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The WAGs Of Nelly, NE-YO, & More Star In New Reality Series The Platinum Life! Deets HERE!

Introducing your next guilty pleasure!

On Thursday, E! announced its latest reality TV show The Platinum Life, featuring the wives and girlfriends of music’s biggest names!

Related: Nelly ARRESTED On Drug Charges In Tennessee

The cast includes NE-YO‘s wife Crystal Smith (pictured left), Nelly‘s girlfriend Shantal Jackson (center), Miguel‘s fiancée Nazanin Mandi (right), Eric Bellinger‘s wife La’Myia Good, King Los‘ girlfriend Lola Monroe, Kid Ink‘s wife Asiah Azante, and single recording artist Alycia Bellamy.

The new series will document their first-class lifestyles, as well as the hardships of having a high-profile relationship in Hollywood!

According to Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming, & Development at E!:

“The music industry is known for big, outspoken personalities living lavish lifestyles, but it’s also an extremely tough business to succeed in… We are excited to give viewers an all-access pass to see how these fearless women climb to the top both personally and professionally.”

The Platinum Life is set to premiere this fall.

[Image via WENN.]

Jenny Slate Wants You To Stop Gossiping About Her Personal Life!

Jenny Slate has had ENOUGH!

On Thursday, Vanity Fair released its profile on the actress where she opens up about her contentious relationship with celebrity news.

Last year, the Landline thespian became tabloid fodder when she started dating her Gifted costar Chris Evans. The two eventually called it quits in February of this year.

Related: Jenny Slate Calls Ivanka Trump ‘A Fake Feminist’

In the publication, the 35-year-old says she feels oppressed by gossip blogs, and believes the entire system is sexist!

“For me, it connects to a very deep-seated belief within a patriarchal system… If you’re a woman, the system actually owns your private life; the system has an opinion on your decisions; the system has a verdict on how you have sex and who you have sex with, and anything in between. For me, I am not open to that.”

We respectfully disagree!

Additionally, the funny lady doesn’t believe in using social media to confirm or deny rumors!

“No, I have more of an urge to get on Twitter and be like, ‘I just pooped like Okja,’ than to be like, ‘Yes, it’s true, I’m dating so-and-so.’ How much of an asshole would I have to be to assume that anyone gives a shit, a true shit, that I say the information? What they like is the gossip. What they like is the uncertainty and conjecture and all of that. What I like is my privacy and to be able to just do whatever I fucking want and kiss whoever I want in my own time because I’m a woman in 2017.”‘

Jenny has some STRONG opinions!

[Image via Daniel Arnold/Vanity Fair.]

Johnny Depp Paid $7000 For A Couch From KUWTK…

Keeping up with Johnny!

Back in January, Johnny Depp sued his ex-management company The Management Group for $25 million after they allegedly took millions in fees without his consent. The company responded with a cross-complaint blaming the actor’s financial woes on his excessive spending.

Related: Johnny Depp Apologizes For Donald Trump Assassination Joke

On Thursday, TMG came back with an amended cross-complaint and are — once again — accusing the Pirates of the Caribbean star of living an extravagant lifestyle he couldn’t afford!

According to documents:

“TMG repeatedly warned and advised Depp to reduce his spending and sell unnecessary assets. But ultimately, the decision whether and how to spend his money was a decision for Depp to make… Depp listened to no one, including TMG and his other advisors, and he demanded they fund a lifestyle that was extravagant and extreme.”

So what did the 54-year-old blow his money on? Apparently, he spent “well over $500,000″ in storage fees, $1 million in expenses for his Bahamian islands, $17,000 in Prada luggage and handbags, and $7000 to “pay for and then store a couch from the set of Keeping Up With the Kardashians… which was a present for his daughter, Lily-Rose.”

Damn! Kris Jenner made some serious dough!

The management firm also responds to claims they made unauthorized loans using his money, and instead points the finger at two of Depp’s employees!

“To underscore just how frivolous this claim is, on information and belief, Depp has made no claim for reimbursement of any of these funds… Depp would attempt to have the world believe that TMG acted improperly at the same time he is still employing these two individuals in important, high-level positions even after they supposedly took well over $7 million in unauthorized distributions. Of course, this is not the case and Depp knows it.”

This lawsuit is just as dramatic as an episode of KUWTK!

[Image via Kento Nara/Future Image/WENN.]

Meet MoMo, The Girl With Whom Kevin Hart Allegedly Cheated On His Pregnant Wife!

Is this the woman that allegedly led Kevin Hart‘s heart (or other organs) astray??

Multiple sites reported on Thursday that the girl in the now infamous late night car chat video is a Miami singer named Monique Gonzalez, aka MoMo.

According to CBS Power 96, Monique even responded to the scandal, denying that anything sketchy was going on of course:

“When they make something out of nothing you just gotta laugh — I know who I am and my truth.”

We still don’t know for sure that it was Monique in the vid (though it DOES look a lot like her) or how she got hooked up with the Jumanji 2 star in the first place.

Photo: Kevin’s Wife Eniko Parrish Shares A Bikini Baby Bump Selfie Amid Rumors

But we do know this — gurl ain’t a half bad singer!

She was even chosen to sing the female response remix of Pitbull‘s El Perdon (How Can I) back in 2015. Ironically, yes, it’s a song all about a cheating BF.

Ch-ch-check out MoMo’s skills (belo-lo)!

[Image via Instagram.]

Wife Pranks Husband By Remixing His Snoring To Despacito — WATCH!

The true definition of #RelationshipGoals!

This woman has been living with — and secretly recording — her husband’s snoring for years, so she decided to sync her footage up with the tune of Despacito! Ha, naturally!

She enlisted the help of her nephew, with whom she made the newest song of the summer, Ronquidito!

Related: Luis Fonsi Wants You To Leave Justin Bieber Alone!

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

To be fair, he knows about as many words as Justin Bieber!

[Image via YouTube.]

EXCLUSIVE! Mack Wilds Will Charm Your Pants Off With His Live Performance Of Bonnie & Clyde!

We would LOVE to be Mack Wilds‘ partner in crime!

If the 28-year-old sounds familiar, you’ve seen him in The Wire, 90210, and Adele‘s music video for Hello!

However, Wilds is also a talented musician who recently released his album AfterHours in April (which is available for stream and purchase)!

Ch-ch-check out his EXCLUSIVE performance of Bonnie & Clyde (above)!

Bargain & Daily Book Deals 07/20/17



Amazon has about two dozen graphic novel/comicbook anthologies on sale in the Kindle Daily Deal today.

Comixology (an Amazon company) DC and Vertigo BOGO Sale: use code SDCC17 at cart page, ends 7/23. Be sure to also check out the currently free comics page, which recently added these (reg. $1.99 each):

  • Niko and the Sword of Light #1 (Delivery Date: July 21 2017)
  • Ms. Marvel (2014-2015) #1
  • Original Sin #1 (of 8)
  • Sentry (2005-2006) #1 (of 8)
  • Web Warriors (2015-2016) #1

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Bargain Picks

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune ($3.99 Kindle), by Jude Watson [Scholastic]

On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It’s Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he’s dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: “Find jewels.”

But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He’s talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they’re picked up by the police and sent to the world’s worst orphanage. It’s not hard time, but it feels like it.

March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father’s business inside and out, and they’re tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they’ll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . .

Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world’s youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you.

“LOOT hits the jackpot.” — Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author

Age Level: 8 – 12
Grade Level: 3 – 7

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We Install ($1.99 Kindle), by Harry Turtledove

From Harry Turtledove, bestselling author of the Worldwar series and The Guns of the South, a collection of nine stories and three essays that illuminate his broad storytelling range

Harry Turtledove earned the title “master of alternate history” from Publishers Weekly for his thought-provoking novels that turn historical facts into gripping tales of possibility. But his writing talent goes much further. We Install offers a showcase of styles, from humor—in “Father of the Groom,” a scientist with a penchant for wild experimentation helps his love-struck son by synthesizing a wedding ring out of two carrots—to classic science fiction, as in the Hugo Award–winning “Down in the Bottomlands” and “Hoxbomb,” in which a regular guy just trying to make a living selling scooters has to deal with some very odd competition. The alternate history tale “Drang von Osten” begins on a bloody battlefield in World War II and ends somewhere quite different. In the brand-new “Logan’s Law,” a man discovers that sometimes, second chances really do work out. The book’s three essays tackle the diverse subjects of how to write alternate history, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the history of Chanukah.

We Install will delight longtime Turtledove fans and new readers alike with its rich offerings from one of the finest craftsmen writing today.

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Come Rain or Come Shine: A Mitford Novel ($1.99 Kindle), by Jan Karon [G.P. Putnam’s Sons/ Penguin]

#1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—with the story readers have been waiting for.

Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls.

Now, Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school and opened his own animal clinic. Since money will be tight for a while, maybe he and Lace Harper, his once and future soul mate, should keep their wedding simple.

So the plan is to eliminate the cost of catering and do potluck. Ought to be fun.

An old friend offers to bring his well-known country band. Gratis.

And once mucked out, the barn works as a perfect venue for seating family and friends.

Piece of cake, right?

In Come Rain or Come Shine, Jan Karon delivers the wedding that millions of Mitford fans have waited for. It’s a June day in the mountains, with more than a few creatures great and small, and you’re invited—because you’re family.

By the way, it’s a pretty casual affair, so come as you are and remember to bring a tissue or two. After all, what’s a good wedding without a good cry?

One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More ($2.99 Kindle), by Editors of Martha Stewart Living []

Using just one pan, you can stew, steam, sauté, simmer, braise, or roast your way to a fuss-free meal—and minimal cleanup to boot.

At the end of a busy day, you want to serve a delicious home-cooked dinner, a complete, all-in-one meal that can be prepared with little effort and few pans to wash. The editors of Martha Stewart Living present a brand-new collection of 120 recipes—organized by vessel—to help you do just that, all while adding savory new dishes to your weekly rotation.

One Pot is an exciting new way to approach everyday cooking: Imagine perfect pasta dishes for which everything goes in the pot at once (yes, that’s pasta, tomato, garlic, basil, and water all cooked together), dinner-party ready roasts with tender vegetables, and down-home casseroles, along with wholesome fish, chicken, and vegetarian dishes. You’ll get incredible flavor payoff from dishes such as comforting Chicken and Dumplings, easy Baked Risotto with Carrots and Squash, healthy Broiled Striped Bass with Tomatoes, hearty Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage, and the delectable Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie—each of which takes less than an hour from start to finish. Here, too, are a dozen outstanding recipes for surprising and simple desserts that can be ready when you are.

With chapters devoted to your essential cooking vessels—stockpot, skillet, slow cooker, and more—this book is sure to streamline your meals and to satisfy the people you share them with. Recipes include:

DUTCH OVEN: Beef Stew with Noodles, Chicken and Dumplings, Baked Risotto, Texas Red Chili, Cajun Stew

SLOW COOKER: Pulled Pork, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Classic Pot Roast, Lamb Shanks and Potatoes, Garlic Chicken with Barley

SKILLET & SAUTÉ PAN: Spinach Pie, Poached Cod with Tomatoes, Three-Cheese Lasagna, Macaroni and Cheese, Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy

ROASTING PAN & BAKING DISH: Rib-Eye with Root Vegetables, Roast Chicken with Herb Butter, Salmon with Kale, Roast Beef with Acorn Squash, Tuscan Pork Roast

PRESSURE COOKER: Short Ribs with Potato-Carrot Mash, Kale and White Bean Soup, Chicken Cacciatore; Easy Chickpea Curry, Beef Stroganoff

STOCKPOT: Classic Chicken Soup, Split Pea Soup, Gemelli with Pesto and Potatoes, Corn and Shrimp Chowder, Pasta with Farm-Stand Vegetables

DESSERTS: Peach Crumble, Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie, Baked Blackberry Custard, Raspberry Sorbet, Molten Chocolate Cupcakes

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Trophy Hunter Kills Cecil The Lion’s Son Xanda Outside Of National Park

The circle of life has yet again been fucked by humanity.

Another one of Cecil the Lion‘s sons suffered the same fate as his father after being shot and killed by a big game trophy hunter in Zimbabwe.

The Hwange National Park reports that 6-year-old Xanda, the father of several young cubs, was killed just outside the park — not far from where Cecil was killed in 2015.

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Xanda’s murderer was on a trophy hunt organized by pro hunter Richard Cooke of RC Safaris. The big cat’s brother had also been killed on one of Cooke’s previous expeditions.

The renowned hunter did not reveal the name of the client, who most likely spend upwards of $50,000 for the shoot and Xanda’s head to be cured and mounted.

At the time of his death, Xanda was wearing a tracking collar fitted by researchers led by Oxford University‘s Andrew Loveridge.

The scientist, who has studied the Hwange lions for many years, was monitoring Xanda’s movements in hopes of implementing a 5km no-hunting zone around the park to protect the lions that roam outside park. He told The Daily Telegraph:

“I fitted it last October. It was monitored almost daily and we were aware that Xanda and his pride was spending a lot of time out of the park in the last six months, but there is not much we can do about that… Richard Cooke is one of the ‘good’ guys. He is ethical and he returned the collar and communicated what had happened. His hunt was legal and Xanda was over six years old so it is all within the stipulated regulations.”

Of course, others are less forgiving.

Related: Cop Shoots Emotional Support Dogs Claiming They ‘Charged’ Him

The Facebook group Lions of Hwange National Park was appalled at Cooke for taking the life of yet another majestic animal, writing in a post:

“Today we heard that a few days ago, Xanda, the son of #CecilTheLion has been shot on a trophy hunt by Zimbabwe PH Richard Cooke. Cooke also killed Xanda’s brother in 2015, he was only about 4 years old then. Xanda is still a young father at 6.2 years old and has several young cubs. We can’t believe that now, 2 years since Cecil was killed, that his oldest Cub #Xanda has met the same fate.”

So heartbreaking. R.I.P., Xanda.

[Image via Disney.]