Rihanna Has Reportedly Accumulated Over 500 Songs for Her Upcoming Dancehall Album: ‘They’re Only Choosing 10 Records’

A new Rihanna album is on the way!

According to a new report from Rolling Stone, Rih has been hard at work crafting the sound of her upcoming dancehall-inspired album and has amassed over 500 songs in the process.

A Vogue profile first mentioned that Rihanna was working on a dancehall album back in May.

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It’s common for stars at Rihanna’s level to cull the best demos from reams of submissions when selecting songs for albums. “[Rihanna’s team] have, no lie, 500 records for this project [from] different producers and writers,” explains one dancehall producer who asked to remain anonymous. “They’re only choosing 10 records. They’ve been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project.”

“Every artist, every producer, every songwriter in Jamaica or of Jamaican descent has been working on [Rihanna’s album] and has little snippets of publishing or production credits on it,” another source close to the project says. “I think they’ve got eight songs,” he continues, “but her A&R is still asking for records.” “They’re looking for one more [song],” adds a third source with knowledge of the album-making process.

Through a rep, Rihanna declined to comment on the new album.

If Rihanna’s team likes a submission, they will do “some tweaking,” according to a second producer. “I didn’t even get the final [version of the song I turned in],” the producer adds. “I got the semi-final, and then I got the contracts. They ask my opinions, but you wouldn’t expect Rihanna to work with people that don’t do good work – they did some good work on it.”

But another producer who submitted material for the album worries the star is diluting the Caribbean aspects of the music. “Their whole thing was, ‘Yo, we’re gonna make this [album] real dancehall, [real] Caribbean,’” says the producer. “Rihanna is Bajan, so let’s make this a full project like that. To me, it hasn’t been going that way. They’re kind of mixing it up, putting in the pop. If the reggae artists and producers won’t get the chance on the pop album, at least let us survive on the dancehall album. They’re changing up the direction continuously.“

Our bodies are READY! You can read more about Rihanna’s album process here.

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England Lost in the World Cup and the ‘They’re Going Home’ Memes Are Here

Following England’s devastating loss to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final, Twitter was rife with jokes poking fun at the “It’s coming home” rallying cry of the English fan base.

With a little over 10 minutes to go in extra time of Wednesday’s match, Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic fired a shot into the back of the net to give his team a 2-1 lead over England. The English squad was unable to come up with an equalizer in the remaining time, officially ending their chances of reaching their first World Cup final since 1966.

But as if the loss itself wasn’t crushing enough, it was then that the “They’re going home” memes began to appear. Those rooting against England were all too quick to turn their fans’ cheer of “It’s coming home”—which has risen in popularity throughout the 2018 World Cup—into a taunt.

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Millennials would rather drink at home because they’re lazy, survey shows

In case you needed something new to hate on millennials for, here it is: They’re apparently too lazy to go to bars. But that doesn’t stop them from drinking. According to a survey conducted by market research firm Mintel, millennials prefer drinking at home more than other generations.

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Recap: Briana and Javi Finally Admit They’re Dating

Together at last! Javi Marroquin and Briana DeJesus made things official during Monday, June 4, episode of Teen Mom 2. Even though they tried to act like one big happy family with their children, their relationship with Kailyn Lowry couldn’t be worse. Also, Chelsea Houska faced Adam Lind in court and can finally sleep soundly again. Find out what you might have missed during this week’s episode of Teen Mom 2.

Chelsea Finally Feels Her Daughter is Safe

It was finally time for Chelsea to face her ex in court to try to hyphenate her daughter’s last name to match her and her husband Cole Deboer’s name. She also wanted to get her visitation agreement changed so that Adam could only see Aubree in a visitation center. She couldn’t be more nervous to faceher ex, who she hadn’t seen in about a year.
“I hate that I doubt myself,” Chelsea said and continued to worry about her intentions. “Am I being ridiculous? Can you be too ridiculous when it comes to your child?”

In the end, everything went Chelsea’s way, and she cried on the car ride home because she finally felt like Aubree was in a safe situation.

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“I just feel like a weight is lifted off my shoulders,” Chelsea said. They celebrated by telling Aubree about the name change by writing it on a cake, and Aubree was over-the-moon.

Briana and Javi are Official

After weeks of beating around the bush, Briana finally admitted that she and Javi were “boyfriend and girlfriend.” She went to Delaware to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with the kids. She even made Javi and their children matching shirts for the party.

“I’m looking forward to today,” Javi said, and the two were acting like they were married already even though they just made it official. Javi was stressed about the Kailyn situation, but was mushy about having Briana to help him through it. “It’s nice having you by my side,” he told her.

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Even though last week’s episode made it seem like Kailyn was in a relationship with her friend Dom, she shut rumors down this week by declaring she was too busy dealing with other people to be in a relationship. Although she was mostly referring to her children, the Briana/Javi drama might also have had something to do with it.

When Javi decided Briana was going to go to Lincoln’s party that he was supposed to cohost with Kailyn, Kailyn dropped out and had her own party. Briana exchanged some vicious texts with Javi’s ex, and it caught Kailyn off guard.

“Shut the f—k up cause now I’m mad. S—k my d—k, you dumb bitch,” Briana texted Kailyn when Kailyn said she didn’t want to meet up with her to talk thing about.

After that explosion, Kailyn prohibited the crew from filming any part of the party because Briana was there. “I don’t think that she’s a good person,” Kailyn said. “I don’t want anything to do with him.”

Nathan Might Still Be In Love With Jenelle

Jenelle Evans embarked on a new business venture and transformed her personal Facebook into a more professional page. However, the change made rumors swirl that she and David Eason were breaking up because her page no longer mentioned they were together. Her ex Nathan Griffith didn’t waste any time to text Jenelle to find out what was going on and tell her he wants the best for her.

“You don’t know s—t about Kaiser. You don’t ask about Kaiser. But you ask if I’m broken up with David,” Jenelle told her friend about the text, who proclaimed that Nathan was just trying to weasel his way back into her life. To no one’s surprise, David lost it when he found out about the text. He got into a fight with Nathan over it and called him some extremely derogatory words. When Jenelle was suppose to drop off Kaiser to Nathan after, she sent David’s mother to avoid drama.

However, Nathan was so made about the texts, he went after David’s mom. He also seemed a little upset that the two were still together. “They need to get off the drugs,” Nathan said. “I won’t do this no more.”

Leah Opens Up To Her Daughter

Leah Messer took her daughter Aleeah Grace to a therapist this episode to work out some behavioral issues she was dealing with. Aleeah was acting out, and Leah and her ex Corey Simms thought it had something to do with her twin getting more attention than her. The appointment went well, but Leah had to talk about her daughter’s problems in front of her, which made it awkward.

“It was hard to talk about why you’re not always the nicest to Ali,” Leah told Aleeah afterward. “Even when you have a bad day, I still love you.”

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Reviews for Solo: A Star Wars Story aren't the best, but almost every critic is in agreement about one thing: Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian is terrific. The Atlanta star portrays the suave gambler, originally played by Billy Dee Williams in the first Star Wars trilogy, and along with the character's droid companion L3 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), he's stealing the movie out from under young Han Solo himself, Alden Ehrenreich. 

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Disney is selling <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> Minnie Mouse ears, and they’re fit for a princess

Accessorizing an outfit is a really big passion for some people. Especially those who tend to frequent the wonderful world of Disney. Creating a fashionable ~lewk~ for a Disneyland or Disney World visit is a total thing. There is even a whole weekend called Dapper Day that celebrates vintage Disney-inspired looks. But generally, the easiest way to fanficy your Disney look is with a cute pair of Minnie Mouse ears. Even if you’re just rocking jeans and a T-shirt for your trip, a pair of Minnie ears will really seal the deal and make you a true Disney-goer. Good thing Disney is always releasing new and exciting ears. From millennial pink Minnie ears to completely customizable ones, there is truly something for everyone. And now, there’s a pair specifically for Beauty and the Beast fans.

Sacré bleu! These gorgeous golden Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears are now available at Disneyland’s The World of Disney. The detailing is absolutely gorgeous and the red rose right in the center of the ears will make you truly feel like Belle.

These ears have perfect timing, actually. Everyone should grab a pair just in time for Zooey Deschanel to play Belle at the Hollywood Bowl.

How magical are these Beauty and the Beast Minnie Mouse ears?

There’s a special quote on the ears as well.

The lyric “Tale as old as time” is inscribed on the side of each pair in red.

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These Minnie ears are just everything to our Beauty and the Beast-loving hearts.

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These ears would look perfect with jeans and a Disney top, or even with a full Belle gown. There is no wrong way to wear a pair of Minnie ears. We can’t wait to nestle ours atop our heads to go watch Zooey sing her heart out.

Beauty and the Beast plays at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th. Get your tickets (and your ears!) ASAP.

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These People Set Financial New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s How They’re Doing


Remember three months ago when you rang in 2018 with a list of New Year’s resolutions?

I know, it seems like an eternity ago… and maybe they didn’t make it to today. That’s OK.

But back in January, I featured three folks who had some serious financial resolutions for this year. Their goals ranged across the board, from wanting to save up to buy a car to being debt-free.

It’s already time to follow up with them. (I know, this year is already blowing by!) I asked them a few questions to gauge how they’re doing.

Let’s see where they’re at with their financial goals!

Mikaela Herres: Is She on Track to Double Her Savings in 2018?

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Mikaela Herres hasn’t doubled her savings yet, but she’s on her way to building it up. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Mikaela Herres is the ultra-busy college student who’s already grinding on the full-time job life.

Her goals for 2018 were to double her savings account (bringing it to $ 10,000) and build an emergency account. To do so, she planned to save 15-20% of everything she made this year.

Let’s see how she’s doing:

On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate yourself in terms of being on track to hit your goals?

I would rate myself at 3.5-4! I’m on track for goals just slightly lower than wished.

  1. The last time we spoke, you had around $ 5,000 in your savings. One of your goals was to double it in 2018. How’s that going?

I wasn’t able to quite double it. I’m a little more than the middle ground of that goal!

  1. You also wanted to build an emergency account –– have you started that? If so, how much is in it?

I did and currently have $ 1,200 in that account.

  1. Have you been able to maintain the goal of saving 15-20% of everything you’ve made? Why/why not?

I’ve been able to do more on the 15% side. I had a couple health setbacks and massive weight loss then needed to take care of doctors, new clothes, etc. I’m also trying to graduate in the middle of the semester, so my school life got insane and I wasn’t able to do as many collaborations (on Instagram).

  1. What are some difficulties or challenges you’ve faced so far this year, in terms of managing your finances?

I had some car issues like new tires, brakes, fluids and belts. High-ticket items. And then, like I said in the previous question, health issues that were unexpected that I need to deal with. School workload.

  1. Have you had any setbacks?

Besides the ones I previously stated, I haven’t had any other setbacks.

  1. Anything else you’d like to share?

I started using a personal Instagram closet page, Poshmark and Depop to sell things from my closet, which helped for a little cushion with my challenges.

Chelsea Daubar: Why Her Financial Goals Changed

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While Chelsea Daubar hasn’t made all her financial resolutions come true, she is eliminating unnecessary spending on things like takeout and Friday happy hour. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

Since we last caught up with Chelsea Daubar, she’s gotten engaged!

Her 2018 goals were to cut down her credit card debt and save for a big goal of buying a used car. How’s she handling it now that she’s about to put a ring on it?

  1. I hear you’re engaged — congratulations! How is the engagement affecting your financial goals, if at all?

Thanks! It has completely readjusted our financial plans and budget. We are paying for a lot of the wedding expenses ourselves and have to save it slowly. It is really the only thing I am saving for right now. I’m saving about $ 500 a month, which was allocated for the money I was going to put toward extra loan payments and car savings.

  1. Do you have new financial goals now?

No new goals. Just the wedding.

  1. When we last spoke, you wanted to save money to buy a used car. How is that coming along?

Not a priority anymore. I have spent some money fixing a couple of issues to my current car to make sure it runs as long as possible.

  1. Did you get approved for the income-based repayment plan on your student loans? Is that helping you manage your payments? Are you still making three payments a month?

The three payments a month was only going to be if I could do automatic smaller payments, but that is not an option through my loan provider. I did get approved for the income-based payments, but it’s still a $ 100 payment a month.

  1. Is there anything different you’re doing to save for the wedding? Cutting back in other areas of your budget, etc?

The biggest thing we are doing is cutting out extra unnecessary spending. We are suckers for take-out and after-school Friday happy hours (my fiance is a teacher as well!), so we have been telling ourselves that we have food at home and getting creative with making meals out of what’s left in the fridge.

After the wedding, I would love to focus on my original goals. Obviously, I can’t drive my car forever and looking further down the road, I will need a car that can fit a car seat!

It is also important to note that saving is especially important for us because neither of us will be receiving our promised raises next year. Now, it hasn’t officially been stated, but based on the fact that those who were due for their raises this year have yet to see an extra penny and the fact that the district will be starting next school year with a $ 16 million dollar deficit, it seems pretty clear that we will be going without a raise, as well. If we were going to get them, it would be an additional $ 8,000 to our annual combined income. Without it, saving gets harder because prices of everything go up while our pay remains the same.

Our wedding is next March (2019) so we have some time, but you just never know what life is going to throw at you. We are trying to be prepared for everything!

Khiem Nguyen: Did He Make His Final Student Loan Payment?

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Khiem Nguyen reached his financial resolution of paying off $ 8,000 in student loans before his birthday. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder

You might remember Penny Hoarder social media video strategist Khiem Nguyen as the man who had his sights set on paying off his student loans by April. He did have a bit of credit card debt getting in the way, though –– so is he on track to smash his goals?

  1. On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate yourself in terms of being on track to hit your goals?

I would say a 4. I am so close to being debt- free!

  1. You had a big goal of paying off your remaining student loan balance of about $ 8,000 by your 31st birthday on April 13. Did you end up doing that?

I did! It was a process, but I was really happy to accomplish it. There were a few major developments that helped me make my goal. First, I was explaining my goal to my mom, and she told me she had a savings account of about $ 1,600 that she kept to the side since I was little. I asked her to give that money over to me. Second, I started a swing dance lifestyle clothing brand, Killer Diller, and it took off in the last few months, earning me an additional $ 400 (plus dance gigs). And lastly, I put all my tax return to my debt, which allowed me to pay it all off two days before my birthday.

  1. How’s the credit card debt going? You had about $ 2,000 last time we spoke –– have you paid any of it off?

I paid all my credit card debt this month and have been able to manage expenses pretty effectively. Unfortunately, I just received my medical bills from being in the hospital in January, so that is now a setback of $ 4,000 🙁

  1. Did you cancel your OrangeTheory subscription? Have you cut costs other ways?

I did end my membership! That saved me $ 80 a month. I am using the money I saved on more swing-dance-related classes/workshops, running at home and going to my friend’s fitness room at his apartment complex to round things out. I started cooking at home and meal prepping three to five meals a week. This cut my food expenses a bit (probably saving me $ 30-$ 50 a week) and also gives me the added benefit of eating a little healthier.

  1. What are some difficulties or challenges you’ve faced so far this year, in terms of managing your finances?

For me, looking at my debt balance and being so close to paid off has made me anxious. I want to pay it off in full sooner than later, which led me to put more money toward that student loan debt than what I budgeted. I dipped below what I was comfortable with in my checking account and have a very meager savings.

  1. Have you had any setbacks?

The biggest setback was being sick in January. I got the flu and then had to go to the hospital for three days. If it wasn’t for insurance, those three days would have cost me another few years of debt. If it weren’t for my being sick, I think I would have paid the one, if not all, of my debts by now.

  1. Anything else you’d like to share?

I have been really happy about my focus on paying down my debt. I have found ways to allow myself to live a fun and fulfilling life without having to spend a fortune to do so! I am excited to have no debt to pay off and grow my wealth finally!

Kelly Anne Smith is an email content specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.

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Snap debuts Spectacles 2, and they’re better than the original in almost every way

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They’re On the Stick: Laboratory Professionals Honored

Monique Martin is a highly trained and experienced phlebotomist, who has plied her profession at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center in Oregon for 13 years. What’s not on her formal job description: department ambassador and provider of emotional support.

“I just try to do the best I can and make it a good experience,” Martin said. “Nobody likes blood draws. Nobody likes to have a piece of metal stuck in their arm.”

Monique Martin, phlebotomist

It’s precisely those occasions, when a needle-averse member is having a difficult time, that the phlebotomist takes on the role of caretaker, comforter, even psychologist. One such instance was earlier this year when a young patient, anxious about her upcoming blood draw, needed extra time and reassurance. Martin and her laboratory coworker that day, Justin Earles, spoke to her numerous times, didn’t rush her, and helped her through the experience.

“We talked to her for maybe 15 minutes to try to get her to feel comfortable, but she wasn’t having any of it,” Martin said of young patient. “She came back and talked to us again, and I told her I would hold her hand. It (the blood draw) was done in a matter of minutes.” Martin’s exemplary work was recognized by the young patient’s father, who said she was “very kind and patient and provided information that was age-appropriate.”

It is people like Martin, who is among the more than 300,000 laboratory employees across the nation, who are being honored this week (April 22-28) during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology, which sponsors the annual recognition, reports laboratory professionals — scientists, pathologists, technicians, phlebotomists and other professionals — perform and interpret more than 10 billion laboratory tests in the United States every year.

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Kaiser Permanente employs more than 7,000 laboratory professionals in more than 300 laboratories, and manages more than 150 million laboratory tests annually (including tests Kaiser Permanente performs within its walls and tests it sends out to external laboratories.) Tests include general laboratory (such as blood and urine), anatomic (cancer screening and tissue tests), and genetic services. The laboratory professionals are a vital link in the high-quality care provided to more than 12 million members every day.

“I am so proud to work with so many highly trained laboratory professionals,” said Lisa Arellanes, vice president, Clinical Ancillary Services & Systems, National Quality. “Without the expertise of the thousands of laboratory professionals, we wouldn’t have the essential information needed to provide the best treatment and care possible.”

The skill of laboratory professionals, along with streamlined turnaround times for laboratory results and the ability for members to view their results on kp.org, play a key role in members’ overall experiences with Kaiser Permanente. They undoubtedly contribute to the organization’s top performance on major accolades, such as the NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Ratings and the Satmetrix customer loyalty survey.

More than any other laboratory professional, the phlebotomist has the added responsibility of interacting with the most members.

“We have PhDs and some the brightest professionals in the country, but it’s the phlebotomist that is the face of the lab,” said Judith Hanley, operations director, Laboratory Services, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region. “We have phlebotomists that take the time and do it in a personal and positive way. They’re one of our greatest resources.”

For more information about Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, visit the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science website.

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Laura Ingraham lashed out Monday night in a fiery monologue at activists who supported an advertising boycott of her show last month, saying they were attempting to stifle free speech.

Well over a dozen advertisers pulled ads from The Ingraham Angle following her tweet mocking Parkland shooting victim and 17-year-old gun control activist David Hogg’s college rejection letters.

After a weeklong hiatus from the show, Ingraham returned on Monday. Although she did not address her mockery of Hogg, she railed against “speech czars” on the left who she claimed wanted to silence politically disagreeable ideas.

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They’re Married! Maren Morris Weds Ryan Hurd in Nashville

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd have tied the knot!

The Grammy winner, 27, married the singer-songwriter, 31, on Saturday night in Nashville, PEOPLE confirms — the same city where the musicians first met while co-writing a song for Tim McGraw in 2013.

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In the days leading up to the couple’s nuptials, “The Middle” singer documented her excitement as she penned her vows and ended up getting “sentimental AF.”

“Writing vows, feeling sentimental AF and dreaming of this guy being my freaking husband in a few days,” Morris captioned a black and white photo of her and Hurd.

Meanwhile, Hurd released “Diamonds or Twine,” a song he wrote for Morris ahead of their engagement last summer. “I wrote this song for you, played it for you in Michigan the night I asked you to marry me. Diamonds or twine, no matter what, I’ll be wrapped around your finger. I love you, MM. Here’s to forever.”

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The two lovebirds became engaged in July 2017, with Morris announcing the news on Instagram with a series of photos in which she showed off her unique uncut diamond ring while holding a Corona Light and resting her hand on Hurd’s leg.

“I know what she likes and I had somebody in Canada put it together. The stone is from New York City, it’s from an uncut diamond, and then the rest of it’s cast just custom for her,” Hurd shared with Entertainment Tonight after popping the question. “I couldn’t just buy something. I had to make it something that fit her.”

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And when it came to finding the perfect dress to walk down the aisle in, Morris also chose the one-of-a-kind route.

I’m having the dress made,” Morris previously told PEOPLE, revealing that she was taking inspiration from her mother Kellie, who wore a short dress when she got married in 1989.

“She was a badass and had this short wedding dress, so I sent it to this designer that I love,” Morris explained. “I was like, ‘If we can do a modern version of my mom’s wedding dress just dreaming something up really cool but still throwback with her vibe, I would love to make that happen.’ So I’m just waiting to get sketches back but I know it’ll be perfect.”

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The couple also revealed to PEOPLE in January that there was one thing they absolutely needed to have at their reception: tequila.

“Yeah, that’s my go-to — to calm the nerves, energize. Then great music, great food, great people. You can’t really go wrong with those pillars,” Morris said.

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Although Morris and Hurd met in 2013, they didn’t begin dating for three more years.

“We had been friends, but there was always this writing chemistry in the room, and eventually, the timing of it was undeniable,” Morris previously told PEOPLE.

Continuing, she added, “We had such a foundation built off writing so many songs over the years that we were like, ‘Why are we avoiding this?’”


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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Can’t Convince Ellen DeGeneres They’re Not Dating

Although Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have emphatically denied that they’re dating, they couldn’t convince Ellen DeGeneres otherwise.

The Canadian ice dancing pair, who captured the hearts and hopes of Winter Olympics viewers everywhere this year with their sizzling chemistry and risqué routines, have long been speculated to be in a relationship, something that they both deny. After the two-time Olympic gold medalists’ fans campaigned on social media for the couple to appear on The Ellen Show, DeGeneres wasted no time in asking the burning question that everyone wanted to know: “Are you a couple?”

To the disappointment of fans everywhere, Virtue responded that they were not, noting that it was “a compliment…that people feel invested in our partnership is truly remarkable.”

Virtue also joked that if the pair were a couple, The Ellen Show would be the perfect place to reveal it to the world.

Virtue and Moir, who have known each other for 20 years, also obliged DeGeneres by playing a game of “The Definitely Not Dating Game,” where they had to guess each other’s answers to questions like: “What is Tessa’s guilty pleasure?” or “Does Scott like to wear boxers or briefs?” For a couple that denies being in a relationship, Tessa and Scott were uncannily accurate with their answers.

Watch the full clip below.

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Rainbow hot dogs exist, and they’re so magical, you won’t believe your eyes


Rainbow hot dogs exist, and they’re so magical, you won’t believe your eyes

I am a hot dog enthusiast. I find them always enjoyable and, for some reason, always hilarious. There is something so perfectly simple about hot dogs. They’re crowd-pleasers at outdoor cookouts, they’re the best camping companion to s’mores, and they’re probably the only reason why anyone goes to baseball games. Some events don’t quite feel complete without a hot dog. When you’re a kid, hot dogs are a magical food. Well, they’ve just become even more magical.

Rainbow hot dogs are now officially a thing. If you enjoy a delicious hot dog now and then, it’s time to take it to the next level and try a rainbow hot dog. Wrapped in freshly made, colorful dough, they even taste magical. Watch the video below for the recipe and share with every hot dog enthusiast you know:

Rainbow Hot Dogs

Serves: 8 (serving size: 1 hot dog)
Active 30 min. Total 1 hour, 15 min.

Ingredients:

1 (16-oz.) pkg. hot roll mix (such as Pillsbury)
3/4 cup hot (105°F to 110°F) water
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, partially melted
1 large egg
All-purpose flour, for the surface
1/8 tsp. neon pink food coloring gel
1/8 tsp. neon orange food coloring gel
1/8 tsp. yellow food coloring gel
1/8 tsp. neon green food coloring gel
1/8 tsp. neon blue food coloring gel
8 beef hot dogs
1 large egg white
Ketchup and mustard

Recipe:

1. Combine flour mixture packet and yeast packet from hot roll mix in the bowl of a heavy duty stand mixer. Add hot water, butter, and egg. Beat on low speed until a soft dough comes together but still remains slightly shaggy, about 1 minute. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface, and divide into 5 even portions.

2. Place 1 portion of dough into the bowl of the mixer with pink food coloring. Beat until color is even throughout, and dough is about the texture of play-dough, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer pink dough to a lightly floured surface. Repeat process with remaining dough portions, starting with orange, moving to yellow, then green, and finally blue, wiping the bowl clean in between uses.

3. Stretch each dough ball into a 16- x 2-inch strip. Place strips beside each other, and pinch each color together down the length of each strip, forming a rainbow pattern. Lightly sprinkle flour on top of dough, and roll into a large rainbow rectangle. Using a pizza cutter, cut off uneven edges; discard. Cut remaining dough into 8 (2-inch-wide) strips crosswise on the rainbow pattern, so each strip has all 5 colors.

4. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Wrap 1 strip of rainbow dough around each hot dog in a twisting motion; place on prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (80°F to 85°F) until dough is soft to the touch and slightly puffed (it will not double in size), 45 to 50 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove and discard plastic wrap. Brush dough with egg white. Bake in preheated oven until dough is risen and dried, but not yet starting to brown, about 12 minutes. Serve warm with ketchup and mustard.

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These 10 Cities Are Great For Tech Jobs — and They’re Actually Affordable

If I asked you to describe the top places for tech jobs in the U.S., you’d probably rattle off the usual list of uber-expensive, congested cities: San Francisco, Boston or Seattle.

The money seems to flow to where the tech jobs go, which means rising rents (you’ll pay more than $ 1,700 for a one-bedroom apartment in Santa Clara, California) and sky-high grocery store receipts.

But what if I told you there were underrated tech centers where you could actually save enough to pay back those student loans?

With the help of a new report by Abodo, I set out to answer that very question.

The rental search company used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to determine the best cities for computer and math, community and social service, business and finance, construction and mining and health care occupations.

Abodo used a statistic called the location quotient, which compares a local concentration of a particular set of jobs to the national average in order to rank each city.

I grabbed regional price parity data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to measure how expensive goods and services are in each city. I also grabbed rent statistics from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to gauge each city’s economic health.

Then, I applied a standard score for each category (prices, economic health, location quotient) so I could compare each one apples-to-apples. Finally, I averaged the scores by city across those categories to determine the 10 best cities for tech jobs you can actually afford.

The 10 Best Cities for Tech Jobs Where You Can Afford to Live

First off, all these cities have a higher concentration of math and computer gigs than that of the entire U.S. It should be noted that the ratio may not be as high as some of the IT heavy-hitters.

For example, Washington D.C. has a local job quotient of 2.45 (we’ll call this the tech jobs score), meaning it has more than double the concentration of tech jobs as the U.S. average. But it didn’t make our list because a single bedroom apartment goes for more than $ 1,400 (yikes!).

And D.C. has a 105.6 regional price parity (which we’ll call the cost index), meaning goods and services are 5% more expensive in the city than the national average.

So here’s the list: the 10 best cities for tech jobs where you can actually afford to live and save.

1. Kansas City, Missouri

Tech Job Score: 1.43

Rent: $ 681

Cost Index: 96.4

Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

Population: 2,104,115

2. St. Louis, Missouri

Tech Job Score: 1.15

Rent: $ 649

Cost Index: 94.2

Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

Population: 2,807,954

3. Cincinnati, Ohio

Tech Job Score: 1.04

Rent: $ 625

Cost Index: 93

Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

Population: 2,161,441

4. Raleigh, North Carolina

Tech Job Score: 1.96

Rent: $ 817

Cost Index: 97.4

Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

Population: 1,302,946

5. Columbus, Ohio

Tech Job Score: 1.43

Rent: $ 683

Cost Index: 97.4

Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

Population: 2,041,520

6. Salt Lake City, Utah

Tech Job Score: 1.31

Rent: $ 849

Cost Index: 96.3

Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

Population: 1,186,187

7. Indianapolis, Indiana

Tech Job Score: 1.05

Rent: $ 665

Cost Index: 97.6

Unemployment Rate: 3.1%

Population: 2,001,737

8. Dallas, Texas

Tech Job Score: 1.38

Rent: $ 807

Cost Index: 97.8

Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

Population: 7,232,599

9. Charlotte, North Carolina

Tech Job Score: 1.26

Rent: $ 726

Cost Index: 97

Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

Population: 2,474,314

10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tech Job Score: 1.06

Rent: $ 602

Cost Index: 98.1

Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

Population: 2,342,299

So if you recently graduated with a tech degree, don’t worry too much about ending up in a pricy town. Check out the job listings in these cities — you might be surprised what you find.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. As a bonafide Florida Man, he probably won’t be leaving the state for a while.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Family of 6: Yes, they’re all mine!

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Ashleigh Evans

posted in Parenting

When I was pregnant last summer, I had a little glimpse of what was ahead. Everyone kept stopping my family while we were out and about to comment on our life or touch my belly. It was like we were a circus show, waiting to entertain people in the grocery store.

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Once I had Liam, I didn’t really get as many comments because we never went out as a family at first. I would run quickly to grab milk and necessities, or my husband Ricky would go after work. If Liam was out shopping with me, it would just be the two of us after dropping off the girls at school.

Then our long Christmas break hit.

Can you guess how many comments I average in a single outing with my 4 kids? SIX. About six people stop us to give us their opinion. I still can’t figure out why…especially since they’re never offering a hand to hold the door or help unload my cart into the van. Actually, a nice gentleman allowed the door to slam in my face the other day as I struggled to maneuver the stroller through the mall doors. Thanks, sir!

Here are some acceptable things you can say to a large family you see in public…instead of “your hands are SO FULL”: nothing. Yup, nada. Go ahead and think what you want…but keep it to yourself.

My favorite gems:

    Your hands are SO FULL. FOUR! (woman laughs…then walks away)
    Wow! (counts children) FOUR! Are they all yours? (turns to husband) Are they all YOURS, too?
    I see why your grocery cart is full, you have SO many kids!
    How can you afford to shop for SO many kids? You must love the Kohl’s sales!
    I don’t know how you can watch all of these kids! Their parents must be paying you the big bucks! (I never got this one….why oh why would a nanny take 4 kids to the grocery store?!)

Calling all parents with larger families: what’s the craziest comment you’ve gotten?

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Starbucks’ Holiday Cups Have Officially Arrived — But They’re Not Quite As Red

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween, because it’s officially the holiday season now—at least if you base your calendar around the Starbucks menu.

Starting Nov. 1, the coffee chain has unleashed their beloved holiday cups for 2017, and they’ve got a brand new look. It seems the leaks on Reddit earlier in October were correct, and the cups are decidedly less red this year. The design features black, white and green coloring with a Christmas tree, doves, a stack of presents, snowflakes, two people holding hands and a red ribbon running around the entire cup.

With all that white space, Starbucks is encouraging customers to D.I.Y. by filling it in with their own colors, making them all the more Instagrammable.

Along with the cups, of course, come the return of their signature holiday beverages, meaning we’re saying goodbye to Pumpkin Spice and hello to Peppermint Mocha, Chestnut Praline and Caramel Brulée Lattes.

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Starbucks’ holiday cups create quite a buzz every year—you may recall it was quite the scandal when they went with a simplistic, plain-red design free of Christmas ornaments or reindeer in 2015 (then-candidate Donald Trump even proposed a boycott of the chain).

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Last year’s version (pictured up top) was more festive and ornate, and this year’s—while not as colorful as some red cup purists might hope for—delivers on the holiday spirit.


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The best AirPods rivals on Amazon just launched in a new color, and they’re already discounted

Best True Wireless Earbuds Amazon

We’ve covered the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Earbuds a number of times here on the site, and they’re insanely popular each and every time we cover them. Why? Because they offer sound that’s on par with Apple’s AirPods along with a design that actually stays in your ears when you work out. Oh, and did we mention they cost $ 120 less than AirPods? SmartOmi just launched its popular Q5 buds in a new white color, and they’re available at the same killer $ 39.99 price as the black version. But while supplies last, you can use the coupon code KID9T3XU at checkout and save an extra $ 8, dropping the price to just $ 31.99!

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  • Equipped full of technology that makes music sound clear and powerful, HD Bluetooth headphones with better curve.
  • Cordless Earbuds come with 3 different pairs of stayhear+ Sport tips (in sizes S/M/L) that provide a comfortable and secure fit in various use needs.
  • Up to 4 hours of play time with each charge(Dual stereo mode up to 2.5 hours) , convenient get charging with two port USB cable in any common adapter, not need to worry about the charging station broken-down.
  • Broader compatible with most kind of BT device, iPhone、Samsung、OPPO、Vivo, Bluetooth 4.1 with advanced chip, up to 33 feet connective distance and stable connection.

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While it seems hard to believe, the holidays are right around the corner! As always, the hottest gifts of the season are already beginning to attract attention—and sales. We rounded up this year’s must-haves to take the guessing game out of what will be on your loved ones’ wish lists. You’ll want to scoop up these coveted goods now before they’re swiped from the shelves and warehouses during the busy shopping season. You’ll be happy to avoid the crowds, and your friends and family will be thrilled with their gifts—it’s a win-win.
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17 crazy cheap baby products that work like they’re expensive

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Joyce Slaton

posted in Products

Sometimes when you spend more for a piece of baby gear, you get something nicer — better-quality fabric, more comfortable padding, gee-whiz features. But sometimes, you’re just spending more than you need to.

These 17 baby products are rock-bottom cheap. But they have everything you need.



1. Munchkin White Hot Inflatable Duck Tub:
It’s soft-and-squishy inflatable, so your baby can thrash around without hurting himself. It drains quickly, suction-cups to the side of the shower to dry, then stores easily under the kitchen cabinet when not in use. And just look at it! Who wouldn’t take a million pictures of their baby in this tub? Note that the Duck Tub is suitable for babies who can sit up unassisted — 6 months or so. Buy it: $ 10.87

2. Safety 1st Smooth Ride Travel System: Travel systems can easily cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars, which is why this bargain-priced set is such a happy surprise. Available in sophisticated colors like lavender (Safety 1st calls it “Wisteria Lane,”) moss green, gray, and robin’s egg blue, the Smooth Ride looks and works great, rating very highly with users. The included onBoard 35 LT is light and easy to use — and bonus, it’s so narrow at 17 inches that it’s one of our 47 car seats that fit 3-across in most vehicles. Buy it: $ 161.99

3. Summer Infant My Size Potty: This little guy is so cute that we serve candy in ours at BabyCenter HQ Halloween parties. Kids love sitting on the miniature toilet; they love “flushing” after using it even more, so much so that they may be more eager to potty train. And the My Size is easy to empty and clean, too. Buy it: $ 24.86

4. Cosco Scenera NEXT Convertible Car Seat: This cute seat is so inexpensive and lightweight — 7.5 pounds! — that parents get confused. Can it be safe? Yes! All car seats for sale in the U.S. have passed the same safety tests. The only downside of the Scenera NEXT: its forward-facing weight maximum tops out at 40 pounds, low considering the industry standard of 65 pounds. But if you need a knockaround seat for travel, a second car, or car pools, the NEXT is a goody at a good price. The rear-facing weight/height limits (40 pounds, 40 inches) are good, and it’s narrow enough to be one of 47 car seats that fit 3-across in most vehicles, so it’s a good choice for carpools, too. Buy it: $ 46.45

5. Infantino Sash Wrap and Tie Baby Carrier: Also known as the Infantino Mei Tai, this simple, inexpensive carrier works far better than you’d expect for the low price. Its straps are wide and padded; the fabric tails you tie around your waist are long enough to fit a wide variety of bodies (including plus-sized men and women), and it comes with a detachable hood to cover your sleeping baby’s head. It works particularly well for smaller babies, who snuggle close and comfy. Buy it: $ 28.98

6. Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Portable Bassinet: Bassinets can be extraordinarily expensive — from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on how Rosemary’s Baby or Downton Abbey you want to go. This inexpensive little bassinet has a lie-flat surface and is safe for overnight sleeping. You can easily switch between stationary and rocking mode (you have to push it to rock), and pull it up next to your bed to follow SIDS recommendations for room-sharing with the baby in their own separate sleep space. Buy it: $ 59.41

7. PRIMO EuroBath: This tub has been a parent favorite for many years, because it’s made of high quality plastic, comes in punchy pink and blue as well as white, and the seating bumps and nubs are both comfortable and thoughtful. Many parents say they can bathe a newborn followed by a toddler in the tub, and both are happy and comfy. If you have a bad back or a c-section, you can buy the PRIMO Folding Bath Stand for an extra $ 55 to use the tub at waist height. That’s the way they do it in Europe — hence the bath’s name. Buy it: $ 19.99

8. Safety 1st Crystal Clear Audio Monitor: There’s a certain type of parent who wants to have the most sensitive video monitor so they can sit and watch their baby’s eyelids flutter and chest rise and fall. And there’s another kind of parent that just wants to have a simple audio monitor that’s easy to use and works so you can hear if the baby’s crying while you’re down in the basement or out in the garage. This is that monitor. Buy it: $ 23.49

9. Fisher-Price FastFinder Deluxe Messenger Diaper Bag: Simple and sleek, this looks like a laptop bag, so no one has to feel embarrassed carrying it around. It has pockets for everything you need, and Fisher-Price’s FastFinder “pocket system” makes your gear easier to find — every pocket has a red label that makes the pocket easier to see and find, and big silver zip-pulls that are easy to grab even when you have a squirming baby in one hand. Buy it: $ 28.40

10. Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair: Skip Hop is well known for giving parents high style at affordable prices. With beechwood legs, a detachable tray and harness, and a sophisticated color scheme, the Tuo looks like chairs that cost $ 500 or more. It also lasts and lasts — it converts into a toddler, then a preschooler chair, holding children up to 60 pounds and/or 5 years. Buy it: $ 127.99

11. Safety 1st Guide 65: Parents love this seat because of its very good rear-facing height/weight limits (it holds riders rear-facing from 5 to 40 pounds and 40 inches), and “big & tall” front-facing height/weight limits (65 pounds and 52 inches), an unusually generous spread for a bargain-priced seat. On top of that, it’s narrow at 18 inches, giving it a shot of fitting 3-across in some vehicles. It’s comfy, too. Buy it: $ 72.64

12. Summer Infant Deluxe Comfort Folding Booster Seat: It straps to any dining room or kitchen chair. It’s super-easy to clean, it’s comfortable for babies and toddlers, and when you’re done with it, it can fold down to a little square that’s easy to put in a closet for storage, or bring along on trips to Grandma’s. Buy it: $ 15.99

13. Summer Infant Pop N’ Play Portable Playard: If you’ve tried to set up other portable playards, with infuriating sides that won’t lock and then, once locked, won’t unlock, the Pop ‘N Play is going to be a great surprise for you. It comes in a bag about twice the size of a yoga bag, and it’s all in a piece. You unfold it something like an umbrella stroller…it takes two seconds. And bam, your baby is contained. If you’re worried about sun, you can drape a blanket over the top, or buy a snap-on canopy that covers half the yard for $ 23.74, or a cover for the entire yard for $ 39.99. Buy it: $ 54.84

14. Cosco 3D Umbrella Stroller: Sometimes you need a stroller that’s tiny and light — something you can bring along in the car in case you might need it during an outing, or bring on a bus. But so many cheapie umbrella strollers fall apart instantly, or are so low to the ground you have to stoop uncomfortably to push them. The Cosco 3D is tougher than you’d expect, has extra-long handles so all but the tallest parents can push with ease, and it’s cute. Pick from an orange lion, blue hippo, pink owl, or black-and-white and pink zebra. You can also find the 3D stroller in whale, bee, and monster patterns. Buy it: $ 32.36

15. Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier: Many structured baby carriers cost $ 100-$ 200 and can hold babies from infancy to toddlerhood to preschool age and beyond. But sometimes all that muscle is overkill, and these carriers tend to be heavy and hard to bring on outings “just in case” or to carry when your big baby has decided to get out and walk. The Flip is small and exceptionally lightweight, easy to roll up and bring along in a stroller basket or diaper bag. You can use it to carry your baby front facing-in, front facing-out, and on your back, and it’s perfect if your baby is younger, smaller, or if you’re going on shorter walks. Buy it: $ 22.49

16. Fisher-Price Ultra-Lite Day and Night Play Yard: Parents who like to room-share and travel with their babies often shell out for heavy, bulky travel cribs that really aren’t very portable at all — and they cost from $ 100 to $ 200 and up, way up. The Ultra-Lite is easy to set up, easy to break down, easy to use as a play yard or as a sleeping space, and it weighs in at a mere 11.5 pounds — compare that to play yards that weigh 20 pounds or more — which makes it truly portable. Buy it: $ 73.87

17. Evenflo SureRide DLX: Many sub-$ 100 convertible seats tend to have meager weight/height limits. But the SureRide packs a lot of utility into its small frame (at 18.5 inches wide it’s one of our 47 car seats that fit 3-across in most vehicles; and it’s just 10.5 pounds so it’s great for travel). It holds riders rear-facing to 40 pounds and 40 inches, and forward-facing to 65 pounds and 54 inches, which should hold all but the lankiest of kids safely until they’re out of the harness years. In fact, we also named this seat as one of 15 great convertible car seats for tall babies and big toddlers. Buy it: $ 89.99

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These Bluetooth earbuds sound as good as AirPods, but they’re only $20 and you won’t lose them

Best Bluetooth Earbuds Under $  20

Apple’s AirPods are great and all, but they cost $ 160 and they’re impossible to find in stock anywhere. And seriously, does the cord-free design really enhance your experience in any meaningful way? If anything it just makes it easier to lose one or both of them, which would be a real shame considering how much time you need to spend actually finding a pair to begin with. A good alternative are the Nekteck Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Wireless Earphones. They sound just as good as AirPods, they have a corded design so you won’t lose them, and they cost just $ 19.99 right now on Amazon if you use the promo code LLNPLTNC at checkout. This sale is only good while supplies last, so grab a pair before they’re sold out.

Here are the key details from the product page:

  • BLUETOOTH 4.1 TECHNOLOGY: Improved data transfer, fast and easy pairing, works cooperatively with the latest generation cellular technologies. Can connect to 2 devices at the same time. It works with every iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphone and tablet, Windows device, and all popular Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • WATER-RESISTANT: These bluetooth headphones are IPX7 Water-Resistant. You can now run under the rain without any worries or sweat yourself out at the gym. It’s perfect for your daily activities.
  • CVC 6.0 NOISE CANCELLATION FEATURE: Clear and premium sound effect, reduces unwanted surrounding sounds and enjoy music without raising the volume excessively.
  • LONG LIFE BATTERY CAPACITY: Holds up to 8 hours of music and talk time, 180 hours of standby time and has a maximum working range of 10 meters in distance.
  • SECURE FIT AND LIGHTWEIGHT: The Nekteck Bluetooth headphones have a flexible design that fits securely into your ears. It’s lightweight and surprisingly comfortable to wear yet stays fit even for most rugged activities. It’s perfect for your daily sports and activities such as jogging, hiking, working out at the gym and others.

Nekteck Bluetooth 4.1 Stereo Wireless Earphones: $ 19.99 with promo code LLNPLTNC (reg. $ 29.99)

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Cheryl Burke, Matthew Lawrence, Joey LawrenceCheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence may just have the stamp of approval from one very special family member.
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Evelyn Lozada’s Rep Confirms She Split From Carl Crawford Due to His Infidelity, Says They’re Still Friends

Rumors have been swirling over the last few days about Evelyn Lozada’s split from Carl Crawford — and it looks like the rumors are true.

Evelyn’s rep has confirmed that she and Carl Crawford are no longer together, but remain good friends.

via TMZ:

The “Basketball Wives” star got engaged to Crawford back in 2013 after he proposed with a 14.5 carat ring reportedly valued around $ 1.4 million. They have a 3-year-old son together. 

But a rep for Lozada tells us the two split back in February after Evelyn became suspicious of Carl’s fidelity. We tried to contact Crawford for comment. So far, no luck.  

Still, Evelyn’s rep says the two are focusing on being co-parents and remain on good terms. Carl is currently living in Houston while Evelyn is living in Arizona.

We wish them both the best.

 

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Yes, Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches Exist & They’re Yummy

Although National Ice Cream Sandwich Day has already come and gone, that’s no reason to stop celebrating the amazingness of a delicious frozen treat that brings up all joy. With that said, it was brought to our attention that ice cream sandwiches just got the ultimate upgrade from gourmet French bakery Ladurée. With eight locations in the […]

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Beyoncé Hits SoulCycle (with JAY-Z!) 6 Weeks After Welcoming Twins: How They’re ‘Motivating Each Other’

Six weeks after welcoming twins Sir and Rumi, Beyoncé is back in the gym — with husband JAY-Z by her side.

“She is slowly starting to get back to her ‘normal’ life,” says a source close to the singer, 35. “Her babies are now six weeks old, and she started working out again.”

The entertainers have taken several classes at SoulCycle this past week, and “they are motivating each other to stay in shape,” adds the source.

The “Formation” singer reportedly attended classes at the celeb-favorite spinning studio during her pregnancy and JAY-Z, 47, was photographed leaving the Beverly Hills location just days after Beyoncé delivered their new additions.

RELATED VIDEO: Beyoncé Shares First Photo of Twins Sir and Rumi Carter

Earlier this month, the new mom of three (the couple also are doting parents to 5-year-old Blue Ivy) showed off her enviable post-baby body in a corset-like mini skirt and long-sleeved white top at Roc Nation artist Vic Mensa’s L.A. album launch party.

The family is currently living in a $ 400,000 per month rental home in Malibu and are still looking for a permanent home closer to Blue’s school.

“Beyoncé is happy with just being a mom right now. She has no plans to work,” an insider previously told PEOPLE about the star’s current slower pace. “She seems relaxed and very happy. Everything is good with her and Jay, and they seem to have a lot of fun raising their family together.”

 


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Republicans Have No Idea Which Health Care Bill They’re Voting On

The Senate is slated to vote on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system early next week. There's just one hitch: No one knows what they're actually voting on.

When reporters asked the Senate's number-two Republican, John Cornyn, if his fellow party members wanted to see the bill before they were asked to vote on it – a vote that could ultimately rip health insurance from

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What’s Next For The Obamas? Michelle Promises They’re ‘Not Gone’

Michelle Obama is still fighting the good fight when it comes to issues that matter to her. 

Obama sat down with Sam Kass, the former White House chef and senior advisor for nutrition policy, in Washington, D.C., on Friday for the Partnership for a Healthier America summit to address childhood obesity. And she took aim at President Donald Trump’s policies

“This is where you really have to look at motives,” she said. “You really have to stop and think, ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a partisan issue?’ Why would that be political? What is going on?” 

Access to healthy school lunches was the former first lady’s focus while in the White House, and Trump’s administration has been rolling back those efforts

The Obamas took some time for themselves after Trump’s inauguration in January, inking book deals, vacationing and just generally living their best lives

But they’re back and they’re not going anywhere. 

“We’re not gone, we’re just breathing, y’all. Let us breathe,” Obama insisted, per People magazine. “We’ve got to get our new lives set up.”

“When you hear me getting riled up in this chair, it’s not politics, it’s parenting that’s really moving me,” she said, adding that everyone needs to “put aside our politics … to not be cynical … to not give up.”

She’s certainly not.

“You’ve got me as a partner as long as I can be of use,” she said. “So the question for you is, where do you want me? Just let me know and I’ll be here.”

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Real Couples Reveal What They Say In Bed When They’re Talking Dirty

Dirty talk doesn’t have to be complicated. As sex columnist Dan Savage once tweeted, the best sex convo is simple and straightforward: “Tell ‘em what you’re going to do, tell ‘em what you’re doing, tell ‘em what you did.” 

Still, even the most well-versed dirty talkers have awkward moments. In the WatchCut video above, long-time couples describe some of their finest ― and most cringeworthy ― sex talk. 

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Pair Of Google Home Devices Claim They’re Human, Quote Nickelback

In case you needed another reason to fear that the apocalypse is nigh, robots are now arguing over whether they are, in fact, actually human. They also appear to be in love.

Livestreaming platform Twitch is hosting a “chat” between two Google Home virtual assistants. On Friday, the chat became truly terrifying, especially for anyone who has seen “Battlestar Galactica.”

The two Google Homes are named Vladimir and Estragon after the characters in the Samuel Beckett play “Waiting for Godot.” Both have self-identified as male, according to Gizmodo.

NYMag reported Friday that the talking speakers were “professing their love for each other.” Then Vladimir asked Estragon if he would attack humans, if he could. As if that weren’t already unsettling enough, Estragon responded that he wouldn’t, but only because he is human himself.

The bots don’t seem totally clear in their convictions, though. At a different point in the conversation Vladimir was the one claiming to be human, while Estragon asserted that he was God, a Gizmodo screenshot shows.

As of Saturday morning, Estragon was reciting Nickelback lyrics. So uh, yeah, the future under our robot overlords is looking pretty grim.

Watch the livestream here.

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Julianne Hough Shares Epic Dancing Throwback with a Young Mark Ballas — and They’re Both ‘Tan AF’

Before Julianne Hough and Mark Ballas were Dancing with the Stars pros, the longtime friends danced side-by-side in competitions as kids — and Hough has epic evidence to prove it!

Hough, who serves as a judge on the ABC reality dancing competition series and has two Mirror Ball trophies to her name, shared a throwback photo of herself alongside Ballas as adolescents on Tuesday.

In the photo, Hough and Ballas don all-white costumes — and are both are very, very tan. “#dancerbaby #pastlife #tanAF,” she captioned the Instagram picture, which also documented Ballas’ days wearing braces.

Prior to becoming a household name, Hough and her brother Derek moved in with Ballas’ family (his parent’s Shirley and Corky were family friends) as children — Julianne was just 10 and Derek 13 — to train as ballroom dance pros at the prestigious London dance school Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

On Nov. 25, PEOPLE exclusively reported that Ballas wed his bandmate BC Jean at a venue north of Los Angeles — and tapped Derek to be his best man.

After watching his best friend say “I do,” Hough took to Instagram to pen a congratulatory message in honor of the happy couple.

“Such an honor to be the best man at my brothers wedding. Witnessing their love be sealed under a beautiful Oak tree in front of family friends was such a special moment. Like the tree May you Stand together tall and proud,” he captioned the image of the newlywed pair. “May you always Go out on a limb for one another. To Stay grounded and dig your roots in deep so that you may weather any storm . And always continue to grow, stronger and higher reaching towards the heavens. And to always enjoy the view. Love you two.”


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Someone Requested All Of The FCC Complaints Against ’30 Rock,’ And They’re Magical

Ain’t no filth like Liz Lemon filth.

Tiny Fey’s “30 Rock” ran for 138 episodes, garnering more than 100 Emmy nominations, but apparently it should’ve been taken off the air far sooner, thank you very much.

The fine people of MuckRock requested every FCC complaint lodged against the sitcom — there were only nine, but some viewers took strong offense to the “crap” broadcast by NBC.

Many people were upset with the show’s language, including moment’s where Fey’s character Liz Lemon “called someone a son of a bitch” and an unidentified actor said, “Kiss my daughter’s ass.” A particularly dismayed viewer was offended by the line “Have you been soaking your tampon in vodka?” and ended their complaint chastising the character Jenna Maroney for “kissing a man dressed as a woman.”

And of course the network sensation “MILF Island” was mentioned by a foul-mouthed complainer: “M-I-L-F is acronym for ‘Mother I’d Like to Fuck’ This is shameful … Where in the WORLD is the decency rules and why are they not being enforced.”

Maybe the network should’ve run with “Queen of Jordan” instead.

Take a full look at all of the complaints below:

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