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Macaulay Culkin Presents at AMAs, Prompts Tweets of Shock and Joy

Beloved actor Macaulay Culkin doesn't make that many public appearances these days. When he does, fans take notice.

On Tuesday night, Macaulay appeared at the American Music Awards as a presenter.

He handed Post Malone the award for Favorite Male Artist: Pop/Rock, which Post Malone somehow won.

Fans of Macaulay's were thrilled to see him, and they let their voices be heard on Twitter.

Some were astonished at the reminder that he's, like, an actual adult these days.

Others were happy to see him looking so happy and healthy.

And others, of course, were a little thirsty for him.

1. This is how Macaulay looked on stage

Macaulay culkin presents at the 2018 american music awards
He looks great! And a lot of these tweeters agreed. Some were horny about it. Others vehemently disagreed.

2. A very specific image came to mind

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This is so hilariously specific that it may say more about the tweeter than about Macaulay. That said, we don't dispute the characterization.

3. Others were just surprised to see him

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Alyssa Edwards is one of the world's most beloved drag performers in part because of reaction images like this one.

4. His most famous role still comes to people's minds

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Some will always see him as The Kid From Home Alone

5. Some were shocked that he's still relevant

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This from a person using a Jumanji gif

6. Okay, this one is cute

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Macaulay's probably seen this, and every other reference, before
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Kanye West Wants to Repeal the Amendment That Abolished Slavery Because He’s Batsh-t

You know you had an interesting weekend when dressing up as a giant bottle of Perrier in front of millions of people was somehow not the most bonkers part of it.

Yes, in case you missed Saturday Night Live this week, here's what the first musical performance of the show's 44th season looked like:

Bubbly Kanye

That's Kanye in the aforementioned Perrier get-up, accompanied by Lil Pump dressed up as a bottle of Fiji.

That bizarre performance (of a song 'Ye penned for the PornHub Awards, no less) was briefly the talk of Twitter, but it was quickly overshadowed by even more bizarre behavior from MAGA culture's second-most unpredictable mouthpiece.

Yes, Kanye is a well-known Trump supporter, and after the show, he went on a series of bizarre rants in praise of the president.

Hands Up

Unfortunately, his views weren't always entirely coherent, and we think it's safe to say no one will be mistaking the always-effervescent Yeezy for a bottle of Smart Water any time soon.

Things began to get political the moment the show ended.

Kanye unleashed an onstage rant that wasn't aired during SNL's broadcast but did make the rounds on social media shortly thereafter.

"The 13th Amendment is slavery in disguise ... meaning it never ended ...  We are the solution that heals" he later tweeted, much to the bafflement of his followers.

In case, like Kanye, you were too busy daydreaming about dressing up as your favorite mineral water to pay attention in civics class, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery, which means it's quite odd for Kanye to call for its repeal.

Of course, this is the guy who, just a few months ago, famously stated slavery was a "choice" and that blacks enslaved in America willingly took part in the system.

MAGA Kanye

On Instagram, West into greater detail -- but he ultimately left his followers just as confused.

"This [MAGA hat] represents good and America becoming whole again," Kanye wrote.

"We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America to create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment."

Kanye West on Rap Stage

Eventually, Kanye clarified his remarks in a way that actually made sense.

"Not abolish but. let’s amend the 13th amendment ... We apply everyone’s opinions to our platform," he tweeted on Sunday.

It seems Kanye would like to get rid of the portion of the amendment which stipulates that those who have been convicted of a crime can be forced to perform slave labor -- and we applaud him for using his platform to address that vitally important issue.

We just wish he'd articulated his goals a bit more clearly the first time around.

Kanye West at TMZ

It doesn't look as though that clarification has done much to restore Kanye's public image, nor did a tweet from Our Dumb President, in which he effusively praised Kanye for taking a stand:

"Like many, I don’t watch Saturday Night Live (even though I past hosted it) - no longer funny, no talent or charm," Trump wrote.

"It is just a political ad for the Dems.

"Word is that Kanye West, who put on a MAGA hat after the show (despite being told “no�), was great. He’s leading the charge!"

Kimye and Company

Obviously, like every other situation involving Kanye and politics, this whole thing is exceedingly stupid, and West deserves the majority of the criticism he's received.

But for the sake of nuance (which is generally frowned upon in 2018), we will say it's a little upsetting to see Twitter's legion of Angry White Folks grab their digital pitchforks every time a prominent black man dares to express views on race and politics that they don't agree with.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're gonna go hide from the angry extremists from both sides of the spectrum who are about to fill our comments section with fantasies about our untimely deaths.

Khloe Kardashian Claims She "Doesn’t See Color," Gets Schooled by Twitter

While Khloe shows off cute photos of baby True, some vile and racist trolls have criticized the literal baby for being "too dark."

It's both colorist and racist, and Khloe has been clapping back.

But after Khloe announced that she "doesn't see color," her followers began to school her on why she should never say that.

Khloe Kardashian Facepalm Pic

Khloe took a break from reading comments after racist trolls targeted True, but now she's calling out cowardly trolls.

"I dislike the fact that people are allowed to comment on my daughter's skin color," Khloe begins.

She laments: "but as soon as I comment kindly back and praise her for all that she is, the comment gets erased."

Khloe is happy to engage with racist trolls, but is noticing that they're a cowardly lot.

"If you have the courage to post your nasty criticism," Khloe says. "Please allow one to defend or comment back."

Khloe Kardashian Holds Beautiful Baby True

"it takes time for us to understand and to be that calm and compassionate," Khloe continued in subsequent tweets.

"We all, as humans needs to grow and evolve," Khloe writes. "Life lessons teach us that. I’m proud of us"

Khloe continues: "We need to learn to praise all skin tones/ethnicities! Our beauty is in our differences."

Obviously, this is all good -- and not the part for which she's gotten into trouble.

"We can learn so much! So proud of every human who is confident in who they are," Khloe says. "I’m in my 30s I think I’m just finding this confidence."

Khloe is Aghast on KUWTK

"Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I’m not complaining about that," Khloe affirms. "Please state your opinion but allow me to State mine."

For the record, if she just wants to counter someone's mean tweet, she could post her opinion with a screencap of their mean tweet.

"I try to put myself in their shoes," Khloe shares. "And maybe they were brought up in a different type of household then I was."

(Perhaps in an overtly racist household rather than one that clearly fetishized black men, which is a less hostile form of racism)

"So instead of shaming I try to educate," Khloe concludes. "In our household we do not see color. We see emotion and action. We see love. We feed off of energy."

Chicago West, True Thompson, and Stormi Webster

One fan corrected her, tweeting: "It’s not criticism it’s racism."

"Saying she doesn’t see color is wrong," tweeted another. "And now she’s going to help educate? When has she ever struggled in her life???"

"It just bothers me!" confessed another. "If you raise your daughter to not see color then that kid will grow up thinking it’s not important to march for civil rights because everyone is equal.

That tweeter continued their explanation: "Only white privileged actually believes that!"

It would be nice if we all lived in a truly equal society. Unfortunately, we know that this is not the case.

True Thompson in Pastels

"The Kardashians obviously see colour hence the black men they date/marry," another pointed out.

That tweet continues: "Khloe has no idea how racist that comment is because she's not educated to know that not seeing colour means she's disregarding or denying racism on POC.

The tweet concludes: "which her daughter is currently experiencing."

"You should definitely see color, Khloe. It is beautiful," another writes.

"It is what defines how we perceive and experience, especially for people of color," that same tweeter explains.

"And considering your daughter is brown, you shouldn’t teach her to be blind to that," that person adds. "The world won’t be blind to it, and neither should she."

Khloe Kardashian Ponders Life

Of course, while some were pleading with Khloe to understand why she was wrong so say this, others had ... other thoughts.

"No one should fall for this," insisted a conspiracy theorist.

"This is a Kardashian PR sympathy stunt," the tweet claims. "No one has said anything about True’s skin color other than paid Kardashian bots."

We would love to believe that this is true, but it is not. Racism and colorism are all too real.

"This is a distraction from Tristan," the tweet theorizes. "Shame on Khloé for using her baby as a shield for her cheating boyfriend."

Angry and True

While some people used the opportunity to dunk on Khloe, most of these comments have a real point.

To explain this a little more directly ... "we do not see color" promotes a harmful idea.

First of all, it ignores that different people experience the world in different ways.

Children of color, and particularly black children, have to be prepared for how the world will treat them.

That needs to be acknowledged.

Even a child of extraordinary privilege can face racism that their white parent did not. Khloe needs to know this.

Khloe Kardashian Gets Silly

Second of all, "I don't see color" implies that there might be something wrong with certain skin colors.

"I don't see color" implies that you don't see someone's flaw. Skin color is, obviously, never a flaw.

You love someone for who they are, not in spite of it or because you overlook who they are.

Words matter, folks.

And Khloe isn't just a celebrity -- she's now the mother of a biracial daughter.

Her words matter more than ever.

Ariana Grande Inspires Fans to Cope, Heal After Mac Miller’s Death

Earlier this month, Mac Miller was found dead in his home. The rapper was only 26 years old.

Though he and Ariana Grande had broken up months earlier, she is struggling with the news. She was one of his loved ones.

Now, Ariana is sharing some powerful messages of support with her fans, who grieve with her.

Mac and Ariana

On Saturday, September 22, Ariana Grande marked the Autumnal Equinox with a pair of comforting tweets for her followers.

"Everything will be okay," reads the first of these tweets.

Though she does not specify a context, it seems clear that Ariana is referring to the grief and she and her fans share over Miller's tragic death.

Ariana follows it up with "i love u so v much."

Her fans really took this message to heart, and the responses were heartwarming and gracious.

Ariana Grande Comfort Tweets

According to what a source close to Ariana tells Us Weekly, she is reeling from her ex's sudden death.

Ariana is "absolutely heartbroken," the insider describes.

That much has been obvious on social media and with common sense -- but there is more.

"Her entire family is in shock too,� the source reveals. “They all grew close to Mac during his relationship with Ari."

We saw Frankie Grande's powerful tribute to Mac.

"He was a huge part of her life, and they always shared such a special bond," the insider explains. "She wanted nothing but positivity in Mac’s life after they broke up."

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

Ariana also posted a heartbreaking statement to and about Mac Miller.

"i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will," Ariana wrote. "i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it."

"We talked about this. so many times," Ariana continued. "I’m so mad, I’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else."

"I’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away," she confesses. "I really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved."

Ariana's post concludes: "I hope you’re okay now. rest."

Ariana Grande Hugs Mac Miller Floor

According to Us Weekly, Ariana and her fiance Pete Davidson skipping the Emmy Awards sets the tone for what we can expect from her in the near future.

"Given the events of the past couple of years," her rep tells the tabloid. "Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend."

"She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline," her rep explains.

The statement concludes: "She thanks her fans for their understanding."

Ariana survived a terrorist attack that left too many of her young fans dead and injured. A year and some change later, her recent ex died. She has been through so much.

Ariana Grande Receives Doggy Kisses

On Monday, September 24, Ariana shared a short video of her being showered with canine affection.

"All the kisses," Ariana wrote in the captions of the video that she shared to Instagram and to Twitter. "Happy fall."

The Autumnal Equinox was Saturday, September 22, but it's never too late to wish someone a happy Fall. Until winter begins.

Ariana is so good. She deserves peace and happiness despite the grief.

Derick Dillard: Jazz Jennings Is Being Abused By Her Parents!

Former Counting On star Derick Dillard seems unable to stop his bigoted social media attacks on trans teen TV star Jazz Jennings.

Fortunately, Jazz doesn't care what Derick thinks, which is what the kids call a big mood.

But even though Jazz is doing her level best to ignore his hate, Derick is firing back and doubling down on his claim that Jazz's very existence is some form of child abuse.

Jazz Jennings on Instagram

Derick Dillard still doesn't have a job, and some wonder if that might be why he has so much extra time to tweet hateful things about Jazz Jennings and the trans community.

In a recent interview, Jazz, who underwent gender confirmation surgery known as bottom surgery in June, said that she has a don't-feed-the-trolls approach to Derick's vitriolic tweets.

She says that he's just trying to elicit a reaction, and that she's not going to give him what he wants.

A Twitter account that appears to primarily exist to attempt to engage with various celebrities asked Derick if he has a response.

Derick, seemingly thirsty for the attention, was only too happy to reply.

Derick Dillard in Class

"I just speak out against child abuse, and especially those who promote it, because it’s the right thing to do," Derick claims in a tweet.

"It’s just absolutely awful," he has decided. "And should not be celebrated."

Obviously, parents supporting their trans children are doing the literal opposite of child abuse.

But if you think that it's hypocritical for a member of the extended Duggar family to make Derick's statement, you're not alone.

Fans laid into Derick on the subject of child abuse.

Jazz Jennings

Fans had some serious questions for Derick.

"Do you think blanket training is child abuse?" asked on person on Twitter.

Blanket training, a practice of teaching months-old babies to obey their parents by using pain and fear, is advocated by Michael and Debi Pearl.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are tied to this abusive practice.

"You should speak out against Michael and Debi Pearl. Children have actually died at the hands of parents upholding the Pearls view of 'child rearing.' That’s child abuse," says another tweet.

"Teaching parents how to physically abuse infants and children," the tweet continues. "Speak out against them."

Derick Dillard, Attorney at Law?

But the practice of hitting babies to break their will at a young age isn't the only child abuse scandal in the Duggar family.

"You seemed to have no problem appearing on a TV show of a family that forced their sexually abused daughters to appear on Fox News," accused another tweet.

The tweet went on that the girls were forced "to say that none of them even knew what their brother was doing to them because they were all asleep, when the police report told a different story."

Another tweet also brought up Josh Duggar, asking: "So, when are u gonna speak up about your in laws promoting child abuse by protecting ypur brother in law?"

That tweet continued: "Or does that not matter because they believe in God? You're a hypocrite and a hateful man. You don't get to hide behind god as a way of disguising that."

Jazz Jennings Selfie at 17

Child abuse is an extremely upsetting subject. Countless children every day live in fear of a family member or supposed "caregiver." The world does not do enough to protect its children. 

Fortunately, Jazz, who will be 18 on October 6, 2018, has a loving and supportive family who have cheered her on as a girl and as an advocate.

We only wish that more transgender children received love and support instead of responses like Derick's.

While Derick's anti-trans attacks on Jazz saw him booted off of Counting On, the good folks over at The Ashley note that I Am Jazz begins airing its fifth season in 2019.

It sounds like she's right to ignore Derick's social media vitriol. She doesn't need it to stay relevant -- but he does.

Kailyn Lowry to Fans: STFU About My Kids!

Like most of her Teen Mom 2 co-stars, Kailyn Lowry enjoys interacting with fans and has no problem sharing details of her personal life on social media.

But she'd like to make it perfectly clear that just because she's a public figure, that doesn't mean everyone is free to say whatever they'd like about her family.

Sure, Kail's kids are frequently featured on TV, but when discussing celebs in a public forum, the proper etiquette is to observe Mafia war rules and leave the kids out of it. 

Apparently, some of Lowry's fans need a lesson in manners -- and it seems she's more than happy to give them exactly that ...

1. The Happy Family

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Kail is proud of her adorable kids, and for good reason. For the most part, fans who comment on her family photos are effusive in their praise.

2. A Photogenic Bunch

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Even TM2 viewers who take issue with Kailyn's parenting style are generally in agreement that she and her baby daddies have created some cute kids.

3. The Dark Side of the 'Gram

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Of course, this is the internet in 2018, which means if there's any possible way to be a douche bag in a given scenario, some idiot will come along and take full advantage of it.

4. A New Low

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Some of Kail's followers have sunk to deplorable new depths by criticizing the appearance of her youngest son, 1-year-old Lux.

5. People Are the Worst

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And what is it that these morons have an issue with? Well, apparently they believe that there's something wrong with Lux's legs.

6. Kail Claps Back

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Not surprisingly, Kail was not too happy about internet strangers throwing shade at a 1-year-old. What IS surprising is how many people gave her flak for defending her kids ...
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Amy Schumer: Your #MeToo Jokes Are NOT Funny, Dudes!

Though Amy Schumer is known for tackling all sorts of subjects in her comedy, she knows that sexual assault is no laughing matter -- because she's lived it.

Now that the #MeToo movement is nearly a year old, too many male celebrities have joked that they can't figure out the difference between flirting and sexual assault.

Amy has one message for them: cut it out with that s--t.

Amy Schumer Close Up

Amy Schumer tweeted out a message that was too long for Twitter's character limit, putting her foot down on a joke that we've all heard too often since the #MeToo hashtag first surfaced.

"Any dude saying, 'I'm scared to be in a room with a woman now' or 'is it ok to say hello? I don't know the new rules,' STOP," Amy writes.

These men may be attempting topical humor or even masking genuine questions with a joke, but Amy says that it has to stop.

"What you are doing," she explains. "Is belittling victims who have been wronged."

Zero of the women who shared their stories of fear and trauma were hoping that it made good fodder for some dude's joke.

Amy Schumer appeals to end #MeToo related rape jokes

Amy then lays down some statistics on sexual assault.

"They say 1 in 6 women in our country have been sexually assaulted," Amy shares before adding. "That's based on who reports it."

Rape is massively underreported, and Amy shares: "It's been proven to be closer to 1 in 3."

That is important because any man who is telling a joke like this around almost any number of women has a statistical likelihood of telling this joke to a survivor.

How many people give polite smiles or laughter because they don't want to feel like a wet blanket? Too many.

Amy Schumer at 2017 MET Gala

"Stop making fun of the terror and indignity most of us have faced in our lives," Amy pleads.

In this case, she's not just speaking of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

She is also speaking of the almost universal fear of both that comes from being a woman who is aware of how prevalent these evils can be.

Amy continues: "Again RBG quotes Sarah Grimke, I ask no favors for my sex. All I ask for my brethren is that they take their feet off our necks."

Too often, civil rights for marginalized inviduals are framed as special rights. They're not. People just want to be safe and equal.

Amy Schumer: Selfie in London

Amy acknowledges that some men, plagued by toxic and patriarchal attitudes in our culture, may genuinely have questions about what is and is not okay.

"If you're confused about the new rules, just ask and don't make it a joke," Amy suggests.

Ask a trusted friend who is comfortable answering your questions. Maybe even try a thoughtful Google search.

"Because that's harmful," Amy explains.

"And," she continues. "We don't want to hear that kind of joke right now."

Amy Schumer Entertains

The kind of "jokes" to which she refers have been made by comedians who should know better and by actors who should know better.

The recent news that Henry Cavill will play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher adaptation was exciting, but marred by the memory that he had joked that he was unsure of how to ask out a woman thanks to #MeToo.

It's not that people think that Cavill is a predator -- it's that people don't like to see famous man pretending to equate flirtation with harassment.

Again, find a thoughtful and appropriate time and way to ask -- and make sure that it's someone who is comfortable giving you an honest answer.

And if you've already made a joke like that, that doesn't mean that you're irredeemable. Just stop. We're all learning and growing as human beings.

Chrissy Teigen SHREDS Critic of Post-Baby Body!

One of the world's favorite celebrity couples, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, graced the 2018 Emmy Awards with their delightful presence. 

Unfortunately, one troll who isn't aware of how Chrissy deals with shamers decided to try to body-shame her, asking if she's pregnant.

Chrissy took to Twitter to remind the world that she's the queen of clapback.

Chrissy Teigen Laughs at the 2018 Emmy Awards

While the rest of us were groaning about who was robbed at the 2018 Emmy Awards, one alleged "fan" was concerned about Chrissy Teigen's appearance.

"I’m asking this with the utmost respectful," the tweet began, featuring a minor typo.

The tweet continues, asking a very impertinent question: "but is @chrissyteigen pregnant again?"

Oh wow.

Pro-tip, folks: there are very few respectful ways to ask if someone is pregnant if all that you have to go on is a glimpse of them in a dress.

Chrissy Teigen tweets "soo respectful"

Chrissy, even the queen of Twitter and wholly unafraid to clap back, quoted the tweet with some words of her own.

"I just had a baby," her retort begins.

Chrissy continues: "but thank you for being soooo respectful."

She and John Legend welcomed baby #2 back in May. Miles Theodore Stephens is just four months old.

Contrary to what some fitness bloggers and certain celebrities might make people believe, four months is not really a lot of time to recover from childbirth.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2018 Emmy Awards

That wasn't the harshest or most epic clapback that we've seen, but it was with a purpose. Chrissy's response was proportionate.

She has spoken about her post-baby body in the past, even giving fans a glimpse of her stretch marks over the summer.

Chrissy, who previously worked as a model (though she laughs when people describe her that way now), discussed how social media can give people skewed ideas about the human body.

"Instagram is crazy," she admited. "I think it’s awesome people have killer bodies and are proud to show them off (I really do!!)"

She continued: "but I know how hard it can be to forget what (for lack of a better word) regular ol’ bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing."

Chrissy Teigen with Her Baby

First of all, it's great that she said bonkers because that word does not get used often enough.

Second of all, Chrissy still had more to say.

In another tweet, she wrote: "Also I don’t really call this ‘body confidence’ because I’m not quite there yet."

"I’m still super insecure," Chrissy admitted.

She concluded: "I’m just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves!"

Chrissy Teigen with Miles and Luna

Chrissy is also not afraid to poke fun at herself, as she recently admitted on Twitter that she mispronounces her own last name.

When a fan pointed out that people say it incorrectly, Chrissy tweeted "word! gave up a long time ago. last name is tie-gen not tee-gen."

Chrissy then went on to acknowledge that she herself will pronounce her own name "tee-gen."

Chrissy tweeted: "I even correct people when they say it correctly. it’s all v effed up."

She then lampooned herself for not being assertive about her name or anything else, writing: "Wrong order? I’ll eat it. Taxi going to the wrong airport? I’ll change my flight."

Chrissy is so good.

Samantha Markle: Happy Birthday Prince Harry, You Filthy Rodent!

Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984. As of Saturday, he is 34 years old.

And who better to wish him a happy birthday than Meghan Markle's vile sister?

In her bizarre and spiteful tweet, Samantha Markle compares Prince Harry to ... a hamster.

Making an Animal

In a tweet on her locked Twitter account, which is only viewable by her approved followers, Samantha Grant -- often known as Samantha Markle -- posted a less-than-friendly birthday tribute.

"Happy Birthday Harry!" she writes to her brother-in-law.

"As you 'mack down' on your birthday cake," her hostile message begins.

She then advises him to "think about the birthday wishes you never extended to your FATHER-IN-LAW."

To top it all off, she makes an unflattering visual comparison -- seeming to equate Harry to a hamster.

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This is no surprise.

Not only can this simply be added to the lengthy list of rude posts that Samantha has made towards her half-sister and the royals, but she did the same to Meghan just last month.

"Happy Birthday Meg!" she tweeted on August 14, which was Meghan's 37th birthday.

"It would be so lovely and appropriate of you to send DAD a BELATED birthday card for his," Samantha badgered.

Samantha then reminded Meghan that Thomas Markle's birthday is "July 18th."

Meghan Markle Unhappy

Birthdays are far from the only occassions that Samantha has used social media to lash out at Meghan and Harry.

It seems that Samantha considers the two to be fair game on any day ending with a -y.

"Act like a humanitarian act like a woman!" Samantha demanded of Meghan in one tweet. "If our father dies I'm holding you responsible, Meg!"

"OK so Cruella Deville is retreating LOL..." Samantha wrote in another tweet. "Let me know how that works out for you."

The legendary Disney character's name is Cruella de Vil, and we have to say that we don't really see her as a very 

Samantha Grant

Samantha, along with her brother Thomas Markle Jr. and their father, Thomas Markle Sr., seems dedicated to giving Meghan a hard time in the media.

This doesn't really do much aside from annoy the Royals -- remember, just a few centuries ago, "trouble with your in-laws" for that family meant a continental war.

But it has to be a wound to Meghan herself, who remained in contact with her father until he proved that he could not be trusted.

Now that he spills every detail of every conversation with her or with Harry, she can't trust him to not do so if she calls him. But Samantha will never forgive Meghan for that.

Meghan Markle Unhappy

But Meghan is living her own life, married to one of the most famously desired men on the planet.

The most recent news out of Kensington Palace is that Meghan is supporting an intersectional cookbook that talks about how food brings families and communities together.

It's just sad that, through their own poor choices, a few of Meghan's family members have chosen to tear apart their own family because they're seemingly high on fame.

We should note that Meghan's mom has conducted herself with dignity throughout everything, which is why she was invited to the Royal Wedding.

Samantha is probably going to keep on hurling jabs at Meghan until no one cares anymore. That's kind of pitiful.

Samantha Markle Taunts DuchASS Meghan with Some Really Cool and Mature Insults

Meghan Markle may be settling into her new life as a happily married duchess, but her awful family seems determined to spoil her joy.

Now her vile sister, Samantha, is lashing out at her on her private Twitter account.

Samantha Grant

She's coming after Meghan with childish insults ... and even a direct comparison between the new royal family member and Donald Trump.

We've heard Meghan Markle's brother accuse Prince Harry of breaking up their family, but he's far alone among her family in sowing chaos.

To hear Samantha tell it, Meghan is a despotic egomaniac with no capacity for morality or decorum or for caring about other people.

Just look at Samantha's own words:

The New Duchess

"Trump said he could shoot someone and not lose votes," Samantha claims. "The same mentality applies to my sister."

We are somehow having a lot of trouble reconciling Samantha's claim with the reality of who Meghan is.

About an hour later, Samantha began to tweet some truly childish insults.

"I am not candy coating anything anymore!" Samantha insists, alarming people who had not imagined that she was holding back with past jabs.

Samantha Markle

"The DUCHASS should be humane to our father who has given her everything,.. and this media crap can stop!" Samantha rages.

"He was the one who was always there for her. Fake waves and smiles can stop," Samantha demands. "The duchASS can bow to the daddy."

Forget the duchASS part ... that last line about bowing to the daddy might be the worst thing that any of us have ever read.

That's ... that's going to haunt us.

Meghan Markle Pink Dress

You know how their father, Thomas Markle, can't resist blabbing to the media, which is why Meghan can't talk to him?

Well, Samantha is even going so far as to defend Thomas spilling details of conversations he's had to every camera and mic in sight.

"He only talks to the media because she was ignoring him for a long time and being snobby," Samantha claims.

Samantha insists "he has the right to speak and if she doesn’t like it it’s just too f--king bad she needs to wake up and be a kind person."

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To be clear, no one is questioning Thomas' free speech rights.

Alternative, what people are questioning is why on earth he assumes his daughter would want anything to do with him at this point.

When someone else dared to question Thomas' character and why he prioritized oversharing with reporters over his relationship with his daughter, Samantha just laughed.

"Priorities lack of character?! Lol," Samantha writes.

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"imagine if your dad busted his back his whole life for your sister," Samantha says. "And then she took a crap on him and ignored him!"

Well there's an image for you.

Samantha laments: "She has always been his priority and she owes him up and respect!"

She also rails against how people see her father.

"Would you allow someone in your family to continually be disrespected and hurt as my dad is and say nothing?" she demands.

Meghan Markle in Blue Dress

Samantha answers for people: "I doubt it."

"After she gives my dad the love and respect he deserves," Samantha promises. "She can skip on her merry way and no one will say anything."

That line about Meghan always being his priority may be the crux of this matter.

Many people believe that Samantha is simply jealous of Meghan, is a beautiful actress who has now married one of the most desired men on the planet.

The dude is a literal prince.

Samantha may be lashing out because she hopes to prove that she's the more deserving daughter. Though that's just a theory.

Like we said, that line about bowing ot the daddy is going ot keep us awake at night. But if we had to read it, so do you.

Tyler Perry Offers Acting Gig to Job-Shamed Geoffrey Owens!

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens made a reluctant return to the spotlight this week in what we are calling a Reverse Alex-From-Target situation.

Inexplicably, the actor was shamed and ridiculed for working a normal job as a cashier in between acting gigs.

Now, Tyler Perry has reached out to Owens to offer him a job in television again.

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Geoffrey Owens had to step away from his job as a cashier at Trader Joe's after becoming the center of national attention.

But Tyler Perry has reached out on Twitter to offer him a new job.

"#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week!" Perry tweeted.

"Come join us!!!" He offered.I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs."

Perry makes it clear that he has respect for non-acting jobs, calling them "the measure of a true artist."

Tyler Perry tweet to Geoffrey Owens September 2018

In case you've forgotten what this was about, Geoffrey Owens rose to national attention this week after he was recognized and photographed while working as a cashier at Trader Joe's.

He is most famous for having played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992.

Many were surprised to see him working a normal job. Some people assume that once a person has had a major television role, they are set for life.

This led some people, including Fox News, to shame him for taking this job, assuming that he had carelessly spent a massive TV fortune.

(If we're picking on former Cosby stars, absolutely everyone can think of a man more deserving of ire)

Thankfully, those hateful messages were very effectively shut down.

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There are two important things that everyone seeing this story should keep in mind.

One, Geoffrey is not some washed up former actor. He's still an actor.

Just last year, he was on Fox's Lucifer (which was famously saved earlier this year along with shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Expanse -- the next season will air on Netflix).

Two, it is totally normal for actors -- among other artists -- to have regular jobs between or during their art gigs.

Only a very small percentage of actors, writers, and others are able to coast along on the wealth gathered from just a few projects. 

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It's great that Perry reached out, especially since Geoffrey could no longer work as an anonymous cashier.

But the biggest takeaway that we should all have from this situation has nothing to do with the realities of the acting world.

Many believe that you have the right to photograph anything that you see in public. That may be so, but snapping a photo is not the same thing as sharing it.

Whether your cashier is attractive or looks like a famous actor or just has weird hair, you do not have the right to broadcast their image across the internet.

None of us ever know what photos of ours may go viral, so we should be extremely careful that we're not potentially dragging an innocent person into the spotlight.

Please have good manners. Please treat cashiers, and others, with the respect and dignity befitting fellow human beings.

Carole Radziwill Doubles Down: Bethenny Frankel is a Bully!

In real life, Bethenny Frankel is mourning Dennis Shields, both in private and in public. On the The Real Housewives of New York City reunion, however, she's been facing off against her frenemies.

Carole Radziwill accused her of bullying her now that they're no longer friends.

Some RHONY fans took issue with her accusation, and Carole took to Twitter to defend herself. Who is right?

Bethenny Frankel Lays Down the Law

Towards the end of The Real Housewives of New York City Season 10, Episode 21, ex-friends Bethenny and Carole did a postmortem on how their friendship ended.

"What she does is, she creates this narrative, this false narrative about me," Carole accused. "This false narrative that I’m some girl who’s this, this and this."

"It’s completely false," Carole said as she aired her grievances. "Half of it is lies."

When Bethenny interrupted, Carole said: "Are you going to continue to bully me, or am I going to be able to speak?"

Multiple times, Carole doubled down on her accusation that Bethenny is a bully who has been bullying her.

Carole Radziwill on Bravo

"Let’s stop using the word bully," tweeted a fan. "These women are getting paid a lot more of money to be on this show. It’s a choice."

The fan points out that, in contrast: "When children are getting bullied in schools or People for being different are harassed. That’s bullying."

Carole replied ... and shared that she disagreed.

"I get your point but don’t belittle what is happening here," Carole wrote in her tweet. "[Obviously] I can handle it but kids need to know…..mocking someone and talking over a person is an intimidation technique. I.e. Bullying 101."

"If they learn to stand up against that," Carole wrote. "The bully won’t be quick to escalate it."

Carole Radziwill Wears Orange

But fans weren't letting Carole off of the hook.

"You need to think carefully about the word bully," a fan tweeted. "You haven't been bullied at all. You both don't like each other. You both said hurtful things. Move on."

The fan cautioned Carole: "Don't undermine others that have had their lives ruined by bullying by saying what has happend with you and Bethenny is bullying."

"No I disagree," Carole wrote. "We need to call out even the smallest infractions as bullying. Only this way we can change the dynamic."

Carole continued: "Just like the movement is calling out ALL inappropriate actions. Men will pause next time they reach for a girls shoulders to rub. Change happens slowly."

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Fans remained unconvinced, and continued to try to explain to Carole that bullying refers to a specific dynamic between perpetrator and victim.

"So where’s the power differential in this situation?" tweeted a fan. "Where’s the intimidation? Where’s the fear? Where’s the helplessness?"

Carole is a rich white woman who is related to royalty. Her potential pool for who could conceivably bully her is pretty narrow.

"She has a choice," wrote another fan. "Bullied people don’t have a choice. It was an argument between two friends that aren’t getting along right now."

Carole Radziwill & Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl Candy Launch

This is a very complicated topic. A lot of terms -- especially buzzwords -- get thrown around and then misused until they're all but meaningless.

Most people would look at two former friends who are no longer again and say that they are feuding. One says cruel things about the other? That's feuding.

In contrast, the only Muslim kid at a middle school isn't "feuding" with some mean kids on his bus. A gay child isn't "feuding" with the classmates who tell him to hang himself.

At the same time, is the definition of bullying as narrow as these fans suggest? Perhaps there are different types of bullying.

Language is complicated, and both the literal meanings of words and the connotations of those words can evolve over time.

Leo Dottavio Lashes Out at Amanda Stanton, Tanner Tolbert on Twitter!

We finally got to Bachelor in Paradise's big fight, but Leo Dottavio has fallen out of favor with the Bachelor Nation over much more than his squabble with Grocery Store Joe.

It turns out that Leo has been lashing out at other members of the Bachelor Fam on social media, even challenging another to a fight.

And it gets worse, folks ...

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Leo has been yelling at people, which is way less than ideal. Then there was his fight with Joe Amabile, which was thankfully broken up by security. But that's just what's been happening on the show.

Amanda Stanton tweeted on Monday about how Leo had reportedly been fired from the family-friendly waterpark where he had worked.

She says that his response was way out of proportion and intensely hostile.

"Just got a lovely DM from Leo calling me a 'piece of s--t' & that my tweet about him last night is going to 'come back to haunt me,'" Amanda tweeted.

Amanda's tweet continued: "...so i guess he can never blame “editing” #BachelorinParadise"

Tanner Tolbert weighs in

When Tanner Tolbert tweeted "I like rats more than I like snakes… #BachelorInParadise," Leo took it personally.

"Hey buddy," Leo tweeted. "Why don’t we settle this old school?"

"Put some gloves on step in the ring?" Leo suggested. "Next time you’re in LA maybe we can do that. Whoever loses donates 5k to charity."

Leo offered: "Heck I’ll let you wear head gear. When I knock you out can I stand over you and call you a beta?"

First of all, is Leo describing the end of a fight or the beginning of a porn video? Second of all, what real person uses words like "beta" about other human beings?

Tanner posted his thoughts on Instagram, writing: "Kendall, oftentimes life is filled with tough choices... this is not one of them."

Bekah Martinez exposes Leo Dottavio accusations

Unfortunately, this story gets a little worse.

See, during The Bachelorette and now during Bachelor in Paradise, women have been coming forward to share that their experiences with Leo were less than ideal.

A lot of women say the same things -- that he pursues women aggressively, doesn't seem to accept "no" for an answer.

Leo also apparently sends a whole lot of unsolicited dick pics.

Folks, ask first before you send nudes -- to anyone. Otherwise, you're not much better than some flasher in a trenchcoat.

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Bekah Martinez, one of the Bachelor Nation's favorites from Arie's horror show of a season, gathered some examples of what people wrote about Leo on Instagram and on Reddit.

Leo did not seem to take this well on Instagram, and ignited a feud with Bekah.

Bekah followed up after his toxic behavior began increasing and after the fight broke out.

And now, many members of the Bachelor Nation agree and are calling on ABC to do better screenings of their contestants.

It makes sense. Sometimes, handsome and nice-haired contestants just happen to be available. Other times, though, they're single for a very good reason.

Kendall Gives Leo a Squeeze

"ABC needs to seriously crack down on the screening process," one member of the Bachelor Nation tweeted. "This is disturbing."

"Do something about him," another implored those at the reigns of the show. "He also threatened Tanner and God only knows who else. This is who you want representing your franchise??"

Another fan tweeted: "I just can’t believe someone like this got on not one but two shows, he a danger to literally everyone he meets, and especially to women."

Hopefully, showrunners will take any threats made very seriously.

Tristan Thompson to Khloe Kardashian: Put Down Your GD Phone!

Recently, Khloe Kardashian asked fans for weight loss tips after admitting that she hit a roadblock with her post-baby body. Naturally, she asked on Twitter.

A new report says that this is exactly what Tristan Thompson does not like her doing -- oversharing, engaging with fans, and constantly using Twitter.

Are Khloe and Tristan about to go to war over her social media habits?

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson on SnapChat

RadarOnline reports that Tristan is tired of Khloe always being on her phone and, in particular, always being on Twitter.

"Tristan hates Twitter," the insider reveals.

Well, that's his prerogative. Unfortunately, he's reportedly making it Khloe's problem, too.

He despises the app, the source says, "and it drives him crazy that Khloe is constantly glued to her phone."

Specifically, Tristan is said to dislike how she is constantly distracted "and replying to tweets from fans."

Khloe is Aghast on KUWTK

"Tristan," the insider reveals. "Is trying to get Khloe to cut back on her posts."

That sounds annoying -- to Khloe, we mean.

"And," the source says, Tristan wants her to "stop using her phone altogether after they put True to bed at night."

There are few things in this world more annoying than someone who gets insecure about you paying attention to multiple things at once.

Tristan has made these demands, the insider disshes, "but Khloe only listens to him if she feels like it."

Tristan Thompson Kisses Baby True Thompson

Allegedly, it's not just that Khloe is spending time on her phone -- it's what she does on it.

"Tristan can’t stand the fact that Khloe shares so much personal stuff online," the source claims.

"And," the insider continues, Tristan doesn't love that Khloe "is always posting pictures of True."

"She says it’s just a part of her job," the source explains. "And it’s important to interact with the fans."

"But a lot of times she’s only paying attention to her notifications when they’re having dinner together," the insider states.

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If this report is true, we have a suspicion that we know what's behind Tristan's resentment towards Twitter.

Twitter, of course, is where Khloe's fans dare to give her advice to do things like dump Tristan.

It turns out that most of the millions of people who follow Khloe don't really think much of the guy who lacked the courtesy to keep his penis to himself while she was pregnant with his child.

In that case, this just the social media equivalent of somebody's s--tty boyfriend not wanting them to hang out with the friends who call him out on his behavior.

And then there's the layer of Tristan wanting Khloe to pay attention to him, as if he doesn't have his own phone.

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Normal people with healthy relationships can spend time on their respective phones together and show each other memes and stuff without feeling like the other person is ignoring them.

Building a brand means social media activity and social media engagement. Unless Khloe wants to retire and watch her revenue streams slow to a trickle, she needs to keep it up.

Additionally, those photos she shares of True? Every single one of them helps to soften Tristan's image ever-so-slightly in the eyes of her fans.

Tristan, if he's really making these complaints, has zero room to whine.

Khloe's wandering eyes are glued to her phone screen. Tristan's eyes and other body parts wandered in a very different direction.

Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Male Lingerie (??) as Indictment Rumors Swirl

You would think that Donald Trump, Jr. would have bigger things on his mind, like his rumored engagement to Kimberly Guilfoyle or the mounting likelihood that he will be indicted.

Instead, he seems preoccupied by what kind of underwear other men are wearing.

We're not kidding -- he's actually tweeting about it.

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Okay, so this is what happened.

HommeMystere is a lingerie brand based in Queensland, Australia.

Their products include lacy undergarments designed specifically for men

The Daily Mirror ran a story on the products, discussing how some straight men wear those clothes in the bedroom with their wives or girlfriends.

Instead of just noting that the product exists like a normal person, Don Jr. decided to discuss it with his Twitter followers.

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"Maybe on Halloween or if you lose a bet really badly..." Don Jr.'s tweet reads, suggesting when he thought that such attire would be appropriate.

(Lingerie on its own is not normally considered an appropriate Halloween outfit. Just a friendly PSA)

"Ah who am I kidding," he continues. "Not even then."

He then asks a strange question: "Who is pushing this garbage?"

In real life, we know that the product exists because there's a market for it. We know that Don Jr. is no business expert, but surely he understands that people create goods to sell to customers.

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We're never going to accuse Don Jr. of being some sort of master strategist, but it may be that this tweet is his version of a calculated move.

A lot of Trump's base, rather than focusing on his lack of accomplishments, instead focuses on what they view as the alternative to Trump.

In the minds of many parts of his base, Trump is mostly just a symbol of very hardline definitions of masculinity and identity.

If he aimed to rile up Trump's most ardent, insecure supporters, then he was successful.

"Of course it is!" one of his followers tweeted. "Nothing like a bit of deliberate identity-eroding agenda pushing in the MSM these days...every day. S--t like this is why [Trump] won."

Donald Trump Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Donald Trump

He might feel pressured to remind his base what the alleged alternative to his father is because, well, Don Jr. might get indicted soon.

Manafort was convicted on 8 counts. Michael Cohen flipped on Trump and agreed to a plea deal that includes prison time.

As more and more people in Trump's orbit are targets of Mueller's investigation, rumors swirl that Don Jr. may be one of the next dominoes to fall.

Is he afraid that he'll face consequences for his actions for the first time in his life?

Some wonder if he is even aware of that he is in the crosshairs of justice. Others think that all of this speculation about "who's next" is just wishful thinking.

Donald Trump Jr and Kimberly Guilfoyle

Don Jr. being a jerk about what other people do in the bedroom is pretty standard for him. The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

It sounds like, if Kimberly Guilfoyle secretly harbors a kink of seeing her man all dolled up in lace, she'll be sorely disappointed.

Or maybe not -- if someone like Don Jr. were to do anything of the sort, he might feel a need to ... what's the opposite of virtue signaling? Malice signaling? ... mock it online.

(Like your friend who says "who likes that kink" very loudly on social media and then, six months later, confides in you that they, in fact, like that kink)

But whatever Don Jr. does in the privacy of his bedroom is none of our business.

But if what he does is illegal, then it may become Robert Mueller's business in the not-so-distant future.

Khloe Kardashian: Help! I Can’t Shed This Baby Weight!

It's been several months since Khloe Kardashian gave birth to precious baby True Thompson.

Khloe has been a fitness nut for years and she is famous for how she transformed her body. 

But now she is turning to fans for help on how to shed those final post-baby pounds. She says that she has lost a lot already, but has stumbled into what she calls a plateau.

It sounds like she's desperate for tips, or maybe she just wants to talk about it for motivation.

Either way, telling women what to do with their bodies is the internet's absolute favorite thing, so Khloe's plea for advice received no shortage of replies.

Take a look:

1. Khloe needs help!

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Khloe's post-baby body may look great to our eyes, but she has taken to social media to share that she's hit a roadblock on her weight loss journey.

2. Khloe asks the question

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First of all, she's lost 30 pounds in just a few months! That's no small feat, especially if you just gave birth.

3. One fan says she should ask someone else

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Kim is, of course, famous for her body. Even more so than her sisters.

4. Khloe knows better than most

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But it sounds like Kim's thing doesn't work for Khloe, and that's okay.

5. But Kim's body secret is no recipe

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She recently revealed that she has been working out with a bodybuilder and that she has lost 20 pounds in the past year as a result. But a huge factor in weight loss is genetics, and Kim and Khloe may be siblings, but they're not identical. Maybe that won't work for Khloe.

6. Khloe received words of comfort

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It is totally normal for people to never regain their pre-baby weight, especially when they're older.
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