeth Warren, AOC and Cher

Celebrities and politicians weighed in on ongoing drama over the weekend.

«Unfortunately, @TaylorSwift13 is one of many whose work has been threatened by a private equity firm,» Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tweeted. «They're gobbling up more and more of our economy, costing jobs and crushing entire industries. It's time to rein in private equity firms — and I've got a plan for that.»

Selena Gomez, a self-described best friend to Swift, also commented in a lengthy post to her Instagram story, saying her heart is «so heavy right now.»

«It makes me sick and extremely angry,» she wrote.»…It's greed, manipulation and power. You've robbed and crushed one of our best song writers of our time an opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.»

Taylor Swift's attorney says the singer never had the chance to buy her catalog 'outright'

Contributing: Andrea Mandell, Sara Moniuszko

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Taylor Swift Bites Her Tongue at the AMAs

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Taylor Swift’s “Artist of the Decade” performance at the American Music Awards was already marred with controversy days before Sunday night’s festivities.

Thanks to ongoing drama between Swift and her former record label, Big Machine, this year’s AMAs has been more hotly anticipated than ever before.

Unfortunately for the celebrity gossipmongers lying in wait for a major “Fuck you, Scooter Braun!” moment, Swift chose to be the bigger person.

Instead of dwelling on the drama, the 29-year-old singer focused on highlighting her appreciation for her new label, Universal Music Group. While accepting the award for Pop Rock Album of the Year for Lover, she emphatically thanked her label.

“I also really love my record label, Universal and Republic,” she said. “Thank you for letting me make the music I want to make.

” Though there is not anything particularly unusual about an artist thanking her record label while accepting an award, Swift’s recent, extremely public fallout with her former label adds crucial context.

Ten days ago, she took to to claim that Scott Borchetta, the CEO of Big Machine Records, and Scooter Braun, who recently acquired Big Machine, were blocking her from performing a medley of her songs at the awards show, as they own her master recordings from the past decade. It was the latest development in a contentious months-long debate between Swift and Braun about artists’ rights of ownership.

In the Nov. 14 post, Swift wrote, “Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.

” Big Machine then released a statement saying they never tried to stand in the way of her performing her old songs on television. Eventually, it was announced that the two parties reached an agreement and Swift would be going forward with the medley as planned.

While everything was ultimately resolved, it was a whole lot of trouble to go to for a performance at an awards show nobody watches, and people were expecting fall-out.  

Iconic songwriter Carole King presented Swift with the prestigious “Artist of the Decade” award. Notably, the video montage introducing Swift’s onstage performance only featured songs from her latest, post-Big Machine record, Lover.

Over colorful music-video clips, the narrator touted Tay Tay’s impressive accomplishments, including being the first artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell one million copies in the first week and headlining the highest-grossing U.S. concert tour of all time.

Once again, Universal Music Group was name-dropped, and Swift was credited with being a vocal advocate for musicians’ intellectual property rights. 

When the pop diva finally took the stage, things seemed to be off to a potentially politically charged start. She kicked things off with “The Man,” off of Lover—by far the most overtly feminist selection from her lengthy catalogue.

On the Haim-esque track, she sings, “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man.” The production was kept to a minimum, with Swift on stage alone wearing a white button-down shirt with her album titles scrawled in black paint.

She was eventually joined by a troupe of little girls in matching outfits as her backup dancers.

After that, however, the performance was a run-of-the-mill career retrospective. Swift’s preteen dance crew pulled back the white shirt to reveal a sparkling gold leotard, and she proceeded to sing her heart out to some of her safest, poppiest hits, from “Love Story” to “I Knew You Were Trouble.

” Camilla Cabello and Halsey joined Swift onstage for an energetic rendition of “Shake It Off.” Famous dancers Misty Copeland and Craig Hall later danced a stunning ballet to Swift’s stripped-down performance of “Lover.

” The singer sat behind a pastel pink piano resembling a French pastry with the names of her albums piped in shiny frosting- paint, as if asserting her ownership all over again.

In her acceptance speech, Swift kept things positive and appreciative. “All any of the artists in this room want is to create something that will last,” she said. “And all that matters to me is the memories that I have had with you, the fans, over the years, because we’ve had fun, incredible, exhilarating times together. Thank you for being the reason I am on this stage.”

Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/taylor-swift-bites-her-tongue-at-the-amas

Everything You Need to Know About Taylor Swift’s AMAs 2019 Performance & Behind-the-Scenes Drama – A Timeline

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Taylor Swift is set to appear at the 2019 American Music Awards to accept the Artist of the Decade Award – but her performance, and the very public drama happening behind-the-scenes – is all everyone is talking about.

After Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, of Taylor‘s former label Big Machine Records, acquired her song masters in a deal earlier in 2019 (much to Taylor‘s dismay), the parties have been locked in a longstanding disagreement.

Their professional drama reignited in mid-November a back-and-forth of statements about whether Taylor is, in fact, allowed to perform her old songs during her AMAs medley, as well as using them in an upcoming Netflix documentary, with lots of stars weighing in and taking sides.

We’ve rounded up all the headlines that have emerged ever since Taylor first spoke out about allegedly being unable to perform her old songs.

Check out the timeline of events inside…

Taylor Swift Says Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta Won’t Let Her Perform Her Old Music at AMAs 2019

In an Instagram post on November 14, Taylor Swift says that she’s been blocked from performing her old music at the AMAs and using her old songs in an upcoming Netflix doc. She calls upon her fans and famous friends to let Scooter and Scott know how they feel about this decision.

These Celebs All Stand with Taylor Swift Amid Her Battle with Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta

Many stars, including Selena Gomez and Halsey, stick up for Taylor upon the announcement and call out Scott and Scooter for this decision.

Big Machine Records Denies Taylor Swift’s Claim of Blocking Her Music: ‘The Narrative You Have Created Does Not Exist’

Big Machine Records issues a statement denying Taylor‘s statement, claiming that she is creating a false narrative, that Taylor allegedly owes them money, and that she was never blocked from performing her music at the event.

Taylor Swift’s Rep Issues Response to Big Machine Records: ‘They’re Trying to Deflect’

Taylor‘s longtime publicist hits back at the Big Machine statement, claiming that the label is trying to deflect, with apparent evidence of email exchanges and direct statements from Scott blocking her from performing old songs, adding that it’s the label that apparently owes money, not Taylor.

Justin Bieber Seemingly Shows Support for Big Machine Records in Taylor Swift Song Battle

Justin Bieber seemingly shows support for his manager, Scooter Braun, by displaying a TMZ article in his Instagram Story.

Click inside to keep reading…

Big Machine Records’ Office Shuts Down Due to Threats (Report)

Big Machine Records reportedly is forced to shut down due to threats.

Scooter Braun ‘Frustrated’ with Scott Borchetta Over Taylor Swift Music Situation (Report)

Scooter Braun is reportedly in a dispute with Scott Borchetta over the handling of the Taylor Swift situation.

Taylor Swift Is Officially Allowed to Play Old Music at the AMAs!

Big Machine issues an alleged joint statement with Dick Clark Productions proclaiming that the issue has been settled, and Taylor will be allowed to perform old songs.

Here’s Why Taylor Swift Still May Not Perform Her Old Songs at AMAs 2019

Taylor Swift may not have enough time to incorporate old songs into her performance due to her rehearsal schedule.

AMAs Producer Denies Making Joint Statement with Big Machine

A rep for Dick Clark Productions says that they never agreed to a joint statement with Big Machine regarding the performance. The Big Machine statement is tweaked, and says they’ve informed Dick Clark Productions that Taylor is granted all licenses.

Taylor Swift Is Planning a ‘Fierce, Empowering’ AMAs Performance Amid Battle With Former Record Label (Report)

Rumors are swirling that Taylor‘s performance will be a “fierce, empowering” display, which may also involve some of her famous friends.

Is Scooter Braun Going to the AMAs Amid Taylor Swift Drama?

Scooter is asked directly whether he’ll be going to the AMAs.

Scooter Braun Finally Addresses Taylor Swift Controversy After Months of Silence

Scooter addresses the Taylor Swift controversy, saying that he needs Taylor Swift to be open to communication. He also condemns the social media onslaught.

Shania Twain Speaks on Taylor Swift Controversy Ahead of AMAs 2019

Shania Twain says she supports Taylor, but doesn’t know a lot of the details about the situation.

Scooter Braun Writes Taylor Swift an Open Letter After His Family Receives Death Threats

Scooter Braun shares that safety is becoming a concern, his family is receiving death threats, and that “this game of telephone isn’t working” with Taylor Swift.

The American Music Awards air on Sunday night (November 24) at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: http://www.justjared.com/2019/11/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-taylor-swifts-amas-2019-performance-behind-the-scenes-drama-a-timeline/

Scooter Braun Speaks Out on Taylor Swift Music Drama

After A Lot Of Drama, Taylor Swift Can Perform Old Songs At The AMAs

Days before Taylor Swift's highly anticipated performance at the 2019 American Music Awards, Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun is breaking his silence on his rift with her.

Last week, Swift accused Braun, who bought the rights to her music, and her former label of stopping her from performing a medley of her greatest hits at the upcoming American Music Awards.

In a statement, Swift tweeted, “Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun have now said that I’m not allowed to perform my old songs on television because they claim that would be re-recording my music before I’m allowed to next year.”

Swift called out Braun and Borchetta for “exercising tyrannical control” over her old music. She claimed that they also “have declined the used of my older music or performance footage” for an upcoming Netflix documentary.

Big Machine Records eventually approved her request to perform her old songs.

In a statement, the label said, “The Big Machine Label Group and Dick Clark Productions announce that they have come to terms on a licensing agreement that approves their artists’ performances to stream post show and for re-broadcast on mutually approved platforms. This includes the upcoming American Music Awards performances.

It should be noted that recording artists do not need label approval for live performances on television or any other live media. Record label approval is only needed for contracted artists' audio and visual recordings and in determining how those works are distributed.”

On Thursday, Braun posted an open letter to Swift on Instagram, due to death threats he claims that his family has received. He said, “Since your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my family.

This morning I spoke out publicly for the first time saying I wouldn’t participate in a social media war. However I came home tonight to find my wife had received a phone call threatening the safety of our children as well as other threats seen above.

I won’t go in to the details of this past week. I have been at a loss. Thinking of my wife and children, my team and their families, I have gone through a range of emotions on how to deal with this. I write this now only after a deep breathe and much reflection.

I am certain there is no situation ever worth jeopardizing anyone’s safety.”

“I assume this was not your intention but it is important that you understand that your words carry a tremendous amount of weight and that your message can be interpreted by some in different ways,” Braun Scooter emphasized. “While disappointed that you have remained silent after being notified by your attorney 4 days ago of these ongoing threats, I’m still hopeful we can fix this.”

Braun noted that he had been trying to reach Taylor for months but has been unsuccessful. He elaborated, “To be frank I was shocked and disheartened to hear that my presence in the Big Machine deal caused you so much pain as the handful of times we have actually met I have always remembered them to be pleasant and respectful.

Knowing what I know now all I have wanted to do is rectify the situation. I’m open to ALL possibilities. My attempts and calls to have an open discussion with you over the last 6 months have all been rejected. While some on your team and many of our mutual friends have tried to get you to the table, all have had no luck.

It almost feels as if you have no interest in ever resolving the conflict. At this point with safety becoming a concern I have no choice other than to publicly ask for us to come together and try to find a resolution. I have tried repeatedly through your representatives to achieve a solution but unfortunately here we are.

This game of telephone isn’t working.”

“Moving forward I would to find a resolution. I will make myself available whenever works for you. Many have told me that a meeting will never happen as this is not about truth or resolution but instead a narrative for you. I am hopeful that is not the case,” Scooter went on.

“I’m right here, ready to speak directly and respectfully. But if you would prefer to make large public statements while refusing to work towards resolving things amicably then I just pray that nobody gets seriously hurt in the process.

I continue to wish you the best and hope we can resolve this.”

He addressed her upcoming performance, saying, “As the world now knows you can and should perform any song you would at the AMAs. I have never and would never say otherwise. You do not need anyone’s permission to do so legally but I am stating it here clearly and publicly so there is no more debate or confusion.”

Hours before releasing his open letter, Braun commented on the drama at Hollywood Chamber’s 2019 State of Entertainment Industry Conference presented by Variety. While he didn’t address Swift by name, he said, “I haven’t talked about this in six months. Not once.

I haven’t made a statement about it. When there’s a lot of things being said and a lot of different opinions, yet the principals haven’t had a chance to speak to each other, there’s a lot of confusion. I’m not going to go into details here, because it’s just not my style.

I just think we live in a time of toxic division, and of people thinking that social media is the appropriate place to air out on each other and not have conversations. And I don’t politicians doing it.

I don’t anybody doing it, and if that means that I’ve got to be the bad guy longer, I’ll be the bad guy longer, but I’m not going to participate.”

He stressed the importance of communication, saying, “What I’ll say is, people need to communicate, and when people are able to communicate, I think they work things out.

And I think a lot of times things are miscommunications, because I believe that people are fundamentally good.

I think there are a lot of real problems in the world, and I think that these problems that are being discussed can be discussed behind closed doors and figured out pretty easily, and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for six months.

And it’s hard, because I can handle it pretty easily, but when it gets to a place where there’s death threats and there’s offices being called and people being threatened… it’s gotten hand. And I think people need to come together and have a conversation, because that’s not what we got in this industry for.”

In July, Taylor expressed her displeasure over Scooter owning the rights to her entire music catalogue through her last album, “Reputation.”

Scooter acquired Taylor’s old record label Big Machine Records for $300 million.

Swift wrote on Tumblr, “I learned about Scooter Braun’s purchase of my masters as it was announced to the world. All I could think about was the incessant, manipulative bullying I’ve received at his hands for years.”

Taylor ended her note by saying she was “sad and grossed out” by Braun’s acquisition.

Braun did not comment directly on Swift’s post, but sources told “Extra” that he was hurt and shocked that she put out these statements, saying it had affected his family. According to the insiders, he wanted to discuss the matter with Taylor privately over the phone.

Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta responded to Swift’s allegations in an open letter “to set some things straight.”

On the company website, Borchetta argued that he personally contacted Taylor to make her aware of the acquisition.

He said, “I personally texted Taylor at 9:06pm, Saturday, June 29th to inform her prior to the story breaking on the morning of Sunday, June 30th so she could hear it directly from me… I guess it’s possible that she might not have seen my text. But, I truly doubt that she “woke up to the news when everyone else did.»

Along with a screenshot of what he claims is a portion of the new contract, Borchetta also argued that Swift “had every chance in the world to own not just her master recordings, but every video, photograph, everything associated to her career. She chose to leave.”

Swift's lawyer Donald Passman refuted Borchetta's claims, saying, «Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others.”

Source: https://extratv.com/2019/11/22/scooter-braun-speaks-out-on-taylor-swift-music-drama/