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Shannon Houston
  • Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian Shares What May Be The Cutest Instagram Photo Ever
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 11, 2014
    WENN/Judy Eddy Kourtney Kardashian recently confirmed her third pregnancy, but we need to take a moment to just acknoweledge the cuteness of little Penelope Disick. And her purse. Because she obviously has a purse: Kourtney captioned this one with "I don't know what's cuter...her thigh or her bag? #p" Since there's nothing cuter than a super-chunky baby, we're going to go with Penelope's thigh. Good job, Kourt. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • What Details Does Kerry Washington Reveal In Her First Post-Baby Interview?
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 11, 2014
    WENN/FayesVision It's here! Scandal actress Kerry Washington spoke with the Los Angeles Times in her first interview since giving birth to her first daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha. The notoriously private star got married to Nnamdi Asomugha in secret, and gave birth seriously under the radar, so it's no surprise that she doesn't reveal much. In response to a question about going back to work as a new mom, Washington replies with this:"So tricky because you know I don't talk about this stuff...But I will say I feel really, really blessed. I just feel really blessed that I'm kind of living extraordinary dreams come true in my work life and in my personal life."  Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Break From Your 'Orange Is The New Black' Binge Watch With These Awesome Instagram Cast Videos
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 06, 2014
    Instagram/lauraprepon If you're like much of the Twitter-verse you may or may not have called in sick to work to binge-watch Season Two of Orange Is The New Black. The glorious premiere day is finally here and chances are you're mid-way through binging right now. Take a breather, and check out some hilarious videos from some of the Instagram pages of your favorite OITNB cast members. Uzo Adoba AKA Crazy Eyes shared fan art: Lea DeLaria AKA Big Boo reveals the best part of Season Two: A Crazy Eyes romance spoiler (sort of): This one from Jason Biggs AKA Larry isn't a video, but how can we not share? And on that note, you may now return to your binge-session. Happy OITNB Day, one and all! Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Photo Evidence That Ciara's Baby Is Already Insanely Spoiled
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 06, 2014
    Instagram/ciara Ciara still hasn't revealed any photos of her newborn baby Future Zahir Wilburn (unless you count this little peek at his fingers... which is pretty adorable). But we do know that he won't have to worry about what shoes to wear for some time. How does Air Jordan love him? Let us count the ways... This is another one of those many moments where it has to be acknowledged that celebrity babies get all the perks. Exhibit B: Baby North West's Roberto Cavalli swag bag. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Beyoncé Vs. Kim Kardashian: Who Runs Throwback Thursday?
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 05, 2014
    Instagram/kimkardashian, Instagram/beyonce Everyone loves Throwback Thursday, even big fancy celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé. Without starting any beef between the two, we have to ask: who runs #TBT on Instagram? We've come up with a few different Throwback categories in which Queen Bey and Killa K must battle it out. Family Throwbacks Photoshoot Throwbacks Childhood Throwbacks Famous Friends Throwbacks We miss Aaliyah too... and, yet, there's something beyond epic about that photo of Kim and Nicole Richie. Looks like Kim wins this round! Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Nicki Minaj Proves She Has The Best Booty And The Best Fans
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 05, 2014
    Instagram/nickiminaj There are a few things that we learned from this behind-the-scenes video blog that Nicki Minaj released after her epic Summer Jam performance. It is a must-watch, to say the least. 1. She officially has the most hypnotizing booty of all time (see the 0:56 mark). 2. Even Nicki Minaj gets yelled at sometimes (hear Laurieann Gibson at the 1:01 mark). 3. She's not a fan of matching hats (see the 1:15 mark). 4. She and her fans are just adorable and totally perfect together (see the 3:00 mark). This video also tells us that we simply are not having as much fun in life as we should be. Thanks, Nick. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Are Lana Del Rey's Anti-Feminism Comments Still Empowering?
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 05, 2014
    Stuart Castle / WENN In a recent interview with Fader Lana Del Rey was asked about feminism, and quickly turned the conversation into something out of this world. Literally: "Whenever people bring up feminism, I'm like, god. I'm just not really that interested....I'm more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what's going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities." LDR has been criticized in the past for her portrayals of relationships (and, arguably, subservient, dominated women) in her music videos and photo shoots. Although she does go on to define her idea of a feminist ("a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants"), she also maintains that she likes her love to be a little hardcore. Many of Lana Del Rey's fans identify as feminists, and these statements could make it incredibly difficult to enjoy her music. But you could also view her words as, still, empowering. Just because someone does not want to label themselves a feminist, it does not mean that all of their messages are disempowering for women. Who knows what women will be inspired by LDR's interests in space? And who's to say that space issues and technological advancements aren't things that should be taken up by feminism? Esteemed cultural critic and feminist author Patricia Clough might be especially interested in Lana Del Rey's statements. So it could be argued that even while appearing to be anti-feminism, Lana Del Rey is encouraging the expansion of feminist thought. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Kendall Jenner Says She Wants To Meet Martin Luther King Jr. In 'Interview' Magazine
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 05, 2014
    Instagram/kendalljenner It has been very exciting watching Kendall Jenner's high fashion takeover, and this new Interview magazine photo shoot does not disappoint. The topless photo is gorgeous, but the 18 year-old model stuns with or without the clothing: Instagram/kendalljenner The actual interview was, however, a bit disappointing. Blame could be placed on the Senior Editor at the publication, Christopher Wallace, who might have (unnecessarily) dumbed down the questions for her. But when asked who she would most like to meet, living or dead, she actually responded with, "Martin Luther King Jr."  Does anyone really believe that Kendall Jenner wants to meet the man who became the face of the black Civil Rights Movement in America? (It should be noted that she also admitted that she told a lot of lies when she was young—then claimed to not lie anymore.) It sounds like she thought that would be the right thing to say, even if it was a complete lie. There's nothing more boring than an interview subject who gives all of the "right" answers and that's pretty much how the entire piece feels. Kendall is a gorgeous girl and since she's a human being—and not a robot—let's assume she has a personality. It'd be nice if she let it show! At the end of the interview it comes out a bit, as she claims to be a little weirder than we might assume:  I like to go outside at night by myself and look at the sky and just appreciate it. I'm not that big of a weirdo, but—occasionally. Had she answered her other questions more honestly, there might have been a few more gems to pick out. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Dear Celebrities, That's Enough With The Apologies!
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 04, 2014
    Instagram/justinbieber In the past few days more celebrities have apologized for more problematic behavior than, perhaps, ever before. Let's begin with Justin Bieber. Old footage showed him telling a racist joke about black people, chains, and slavery; he, of course, used the N-word. After issuing a formal apology, another video was released.  Makes it real hard to take that first apology seriously. Next up is Jonah Hill. A great comedian, beloved actor, and now—just another celebrity issuing public apologies. He hurled a homophobic slur at a paparazzi photographer, and his since apologized twice (once on Howard Stern, and again on The Tonight Show). And today all of Twitter has been buzzing over Pharrell's Elle UK magazine cover. The "Happy" singer is wearing a Native American headdress, as if it's some sort of accessory or fun hat. He, too, has issued an apology. But many people are still #NotHappy: I'm seriously disappointed in @Pharrell for wearing a war bonnet on the cover of @ELLEmagazine #nothappy pic.twitter.com/bJJjutbdht — Ashley Mocosa (@mocosamoments) June 4, 2014 With so many celebrity apologies floating around, it's becoming difficult to keep them all straight—and it's even more difficult to take any of them seriously. Wouldn't it be nice to live in a world where celebrities (and non-celebrities) knew that intolerance and cultural appropriation were wrong, and therefore didn't participate in either, and subsequently, wouldn't have to issue these apologies? Maybe some day... Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Why Kourtney Kardashian Might Never Marry Scott Disick
    By: Shannon Houston Jun 04, 2014
    Instagram/kourtneykardash If the reports are true, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are gearing up for their third child together, which is big news for one of reality TV's most talked-about couple. And questions will inevitably arise (again) about whether or not the two will finally tie the knot. As you can see, they've been together (granted, off and on) for seemingly forever: But there's a good chance that the eldest Kardashian sister will never marry Scott. They've had a complicated and difficult relationship over the years, which has played out on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and the various spin-offs. Kourtney has also openly told Scott that, for her, being a mother comes first—even before her relationship with him. Kourtney has also been vocal about her feelings on divorce, and still has issues with her own parents' divorce and the effect it had on her family. It could very well be that Kourtney would rather co-parent with Scott until the end of time than get married to someone she's not sure she can be with forever. But who knows? Maybe the third time's the charm! Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //