Jordyn Woods: ‘I know that I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman’

Jordyn Woods covers the September issue of Cosmopolitan UK, and my first thought was “really, the shunned friend of a reality star is worthy of a September cover?” But Cosmo UK is just all-digital now and honestly, Jordyn’s interview was really good. Like, surprisingly good. Jordyn used to be famous for being Kylie Jenner’s live-in BFF. Then Jordyn was kicked out of Kardashian-Jenner World after she kissed Tristan Thompson (or let him kiss her) and Khloe basically lost her mind about it. Jordyn is still piecing together her life post-Kardashian but she sounds… fine. You can read the full interview here. Some highlights:

Where she is now: “Life is crazy. A lot can happen in four years. There’s been so much that’s happened in my life, I feel like I’m so old.”

On Tristan Thompson kissing her: “I didn’t know how to feel. I was like, ‘That didn’t just happen.’ I [told him] ‘I need to go.’ I was leaving already so I walked out immediately. I got in the car. I was in shock…. You know that saying, ‘I feel so alone in a room full of people’? I went through a phase of thinking, ‘I’m going to isolate myself, because I don’t know how I feel. I don’t know what the right thing to do is.’”

On clapping back: “I don’t believe in clapping back, or reacting out of emotion. I could have handled this a million different ways, but I just went with what felt the most natural to me. Would I ever have wanted this to happen? Never. But sh-t happens. And in the end, I never want to see anyone hurt; I would hate to be the reason for anyone’s pain. We all have to go to sleep with ourselves at night…. It becomes addictive to look on the internet, to look at your name. When I would look at my name and see all of the things that people were saying, it became like a tumour. It became cancerous to me.”

Even though she grew up in a mostly white area, she understands her blackness: “I’ve had the privilege of not having to face it as hard as the girls in [that] school because of my surroundings, but now I have a clearer understanding of how this game works, and how people feel like it’s OK to say whatever they want. I know that I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman.”

Body-positive advocacy: “I feel like being body positive means wanting to be the best version of yourself. If you want to be skinny, big, or whatever you want to be, you have every right to be that, as long as you’re being good to your body.”

On Kylie Jenner: “I love her. That’s my homie. I hope everything falls into place and that we can all grow and build our relationships with our family and God and come back together one day and be stronger and happier… A lot of people can be around when things are good, but you don’t know who’s really around until things are bad. It’s not about public statements for me and it’s unfortunate that something so private had to happen publicly… Let’s stick together. The world is so crazy. Our politics, our wars, our this, that and the other, the last thing we need is to start going against each other about things on social media. Let’s be better humans and learn from our mistakes.”

[From Cosmopolitan]

She sounds… fine. She sounds like she’s done a lot of growing up in the past year, and she’s thoughtful and open to learning more about herself and the world around her. It’s almost like she was happy to be in the Kardashian-Jenner bubble, but she’s learned that she can be totally fine without them too. You can tell she misses Kylie and misses their friendship. Maybe I’m projecting, but it also seems like she’s learned that if Kylie and her sisters are going to “cancel” her so suddenly, then she doesn’t need them either.

Cover courtesy of Cosmo UK, additional photo courtesy of Backgrid.

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Megan Barton-Hanson infuriates Celebs Go Dating agents by kissing mystery man with Paul raging 'You lied to us'

MEGAN Barton-Hanson left the Celebs Go Dating agents furious after kissing a mystery man – and got a dressing down from Paul Carrick Brunson who raged: "You've been lying to us".

In tonight's show Anna Williamson will expose pictures of the pair locking lips and demand Megan confess who she hooked up with.

A teaser clip reveals sheepish Megan replied: "He's a friend of a friend. And then by 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, I was eating his face, clearly."
Despite trying to laugh off the awkward situation, things turned more tense when Paul launched into a tirade against the Love Island star.

He said: "This in itself is confusing. Then you've got Zack, who you've said you liked…that's confusing.

"You have disrespected Anna, you've disrespected me, you've disrespected the agency, but most importantly, you've disrespected yourself."

It's not the first time Megan has upset Paul and Anna. The 25-year-old admitted to having another "selfish" kiss with a man who she led on – even admitting: "If I never saw him again, I wouldn’t be upset."

Her cold-hearted statement enraged Anna who fumed: "Megan’s behaviour is not acceptable and we expect her to treat our clients better."

Meanwhile she has got involved in an off-screen relationship with her celebrity co-star Demi Sims from Towie.

Despite breaking agency rules by getting together, the pair snogged in front of crowds at the wrap party as they flaunted their romance.

But things soon turned sour and The Sun exclusively revealed Megan and Demi's split following a string of jealous rows.


A source close to her said Demi, 22, made the decision to end things because Megan could not handle the attention her girlfriend was getting.

They said: “Demi broke up with Megan because Megan’s too insecure about the amount of attention Demi gets.

“They’ve unfollowed and blocked each other now.”

A spokesman for Megan insisted Demi was the first to block the other person on social media.

They went on to say because of her age and “differences in their lives”, Megan couldn’t continue in the relationship which Demi, 21, reacted badly to.

Megan has since grown close to Kylie Minogue's songwriter Chelcee Grimes who was seen comforting the sobbing star in the street.

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Vinnie Jones speaks about his ‘heavy grief’ for first time since death of beloved wife Tanya – The Sun

VINNIE Jones opened up about the death of his beloved wife Tanya for the first time today, telling fans they had helped ease his "heavy grief".

Mum-of-two Tanya, 53, died in July at the family’s Los Angeles home with the ex-footballer by her side after battling cancer for six years.

Posting on Twitter, actor and football legend Vinnie thanked followers who had consoled him in the wake of the tragedy.

He wrote: "THANKYOU to each and every one of you for your kind thoughts and kind words through this devastating time you have all helped us enormously with this heavy grief, Vinnie."

The 54-year-old also posted a picture of him and Tanya when they were younger alongside the message.

Vinnie revealed in 2013 that they were both suffering from melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer.



Tanya – who had an emergency heart transplant at the age of 21 – had already been treated twice for cervical cancer.

Vinnie had found a lump under his eye, and a check-up revealed it was a malignant melanoma, but then Tanya developed the same illness.

The pair had been together for 25 years, after marrying in 1994.

Last month, Gone In 60 Seconds actor Vinnie returned to work on the celebrity version of The X Factor in Hollywood.

The Sun revealed that the star met production staff and fellow competitors days after Tanya's death – surprising producers who thought he would pull out.

A source explained: "Obviously most of the team expected a phone call saying he wouldn’t be involved any more.

“But instead he came along and made it clear he wants to throw himself straight into this project.

“It must be incredibly tough for him right now so the producers gave him the option to delay for as long as he wants.

“But he’s keen to plough on — perhaps something to focus on will help him.”

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Jessie J Announces Social Media Break, Just Like Boyfriend Channing Tatum

Jessie J is taking a step back from social media.

The 31-year-old singer took to Instagram on Saturday (August 24) to announce her social media break.

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“For the record I’m OK. Happy, healthy and sane,” Jessie wrote. “People often presume to come off Instagram you are going through some shit. Lol. Actually it’s the opposite. Im in such a good place that I want to respect and nurture that looking up and not looking down. Instagram is fun, but it isn’t real life. I’m off to write a new album. 🔋”

Jessie continued: “Telling just the people who support me. Love you all. Be back soon. Refreshed and refuelled and ad-libbing OBVIOUSLY ❤️ (Also try and instagram cleanse every once in a while – it can do you no harm) 🙏🏻”

Jessie‘s announcement comes just a few days after her boyfriend Channing Tatum also revealed that he was taking a break from social media.

You can read Jessie J‘s full Instagram post here.

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Whoopi Goldberg Defends British Cynthia Erivo's Casting As Harriet Tubman (Exclusive)

“Doesn’t matter if you’re British,” Goldberg said.

Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t have problem with Cynthia Erivo playing Harriet Tubman, despite the fact that’s she’s British.

While out in Los Angeles Wednesday, "The View" co-host weighed in on the controversy over Erivo’s casting as the famous American abolitionist.

"Well, I feel as long as she’s African, and black she might have some feel for it," Goldberg said. "But who amongst the actors isn’t going to have to do the work? So, I’m sure there’s a lot of controversy but you know good actors are good actors."

The "Sister Act" star was asked about the "movement" in Hollywood casting for people to be hired for what they are. For example, a transgender actor playing a transgender role.

"It’s different you know if you’re talking about actors who have not had great opportunities and have always been played by other people," Goldberg said. "There is something to be said that can you let folks just play the part that they are? If you’re a deaf actor, it’s great to have a deaf actor. You know what I mean?"

"If you need someone who is, I don’t know, a Latino, it would be nice if it was a Latino because we’re here," she continued."The only problem for me is you have to be a good enough actor to do the job."

"Doesn’t matter if you’re British," Goldberg reiterated.

Erivo’s defenders point out that there wasn’t as much outrage when Daniel Day-Lewis was cast as Abraham Lincoln, or when Christian Bale nabbed the role of Dick Cheney as both actors are from the U.K. But according to Goldberg, this isn’t the same situation.

"It’s different because it’s a part of history that people don’t have a lot of information on," she said. "Let’s just say the mere fact that it’s being made is a plus."

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Tom Holland addresses Spider-Man drama for first time amid Sony and Marvel feud

Tom Holland has addressed the Spider-Man feud between Sony and Marvel for the first time, during an appearance at the D23 Expo.

It was reported the superhero – played by the 23-year-old – would be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after the two studios were unable to come to an agreement over money.

And, after fans threatened to boycott Sony, and launched petitions attempting to change the news, Tom has broken his silence over the drama.

Promoting his new Pixar movie, Outward, at the event, he told the crowd: ‘Listen, it’s been a crazy week, but I want you to know, I am grateful from the bottom of my heart.

‘And I love you 3000.’

After the insane success of Spider-Man: Far From Home, it was recently confirmed Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers will be writing the third movie for the franchise.

But, following a row between Marvel and Sony, everything else about the film is hanging in the balance.

Marvel die-hards have been freaking out ever since Deadline reported the studios failed to come to an agreement on terms about the next Spider-Man movies, meaning that the character will be ducking out of the MCU for now.

The publication stated Disney asked that any future films starring the superhero be a ‘50/50 co-financing arrangement’, something Sony refused to consider.

Instead, they reportedly suggested to keep their current deal, offering the studio five per cent of the first dollar grossing, with the studio declining.

Marvel president Kevin Feige was creative lead in the previous two Spider-Man films of the latest era – but unless a negotiation is reached, he will not have the same role in the movies reportedly in the works.

In a statement, Sony’s spokesperson said: ‘Much of today’s news about Spider-Man, has mischaracterised recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise.

‘We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.

‘We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own.

‘Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.’

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D23: Disney Teases Emma Stone as Punk Cruella de Vil; ‘Mulan’ Star Liu Yifei Absent After Hong Kong Protest Backlash

The first photo of Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in the upcoming live-action film led people to compare the Oscar-winning actor’s appearance to post-punk icon Siouxsie Sioux when the image was shown to fans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim Saturday.

Fans were also treated to footage from the upcoming live-action “Mulan” film, teasing its colorful costumes, impeccable choreography, and epic scale. Star Liu Yifei was notably absent after her comments about the Hong Kong protests were met with backlash and calls to boycott the film.

Stone will portray the classic Disney villain in the origin story “Cruella,” set to be released May 28, 2021. She promised the D23 crowd that the 1970s London-set film has a punk rock vibe — backed up by the single photo revealed at the expo shows. Yes, the haute couture of Glenn Close’s “101 Dalmatians” Cruella is still there, but Stone’s version adds a perm to the character’s signature black-and-white ‘do, big shoulders, and heavy eye makeup.

No word yet on whether Stone will get behind the wheel of the Panther De Ville of the earlier films.

“Mulan”

A new clip from “Mulan” shows Mulan (Yifei Liu, “The Forbidden Kingdom”) meeting the Matchmaker (Pei-Pei Cheng, “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”).

Liu, however, was not at Saturday’s presentation.

Last week, the Chinese-born star, who is an American citizen, voiced support for Hong Kong police on Weibo, the country’s largest social media platform.

Since Liu’s post, social media platforms have been flooded with calls to #BoycottMulan, mainly from human rights advocates angered by reports of police brutality against the anti-government protesters. In response, nationalists are rallying behind the film online, using imagery from the 1998 animated classic for pro-government memes under the hashtag #SupportMulan.

Director Niki Caro said her film, which features a predominately Chinese cast and is based on the ancient-legend inspired Disney animated classic, will hit audiences in a visceral way when its released March 27, 2020.

“What drew me to this project is Mulan herself, her journey from village girl to soldier to hero in a story as relevant and inspiring as it was 1,500 years ago,” she said. “I’m most excited for the audience to feel this story on a truly epic scale.”

The New Zealander is best known for her 2002 debut film, “Whale Rider,” which features Keisha Castle-Hughes as a 12-year-old indigenous girl whose ambition is to become chief of her Māori tribe. She earned a best actress Oscar nod for her role, making her one of the youngest nominees ever.

Bill Desowitz contributed reporting.

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I have fallen for a girl from work but I’m sad because we can’t be together – The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: I HAVE fallen for a girl at work – and never before felt so much for anyone. But she has a partner and we’ve agreed to be just colleagues and friends.

We have worked together for two years. She’s 26 and I’m 28. Although we’ve always got on well, she never used to get flirty until a month or so ago. She even asked if I’d take her on a date.

When her partner was on a night shift, she texted me and we arranged to meet for a coffee. She feels the same as I do, but has a child and we both agreed she had a lot to lose.

She wasn’t happy with her partner but is not about to leave him. Now we have gone back to being just friends, it’s like something hangs unsaid between us.

I worry that if I do get with someone else, she will suddenly be single and I’ll be torn, like she is right now.

DEIDRE SAYS: She is staying with her partner and it was wrong of her to start flirting with you and raising false hopes.

It’s a dead end. Accept that and tell her you can’t be the backstop where she finds a bit of comfort.

Don’t miss out on the chance to meet someone who is free to commit.

My e-leaflet Finding The Love Of Your Life will help.

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Jungkook From BTS Posted On Weverse And The Entire App Crashed

BTS is currently on hiatus until their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour restarts in October 2019. While on hiatus, several members of BTS posted on social media to keep in touch with fans. However, Jungkook was particularly quiet and did not post anything for the first couple weeks of the group’s break. When Jungkook finally posted on Weverse, BTS fans were so excited the entire app crashed.

BTS fans joked Jungkook became the next Avatar

BTS is on a well-deserved break for the first time since their debut. While on break, Jimin hosted multiple VLIVE livestreams and RM posted photos visiting museums. J-Hope visited Los Angeles and Suga and Jin posted photos from a fishing trip.

Jungkook did not post anything, so fans joked that he was learning to become the next Avatar. In BTS, Jungkook is considered the Golden Maknae because he is good at everything. Because he already masters everything he tries, the joke took off.

“jungkook’s so silent because he’s off in the mountains learning how to become the next avatar,” joked a fan on Twitter.

“Its already been 16 days on weverse 40 days since he last posted a photo here on twitter srsly jungkook did you become an avatar?? Where u at i miss u,” wrote another.

After Jungkook posted on Weverse, fans continued the jokes.

“perhaps jungkook is finally done of being The Next Avatar so he decided to come back,” wrote a fan.

Jungkook posted on Weverse and the app crashed

Jungkook was only silent for the first 12 days of BTS’s vacation. When he posted on Weverse, he posted just after 3 a.m. KST.

His first post read, “What are you all doing?” followed by ” I don’t want to sleep now. What should I do?”

For a little over an hour, Jungkook wrote a string of posts about playing Overwatch and eating rameyeon. The app crashed after his third post which read, “its been a while since (I played) overwatch, shall I play it.”

Even though the app crashed for some members of BTS ARMY, Jungkook continued to post until after 4 a.m. KST. After Jungkook wished everyone goodbye, Jimin replied to one of Jungkook’s Weverse posts.

“I’m also eating ramyeon deliciously thanks to you,” he wrote.

Fans panicked on Twitter when Weverse crashed

After Weverse crashed, BTS fans vented about their frustrations on Twitter. So many people were tweeting about it, “Weverse” trended worldwide. After the panic faded, BTS ARMY did what they do best and turned the entire ordeal into a meme.

“jungkook comes back on weverse just for it to crash the second he posts, the power,” wrote a fan.

“jungkook going to weverse after we haven’t heard from him only to post that he wants ramen at 4am,” wrote another.

While most fans were happy about Jungkook’s post, others were angry that Jungkook was inactive for the start of his vacation. This led to some members of ARMY expressing their disappointment in other fans.

“ppl on weverse is still begging jungkook to go live after he said he was going to bed. let mans sleep,” wrote a fan on Twitter.

“i cant believe some people are actually mad at jungkook for resting?? and spending his vacation well??,” wrote another fan.

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