Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Facebook Removes "Feeling Fat" Option From Status Box After Online Backlash

Facebook just made the smartest move since removing the "poke" option. Wait, is poking still a thing? Well, like we said, they need to get rid of it.

But they did get rid of something else detrimental to its users. After major backlash online and a Change.org petition, Facebook announced that it has removed the "feeling fat" option from its status drop down box.

We remember the days when people wrote their statuses like they were finishing sentences, i.e.: "is loving this new NBC show called The Office!"  So sure, Facebook has come a long way, but this additional feature did not sit well with a lot of people.
Catherine Weingarten and the group Endangered Bodies started an online campaign to remove the "feeling fat" emoticon option, saying it was harmful to those struggling with body issues.

"When Facebook users set their status to 'feeling fat,' they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders," read the petition. "That is not ok. Join me in asking Facebook to remove the 'fat' emoji from their status options. Fat is not a feeling. Fat is a natural part of our bodies, no matter their weight. And all bodies deserve to be respected and cared for."
The petition quickly got well over 10,00 signatures, and the hashtag #FatisNotaFeeling spread over Twitter and Facebook. Two weeks after the Change.org petition went live, Facebook responded and removed the emoticon and mood from the status drop down menu.

"We've heard from our community that listing 'feeling fat' as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders," the company said in a statement. "So we're going to remove 'feeling fat' from the list of options. We'll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook."

Facebook also reportedly removed the "feeling ugly" option and emoticon from the list as well.

I'm thrilled that FB decided to remove the 'feeling fat' emoji," Weingarten wrote about the accomplishment of the campaign. "This success shows us that people together can challenge the cultural messages that are so damaging to our ability to love ourselves and live comfortably in our bodies. As someone who struggled with body image, I feel so happy that I've helped eliminate one form of body shaming hatred on the internet."

Way to go, Facebook! After all, there is already "feeling proud" and "feeling full" emoticon options for when we want to tell our Facebook friends that we ate an entire KFC family meal by ourselves. We don't need the "feeling fat" option.




Iggy Azalea's Tour Rescheduled Due to ''Production Delays,'' Nick Jonas and Tinashe Out as Opening Acts

Rest assured, Azaleans: Iggy Azalea will be going on tour, but you'll have to wait a little longer to see the show.

Early this morning, reports surfaced claiming the 24-year-old rapper's The Great Escape tour has been canceled due to poor ticket sales as well as conflict between the musician and her management team.

Following a string of speculative stories, Iggy's team clarified that the tour has not been canceled--only rescheduled for fall--in addition to shooting down reports alleging there's drama between the "Fancy" rapper and her record label.

Def Jam Recordings issued a statement to E! News saying Iggy's tour has been postponed "due to tour production delays," adding that "to accommodate for creative team availability and tour productions, it was determined that the tour will not be ready this spring."


"It's important to Iggy that she delivers the show she envisaged to share with her fans and that requires more time in development," the statement read.

The announcement from Iggy's record label comes less than a week after the rapper vowed to take a break from social media following a number of nasty Twitter feuds.

Currently, her management runs her pages, and on Tuesday a tweet was posted that elaborated on the tour rescheduling.

In addition to postponing Iggy's North American tour, Def Jam Recordings also announced that Nick Jonas and Tinashe will no longer be her opening acts, although it is unclear who will replace them.

"It's my first arena tour. And I'd like it to not be my last arena tour," Azalea told the February issue of GQ magazine. "I want everything to be right...at the moment, I'm just trying to work on the initial stage design and making a stage that I feel like can engage with many people in an arena that big. So I'm doing something maybe not very traditional, and I'm working on that."

Rescheduled tour dates include:

9/18 San Diego, CA -- Valley View Casino Center

9/20 Fresno, CA -- SaveMart Center

9/24 Oakland, CA -- The Oracle Arena

9/25 Los Angeles, CA -- STAPLES Center

9/29 Denver, CO -- Pepsi Center

10/1 Minneapolis, MN -- Target Center

10/2 Rosemont, IL -- Allstate Arena

10/3 Auburn Hills, MI -- The Palace of Auburn Hills

10/5 Washington, DC -- Verizon Center

10/6 Boston, MA -- TD Garden

10/8 Toronto, ON -- Air Canada Centre

10/10 Philadelphia, PA -- Wells Fargo Center

10/11 Brooklyn, NY -- Barclays Center

10/12 Newark, NJ -- Prudential Center

10/15 Atlanta, GA -- Philips Arena

10/17 Miami, FL -- AmericanAirlines Arena

10/18 Orlando, FL -- Amway Center

10/22 Houston, TX -- Toyota Center

10/23 Austin, TX -- Frank Erwin Center

10/25 Dallas, TX -- American Airlines Center

10/27 Glendale, AZ -- Gila River Arena

''Blurred Lines'' Verdict: Robin Thicke & Pharrell's Song Did Infringe on Marvin Gaye Classic, Jury Awards Millions in Damages

A verdict has been reached in the lawsuit surrounding Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' "Blurred Lines" single.

A Los Angeles jury found the singers' hit song did infringe on Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" and "Sexy Ways" by Funkadelic. The jury also awarded Gaye $4 million in damages, plus profits that Thicke and Williams made from the song, for a grand total of $7.4 million. 

In his preemptive lawsuit, Thicke was not seeking any money other than attorney fees when he filed last August. Instead, he simply wanted a declaration that "Blurred Lines" did not infringe on either of the classic songs and that the Gaye family does not have grounds to file suit against him.

Two months later, however, Gaye's children sued Thicke, Williams and fellow producer Clifford Harris Jr., alleging that their superlatively popular summer jam wrongfully borrowed from their father's song. 

"I am filled with so much emotions right now. It is a miracle," Nona Gaye told reporters after the verdict. "I believe my father was here. He has been gone for 30 years. There was nothing else to do when this happened but stand up for him. When it's not right, it's not right." 

Attorney Howard King, who helped represent Thicke and Williams, said the verdict left him "disappointed."  "While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward," he shared Tuesday afternoon. "Pharrell created 'Blurred Lines' from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else.  We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter."

The ruling comes after Thicke was forced to take the stand in the courtroom where he sang, dance and played the piano during his testimony.

In front of the jury, Thicke performed a medley of songs including U2's "With Or Without You," The Beatles' "Let It Be," Alphaville's "Forever Young," Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" and Michael Jackson's "Man In the Mirror" in hopes that he could demonstrate that many pop tunes share the same chord progression.

He also confessed that he falsely told the media that he was the mastermind behind the track that was played on radios throughout the country. "The biggest hit of my career was written by somebody else," he told the court when giving credit to Williams. "I was jealous and wanted credit." 

Gaye's son, Marvin Gaye III, who filed a lawsuit along with siblings Nona and Frankie, recently told E! News that he was "not surprised at all" by Thicke, Williams and Harris' preemptive suit.

"There is no artist like my dad was. Because of him, he's made it possible for a lot of people to make music. Credit needs to be given where credit is due," he said to E! News. "The lack of respect for the Marvin Gaye name is something people think they can get away with. By them suing us, they want us to bow down and give them what they want."

Funkadelic's former lead singer, however, appeared to be on Thicke's side.

"No sample of #Funkadelic's 'Sexy Ways' in @RobinThicke's 'Blurred Lines' - yet Armen Boladian thinks so? We support @RobinThicke @Pharrell!" George Clinton tweeted.


Mourinho takes swipe at 'aggressive' PSG

Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie by claiming the French champions are the "most aggressive" team Chelsea have faced this season.

Laurent Blanc's side travel to west London with the tie finely poised after a 1-1 draw in Paris in mid-February.

Mourinho was unhappy with the treatment dished out to Eden Hazard at Parc des Princes, with the Belgium international being fouled a record nine times throughout the game - though the referee issued just two yellow cards to PSG players during the clash.

"The most agressive team we've played this season is Paris Saint-Germain," the Chelsea boss told reporters on Wednesday.

"I have to be fair, I thought an English team would never be surprised by aggressive play because we have it in our country.

"We've played against sides from the Championship in the Cup, against teams from League One and Shrewsbury [Town] from League Two, but the most aggressive team was PSG.

"For me, that was a real surprise. With players of such quality, I was expecting more football and less aggression."

Mourinho also criticised the assertion that PSG dominated the opening leg, claiming that they "dominated in everything except the result".

"It depends on your concept of football. If dominate is the number of chances, yes, Paris had more chances," he said. "If dominate is to make foul after foul. Or to move the ball without progression."


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Porto 4-0 Basel (agg 5-1): Portuguese power into quarter-finals

Yacine Brahimi stepped up in the absence of Jackson Martinez to guide Porto into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of a 4-0 win over Basel.

The Portuguese side earned a 1-1 draw in the Switzerland-hosted first leg on February 18, but Julen Lopetegui's men were in merciless form on Tuesday, with the tricky Algerian leading the way to a fine victory at Estadio do Dragao, which keeps them unbeaten in this season's competition.

Martinez, the scorer of 25 goals across all fronts this term, missed out due to a thigh muscle tear and, although Vincent Aboubakar started and scored in the Colombian's place, Brahimi took centre-stage in his absence, breaking the deadlock with a delightful 14th-minute free-kick.

While the hosts were somewhat wasteful in the first half, they ran riot after the interval as Hector Herrera quickly opened up a two-goal deficit – Brahimi instrumental again.

Casemiro, another to catch the eye on the day, added the third with a spectacular free-kick of his own in the 56th minute.

And Aboubakar got in on the act 14 minutes from time, once again rendering goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik helpless with another incredible effort, ensuring an unhappy homecoming for Basel's Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa, who also saw veteran defender Walter Samuel sent off after a performance littered with rash challenges.

For all their sparkling play in attack, a fearsome Porto work-rate was also in evidence from the off as Casemiro robbed Basel of the ball and fed Cristian Tello on the edge of the area, with Samuel forced to cynically chop down the Barcelona loanee.

Brahimi stepped up to take the resulting free-kick and nonchalantly caressed his effort beyond the static Vaclik and into the net.

Casemiro's audacious effort from distance landed on the roof of the net soon after, but Porto's momentum was checked slightly when captain Danilo was stretchered from the field after colliding with goalkeeper Fabiano.

The second half was barely two minutes in when Porto finally made their superiority tell and the impressive Brahimi was once again central.

The Algeria playmaker battled his way past two defenders on the left flank and teed up Herrera on the edge of the area, with the Mexican curling an unstoppable drive beyond Vaclik.

Porto's third arrived 10 minutes into the second period and it was another exquisite effort, this time courtesy of Casemiro, who ruthlessly smashed his 30-yard free-kick into the top-left corner.

And a night of stunning efforts in Portugal was capped by Aboubakar racing clear and hammering a right-footed effort into the top corner from 20 yards, securing a quarter-final spot for only the second time since Porto's trophy-winning campaign of 2003-04 as Basel's woeful outing was compounded by Samuel's late dismissal for two bookings.



Ronaldo claims European goal record

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the all-time leading goalscorer in European competition after netting twice in Real Madrid's Champions League tie with Schalke at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Ronaldo pulled clear of Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and former Madrid team-mate Raul when he nodded home Toni Kroos' right-wing corner in the 25th minute.

And he moved further ahead with another goal on the stroke of half-time, rising highest at the far post to power in Fabio Coentrao's excellent left-wing centre.

His goals were both equalisers after Schalke had twice led on the night through efforts from Christian Fuchs and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Madrid won the first leg 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen and lead 4-2 on aggregate at half-time in the return.

Ronaldo netted in the first leg of the last-16 clash last month to draw level with Argentina attacker Messi and former Spain skipper Raul on 76 strikes in Europe overall. Messi will get the chance to reclaim the record when Barca meet Manchester City at Camp Nou next week.
Raul needed 168 games with Real and Schalke to reach 76 goals, while Ronaldo required just 117 and Messi only 95 to hit the same number.

Ronaldo and Messi are also now level with 75 goals in the Champions League, with Raul's long-standing record of 71 now relegated to third place.

Ronaldo's 78 overall is made up of 75 Champions League strikes, one in the competition's qualifiers which does not count in his overall tally for the tournament and two in the Uefa Super Cup against Sevilla back in August.

Messi, meanwhile, has scored 75 of his 76 in the Champions League, with the other coming in Barca's Uefa Super Cup success against Porto in 2011.



Ronaldo record soured by Schalke defeat

Real Madrid survived a fraught last five minutes to limp into the Champions League quarter-finals despite a 4-3 home defeat to Schalke on Tuesday.

Former Real forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar threatened a famous upset with a stunning 85th-minute strike that meant Schalke needed to score just once more to progress on away goals.

The holders' 2-0 victory in Gelsenkirchen in the first leg ultimately proved enough to see them through 5-4 on aggregate - but the Bernaneu faithful were less than impressed, as they greeted the final whistle with a deafening chorus of jeers as Real's relative slump in form continued.

Cristiano Ronaldo had twice saved Real in a poor first-half showing as his headers cancelled out goals from Christian Fuchs and Huntelaar - the Portuguese's double making him the highest goalscorer in European competition.

Karim Benzema put Real ahead on the night shortly after half-time, only for Leroy Sane to curl home an exquisite equaliser for Schalke, before Huntelaar's superb finish set up a grandstand ending to the game.

Real just about held on to deny Roberto Di Matteo's impressive Schalke side, but the pressure continues to mount on Carlo Ancelotti after another below-par display.

Ancelotti's men - who slipped off the top of La Liga at the weekend - were poor from the off, and Schalke capitalised to take a deserved lead in the 20th minute.

Tranquillo Barnetta's curling cross from the right found Fuchs at the back post and his shot was too powerful for Iker Casillas - who may feel he should have made the save having got two hands on the ball.

The visitors' joy proved short lived as Real struck back five minutes later, with Toni Kroos' outswinging corner met by Ronaldo's bullet header that flew into the far corner.

Schalke were unfazed, though, and Huntelaar was desperately unlucky to see a stunning 20-yard half-volley rebound off the crossbar before the Dutchman deservedly restored the Bundesliga outfit's advantage soon after.

Meyer's original shot was parried by Casillas and Huntelaar pounced to slam home the rebound.

But once again Ronaldo saved Real, their talisman nodding home Fabio Coentrao's exquisite left-wing delivery just before the break.

Real moved ahead for the first time on the night eight minutes after the break, Benzema showing great composure to beat a couple of defenders and rookie goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther before tucking into the unguarded goal. 

Schalke refused to lie down, though, as teenager Sane marked his European debut with a sublime left-footed effort that curled past a despairing Casillas.

Real responded well, but were made to endure a nervy ending when the returning Luka Modric's misplaced pass was picked up by Huntelaar, who slammed his shot off the underside of the bar from the edge of the penalty area.

The Bernabeu's discontent was in full evidence by this point and Casillas prevented a full-on mutiny when he denied Benedikt Howedes in the closing stages, as Real just about survived an almighty scare.


LOL! Ed Sheeran Gets Bizarre Fan Letter Calling Him a ''Little Ugly''--See His Reaction!

Poor, Ed Sheeran!

The 24-year-old "Thinking Out Loud" singer recently received a semi-insulting but well-intentioned (we think?) fan letter from someone in South Korea. The Brit star took to Instagram the other day to prove he has a great sense of humor when it comes to criticism about his looks.

Sheeran shared a pic of the letter, which read, "To Ed Sheeran (my great singer). I hope you love the shirt. You are little ugly but I love you! Please wear this shirt and get some 2015 concert tour." LOL! Sheeran didn't seem insulted by the message as he captioned the shot, "God bless Korea."

What a good sport!

Sheeran has previously cracked jokes about his appearance. The lighthearted singer said back in April 2014, "I don't see myself as a sex symbol, but if other people do, I'm not going to complain...I'm a singer that you never want to see shirtless. No one does! I haven't got a six-pack or pecs."

But as for those screaming fans who do want to see him shirtless, Sheeran added, "To each their own."

Keeping with his self-deprecating sense of humor, Sheeran also joked being a redhead. "The joke is, what is the one thing a ginger misses about partying? The invitation," he cracked.


Madonna Thinks Women Are More Marginalized Than Gay People and African-Americans

The Queen of Pop has never been one to mince words, and she's not gonna start now.

In Madonna's latest interview with Out magazine, the Grammy winner got candid about how she believes that "gay rights are way more advanced than women's rights."

"People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period. It's moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass," she shared.

"To me, the last great frontier is women...Women are still the most marginalized group. You're still categorized--you're either a virgin or a whore. If you're a certain age, you're not allowed to express your sexuality, be single or date younger men."

Madge, who just released Rebel Heart, also admitted to the mag that she's always felt a "special connection" with gay men, dishing, "I didn't feel like straight men understood me."

She continued, "They just wanted to have sex with me. Gay men understood me, and I felt comfortable around them. There was only that one problem, which is that they didn't want to have sex with me! So...conundrum! I was like, 'How am I ever going to get a date? Maybe if I cut my hair and I lose a lot of weight, someone will mistake me for a guy and ask me out.'"

And when it comes to cementing her place in the entertainment world as a constant boundary-pusher, Madonna admits that sometimes she feels a bit like Joan of Arc.

"I can relate--sometimes I'm getting burned at the stake metaphorically."

You can't please everyone!


BFFs Kendall Jenner & Cara Delevingne Hit the Runway at the Chanel Show in Paris


Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne are walking the runway together...again!
The supermodel besties were partnered up for Karl Lagerfeld's Parisian cafe-themed presentation and looked to be having a good time making the scene come to life. The setting was Brasserie Gabrielle, and no fear for hungry attendees (or models!)--there seemed to be real food being served. (This, by the way, is Karl Lagerfeld's second food-centric runway presentation in recent years: In 2014, the models walked the runway with carts on a chic grocery store set).
Cara's appearance on the catwalk cafe for Chanel is her first runway showing in Paris since January, when she and Kendall took to the runway together for the Chanel Metiers d'Art show.

There seemed to be a fun, live-action element to this show: At one point, Kendall gave a surprised look to something being said by a tablemate.

In another candid moment, Kendall gives a sweet cheek kiss to the  handsome waiter attending to their side of the counter.

And when she walked, she stunned. Kendall took to the runway in three different looks, one of which was a classic LBD with a sheer overlay and capelet that was styled with captoe pumps. So Paris.

Eva Mendes Flaunts Insane Post-Baby Bod for Women's Health, Talks Daughter Esmeralda, Diet and Fitness and Going to Therapy

Here's something on which we can presumably all agree: Eva Mendes looks insane on the cover of Women's Health magazine.

And yes, it was only six months ago when E! News confirmed the Place Beyond the Pines star gave birth to a baby girl, her first child with boyfriend Ryan Gosling.

(Don't feel bad if you're instantly jealous for a variety of reasons).

Showing off her slim post-baby bod and enviable curves for the April Beauty Issue of Women's Health magazine, the new mom opens up about daughter Esmeralda, her diet and fitness plan as well as her approach to the pesky paps.
"I'm actually enjoying the sleepless nights because it's bonding with my little girl," Mendes, who is slowing starting to return to the spotlight following the birth of her daughter, reveals.

However, in spite of her hands-on approach to parenting, the 41-year-star says she hasn't "earned the right" to dish out mothering advice.

"I want to respect all the moms out there. They're going to be like, 'You know what? You're a few months in. Just shut up."

Although Mendes is clearly loving life as a new mom, the actress still takes time for herself to ensure her mental and physical well-being. 
"I realized a long time ago that I needed to have some kind of routine," she shares of her fitness plan, which includes running and interval sprints. "I don't love it, but I've made peace with that."

Mendes also lifts weights but "nothing too heavy, because my muscle bulks up pretty easily. I mix it up with yoga, or sometimes I'll hike with my trainer."

As for her everyday diet?

"I haven't eaten meat in about six years, because I don't agree with factory farming here," she shares. "This is just what worked for me, it's important to say, but when I cut that out I immediately felt better. And also, after a year of eliminating it, my skin looked brighter and healthier overall."
When it comes to her mental health, Mendes is a firm believer in therapy. "Having [a therapist] who's totally objective and who points out my patterns-- I find that really helpful," she admits. "And I'm lucky to work with someone who doesn't just sit there and nod her head, you know? I need to hear what you think! Tell me what's wrong with me so I can fix it!"

The Hitch beauty, meanwhile, has yet to share a glimpse of her daughter, and she and Gosling have gone to great lengths to protect their bundle of joy from the paparazzi.

"I believe there is a public self and a private self," the fiercely private actress shares. "My sisters and my good friends are experiencing that now [with] Facebook and Instagram. When they freak out about a friend of theirs posting a bad picture of them, I'm like, 'Well, imagine how I feel! Get used to it!'"

Thankfully, Mendes has the unwavering support of her family and her partner to help her stay sane in Hollywood.

"I've had the same girlfriends since I was 12, and I've made amazing girlfriends since," she says. "And my mom and my two older sisters have always been there telling me I could accomplish anything. We have each other's' backs in the best way." 





Cameron Diaz Goes Brunette--See the Star's New Hair Color!

Surprise! Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz have swapped hair colors.

Yes, while the E! star basically broke the internet (again) by debuting platinum blond tresses at Paris Fashion Week on March 5. The Annie actress quietly changed from buttery blond locks to a brunette hue over the weekend.

Diaz debut her darker mane during a triple date with hubby Benji Madden, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren at The Nice Guy in Los Angeles. The 42-year-old's mane was fastened up in a high ponytail, which showcased her honey-highlighted ends.

But that wasn't the only update to her look. The star also sported some  new jewelry. No, we don't mean her wedding band; we're talking about the itty bitty piercing on her nose! The gold stud--Which she first debuted in December--was paired with spike earrings and a matching necklace. The overall effect was a bit edgy, which makes us wonder if Cameron's rocker-husband has been influencing her style. We already know she has permanently changed his look.


Big Sean Celebrates Dark Sky Paradise Reaching No. 1 With Ariana Grande, Says She Was "Very Proud"

Big Sean has a lot to be happy about these days!

The rapper's third studio album, Dark Sky Paradise, launched to No. 1 and has been celebrating ever since hitting the milestone. His biggest fan, however, is girlfriend Ariana Grande. Although she couldn't be there with him when he found out--he said in an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest she's "busy on tour"--she made sure to express her love and gratitude. 

"She was very proud and very happy," he said, adding that she bought him a present. "She's very thoughtful though."

Unfortunately, he wouldn't reveal what she bought him as a celebratory gift! He did dish that tons of other musicians reached out to congratulate him on such a big accomplishment.

"The second I found out it was No. 1...I haven't slept in days and I was exhausted, and it was like I just got hit by lightening," he dished to Ryan Seacrest. "Everybody kept hitting me. I mean everybody. Even Kid Rock texted me because we both put an album out on the same week and he was like, 'You deserve it, man! Congratulations!'"

With all of the excitement and celebrations, Big Sean joked he still didn't have time to sleep! But he didn't mind because he was reveling in his accomplishment.

"It's just cool to see it pay off," he said. "I really put my heart into and I put a lot of effort into it. It's just cool, man, when you follow your heart [and] how it works out."

The couple has recorded three tracks together, including "Research," "Right There" and "Big Mistake," but the "I Don't F--k With You" rapper previously told E! News that working together with his girlfriend again, would, well, be up to her!

"Yeah, of course, I think so!" he said before adding with a smile, "I'm down, you gotta ask her though."  

Considering the Detroit-born rapper recently told Larry King that he and Ari are "pretty serious," we're thinking she'd say yes to another collaboration...no, not the marriage kind LOL! He already put that idea to rest when he told King, "Aw, man. Not right now."


Carrie Underwood Celebrates 32nd Birthday Early, Has Late-Night Date With a Gassy, "Semi-Bald, Chubby Dude!"

At first glance, Carrie Underwood's tweet might be a bit concerning to hubby Mike Fisher...

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!" the country star wrote early Tuesday morning. "My 1st present = late night date with a tiny semi-bald chubby dude who likes to grunt & cry & pass gas! #bestgiftever"

Of course, the brand new 32-year-old mama is referring to her and Mike's newborn son, Isaiah Michael Fisher! The couple's firstborn arrived Feb. 27, and on March 3, Carrie introduced her little guy to the world on Twitter, gushing, "God has blessed us with an amazing gift!"

The B-Day babe's other baby--her fitness clothing line, CALIA by Carrie Underwood--actually hit shelves just last Thursday. "I've had so much fun getting to work on this," she tweeted.

Carrie's also going to have so much fun raising baby Isaiah! Motherhood is a completely new journey for the former American Idol winner, who admitted to E! News back in December, "Probably nothing will prepare us for how much our lives will really change when we become parents!"

Isaiah, on the other hand, has known mom likes to sing since he was in the womb. In late 2014, Carrie revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she felt "like I have to sing good all the time" because of her then baby-to-be. "Like, if I'm in my car driving, I feel like I have to make it good because he's listening...He's always in there!"

"He hears me singing whether he would like that or not," she added with a laugh. "I mean, that's what I do! He doesn't have a choice!"

Hey, other babies have to listen to moms whose vocals haven't won Grammys, so we'd say Isaiah lucked out on this one. Plus, who knows? Maybe he'll inherit mom's musical prowess and be a singer himself! Then again, if he goes dad's route, mom should get ready to hit up a lot of hockey games...

There's plenty of time to figure all that out, though. In any case, Happy 32nd birthday to Carrie, and (as she cutely noted on Twitter), to Chuck Norris, too!


Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne Deny Getting Into a Catfight Over Rihanna Drama: "Ignore the Rumours"

Naomi Campbell hasn't always been a model for good behavior.

That being said, the catwalk queen isn't looking to start trouble, either. The New York Post's Page Six reported Tuesday that during Paris Fashion Week, Campbell got physical with Cara Delevingne. "Naomi accused Cara of 'disrespecting' Rihanna and started yelling, before Naomi pushed Cara, who pushed back," a source claimed. Another witness alleged, "Cara pulled Naomi's weave, but it didn't come off."

The alleged altercation took place during Garage Magazine's event at Castel Sunday night.

According to a source, "It was a noisy and packed party. Naomi was saying all these nonsensical things. She was ranting. There was a messy pushing match. Cara didn't understand because there's no problem between her and Rihanna. Cara didn't want to be involved and was telling Naomi, 'Get away from me!'"

Sounds like quite the catfight!

Page Six also claimed Campbell was chatting with Dakota Fanning, who was at a table with Delevingne and Lily Donaldson. "Naomi didn't do anything wrong," a source argued. "We are talking about a very tiny club in Paris with a very busy table--if someone pushes someone, it's because there is no space."

Campbell and Delevingne both denied the incident ever even occurred via Twitter Tuesday.

"Don't know where this story has come from about @Caradelevingne and I fighting! It is completely untrue, ignore the rumours XN," Campbell, 44, tweeted. Delevingne, 22, retweeted the statement and backed Campbell's denial, tweeting, "@NaomiCampbell people love to make a drama out of nothing."

Rihanna, meanwhile, has not addressed the alleged incident via her social media accounts.

Delevingne didn't dwell on the drama. Instead, she got back to work and walked for Chanel Tuesday.

Campbell, who is perhaps as famous for her modeling as she is for her temper, is trying to be a better person. "Anger is an emotion. There were things I had to deal with. You have to deal with it," she said during a 2013 appearance on The U.K.'s The Jonathan Ross Show. "I don't want to go back. No matter what it is that you're addicted to-- you can be addicted to work--all it is, is an escapism. It's escaping something, no matter what. For me, I came to my realization at 29 that I didn't like myself the way I was, and that was it." Campbell added, "I'm no perfect human being. I'm just living, and I'm just breathing."


Ashton Kutcher's Solo Outing With Wyatt Created Issues in the Diaper-Changing Department

Now that Ashton Kutcher is a father, he's learning about a few harsh realities that come with parenting (in addition to not getting any sleep).

While out with daughter Wyatt Isabelle, who was born in October, the Two and a Half Men star needed to change her diaper. But when he went into the public men's room to do so, he found there was no diaper-changing station, which left him perturbed enough to post about it on Facebook.

"There are NEVER diaper changing stations in mens public restrooms. The first public men's room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page! ‪# BeTheChange," he wrote.

Many must have related to Kutcher's diaper duty woes, as more than 213,000 people "liked" his post. While many offered him specific locations of where he could find changing station in men's bathrooms, others also shared in their frustration of the double standard, saying that most times the tables are found in only women's restrooms.

The That '70s Show actor must be one heck of a co-parent because fiancé Mila Kunis dished to Ellen DeGeneres that not only does he change Wyatt's diapers often but he also has a knack for swaddling. He's so good, in fact, that she would be willing to invite people over should they be looking for someone to swaddle their baby LOL.

"But the second she was born he changed the first diaper," she dished. "And has changed multiple diapers ever since. If he's home he changes the diaper. He became a master swaddler. He can swaddle anyone's baby."

"If your baby needs to be swaddled, he will do it," she added.

Seizing the opportunity to promote his services, the talk-show host joked, "You heard it here: Just call Ashton Kutcher. We'll have a phone number. If you go to our website, we'll let you know how to get in touch with Ashton if your baby needs to be swaddled."


Ciara Goes Topless in "I Bet" Music Video

Ciara is baring it all, in more ways than one.
The R&B diva, 29, dropped her "I Bet" music video Monday. The song is the first single from Ciara's upcoming album, Jackie, named after her mom; It's also Ciara's first single since her split with Future. In the five-minute video, Ciara wears ballet pointe shoes, leg warmers and a tutu--and she goes topless!
The song sends a clear message to her former fiancé, with Ciara singing: "I bet you start loving me / As soon as I start loving someone else / Somebody better than you / I bet you start needing me / As soon as you see me with someone else / Somebody other than you /And I know that it hurts / You know that it hurts your pride / But you thought the grass was greener on the other side." While the music producer may have inspired the song, Ciara told Billboard in January, "I imagine this song will be very meaningful for a lot of people." The Grammy winner added, "It is much bigger than any one person's experience."

Ciara will release Jackie in May. "I am truly fulfilled by this experience of making my new music," she said. "I was able to create everything I have aspired and hoped for as an artist. It is my favorite album I have made thus far in my career, and so excited begin my new journey. It is a new me. A new attitude."

Though her ex released a song called "P---y Overrated" last year, Ciara wanted to take the high road.

As Ciara told Extra, "'I Bet' is inspired by real life. It was one of those topics everyone could relate to."

After becoming a mother nine months ago, Ciara said, "I really have to be a successful woman now. Baby ain't cheap and baby's gotta eat, so I go hard these days with a purpose. He's everything to me."

Music and family aside, NBC recently announced that Ciara has joined the cast of the upcoming variety show I Can Do That, co-starring Cheryl Burke, Jeff Dye, Joe Jonas, Alan Ritchson and Nicole Scherzinger.

What do you think of Ciara's "I Bet" music video? Sound off in the comments below!


The body on Tanzanian model Agnes Masogange is the truth


Agnes Masogange is a popular model and video vixen from Tanzania and her body is 100% real.










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10 Die in Argentinian Helicopter Crash While Filming Reality TV Show

Three French athletes are among 10 dead in a helicopter crash in Argentina that took place while filming for a reality TV show, according to reports.
Eight French nationals and two Argentinian pilots were killed when two helicopters collided in La Rioja province in Argentina's northwest region. Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, 25, Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine, 28, and sailor Florence Arthaud, 57, died in the crash. Both helicopters were part of the reality TV show Dropped.

Muffat had won three medals, including gold in the 400m freestyle in the 2012 London Olympics. Vastine took home the bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while Arthaud won the 1990 Route du Rhum, the prestigious solo Atlantic race.

Dropped, which aired on TF1, flies blindfolded celebrities into rough terrain via helicopter and follows them while they attempt to find food and shelter as they make their way back to civilization.

"The sudden death of our fellow French nationals is a cause of immense sadness," French President François Hollande said in a statement, per BBC News. 

France's prime minister, Manuel Valls, tweeted, "All France is grieving this morning."

Another contestant on Dropped, French soccer player Sylvain Wiltford, tweeted, "I'm sad for my friends, I'm trembling, I'm horrified, I have no words, I don't want to say anything."

"We learn with great sadness about the accident during the filming of the Dropped show," said a statement issued by TF1, according to BBC News. "All TF1 teams come together in this terrible time with the pain of the families and relatives of the victims."

Dropped has been postponed and the rest of the crew is reported to be returning home.

This was the second time in two years that a reality TV show for TF1 was struck by tragedy. In April 2013, a contestant died following an on-screen challenge for France's longest-running reality show, Koh-Lanta. The show's doctor was later found dead in his hotel room, leaving behind a suicide note that said his name and reputation had been sullied and he could no longer stand the media pressure. 


Lauren Conrad Talks Marriage, Why Women Don't Have to Act Bitchy to Be Heard and Whether She'd Let Her Kids Do Reality TV!

Lauren Conrad may be designing bridesmaids dresses and turning into an all-around domestic goddess--but she was not bit by the wedding bug at a young age!

"I was never a person who was obsessed with the idea of marriage," the former star of The Hills turned author, designer and lifestyle maven says in the April issue of Redbook, featuring Conrad on the cover.
"I mean, I love weddings," she added, per an exclusive sneak peek at her interview obtained by E! News. "But [my husband] is the first person I ever thought I could marry."

Two and a half years after meeting on Valentine's Day, Conrad swapped vows with lawyer and musician William Tell on Sept. 13, 2014, in a picture-perfect ceremony held on the California coast. And who dressed the bridal party? Conrad's own Paper Crowns Bridesmaids collection, of course. (So you're forgiven for thinking that LC may have been a little "obsessed.")

The couple honeymooned in Italy and married life seems to be agreeing with Conrad--although it sounds as though her hubby has made TV time a little annoying.

"I watch The Good Wife with him and he's like, 'That's incorrect. You would actually do this...'" she told Redbook. "It's a nightmare!"
But speaking of piping up when no one asked, what does Conrad--as a female businesswoman who's interacted with, shall we say, a lot of big personalities over the years--think is important when it comes to making one's self be heard? 

Spoiler alert: It's not upping the bitchiness factor.

"I don't think so," she said when asked if women need to be overly assertive to be heard. "Over the last few years I've been able to work with several women who I really respected because they didn't take on that role of being a bitch.

"They were strong, but they were kind and they didn't need to shout to be heard. A lot of women feel like they need to be tough in order to be taken seriously. We have this idea that kindness is weakness, which I don't think is true."

Having apparently taken the kind road, a road that took her through the wilderness of reality TV, would Conrad sign off on her kids doing a show like the one that made her famous?

"I definitely wouldn't encourage my children to do reality television," she said.

The April issue of Redbook is on sale March 17--and The Hills: The Next Generation is happening never.




Bayern Munich have Europe’s best defence

Bayern Munich have Europe’s best defence, with the reigning Bundesliga champions leading the Huawei Team Ranking ahead of Juventus and Barcelona.

After their shock 4-1 defeat at the hands of Wolfsburg in their first game after the winter break, the Allianz Arena side have been in sublime form in defence again in recent weeks, conceding just twice in their last five games. Pep Guardiola’s men boast an average of 0.46 goals conceded per game, with shot stopper Manuel Neuer taking the ball out of his net a mere 11 times in 24 Bundesliga appearances.

Juventus, meanwhile, have been equally impressive at the back with an average of 0.54 goals conceded per match so far this season. The Serie A champions’ defence has been beaten 14 times in 26 encounters.

Barcelona complete the podium, letting average of 0.62 goals on average following their 6-1 win over Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo keeping 14 clean sheets in the process.

Southampton somewhat surprisingly have the Premier League’s best defence with an average of 0.71 goals conceded per game, ahead of Serie A outfit Roma with a rate of 0.73.

Monaco sit sixth in the ranking, conceding 0.74 on average across their encounters this term, with fellow French sides Olympique Lyonnais and Saint-Etienne jointly occupying seventh place with 0.79 goals conceded per match.

Chelsea and Borussia Monchengladbach complete the top 10, maintaining a rate of 0.81 and 0.83, respectively.

At the bottom end of the table, Bundesliga outfits Eintracht Franfurt and Werder Bremen have the worst defence of Europe’s top five leagues, both conceding 49 goals in 24 games so far, an average of 2.04 per match.

Finally, Parma have Serie A's worst defence with an average of 1.96 goals conceded per encounter, with Rayo Vallecano and Levante (both 1.88), QPR (1.75) and Toulouse (1.68) having the biggest problems at the back in Spain, England and France, respectively.


Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, Emmanuel Ikubuese, others walk against rape

Actress Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, singer Lami Phillips, Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikubese joined others to participate in the Walk against Rape initiative in Nigeria. The walk kicked off from the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Ground GRA Ikeja. Continue to see more photos...