PARIS HILTON apologized yesterday for some comments she made in the new issue of “Marie Claire”magazine.
In the article, she said she wasn’t bothered by PRESIDENT TRUMP’s “Grab ’em by the you-know-what” comment, because, quote, “I’ve heard guys say the craziest things ever, because I’m always around guys, and I listen to them speak.”
She also said she doesn’t believe the women accusing Trump of sexual assault, saying she thinks they’re, quote, “just trying to get attention and fame.”
After the Internet went DOG NUTS on her, she issued a statement saying, quote, “I want to apologize for my comments from an interview I did last year. They were part of a much larger story and I am regretful that they were not delivered in the way I had intended.”
“I always believe in helping women have their voices heard and helping create an environment where women feel empowered and believe in themselves.”
(You can read the whole thing here.)
EMMA STONE tops the annual “Forbes” list of ‘The Highest Paid Actresses in World.’ She raked in $26 million over the past 12 months. JENNIFER LAWRENCE was #1 the past two years . . . but she slipped to third this year.
Here’s the Top 10:
- Emma Stone, $26 million
- Jennifer Aniston, $25.5 million
- Jennifer Lawrence, $24 million
- Melissa McCarthy, $18 million
- Mila Kunis, $15.5 million
- A tie between Emma Watson and Charlize Theron, both with $14 million
- A tie between Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts, both with $12 million
- Amy Adams, $11.5 million
Overall, the Top 10 actresses made $172.5 million over the past 12 months, which is down 16% from $205 million last year.
JUDGE JUDY came up with a pretty fascinating experiment on a recent episode of her show.
The case involved two people who were both claiming to be the rightful owner of a dog named ‘Baby Boy.’
The woman who had Baby Boy insisted that she LEGALLY bought the dog off someone on the street. Then there was also a guy who claimed that he was Baby Boy’s owner before that, and that someone had stolen him.
So, Judge Judy let Baby Boy decide who his true owner was.
She let him loose in the courtroom . . . and right away, he ran over to the original owner’s feet, jumped on his leg, and wagged his tail. She gave him the dog.
I’m not sure this woman gets how ANYTHING works.
A science museum in Dallas is holding a solar eclipse viewing party a week from Monday. And a woman wrote a comment on their Facebook page earlier this week . . . asking them to reschedule since it’s a school night.
People immediately began mocking her, as people on social media do, so she eventually deleted the comment.
A new survey asked 1,000 people with ACTIVE lifestyles to come up with their ideal times to do stuff each day . . . like wake up, eat breakfast, and have sex.
According to the results, here’s what an ideal day looks like . . .
- Wake up at 6:45 A.M. That way you have plenty of time to get ready.
- Go for a short run at 7:00 A.M. Meaning you’d pretty much roll out of bed and go.
- Eat breakfast at 7:15 A.M. So, immediately after you finish your run.
- Have SEX at 7:30 A.M. Not much time to shower though. Would you really want to get back in bed when you’re all sweaty from a run?
- Buckle down at work at 9:45 A.M. That actually makes sense, because you have time to settle in. And you start to peak mentally about three hours after you wake up.
- Take a break at 10:45 A.M. . . . have lunch at 12:15 P.M. . . . and eat a snack at 3:30.
- Eat dinner at 6:00 P.M. And you should have a drink at 6:10 P.M. So you’d really just have a drink WITH dinner.
- Exercise at 6:30 P.M. Do you really want to work out after dinner and drinks though?
- Go to bed at 10:10 P.M. That gives you 20 or 30 minutes to fall asleep. Then you can wake up at 6:45 the next morning fully rested.
If you’re wondering WHY every place makes you pick a password with at least one capital letter, one number, and one symbol, it’s because of one guy.
Bill Burr worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 2003, and he was put in charge of coming up with the rules for good passwords . . . even though he wasn’t a security expert and didn’t even know that much about the subject.
And now, he says he’s SORRY. There’s two reasons: One, because those passwords are super annoying . . . and two, because more research has proven they’re not even that effective.
It turns out that passwords that are LONGER are much more secure.
If your password is four random common words . . . like, say, “purple-trombone-dancing-bucket” . . . that would take hackers HUNDREDS of years longer to hack than our current shorter, randomized passwords.
Plus it’s easier to remember.
TAYLOR SWIFT is going on trial later this month. If you haven’t heard, a former radio DJ is suing her for defamation, after she claimed he grabbed her backside during a meet-and-greet back in 2013.
He lost his job . . . but Taylor insists it happened, and she’s filed a countersuit for sexual harassment.
In any event, jury selection is happening now . . . and naturally, the lawyers opposing Taylor are trying to keep her biggest fans from stacking the jury. In an effort to expose their fandom, they have a questionnaire for prospective jurors.
It includes stuff like:
- Have you listened to Taylor Swift on the radio?
- Have you watched one of Taylor’s videos?
- Have you read a blog about her?
- Have you bought a Taylor Swift album?
- Have you “intentionally listened to Taylor through an online service”?
- Have you gone to one of her concerts?
Taylor was actually in the courtroom in Denver yesterday to witness the jury selection. The trial will probably take a little over a week, and she IS expected to take the witness stand. If she wins her countersuit, she’ll donate the money to charity.
Never doubt the power of people’s social media VANITY.
The cops in Swansea, Wales recently put 35-year-old Wayne Esmonde’s mugshot on their Facebook page because he had a warrant out for assault.
In the mugshot, his eyes are open VERY wide and he kind of looks like a mix of shocked and crazy.
Well . . . Wayne replied to the Facebook post last week and wrote, quote, “I am him. Not a very flattering mugshot. I’d appreciate it if you take this post down. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.”
And he eventually reached a deal with the cops: If he turned himself in, they’d take down the photo. So he went to the station on Thursday, the cops arrested him, and they took down the mugshot.
But . . . unfortunately for Wayne, now that his story is out, that mugshot is ALL OVER the Internet and getting infinitely more attention than it was getting before. Oops.
When SELENA GOMEZ checked herself into rehab for emotional issues and exhaustion last year, she really put in the work . . . and it was worth it.
She says, quote,
“I went away for 90 days, and it was the best thing that I ever could’ve done. I had no phone, nothing, and I was scared. But it was amazing, and I learned a lot.
“I was in the countryside and never did my hair; I took part in equine therapy, which is so beautiful. And it was hard, obviously. But I knew what my heart was saying, and I thought, ‘OK, I think this has helped me become stronger for other people.'”
Selena is carrying the lessons she learned into her relationship with THE WEEKND. Quote,
“It’s really important for me to love and nourish my friends and family and to make sure that I never get influenced by a guy. I’ve wanted to be in a strong headspace for years, and I really wasn’t.”
Before, I was so young and easily influenced, and I’d feel insecure. You want someone to add to your life, not to complete you, if that makes sense. I’m lucky because he’s more of a best friend than anything else.”
If you’re looking to save some money this month, here’s a quick guide on what you should and shouldn’t buy in August . . .
1. Buy back-to-school supplies. Back-to-school supplies usually hit the shelves in July, but sales will be better this month as the beginning of school approaches.
(It’s also worth checking to see if your sate participates in a State Sales Tax Holiday this month, where you don’t pay tax on some back-to-school purchases.)
2. Skip major household items. Skip any major household purchases, since Labor Day sales are just around the corner.
3. Buy outdoor products. August is a good time to buy outdoor products like lawn mowers and patio furniture. Even if you won’t get much use out of them THIS summer, you’ll have them for next year.
4. Buy summer clothes. As stores try to clear out old inventory to make room for fall and winter clothes, you’ll be able to save some money on summer stuff and swimsuits.
5. Skip the iPhone. Apple is likely going to announce its new iPhone 8 in September, so if you buy an iPhone NOW, it’ll be out of date in a month. Plus, Apple and other retailers generally drop prices on previous iPhone models once the new phones come out, so you can score a better deal if you wait.
(USA Today / NerdWallet)