Ariana Grande Tries to Visit Pete Davidson After His Troubling Message

She’ll be there. Ariana Grande proved she still cares about her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, after the Saturday Night Live star posted a disturbing message on Instagram.

“man i’m so sorry i told a dumb joke. i really didn’t mean any harm,” the pop star, 25, tweeted on Saturday, December 15. “all i want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately. please. my god.”

Grande seemingly reached out directly to Davidson and attempted to see him via another tweet. “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything,” she wrote, intimating that she was outside the SNL studios in New York City. “I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too.” Both posts have since been deleted.

She also responded to a fan who asked why she didn’t just call her ex, writing in a now-deleted message, “i don’t have his number. what else?????????? how else would we like to vilify me today? pls keep going bc i haven’t had enough guilt at all.”

Earlier on Saturday, the comedian, 25, shared a sad message on his Instagram account that left many worried about his safety. “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore,” he posted. “i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all i’ve ever tried to do was help people. just remember i told you so.”

Davidson’s comments came shortly after he slammed Grande for poking fun at Kanye West amid his feud with Drake. “Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” he wrote on Instagram. “I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this.”

The Set It Up actor, who has frequently discussed his battle with borderline personality disorder, continued: “We need people like Kanye. No one should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.” He later deleted his account.

Grande used West’s tweetstorm over Drake to plug her new single, “Imagine,” on Twitter on Thursday, December 13. “Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping beautiful, new songs tonight,” she tweeted. “If y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u.”

West reacted to the jab on Saturday. “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” the 41-year-old rapper tweeted.

He added: “All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song.”

Grande later told the Yeezy designer on Twitter, “i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today.” She subsequently deleted the message.

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).






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Diverse Movies Are Successful At The Box Office — But Hollywood Still Doesn’t Seem To Get It

After a half-decade that included massive hits like Wonder Woman, Crazy Rich Asians and Moana, one thing has become very clear when evaluating the average movie: Women have the potential to make your film a massive success. And that has never been more explicit than in a recent study from Creative Artists Agency (C.A.A.) and shift7, which found that movies starting women made more money than those starring men from 2014-2017. The findings underline the fact that diversity does well at the box office — so Hollywood no longer has an excuse for not producing films that embrace diversity, both onscreen and behind the scenes.

According to the New York Times, the study also found that films that passed the Bechdel test — which evaluates female representation in film, based on whether or not there are multiple female characters, and if they talk to each other about something other than a man — also outperformed other films that failed the test. In other words: Well-written female characters are the secret to box office success. "The perception that it’s not good business to have female leads is not true," Christy Haubegger, a C.A.A. agent who was part of the research team, told the NY Times. "They’re a marketing asset."

These findings echo a 2017 report, also published by C.A.A. which found that films with a diverse cast performed better across all budgets than those with a homogenous cast. At the time, the study — which looked at 413 recent releases, and found that those with a cast of at least 30 percent actors of color outperformed those with a primarily white cast — suggested that a more diverse cast meant a more diverse audience, which brought in more money at the box office.

For their latest study, C.A.A. and shift7 looked at 350 films that were released between 2014 and 2017, and determined whether they were "female-led" or "male-led" based on the performer who was listed first on Gracenote, a data and technology provider. (On Gracenote, for example, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi list Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, respectively, as the lead, making it male-led; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lists Megan Fox as the lead, making it a female-led film.)

The study also broke down the data by budget size, with major tentpole films with budgets over $100 million being considered a major part of studio business, and thus, needed to be evaluated on their own. Looking at the films that were made for budgets of $10 million, $10 to $30 million, $30 to $50 million, $50 to $100 million and over $100 million, average earnings for films that starred women surpassed male-led films in every single category.

Both studies were part of an effort from C.A.A. to encourage studios and producers to hire more women and people of color for onscreen and behind-the-scenes roles. And since Hollywood is, at its heart, a business, the findings of the study should help illuminate to studios that by thinking diversely — both in terms of gender and ethnicity — they will actually help their bottom line.

But even though all of these statistics and studies might prove that hiring a diverse cast and crew is a great way to make money, that doesn’t mean that fans can expect a major surge of female and POC-centric films to hit movie theaters any time soon. The New York Times even tweeted that these findings were a "surprise," which helps contribute to the idea that successful films with a diverse cast are a "one-off," rather than the norm. And that perception really flies in the face of everything that these findings have uncovered in recent years.

Since much of Hollywood still abides by the false notion that men don’t want to see female-led films — which can easily be disproved by the fact that the top three highest-earning films of 2017 were Wonder Woman, The Last Jedi and Beauty and the Beast — every blockbuster release that centers on a female character or has a female-led story is seemingly posited as a "risk." After all, it took nearly 10 years for Wonder Woman alone to be made, despite the fact that fans had been clamoring to see Diana onscreen once the superhero genre began experiencing a rebirth in cinemas.

In 2014, DC Entertainment’s president, Diane Nelson told The Hollywood Reporter that Wonder Woman "has been, since I started, one of the top three priorities for DC and for Warner Bros," before noting that "she’s tricky." Once the film was finally released, in 2017, it quickly became the most successful domestic release of the DC Cinematic Universe, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"It’s been proven so many times that female-led movies can make money," TCM host Alicia Malone told USA Today May 2017, about Hollywood’s reluctance to make a female-led superhero film. "But Hollywood still seems to have a little bit of amnesia and they always see these as the exceptions to the rule rather than the rule. The comic-book superhero genre has been so male-dominated for such a long time and it was seen as a big risk to take it in a different direction."

Hopefully, these findings will put that notion to bed once and for all, as clearly, having women is actually just a very smart business decision. After all, in 2016 the MPAA found that 52 percent of moviegoers are women, which makes them a massive audience that most studios aren’t catering to when.

Of course, women are not the only movie-going audience that major studios aren’t catering to: minorities are more likely to attend the movies on a regular basis, and those audience members are even more likely to attend films that reflect themselves onscreen. Two of 2018’s biggest releases helped solidify that theory, with Black Panther raking in over $1 billion worldwide and Crazy Rich Asians becoming the top grossing rom com of the last 10 years. Both films were also major critical successes, which has resulted in awards returns as well. Crazy Rich Asians earned two Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Ensemble; Black Panther landed a Best Motion Picture, Drama nod at the Golden Globes as well as its own Best Ensemble SAG nomination.

Unfortunately, all of those statistics, box office returns and even awards nominations doesn’t seem to be enough to change the way that Hollywood continues to make films. There seems to be no possible reason for studios to ignore these findings, and yet in recent years, there hasn’t been a significant change in the way movies are made, cast, and catered to a white, male audience.

According to San Diego University, the number of female protagonists with speaking roles in 2017 dropped 5 percent from the year before; USC’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative 2017 report found that in general, the percentage of female speaking roles in films has remained relatively static since 2007, at around 30 perfect.

Things are even worse for actors of color, who made up only 13.6 percent of leading actors in films in 2016, according to the UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report, and yet, the report also found that minorities accounted for most of the ticket sales for the top 10 films of 2016. Those numbers prove that like women, minorities are one of the largest audiences of people attending movies, which means that studios shouldn’t shy away from catering to them just as much as they cater to white, male audiences.

These numbers all support the idea that audiences are hungry for something new, something different and something that reflects their own reality — so why won’t Hollywood step up and make films that answer that hunger? The idea that studios have released three different iterations of Spider-Man and five different versions of Batman before releasing Black Panther or Captain Marvel is simply disrespectful to the audience they’re claiming to cater to, especially when the box office numbers of films that star both women and diverse casts are taken into consideration.

In an effort to cater to their own biases against women and actors of color, studios are actively hurting their own bottom lines, and that bias carries over to the audience who shows up to see their movies.

The 2017 box office proved that women were willing to turn out in droves to support female-led films; Wonder Woman‘s ticket sales were helped along by a large population of older, female moviegoers, who turned out to support the film, according to Variety. The 2018 box office results should prove that people of color are just as interested in seeing their own stories told on the big screen as well. According to Fortune, 37 percent of Black Panther‘s record-breaking opening weekend audience was African-American, and 40 percent of Crazy Rich Asians‘ opening weekend audience was Asian, according to MarketWatch. None of this should be considered a "surprise" any longer, and studios can no longer rely on the idea that the only thing that sells is a white, male hero.

If nothing else, these new findings should make it clearer to money-focused studios that they’re leaving millions on the table by simply clinging to their old-fashioned ideas. People want new stories. They want diverse stories and they want to see those stories told by diverse voices, and they will put their money where their mouth is when it comes time to support those projects.

So, Hollywood, it’s time to step up to the plate and give the people what they want. Frankly, at this point, there are no reasons left for them not to.

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Vicar bans yoga classes at his church hall due to its Hindu origins

Vicar bans yoga classes at his church hall after members of ‘congregation have issues’ with its Hindu origin

  • Melissa Makan held yoga in church hall of St John’s in Halifax for seven months
  • But she received a text ‘out of the blue’ saying the sessions would have to stop
  • Reverend said that some people had issues with yoga’s ‘styles and teachings’ 

An Anglican vicar has sparked outrage after banning yoga classes from his church hall – because of its ‘religious connotations’.

Instructor Melissa Makan had held sessions of Yoga Nidra – a relaxation practice with Hindu and Buddhist origins – for the last seven months.

However, she got a text ‘out of the blue’ ending her weekly sessions at the hall of St John the Baptist church in Halifax, West Yorkshire, which regularly attracts up to 17 people.


Instructor Melissa Makan had held sessions of Yoga Nidra – a relaxation practice with Hindu and Buddhist origins – in the hall of St John the Baptist church in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Both these images are undated 

Ms Makan, 37, said the vicar of St John’s, the Rev James Allison, had discovered the sessions were being held in the hall when a friend of his wife attended a class.

She claimed that she has been banned because he is ‘totally against yoga.’

The ban is not Anglican Church policy and decisions are left to the discretion of individual vicars.


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Some half of evangelicals surveyed in Britain said Christians should avoid the activity, according to the Evangelical Alliance.

The Rev Allison, 57, later said several members of his congregation had issues with some yoga teachings and the ban followed a Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting.

Ms Makan claims she has attempted to speak to the vicar directly to explain her classes did not promote Hinduism.

Ms Makan, 37, (seen in an undated image) said the vicar of St John’s, the Rev James Allison, had discovered the sessions were being held in the hall when a friend of his wife attended a class

The instructor says she has been ‘forced out’ after being told the decision was final.

Followers in the west often use yoga purely for fitness purposes and Ms Makan says she purposely stays clear of spirituality.

Her classes utilise ‘deep relaxation’ techniques and encourage participants to slow their breathing to embrace mindfulness.

Ms Makan said: ‘It’s ridiculous. I’ve been teaching for about seven months at the church hall.

‘I was told a friend of the vicar’s wife said she had been to the class, the vicar found it out was yoga, and he is totally against it.

‘I was then told it’s not just the vicar but also the PCC. Yoga isn’t a religion. If I could explain it to him, or he could come and see it for himself, but they haven’t tried to understand it.’

She continued by emphasising that her version of yoga did not include any ancient Hindu elements.

‘My style and my teachings have zero Sanskrit words, it has no mantras, the language is completely clean and that’s because I’m personally not religious.

Yoga classes taking place in Coley Community Hall – the name of the venue attached to St John the Baptist. Image undated 

‘He probably knows more about Hinduism than I do. What he is doing is causing a division when the world is already so divided, he is openly saying that’s ok. I just think, what are you representing?

‘Even if it does have Hindu origins, so what? Tea has Chinese origins, you could go on forever. Where do you want to start and where do you want to stop? People are people.’

The church’s decision has sparked outrage from members.

Ms Makan said: ‘It’s ridiculous. I’ve been teaching for about seven months at the church hall.’ Image undated 

Catherine Horsfall said: ‘I have been attending Melissa Makan’s Yoga Nidra classes since April and have found Melissa to be extremely professional, friendly and dedicated to helping people with relaxation.

‘I am a working mum-of-two, my husband work longs hours, therefore, I get very little time to relax and therefore struggle to de-stress.

‘I also have some medical conditions including a chronic migraine and chronic insomnia. The class helps me release stress and tension and has improved the quality of my sleep.’

The Rev Allison, who has been the vicar for six years, said there has been a debate within the Christian community for many years as to whether to embrace yoga, which has Hindu origins.

‘We had a meeting and took the unanimous decision not to renew the yoga class agreement in the hall,’ he said. ‘Yoga is a rainbow of different experiences and some of our congregation have issues with some styles and teachings.

‘We don’t know enough about this class to pick our way through it. She is saying it is not a faith. Some open-mind meditation can be unhelpful to certain people and great care has to be taken over how it is taught.

‘We’ve got no reason to doubt the teacher, but much like in the case of not allowing gambling or alcohol in the community hall, we can’t be responsible for that.’

The Rev Allison also insisted he hadn’t ‘kicked [the group] out’ but had allowed them time to find a new venue.

The classes will resume at Wade House Community Centre in neighbouring Shelf. 

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MTV ‘The Challenge’ Stars Cara Maria And Johnny Bananas Throw Jabs In Confusing Twitter Feud

Fans couldn’t tell if they were joking or not until Paulie Calafiore chimed in.

The Challenge is currently off-air on MTV after Final Reckoning concluded several weeks ago. Season 33 will be on its way shortly, but it appears as if there is some conflict brewing in the off-season.

Long-time veterans and Challenge champions Cara Maria Sorbello and Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio have had a bond over their shared tenure on the show in the last several seasons. The veterans are now among many newcomers who seek to destroy them every chance they get, thus creating an alliance between them. The two often support one another in Twitter feuds with other cast members, but that seems to have taken a turn yesterday on social media. Recent tweets between the two veterans have started up a mini Twitter war that is confusing fans.

It all started yesterday when Bananas seemed to make a joke about Cara enjoying a spa day, most specifically on a post of her having her toes done.

“Spa lady is definitely having nightmares about those Hobit feet tonight,” Bananas tweeted.

It seemed like a playful joke to fans and followers of the reality stars, but then a questionable back and forth began and no one can tell if it’s authentic or just the two messing around.

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“Johnny the feet jokes are getting old and about as weak as your elimination record,” Cara tweeted back.

It appeared as if Cara has been getting hit with feet jokes from Bananas for some time now. Not one to back down from a Twitter argument, Bananas responded back in no time.

“Oooh that comeback is almost as dirty as your choice in men CC: @KyleCGShore,” he tweeted.

Bananas choice to tag Kyle Christie in the tweet was a jab that might have turned the playful banter into a serious argument. Cara had hooked up with Kyle two seasons ago on The Challenge: Vendettas, but things got rocky between the two on Final Reckoning when Kyle became intimate with several other girls in the house.

“You bringing up old trash is almost as dirty as your recent hook ups leaving you for TYB. At least I upgraded,” Cara then responded.

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Bananas then came back with another swing.

“Says the girl who was traded in for a Lavender Loser cc: @KyleCGShore @MTVASHLEYBROOKE,” he wrote.

It was at this point in the back-and-forth that Cara’s current beau and Final Reckoning cast member, Paulie Calafiore, decided to chime in.

“Says the guy who let that POS run games on his so called challenge sister like that and never put him in his place even after he backstabbed you the season before as a rookie CC: Everyone who watched Vendettas and Final Reckoning,” Paulie tweeted.

After Paulie sent out the tweet, that’s when fans began to suspect this wasn’t playful at all, and some worried about the pair’s future interactions on the show together.

“Whoa who invited this guy to the party,” Bananas then replied.

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The feud then seemed to die down, but without any answers for fans over the random drama.

Fans started asking for clarification in the comment section asking if it was a joke. Some even laughed that it was like their mom and dad were fighting. Unfortunately, wondering fans were left with no answers.

To see how things pan out between Bananas and Cara, watch The Challenge Season 33 when it debuts on MTV next year.

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Ashley Graham shares naked selfie 'fresh out of the sauna'

The 31-year-old  looked refreshed as she showed off her curvy figure in the mirror after enjoying the facilities on Ko Lan island, which is just off the coast of Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand.

As a spokeswoman for body positivity, the model oozed confidence as she relaxed ahead of her appearance at the renowned pageant which is being hosted in the country today.

Ashley recently gave fans an insight into what goes on backstage at the world famous pageant, during an interview with Good Day Austin.

She admitted: "I am so excited to meet all the new girls and to be backstage of all the madness, but also to be in Thailand, how exciting!"

She also opened up on what it was like to work with the show's stage host, Steve Harvey.

"Oh my gosh, Steve is hysterical and it's a laugh a minute," she revealed.

"He is the same guy that you see onstage as you see off stage and I love working with him.

"I feel that we've got really great banter and Neyo is performing as well."

Talking about her role, she revealed: "I'm going to be talking to the girls as they're between hair and makeup, as they're changing their clothes, as they're literally lining up to go on stage and walk whatever that subject is supposed to be for that moment."

She added: "It's exciting and it's nerve wracking for them a little bit, but they've been prepping for this for a really long time.

"They already know they drill and they're already all in Thailand going through the dress rehearsals, so when I get there they are already going to be chilled back with their arms crossed."

The host joked: "Ah, I don't know. I feel like you are going to be getting the real moments."

Ashley replied: "I think that I will be.

"I think that there are going to be some girls that are going to be really chill and there's going to be some girls that are probably crying because they are so nervous, but that's the beauty of a competition and that's the beauty of backstage at a Miss Universe.

"This has been something that some of these women have been working on nearly their whole lives and it's a lot of pressure.

"It's not only for themselves, but they are speaking up for their country.

"To be able to get that raw emotion and to be able to hear from them and their heart and what's they're so passionate about is really interesting."

This isn't the first time the American model has presented the Miss Universe either, as she has presented alongside Steve Harvey as backstage host since 2016.


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Maple Leafs young star is face of NHL’s contract revolution

A strange wrinkle has been added, courtesy of William Nylander.

As the Maple Leafs terrific young forward held out until hours before the deadline and then finally signed a contract extension on the afternoon of Dec. 1, it became clear that the script had flipped between teams and players when it comes to restricted free agency. The 22-year-old did not want a one- or two-year bridge deal. After just two full seasons in the league, he wanted to get paid — big-time and long-term.

Nylander did not have arbitration rights, which actually turned out in his benefit. If he had more service time, he would have had that right to file for arbitration, and if the case actually reached the arbitrator, the settlement coming in August would have been for a one-year deal. Instead, after holding out, he was rewarded with a six-year deal worth $41.4 million, carrying what amounts to an annual salary-cap hit of $6.9 million.

If he had not signed by Dec. 1, he would have had to sit out the whole season, which forced the hand of both his agent and Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas. It resulted in a deal that seems equitable for both sides.

Under normal circumstances with a RFA without arbitration rights — and with normal talent — the team either tries to negotiate a bridge deal, or just gives a qualifying offer. The latter would mean that if the player rejects it, the team retains the rights to that player — which is what Nylander did — unless he signs an offer sheet with another team. That almost never happens because the team who gives the offer sheet would then have to send a slew of draft picks back in return if the original club allows the player to leave.

(Quick aside: Colleague Larry Brooks recently pointed out a salary-cap loophole. What if a team signed a player to a big one-year deal — say, $15 million — and then come Jan. 1, they have an agreement in place for a five-year, $25 million extension. If you have the cap room in Year 1, then the next five years carry a cap-hit of $5 million while the player is actually averaging $6.67 million per in salary over the six-year span. Would the league OK that, or would it be circumvention?)

Because this is a league that has become so predicated on youth and talent, draft picks are too valuable to risk. Under that same premise, that is why young RFAs are treated like gold and handed massive, long-term contracts that used to be unheard of. It used to be that arbitration rights were good because a player knew they would get signed to what could be considered at least a reasonable deal. Now, that stop-gap is a benefit to the team.

Just look at some of the contracts handed out to RFAs in the past few years. Of course Connor McDavid is a generational talent, but just a few years ago the Oilers would have tried to kept his salary under control — at least, in term. Instead, they handed him a historic eight-year, $100 million deal (at $12 million per, turns out to be a bit of a bargain). The Lightning didn’t even let Nikita Kucherov sniff RFA status, signing him this July, with one year left on his bridge deal, to an eight-year, $76 million deal ($9.5 million per). Johnny Gaudreau held out in the summer of 2016 coming off his entry-level deal and the Flames rewarded him with a six-year, $40.5 million deal ($6.75 million per).

Heck, even the Rangers didn’t give defenseman Brady Skjei a bridge deal, instead signing him to a six-year, $31.5 million deal ($5.25 million per). Ehh, how’s that working out?

If Nylander got $6.9 million per, what is Dubas going to have to pay Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner as they come up on RFA this summer? What is Colorado GM Joe Sakic (not known for being the most patient negotiator) going to have to give Mikko Rantanen, who just happens to be leading the league with 52 points through 31 games?

There are still big-ticket unrestricted free-agent signings, but the idea that this has become a young person’s league is no longer just an idea. It’s translating to the business, and the system is going to have to adjust.

Ludicrous Lightning

Yeah, this is just what the Lightning needed — getting their No. 1 goalie back and then watching as Andrei Vasilevskiy makes saves like this.

Having suffered a broken left foot back on Nov. 10, the 24-year-old Russian made his return on Thursday night and just casually made 48 saves in a 4-1 win over the terrifically talented Leafs. It was a battle of the league’s top two teams, but Vasilevskiy’s return might have just separated the Lightning from the rest of the pack.

Appreciating Alex

Still, somehow, it seems like Alex Ovechkin’s greatness is overlooked. On Tuesday, Ovechkin notched his 21st career hat trick, passing Pavel Bure for the most all-time by Russian-born players. He now has 632 career goals, passing Marcel Dionne for the second-most goals at age 33 or younger (behind Wayne Gretzky’s 804). He’s also third in goals within a player’s first 14 seasons (Mario Lemieux’s 654 might get passed, but Gretzky’s 765 will not).

That’s the kind of company Ovechkin is keeping. It’s rarified air up there.

Stay tuned . . . (to the Sabres)

This segment of The Backcheck is now officially dedicated to New York’s other team, who are this year’s Great Story. After showing they can hang with the big boys with an overtime loss to the Leafs last week, the Sabres took a 6-2 hammering from the visiting Flyers this Saturday. They recovered with wins over the Kings and Coyotes, and now have a stern weekend test, a road back-to-back in Washington on Saturday then Boston on Sunday.

Buffalo is currently 19-9-4, in third place in the Atlantic Division.

Parting shot

Andreas Martinsen now has nine career NHL goals in 148 games. He had an interesting way of saying how he got his first of this season to go in.

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Jennifer Lopez Reveals She’s ‘Totally Open’ To Perform At Super Bowl One Day — Watch

Jennifer Lopez isn’t opposed to headlining the Super Bowl Half-Time Show! Here’s what she had to say about the possibility of taking that stage.

Jennifer Lopez has never headlined the Super Bowl Half-Time Show, which is, quite frankly, a tragedy. Luckily, the 49-year-old singer would welcome the opportunity if it ever arrived (hint hint @ whoever decides these things).

While appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Dec. 13, Andy Cohen asked when she’s going to do it. “I don’t understand! After I saw you in Vegas, I couldn’t get it out of my head, and this year, I’m like, ‘Yeah. It’s this year,’” Andy said. “I feel like it will happen when it’s supposed to happen. I don’t really sweat stuff like that. It would be a great thing. I’m totally open for it and we’ll see. I don’t know,” Jennifer answered.

Jennifer was on the Bravo show with bestie Leah Remini to promote their new film, Second Act. But while Andy had Jen there, he had her answer some pressing fan questions about her personal life and relationship with Alex Rodriguez.

A viewer named Erica phoned in during one segment and asked the “Waiting For Tonight” hitmaker, “If A-Rod got down on one knee right now to propose would you say yes?” JLo’s eyes doubled in size with shock before she exclaimed, “that’s not your business,” adding, “I love you Erica but that’s something I would need to think about in my mind on my own and when it happens.” Fair enough!

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Inside Princess Margaret's affair with a notorious gangster – who was known for his 'penis pint trick

The Princess, who died in 2002, was renowned for her party lifestyle, especially when she was in her holiday home of Mustique.

And, in the 1970s, she reportedly had a fling with London gangster John Bindon – whose party trick was hanging five half-pint beer tankards from his manhood.

The Princess and Bindon reportedly had an intimate relationship in the 1970s, which started when he spent three weeks at her home on the Caribbean island.

According to Bindon’s ex, the Queen’s younger sister even sneaked Bindon into Kensington Palace, according to the gangster's girlfriend at the time.

Talking to the Mirror, Vicki Hodge, the daughter of baronet Sir John Hodge, was with Bindon on the trip and and claims she knew all about the alleged affair.

She said: "John told me he had sex with Princess Margaret the first time he went to Mustique.

"He always told me about his affairs, but he refused to go into details.

"In those days in Mustique, everyone thought nothing of making love on the beach."

Vicki said the princess was attracted to Bindon because he sttod out from her usual crowd.

She said: "John was tall, broad, with an air of menace, coupled with a boyish charisma that rendered him irresistible.

"The princess loved his cockney accent, his rhyming slang and dirty jokes."

The gangster was apparently proud of his manhood and often did party tricks with it, and Vicky claimed mischievous Margaret asked to see it on the beach.

The guests were enjoying lobster, champagne and caviar when Margaet’s close friend Lord Glenconner asked him to reveal his assets.

"He turned to John and said: 'Ma'am knows about your advantage in life and would really like to see it," Vicki said.

He jumped up and was followed by Margaret and a lady-in-waiting, she added, and she examined it “like a fossil".

Margaret always denied any affair with the gangster but numerous reports, including in Craig Brown's recent biography of the princess, claim there was an affair.

Born in Fulham in 1943, Bindon was the son of a London cab driver and spent time in prison fro petty crime as a teen.

He moved into movies after director Ken Loach spotted him in a pub and offered him a role in his 1967 film Poor Cow.


He also appeared in Performance opposite Mick Jagger and in Get Carter with Michael Caine.

But offscreen he was alleged to deal in drugs and have connections with the Kray twins.

He was invited for a three week break in Margaret’s hideaway in Mustique in 1970.

Bindon recalled later: “My accent and Cockney phrases foxed her sometimes. We talked about acting, films and showbiz. I think she liked me because I nattered away quite happily.”

A few years later, however, Bindon was on trial for murder after allegedly killing London gangster John Darke outside a Putney pub in 1978.

 

He fled to Dublin but returned a year later to stand trial at the Old Bailey, where he was acquitted.

Margaret went on to start a well-publicized romance with Roddy Llewellyn, who was 17 years her junior.

Bindon's film career collapsed and he lived as a recluse in London until his death from an Aids-related illness in 1993.

A recent documentary on BBC1 revealed Margaret's life with a bisexual husband and boozy parties every night.

 

 

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Two-year-old who loves garbage trucks gets surprise swag from trashman

2-Year-Old gets suprise swag bag from favorite trash man

Two-year-old Evan Brenneman is enamored with the orange trash truck that stops at his Plainfield, Ind., home each week to the point that he’s befriended the driver.

While waiting to greet Ray’s Trash Service driver James Bullock from his home Thursday, Evan was surprised with a backpack full of swag from the trash hauler that included a T-shirt, beanie, stickers and a miniature orange trash truck.

“Now you are an official Ray’s employee,” Bullock said as he pulled the backpack out the truck.

Evan was left speechless before thanking Bullock.

The boy has been fascinated with anything on wheels since he was 9 months old, his mother Natalie Brenneman told the Indianapolis Star. The fascination led to the pair waiting from their porch to greet the trash truck as its makes its rounds each Thursday.

"We can hear it coming down the road, so he would run to the window and watch it," Natalie Brenneman said. "Oh my gosh, my heart bursts every time. I know he’s in the middle of his workday and probably wants to get it done quickly, but he stops and talks to Evan. He always gets down on his level, looks him in the eye, gives him a hug, offers him a high-five."

Eventually, Evan wanted to meet the driver.

"One day, James popped out and said, 'Hey do you want to come see the truck?'" Brenneman said.

Evan has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes his body think he is constantly hungry, FOX 59 Indianapolis reported. The trash company has twice sponsored the family’s annual walk to raise awareness and funding for PWS research, Brenneman said.

Bullock and Evan, who will turn 3 this month, have formed a bond over their trash pickup meet and greets. Bullock recently joined the family in an early birthday celebration for Evan.

The downside, Evans mother said, was "He was disappointed that James did not bring the garbage truck with him to the party."

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7am Man Utd news: Mourinho's lost '90% of the squad', Jose calls Liverpool lucky and Dalot is the new Neville

Read this and more gossip, plus all the latest transfer news, from Old Trafford.

NO MOUR SUPPORT

JOSE MOURINHO has ‘lost 90 per cent’ of his squad, according to one senior Manchester United player.

And backroom staff who have fallen out with the Portuguese boss are confident they will outlast him at the club.

KOP ARE THE 'LUCKY ONES'

LIVERPOOL are “the lucky ones” insists Special One Jose Mourinho.

The Manchester United boss heads to Anfield today claiming Jurgen Klopp’s men are riding a wave of good fortune.

DIOGO WIL BE UTD HERO FOR A DECADE

JOSE MOURINHO rates Diogo Dalot highly he has already drawn comparisons with Gary Neville.

Ashley Young has led the chorus of team-mates who was once tipped to rival the success of Cristiano RonaLdo and is now bacled to be a Manchester United hero for a decade.

'BIRTHDAY BWOI'

JESSE LINGARD has celebrated his 26th birthday by sharing adorable photos of himself adorned a Man United kit.

The England international has been on the books at Old Trafford since 2000 – joining when he was seven.

PARTY TRICKS

PAUL POGBA wished team-mate Jesse Lingard happy birthday in hilarious video.

The pair are known for showing off their dance moves and the Frenchman was at it once again as his English counterpart turned 26.

MY INCE-PERFECT UTD AND KOP XI

PAUL INCE picked his combined XI between Liverpool and Manchester United, and the 51-year-old selected Alisson Becker over David de Gea in goal.

Liverpool host arch rivals United on Sunday and Ince gave his combined XI to talkSPORT in preparation of the match. Click here to see Ince's full team.

IT'S A MATA OF CREATIVITY

JUAN MATA holds the keys to Manchester United getting a huge result at Anfield, says Danny Higginbotham.

The Spaniard has been in and out of the side all season but he is the creative type Jose Mourinho needs against Liverpool. Click here for the Analyst's full verdict. 

KLOPP SAYS JOSE IS TOP

JURGEN KLOPP rose above the barbs after Jose Mourinho dug out his Liverpool rival for his failure to win trophies.

The Kop boss called under-fire Manchester United chief Mourinho “the most successful manager in the world” ahead of Sunday's crunch Premier League showdown at Anfield.

FERGIE DINE

SIR ALEX FERGUSON received a nice surprise when he went for lunch in Manchester.

Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes were all waiting outside The Ivy for the 73-year-old Red Devils legend.

WOE BEBE!

OLD TRAFFORD may be known as "the theatre of dreams", but for Bebe it was more of a nightmare.

The forward only played seven times for Alex Ferguson's side and has now revealed he was relieved when he left Manchester United, hailing the moment he heard he had been sold as the best moment of his life.

ALISSON CLOSING ON DE GEA

JAMIE CARRAGHER has claimed that Alisson Becker is starting to take over David De Gea in the race to be the world's best goalkeeper.

De Gea is now 11th in the world with a 67.5 per cent save rate whereas last season the United player finished on 80.3 per cent.

 

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