Once again, a celeb has taught us an important lesson: don’t get a tattoo with your lover, girlfriend/boyfriend or spouse’s name. Breakups are painful enough. Don’t add tattoo removal on top of it.
I’m an admirer of Eva Longoria, and that fondness grew in her handling of her split from San Antonio Spur player Tony Parker. She handled the situation, an inevitable topic of celebrity interviews, with dignity.
Now, it looks like she’s taking another step towards putting the dissolved marriage behind her. Sources tell E! NewsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â that the actress is having the tattoos celebrating the relationship removed. They report that Longoria is undergoingÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â treatments to fully remove permanent ink that include the word “Nine” (Parker’s jersey number) on her neck. She also has ink with her wedding date on her wrist and his initials in an ‘undisclosed location.’
And from most sources I’ve spoken to about tattoo removal – it doesn’t feel great.
Let’s learn a valuable lesson from this, shall we? If you want a tattoo, go crazy. But lovers, names, anything that something is forever might be worth a second thought. I’m all for optimism. But I’m also for pain minimization.
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Will Ferrell Hilariously Sings “I Will Always Love You” During Commencement Speech, Because Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell, simply put, eat sleeps and breathes funny.
Watch in amazement as he breaks into song while giving the USC Commencement speech.
And below, just in case you were wondering what he had to say, is his speech in its entirety.
VIDEO: Hear Magic Johnson Fully Support His Gay Son “A Million Percent”
While the argument over gay marriage is still being highly debated all around the country, there is one man who knows exactly what he believes, and is not afraid to shout it from the rooftops.
In a new sit-down interview with TMZ, NBA legend Magic Johnson opened up about his son, EJ’s, homosexuality after the 20-year-old was seen walking hand-in-hand with his rumored boyfriend last month.
Johnson says that he and his wife, Cookie, figured out the news nearly eight years ago, and while the initial conversation was hard to have because of his son’s young age, they had absolutely nothing but support for the then teen:
“We’ve known for a long time that my son EJ was gay. It’s interesting when you’re his parents…We finally had to sit down and talk about it. I told him, ‘Look, I’m gonna love you regardless, just let me know. Are you, or aren’t you?’ And finally he said, ‘Yes, I am.’ …It was a hard conversation only because he was so young. What do you say to tell him at that age, what do you say to him?…I told him, ‘We are here to support you, man. We are going to love you no matter who you are or what you do. We just want you to love yourself and make sure that you have all the information.’ “
Johnson said that despite only wanting to comfort his son, EJ was extremely nervous about how his father would react, and if anything would change between them:
“He really wanted to make sure I was OK. He wasn’t worried about his mom, he was worried about me. I think he was worried about what would I think. Am I going to change toward him or something like that…I love E.J. so much. That’s my main man. I told him, ‘Nothing has changed.’ He’s just happy that it is out. I’m behind him a million percent.”
With his history of living with HIV, the 53-year-old Johnson closed the interview poignantly saying how much any discrimination of a gay male or female bothers him, and that people need to start accepting so these young kids know they have support wherever they go:
“It bothers me that they’re discriminating against anybody who’s gay. I’ve been in the gay movement for a long time because of HIV and AIDS. I see young men who are black who couldn’t come out, who couldn’t tell their parents, their neighbors. So now, it’s my son…This is the year 2013 – we should stop discriminating against people. And that’s what I’m gonna do with my son. But I’ll also support others. This is gonna be good for a lot of black young people…It’s unfortunate that we have to go through some of this negative stuff. But it’s not gonna change me, it’s not gonna change my son and the way I love him. If people can’t understand it, that’s on them.”
Watch the full interview below, and have massive respect for a man who has no fear, and the single goal of supporting and protecting his family.
VIDEO: Check Out Bizarre Moments From Dr. Phil’s Interview With Dina Lohan
Despite her denials, Dina Lohan seems to be sedated, drunk, or both during her interview with Dr. Phil today. Here are the high… or rather, low-lights.
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Despite her denials, Dina Lohan seems to be sedated, drunk, or both during her interview with Dr. Phil today. Here are the high or rather, low-lights.
Dina frequently changed the subject, dodged questions, and closed her eyes during many of her answers, particularly when denying some of the accusations made against her.
Dr. Phil also interviewed Dina’s ex, (and Lindsay Lohan’s dad) Michael Lohan on the show (via satellite.) Michael actually came across as articulate and diplomatic, owning up to his flaws and prior problems. It’s hard to imagine this is anything other than a PR disaster for a family which seems to make missteps at every turn. It serves as another reminder that Lindsay is the product of a hugely dysfunctional family. It’s a wonder she’s been able to keep her head on straight at all.
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