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Lady Gaga’s Dogs Were Returned Unharmed 2 Days After Dog Walker Shooting and Theft

By | February 27, 2021

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On Friday night, Lady Gaga’s dogs were found safe after a pair of thieves stole two of her French bulldogs and shot her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, on Feb. 24. The dogs were recovered unharmed on Feb. 26, Los Angeles police said, according to the Associated Press. Two days after the attack, a woman who appeared to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the incident brought the dogs to the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station.

Earlier today, the singer – who is currently in Italy filming the upcoming Gucci movie – released a statement on social media asking for the safe return of her “beloved dogs Koji and Gustav,” and praising Ryan for his heroic efforts.

“My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.”

“My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness,” Gaga wrote on Instagram. “I will pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us. Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”

Gaga’s dad, Joe Germanotta, spoke with the New York Post on Thursday and released a statement of his own, saying, “We’re just sick over it, it’s really horrible. It’s like someone took one of your kids.”

Ryan was walking the singer’s dogs in LA on Wednesday night when he was shot in the chest during the robbery. According to People, he is now in stable condition and is breathing on his own. Ryan is expected to make a full recovery.

Fans Are Calling For Diane Sawyer to Apologize to Britney Spears After 2003 Interview Resurfaces

By | February 10, 2021

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Thanks to the most recent installment of The New York Times Presents titled Framing Britney Spears, fans got a heartbreaking look into the 39-year-old pop star’s life. Among revelations including her conservatorship, her 2007 breakdown, and relationship with Justin Timberlake, the documentary included footage from Britney’s 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer, which has fans calling for the journalist to apologize.

In the footage, Diane can be seen asking Britney about Justin, saying, “You broke his heart. You did something that caused him so much pain, so much suffering. What did you do?” Britney later breaks down in tears. This line of questioning gives rise to the narrative that the relationship between Justin and Britney devolving is wholly her fault and that she is the one to blame. It also confirms the idea that Justin was in control of the narrative when the pair broke up, with the media taking his side versus trying to see things from her point of view. You wouldn’t find someone asking Selena Gomez what she “did to” Justin Bieber nowadays, so why was it OK for noteworthy journalists to treat Britney with such scrutiny back in the early aughts?

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The discussion about Britney and Justin isn’t the only line of questioning fans are calling out. Diane also asked Britney about comments made by Kendel Ehrlich, who was Maryland’s first lady in 2003, before seemingly defending her. During her speech at an anti-domestic violence conference that year, Kendel called Britney a bad influence, saying, “Really, if I had an opportunity to shoot Britney Spears, I think I would.” While Britney was shocked at the comments, Diane tried to justify them by adding, “It’s because of the example for kids and how hard it is to be a parent.” Britney then responded, “Well, that’s really sad that she said that. I’m not here to babysit her kids.”

Diane also seemingly attacked Britney’s choice of clothing and called into question the singer’s virginity, saying, “If you were talking to your little sister [Jamie Lynn Spears] now, and the girl who said she was going to stay a virgin until she got married, do you still think there’s something to be said for that?”

Is Diane the only journalist to have focused on these topics or brought them up in this way? Absolutely not. However, what outrages some fans is the fact that as a woman in media, she held fast to misogynistic ideals in order to get a story. She’s also not the only one back in the limelight for past comments about Britney; a Craig Ferguson monologue from a 2007 episode of The Late Late Show has resurfaced due to him calling for a stop to the Britney jokes. Unlike Diane, fans are applauding Craig’s response, which stood out just as much 14 years ago as it does now. Whether or not Diane will apologize is still to be seen as a rep for ABC did not immediately respond when People reached out for a comment.

Jill Biden Sent Michelle Obama This Symbolic Gift Straight From the White House

By | February 4, 2021

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The Obamas may no longer be living in the White House, but they still get to enjoy some of the perks, thanks to the Bidens. On Tuesday, Michelle Obama took to her Instagram to share a huge basket of some of the prettiest greens I’ve ever seen, sent by none other than her friend and First Lady Jill Biden. But it wasn’t just any gift – filled with Tuscan kale, broccoli, turnips, and other leafy vegetables, the fresh bundle came straight from the White House Kitchen Garden, which Michelle herself built in 2009 and holds close to her heart.

“So thankful for this beautiful care package from our amazing @FLOTUS!” Michelle captioned the photo. “These fresh veggies from the White House Kitchen Garden were such a wonderful – and delicious – surprise. Love you, Jill!” To which Jill sweetly responded, “Food is love.”

The former first lady planted the garden when Barack Obama first took office in 2009 to start a national conversation about health and nutrition. Throughout the years, produce from the garden has been used for meals in the White House for the first family and guests alike. Get a closer look at the meaningful gift ahead.

I Burn For This Bridgerton Candle *Almost* as Much as the Duke of Hastings Himself

By | January 21, 2021

I, like so many others, started watching Bridgerton when it came out on Netflix at the end of December. Without giving away spoilers, a lot shifts in episode five, and I for one was here for it. If you too could not get the events of that scene at the inn out of your mind, there is only one way to remedy the situation, with this I Burn For You Candle ($23) from Etsy. If you know, you know.

This candle is exactly the Bridgerton-related goodness I need right now. If you’re going to rewatch the series, which I definitely am, do it with this candle burning. There are a bunch of different scents to choose from, including Birthday Cake and Camp Fire. Plus, it makes for a great gift to send to your girlfriends. Lady Whistledown would definitely approve.

How Kamala Harris’s Historic Inauguration Inspired This Upcoming Short Film

By | January 21, 2021

Jan. 20, 2021 will go down in history as the day Kamala Harris became the first woman, Black woman and woman of South Asian descent to serve as vice president of the United States. In honor of the momentous milestone, seven renowned artists – María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Okwui Okpokwasili, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Dell Marie Hamilton, Jana Harper, Lisa E. Harris, and Samita Sinha – have come together to develop a three-minute art film that celebrates the legacy of women who came before Harris.

When We Gather offers an empowering moment to heal and unite the country through creative energy,” Campos-Pons told Essence. “The circle shows us how we can remain connected even while we are separated due to this pandemic or due to the state of the nation. All of these factors have informed the collaborative choreography and spoken word of this global collective experience.”

When We Gather offers an empowering moment to heal and unite the country through creative energy.”

Campos-Pons came up with the idea for the project, which is directed by Codie Elaine Oliver and narrated by actress Alfre Woodard. Ahead of the Jan. 27 release of the film, people can check out the project’s behind-the-scenes interactive program, which highlights the stories of Black heroines.

“In accepting the nomination for Vice President, Kamala Harris evoked the memory of her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who ‘believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible,'” the artists said in a statement. “Harris claimed this moment for ‘the generations of women – Black women, Asian, White, Latina, and Native American women throughout our nation’s history who have paved the way for this moment.’ She called on us all: mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, girls; cis and trans, to celebrate with her. When We Gather is our collective answer to her invitation.”

The online interactive experience will be available on www.whenwegather.art starting Thursday at 7 p.m. and will run until Feb. 15.