Mario Lopez apologizes for comments he made in a June interview.
As we reported, while appearing on The Candace Owens Show, the Saved By The Bell actor suggested it was “dangerous” for parents of children as young as 3 years old to definitively label their kids as transgender.
In a statement to People on Wednesday, the incoming Access Hollywood co-host says he is sorry for his remarks.
Per the 45-year-old:
“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were… I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”
In the clip, the conservative commentator brought up “this new trend where celebrities are coming out… and saying that their child is picking their gender.”
In response, the entertainment journalist divulged:
“Look, I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong… But at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way, or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination then — ‘Okay, well then you’re going to be a boy or a girl,’ whatever the case may be. It’s sort of alarming and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.’”
Owens then conflated sexuality with gender identity saying she was a tomboy as a child but grew out of it — which she believes backs up her point that no one is able to make decisions about “sexuality” at the age of 3.
Lopez followed suit, responding:
“When you’re a kid… You don’t know anything about sexuality, you’re just a kid.”
After Owens claimed parents who support their children in this way are narcissists bragging about their tolerance, Lopez replied:
“I think parents need to allow their kids to be kids but at the same time, you gotta be the adult in the situation. Pause with that and — I think the formative years is when you start having those discussions and really start making these declarations.”
Lopez has three children with wife Courtney: Gia Francesca, 8½, Dominic Luciano, 5½, and Santino Rafael, 3 weeks.
She even commented on former costar Chris Massey’s photo of the celebration, writing:
“Why am I left out still? Lol it’s kinda hilarious now. We are like 30 years old. Wowza.”
In a series of emotional videos on her Instagram Stories, the actress revealed the series’ potential reboot, which was first reported last week, is “triggering a lot of childhood trauma.”
Nikolas has yet to explain what caused said trauma, but many fans are speculating it had to do with her tumultuous working relationship with Jamie Lynn — since Nikolas was said to have been fired because she had gotten into “constant off-screen fights” with Spears.
Back in 2005, TMZ reported Britney Spears stormed the set of the Nick show and screamed at the then-13-year-old, allegedly calling her an “evil little girl” who better watch herself or she’d “never work in this town again.” Britney’s team denied the rumors at the time, insisting the pop star simply gave the tween a “sisterly talking to” and asked why the costars just couldn’t get along.
While being (allegedly) screamed at by an international superstar would be traumatizing for anyone, Nikolas suggested there may be another, more sinister root of her childhood trauma.
In one of her posts, she shared a collage of what was described as the “Nickelodeon Creep Club,” which showed four men who worked at Nick who were apparently also convicted pedophiles (!!!).
The last member of this so-called “creep club” was Zoey 101 showrunner Dan Schneider, whom Nikolas accused of being a “foot fetishist” with “many unconfirmed reports of inappropriate behavior.”
We should stress that no allegations against Schneider — the man behind some of Nick’s most popular shows, likeiCarly,Drake & Josh,Victorious,Kenan & Kel, and Sam and Cat — have been reported.
But rumors of suspicious behavior have followed Schneider for years. As Deadline reported last year:
“But along with all his success, for years Schneider had been under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows. Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of his young female stars.”
Let’s not forget about the tweet from his show’s account asking fans to send foot pics:
The prolific show-runner parted ways with the children’s network in March 2018 (right at the height of the Time’s Up Inquisition), with both sides agreeing it was “a natural time” for Schneider to “pursue other opportunities and projects,” according to Deadline.
In one of her posts, Nikolas straight up said she “never wanted to be apart of the reboot. Especially if Dan was apart of it.” See a compilation video of her messages, per Pop Crave (below):
Alexa Nikolas breaks down in tears after not being invited to the #Zoey101 reunion, says the potential reboot is ‘triggering childhood trauma.’
Nikolas played ‘Nicole Bristow’ from Season 1-2 before being fired over ‘constant off-screen fights’ with Jamie Lynn Spears. pic.twitter.com/HSptbXkyOD
If you ever wondered what made Billie Eilish tick, you’re in luck.
The You Should See Me in a Crown singer gave a no-filter interview to Rolling Stone in which she discusses her depression, her mental disorders, and even the pitfalls of becoming famous (no, it’s not a champagne problem — there was a pretty scary incident).
Get all the highlights — and sad lowlights — of Billie’s life (below)!
Billie is open about her mental health issues.
She was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome when she was younger, a disorder which causes involuntary verbal or physical tics. For some it manifests as yelling curse words; for Billie it’s a head twitch and an eye bulge which are hardly noticeable as being unintentional.
She also has synesthesia, a rare disorder in which neural pathways get crossed and senses get sort of remixed before the brain interprets them. This causes Billie to “hear” smells. She tries to explain:
“Every person I know has their own color and shape and number in my head, but it’s normal to me.”
She says her megahit track Bad Guy is “not hot, but warm, like an oven. And it smells like cookies.”
Billie did a lot of serious dance training early in life, and when was 12, she joined a competitive dance company, and it was not good for her self esteem. As she recalls:
“That was probably when I was the most insecure. I wasn’t as confident. I couldn’t speak and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me then, I was so not OK with who I was.”
What was the issue? For one she was surrounded by what she viewed as “really pretty girls” who were all friends already. Also:
“At dance, you wear really tiny clothes. And I’ve never felt comfortable in really tiny clothes. I was always worried about my appearance. That was the peak of my body dysmorphia. I couldn’t look in the mirror at all.”
At one point Billie shows the interviewer a notebook of doodles and lyric ideas. On one page he sees the written “Scared, broken, and alone.” and “I’m sad again.” Billie explains:
“Yeah. This is when I was… not good.”
It turns out that dance troupe injured more than her self-image.
In a fall in an advanced hip-hop class, Billie ruptured the growth plate in her hip. She had to quit dance altogether:
“I think that’s when the depression started. It sent me down a hole. I went through a whole self-harming phase — we don’t have to go into it. But the gist of it was, I felt like I deserved to be in pain.”
This was just when her music was first starting to go viral. She actually recorded her hit song Ocean Eyes, which her brother wrote and produced, specifically as a piece to choreograph to for dance class. She muses:
“It’s funny. When anyone else thinks about Billie Eilish at 14, they think of all the good things that happened. But all I can think of is how miserable I was. How completely distraught and confused. Thirteen to 16 was pretty rough.”
She says she sometimes sees her own issues when she looks at her fans:
“Sometimes I see girls at my shows with scars on their arms, and it breaks my heart. I don’t have scars anymore because it was so long ago. But I’ve said to a couple of them, ‘Just be nice to yourself.’ Because I know. I was there.”
She has been having other problems more recently…
A Real Scare
Billie has gotten a lot more famous this year with the release of her debut full length album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and it hasn’t been all for the best.
“I’ve loved attention my whole life… but I don’t think anyone knows what fame actually is. Because if I did want to be famous — it wasn’t this kind.”
Unfortunately she’s reached a level of fame in which some fans have taken their adoration too far. In a scary recent incident, Billie’s home address leaked online; in just one day three different fans just showed up — one of which was described as “a creepy older guy” who had driven all the way from San Diego.
The family hired a bodyguard who slept in the living room of their small Los Angeles home. Billie expresses:
“It was really traumatizing. I completely don’t feel safe in my house anymore, which sucks. I love my house.”
That would be scary for anyone — but imagine the idea that could just be starting. Eesh.
Billie says she can no longer even watch her beloved horror movies because everything freaks her out too much.
“I saw creatures outside my windows. I had sleep paralysis. I’m done with the fake shit — real life is way too scary.”
As she later reveals in the second part of her interview, this week has been “one of the hardest weeks I’ve ever had”:
“I’ve never felt more hopeless in my life.”
Billie says she doesn’t usually suffer from panic attacks.
“But that week I had a panic attack every single night. I cried for two hours every night. It was really, really bad.”
What was so anxiety-inducing?
The idea of going back on tour.
A few weeks before the interview Billie had gotten multiple unexplained rashes; her doctor (adorably, she still goes to her same pediatrician) told her it was because she needed rest.
Now she was about to go back on tour:
“I just couldn’t take the fact that I had to leave again. It felt like an endless limbo. Like there was no end in sight. And, I mean, it’s true: There really is no end in sight with touring.”
She already has shows planned through 2020, a tour which will take her all over the world. And the idea is more than daunting to the teenager:
“Thinking about that literally made me throw up. I’m not a throw-upper, but I threw up twice, from the anxiety.”
Billie says her pre-tour anxiety had never been this bad before:
“There was a moment when I was sitting on my bathroom floor — this sounds depressing, because it was — but I was sitting on my bathroom floor, trying to think of something I could look forward to. And I could not think of one thing. I thought for a long time, too. I was like, ‘There has to be something.’ But there was nothing…
Every time I was alone, I would break down and kind of crumble. It got to the point where my friend would say, ‘I’m going home, see you,’ and I’d get this feeling in my stomach like a knife being twisted around. I felt unsafe with myself, even for an hour.”
She was not talking about being scared of deranged intruders but of harming herself.
“I don’t trust myself when I’m alone.”
She got through it with friends, therapy, and by keeping busy:
“It was literally just a week — but it was so intense it feels like a whole year of my life I’m talking about right now. It was just a completely random week of bursting misery.”
Thankfully the moment has passed. As she says, she doesn’t time to break down right now:
“I can’t go cry somewhere, I can’t go scream and be mad. I have to work.”
In the sexy clip, Kylie Jenner‘s ex-BFF wears a fancy gown while she throws cash in the air.
In another scene on a yacht, the 21-year-old model gets close to the 43-year-old musician — who even feeds her food!
While sharing a behind-the-scenes clip of the shoot earlier this month on Instagram, Woods said “this was a moment for me because Ross was my dads fav so I had to do it… happy to be apart of this.”
Her father, John Woods, died from cancer in 2017.
WATCH the video (below):
Unfortunately, Woods’ appearance in Ross’ video has garnered controversy.
In March 2014, a source reportedly told Bossip Khloé and Rick were “dating,” adding:
“I’m not sure who courted who, but they’ve been texting back and forth and trying to make more time to see each other.”
If this report is true, this would not be the first time Woods, who confessed to a kiss with Tristan Thompson, has been linked to one of KoKo’s exes.
As we reported last week, the young star was seen in Houston dancing with James Harden, who famously dated the Revenge Body host.
Although TMZ sources said Woods and Harden are not “anything more than two people with mutual friends who happened to run into each other at a bar,” a Radar Online insider last Friday said KoKo is reportedly “done playing nice,” explaining:
“Khloé thinks Jordyn has to be coming for her guys, and is asking friends if Jordyn is really that hard up for guys… She thinks Jordyn is pathetic for trying to make a career out of going after her men!”
In reference to Woods’ cameo in Ross’ clip, the source added:
“This is like the third guy now.”
Back in February of this year, The Blast alleged Woods told friends she “hooked up” with the Houston Rockets star right after her alleged meet up with Thompson.
Allegedly, Jordyn and James’ tryst happened on Monday, February 18 in Los Angeles right after the athlete returned home from the NBA All-Star game in Charlotte, North Carolina. Woods allegedly did not return home until the next morning.
In an interview with People published last week, Jordyn discussed her acting debut on grown-ish, and said she is just trying to “remain positive” following her KarJenner drama. She divulged:
“You just have to fully live every emotion that you go through, and understand that your purpose is bigger than you… You define who you are, nothing else. Just really stay true to yourself and keep positive people around you. If you can understand that life happens for you and not against you, you can really remain positive.”
And one of those people is not Kylie Jenner, who recently unfollowed her former friend!
As we previously reported, it’s all but confirmed that things are romantic between the musicians, this love has been a long time coming, a source shared with E! News:
“It already feels to them like they’ve been together for a lot longer than they have. They’ve known each other and been a part of each other’s lives for a while so it’s all very natural and moving quickly.”
The duo have known each other since at least 2015 when they worked together on I Know What You Did Last Summer.
According to the insider, things weren’t romantic back then, but it’s certainly heated up following Camila’s recent breakup with Matthew Hussey, whom she dated for over a year:
“The timing wasn’t right before but it is right right now. They are going for it without holding back.”
The source echoed what others have said about the 20-year-old and 22-year-old being totally inseparable:
“This step in their relationship is exciting for them both. They haven’t wanted to be apart at all. It’s 24/7 and all out at this point. Neither of them want to be away from each other. She has the opportunity to be there with him and she’s taking it.”
What are your thoughts on Shawmila, Perezcious readers? As you know, we’re so here for it!! Sound OFF (below) with your thoughts on the young couple in the comments!
A day after the Oscar-winner’s rumored romance with Horton went public, his ex Autumn Guzzardi took to Instagram to share what seems to be a subtle wink at the big news: the actress shared one of her headshots and brazenly captioned it, “Poker Face.”
Followers were quick to pick up on the reference to GaGa’s hit song, but many warned Guzzardi to tread lightly when it came to making jabs at Mother Monster.
Some of the replies included:
“I see what you did there…”
“I’m bluffin with my muffin🔥🔥🔥”
“You’re beautiful. You should dateBradley Cooper.”
“Girl, I’m warning you do not take a jab at Gaga. Her fanbase will eat you up.”
The warning came too late, though, as GaGa’s Little Monsters were already throwing shade with comments like:
“You’re the EX, get it over girl.”
“Y’all irrelevant celebrities really that desperate for 15 min of fame? Go stream Oscar winning “Shallow”.😘”
Damn. They don’t play around!
But honestly, they’re being too harsh. This wasn’t a jab at all. It was a wink at the hilarity of life. One user tried to convince the Little Monsters that Autumn’s post was all in good fun, as she also follows the Grammy-winning songstress on IG:
“Guys she’s following Gaga, she’s obviously a fan”
Whether or not that’s true, GaGa is definitely a fan of Autumn’s former hubby.
An insider told E! News the two have known each other for some time — he’s reportedly worked with the singer since November 2018 — and things only“turned romantic recently.” The source explained:
“She likes being with one guy and in a relationship, and that’s what she is hoping to find. Dan is a really nice guy and she’s excited to spend time with him in this way. They are already comfortable because they have worked together for a while. She’s glad the news is out and that she doesn’t have to hide it. She wants to be able to go out and do things with him.”
“Things” like locking lips during intimate meals together, naturally.
Another insider said the pair are “just hanging out” for now and “seeing how things go,” adding:
“She is her own person. And if she sees something that could work, she’s very open to it.”
The new romance comes after a dramatic past few months for GaGa, who split from her fiancé ChristianCarino in February and has since been facing undying romance rumors with her A Star Is Born costar Bradley Cooper.
A source told People all the attention from her split and steamy Oscars duet with Cooper “was a bit much” for the 33-year-old performer, causing her to take multiple vacations to Cabo San Lucas to get away from it all. The insider revealed:
“All the attention for the movie and her split from Christian was a bit much… She escaped to Mexico with friends twice just to get out of L.A. She seemed tired and a bit gloomy.”
It goes without saying that runner-up Tyler Cameron absolutely stole America’s heart this past season, consistently impressing Bachelor Nation and Miz Brown with his quiet, mature, and respectful demeanor from day one.
Well, during the After The Final Rose special, it became crystal clear the handsome hunk still has a place in Hannah’s heart!
When she came face to face with Tyler, Brown admitted that she still had feelings for him and boldly asked if he would go out for a drink with her.
Did Hannah really just shoot her shot like that? And on live TV, no less?!
Yup, she DID!
She candidly admitted her feelings in front of the live studio audience, saying:
“That relationship, our relationship, was real to me, and special and everything I said, I meant and I felt. It didn’t just go away. I’ve always said, ‘Yeah, I want somebody to be bold.’ I’m bold, and I make bold moves … and you’re an incredible guy and I’m a single girl!”
The move totally worked in Hannah’s favor as Tyler happily agreed to spend more time with her and see where their relationship goes.
AHHHHH! Congrats, you two!
The cheeky conversation was met with thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd who very obviously wanted these two to give their connection another shot.
After the live taping, the 24-year-old stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live and gushed over the possibility of a new future with Tyler.
“We’ll see where the drinks go. I became a lot stronger of a woman throughout all I went through, so I don’t want to say I regret it. But he is pretty great.”
For those who’ve (somehow) never seen one of his videos, Grant was a sort of DIY scientist, conducting experiments and doing exciting craft projects often with nothing more than household items.
Grant created the channel way back in 2010. Over the years The King Of Random collected over 11 million subscribers; TKOR videos have nearly two and a half BILLION views in total.
In late 2017 Grant surprised his audience by stepping away from his hosting duties, with new cohosts Nate Bonham and Calli Gade continuing the show in his stead.
Just before he left he went out with a bang by doing a guest spot on The Tonight Show.
He said at the time he was leaving in order to spend more time with his family. He had no idea he had so little time left…
So what happened exactly??
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Utah got a call on Monday that a paraglider was late for his scheduled landing. It was determined he went off radar mid-flight, so a search and rescue helicopter used his GPS to find him.
Authorities have confirmed to the media they located the body of a paraglider on Tuesday near Sand Hollow State Park.
Grant’s brother Mark confirmed to TMZ it was the YouTube star. Mark told the outlet his brother had just gotten into paragliding five months ago. He also enjoyed skydiving.
It’s still unclear what exactly went wrong. Authorities did say they found recording equipment at the crash site, so it’s likely Grant was making a video during the flight. However, with a GoPro camera, that can be done hands free and is unlikely to have caused a crash.
The King of Random videos occasionally got dangerous, like “Can You Start A Fire With A Sandwich Bag?” or “What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?” But Grant was always careful to take proper safety precautions.
For him to die in such a horrible accident so soon into his retirement just feels so wrong.
YouTube paid tribute to the late content creator on Twitter, writing:
“We’re deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Grant Thompson, a gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator. We send our deepest condolences to his loving family, The King of Random team and fans.”
Take a moment of silence to mourn the King (below):
The Avengers: Infinity War star has been dating Robbie Arnett from the indie rock band Milo Greene since at least March 2017 when they were spotted already looking coupled up on a walk in New York City.
Now a source tells People the couple have made it official and are engaged to be married.
The couple have not confirmed the news yet, but they’ve been generally pretty private their entire relationship, so that’s no surprise.
(BTW, here’s some of Milo Greene’s music.)
At the very same time, we heard a very similar rumor about one of Lizzie’s big sisters.
Er, chronologically speaking…
On Monday, Ashley Olsen stepped out with her boyfriend Louis Eisner in the Pacific Palisades.
The couple had dinner at an Italian restaurant and went out to the movies to see Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
Oh, and Ashley was wearing a ring on THAT finger!!!
The ring was quite dark, especially for an engagement ring, so it’s possible it was more of a fashion statement than a declaration of intention. Something tells us the very private fashion designer wouldn’t tell us either way!
Speaking of keeping things private, very little is known about Ashley’s beau, Louis. The 30-year-old (who actually turns 31 on Wednesday) is an artist, and his Instagram feed is almost all just examples of his work.
He has kind of a Robert Crumb thing going.
According to a 2017 New York Times profile on his mother — she’s famous jewelry designer Lisa Eisner — he commutes back and forth between Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Something tells us that’s a little tougher these days…
In any case, if they have decided to make it official, another big congrats! But frankly we’re just happy Ashley is happy!
As you probably know, Mary-Kate Olsen has been married since 2015 to French banker Olivier Sarkozy, who celebrated his 50th birthday this year.
So at least Ashley and Elizabeth have someone to ask about married life.