Todd Heap endures the unimaginable

Todd Heap, a former tight-end for the Baltimore Ravens, played 12 seasons in the NFL. This past Friday, Heap accidentally ran over his 3-year-old daughter with his truck and killed her.

Police confirm that his daughter was in the family’s driveway in Mesa, Arizona when Heap went to move their truck and hit her. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Although there were no suspicious circumstances and no signs of impairment, Mesa police Detective Steve Berry said the investigation into the accident continues.

ABC15 Arizona’s article titled, “Mesa PD: Todd Heap accidentally hit, killed young daughter with truck Friday,” reported, “Heap is from a Mormon family that stretches its lineage to the early days of the faith. Since 2007, he and his wife have operated a foundation to help sick and disadvantaged children.”

When the news got out, Heap’s past teams made their condolences public. The Baltimore Ravens released their statement and also published it to Twitter:
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The Ravens were not the only ones to share their condolences. The Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona State Sun Devils also released a statement. Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 8.06.26 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-04-18 at 8.06.53 PM.png

 

 

 

In addition, Heap’s fans and football family reached out, as well, personally and through social media to support him through this tough time.

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Such a horrifying experience like this isn’t something that blows over after a good night’s sleep. Alike some of his fans said, I hope, at some point, he can find peace with this tragic incidence.

My condolences go to Todd Heap and his family during this time. Hopefully the family’s faith can help them heal.

Another Kardashian/Jenner spinoff…are you surprised?

E! has announced that they will be producing Life of Kylie, a new Keeping Up with the Kardashians spinoff series airing this summer.

On Monday, April 10, E! online’s Gabi Duncan wrote an article titled, “Step Inside Kylie Jenner’s Private World With E!’s New Docu-Series, Life of Kylie.” In the article, E! explained,

“If you’ve ever wondered what’s it’s really like to be Kylie, wonder no more. The new show, premiering this summer, will expose a personal, more intimate side of makeup entrepreneur as she manages her celebrity persona, multi-million dollar company and, well, just being a teenager.”

The eight-episode docs-series hopes to reveal what happens in the 19-year-old daily life. Everything from her lip kits to her glamorous Instagram photos will be featured throughout the show.

Kylie has gotten an overwhelming amount of support from her family, although, Teen Vogue is reporting that there is a little bit of jealous coming from one of the family members. So really, if there are no names attached, who knows if it is actually true.

The thing we can definitely show is what viewers think about Kylie’s new show. Kylie tweeted Monday saying,

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Her audience had a lot of positive feedback toward her new show. Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 11.12.03 AMScreen Shot 2017-04-11 at 11.11.47 AM

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But you know how it gets. No one will ever have perfect feedback from their audience – especially the Kardashian/Jenner clan. They have their supporters and their haters but not really anyone in-between.

So what do you guys think? Is this something you will be watching this summer? Or do you want nothing to do with it?

 

Would you carry Kim K’s third baby?

On Sunday’s new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim’s pregnancy struggles were one of the main focuses of this week’s episodeWith .

Kim Kardashian has been wanting to have a third child but it is a life or death situation with her preexisting health problems. In her first pregnancy, she had preeclampsia. This involves high blood pressure and placenta accreta. With these problems she has been told by doctors that having a third child would be very high-risk and could cause her to die during labor.

Kim made it very clear that she wants to move forward to look into other options to expand her family. She said,

“After talking to Kanye, I think that I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn’t think it was that realistic of an option. Now, I feel like that’s my reality.”

Very realistic. Of course there are other options such as adoption but surrogacy is the option she currently prefers. Fans aren’t totally in favor of her opinions though. Some are a little more judgmental while others are more understanding.

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What do you think? Do you think Kim Kardashian will go through with the surrogacy idea? Who do you think will be her surrogate? Would you be her surrogate if the opportunity arrived?

Is ‘Dance Moms’ really over or is Abby Lee just being dramatic?

‘Dance Moms’…the name says it all.Dance Moms is an American reality show that was debuted on Lifetime in 2011. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, mothers take their children to join Abby Lee Dance Company’s Junior Elite Competition Team. [See the current cast here.] The show is filled with drama, dancing and entertainment. With the success behind the show, there has been seven seasons with the eighth one on the way…until Abby Lee backed out.

During the early hours of Monday (March 27) morning, Abby Lee Miller went to Instagram, @therealabbylee, to quit ‘Dance Moms’.

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The post, in full, read:

“The majority of children that follow me may be fast asleep, however now is the critical time to make the following statement: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS. FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/ SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES, AND COSTUMING – TO NO AVAIL! TODAY, I WAS SO PROUD THAT I WENT AGAINST THE PRODUCER’S IDEA (ONCE AGAIN) TO ENTER A COMMAND PERFORMANCE OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE NUMBERS… “WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?” ALONG WITH THREE BEAUTIFUL SOLOS! I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful! I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED – DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT! #dancemoms #season7 #ALDC #aldcalways #newbeginnings #aldcla #allloveddancecourage”

For someone unfamiliar with the show, its history, and current legal drama, this post from Miller may seem like a very sad and unfortunate ending to a successful show. However, there is some background information that may change that thought.

In October 2015, Abby Lee Miller was charged with attempting to hide $755,000 of income from ‘Dance Moms’ and her spin-off, ‘Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition’ during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The money was apparently stowed away in a secret bank account. In addition, this past January she ran into some issues in with having to forfeit $120,000 in Australian currency that she snuck into the country. For all of this, she is facing over 20 cases of fraud and will hear her sentencing around early May this year.

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Uh, yikes, Ms. Miller. That’s not a very good problems to have lurking in the shadows. Some articles are thinking that this whole ‘quitting’ ordeal was a ploy to take attention away from the  many legal issues she has been facing. Who would be surprised by that? Things like that happen all the time when money comes into play. At least she still has her fans…right?

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Some are saying, “RIGHT!”…

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While others are saying, “eh, not so much.”

Overall though, yes – it is sad that the show is ending and it is sad that the main drama starter just quit the show. But we all know how this works out: Lifetime will find either a new dance company or a new show all together and ratings and money will start coming right back in. Maybe this was a good thing for us Lifetime watchers. Maybe we will get an awesome new show we didn’t even know we wanted! I guess we will have to wait and see how this whole thing plays out!

For full episodes of ‘Dance Moms’ click here!

Disney faces some turmoil!

Gary Goldman accuses Disney of stealing his idea for hit children’s movie, Zootopia.

Disney released Zootopia in Hollywood on February 17, 2016. Since then, the 55th Disney animated film made more than $1 billion and won awards at the Oscar’s. Being an obvious success, Zootopia might have had a target on its back.

Gary Goldman claims that Disney took character designs, themes, lines of dialogue, and even the name of the film from a project he developed in 2000. He claims to have pitched the project twice to Disney executives in 2000 and 2009 and was rejected both times. Variety.com explains that “the lawsuit accuses Disney of a long history of stealing ideas from others, and contends that “Zootopia” is only the most recent example of an embedded corporate practice.”

Although this information is very recent, not many people have portrayed their thoughts on it. Those who are talking about it, are kind of confused.

 

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Even though the public hasn’t totally lost their minds over this, Disney has responded to the allegations:

“Mr. Goldman’s lawsuit is riddled with patently false allegations,” the spokesman said. “It is an unprincipled attempt to lay claim to a successful film he didn’t create, and we will vigorously defend against it in court.”

Very interesting controversy going on now. We will have to wait and see if anything else comes of this.

Do you think this will actually go to court?

Finally Kim Kardashian gets the support she deserves…or does she?

On October 3, 2016, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris apartment. Originally accused of faking the entire thing, Kim agrees to open up about her attack on season 13 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Season 13 premiered on March 12 with a normal episode. This past Sunday, March 19, the hit show came out with a very different episode that had been advertised for weeks prior. Episode 2 explained the days before and after the attack and the reactions of Kim herself, and her family members.

Here is a preview of her recalling the attack with her sisters:

This episode has been highly anticipated by fans all over the world. After waiting and waiting, it finally came around and it did not disappoint. The pain evident on Kim and her families’ faces did not go unnoticed by viewers. Her fans really started to show their support.

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Kim went to Twitter to explain her motives behind airing this show and also her appreciation for her friends, family and loved ones for supporting her.

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Although lengthy, they proved to be very heartwarming and compassionate tweets to send out to the world. You can see by the amount of retweets and favorites she received that she had a lot of fans that supported her decision to go public with attack. But even with all of the support, there was still some rude comments and backlash.

On March 11, Kim Kardashian tweeted, “So excited tomorrow is the premiere of Keeping Up Season 13. This season’s really so deep. Can’t wait to live tweet and I will live snap too!” A tweet like this is nothing new for the Kardashian ladies. They are constantly promoting their show and empire; obviously they would do the same for this season. However, some people did not respond as supportive as others.

King Dru and Lex De Vito both responded to the tweet.

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Maybe they are with the group of people who hate the Kardashians in general or maybe they are just salty about the entire situation. Who knows!

What I am curious about is if you guys support Kim and her struggle since the attack or not. So tell me – do you? or do you not?

 

Kylie can’t seem to get her products to customers without any drama!

Kylie Jenner, creator of Kylie Cosmetics, has temporarily put her LipKits to the side and welcomed her brand new Kylighters – Kylie Cosmetics Highlighters.

Jenner’s new line of Kylighters is $22 per highlighter and comes in six different shades: French Vanilla, Cotton Candy Cream, Banana Split, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Shortcake, and Chocolate Cherry. With her iconic dripping print on the actual product, Jenner has the packaging match the highlight shade for a monotone appearance.

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The Kylighters first were released February 28 and quickly sold off the digital shelves. Fans were clearly dying to get their hands on the products. As buyers waited for their purchases to arrive, others have been anxiously waiting for them to restock!

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Although, there was a recent set back. As February 28 buyers started receiving their Kylighters, some were very excited…

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…and some were VERY disappointed. When the Kylighters finally arrived, the actual product was missing!Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 3.30.41 PMScreen Shot 2017-03-15 at 3.31.28 PM

Maybe there was a glitch in the system with this batch of products? No one really knows quite yet; however, Kylie Cosmetics has direct messaged customers via Twitter, @kyliecosmetics, to replace the damaged products.

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Jordan Byers’ Youtube Video Explanation

Besides that, it almost seems like Kylie Jenner kind of just, ignored it because on Tuesday, March 14, Jenner posted a ‘triple gram’ (posting three pictures in a row) on her personal Instagram account, @kyliejenner. In the pictures, she was dressed in a sexy, neon green, mesh tracksuit by Chanel. Thinking it was just a picture showing off her body and brand name clothing, fans were mistaken. On the middle photo’s caption, Jenner wrote, “Kylight ✔️“, implying that we should have noticed that from the start.

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For the many fans eagerly awaiting the restock, this was their clue. Kylighters are scheduled to be back in stock and ready for purchase tomorrow, March 16 at 3pm PT. If you don’t get there exactly at 3, don’t expect to get your hands on it.

Do you think Jenner should have responded more to the empty packages? Do you think her social media use is beneficial to her business? Will you buy Kylighters?

For more information on Kylie Cosmetics and Kylighters, click the following links below:
Kylie Cosmetics Website
Kylie Cosmetics Twitter
The Kylie Cosmetics Kylighter Shade Perfect for Your Skin Tone, According to Kylie Jenner” by Allure
Jeffree Star’s Kylighter Review
LadyCode’s Review & Dupes
Kendall Alfred’s Review
Michelle Helidy’s Review