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Is Kendall Jenner the Most Tone-Deaf, Least Likable Celebrity?



Did she learn nothing from her Pepsi commercial backlash?

Kendall Jenner has once again triggered a wave of disgust for embodying annoying white privilege. This time, she can’t blame others for misguiding her down the wrong path, either. Comments to Love magazine, detailing her frustrations with the world of runway modeling, have no offended many modeling peers.

“Since the beginning we’ve been super-selective about what shows I would,” the 22-year-old told Love. “I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do. More power to ’em.”

Madisyn Ritland, a model who has walked runways for brands such as Chanel and Dolce and Gabbana, told The Daily Beast: “Not everyone is a social media titan and reality TV show royalty—a lot of people have to use other means. I took it personally. I got defensive of all my friends who work so hard. I think we do tend to take things out of context, and get outraged quickly, and I don’t want to immediately judge her. But I feel like her comment shows, at the very least, that she doesn’t have much solidarity with the other models who she’s referring to.”

Ritland continued: “Anytime someone says ‘those’—she said ‘those girls’—I think that’s very ‘othering,’ and we’re already treated as objects. To have it be such a faceless ‘othering’ comment, coming from one of our own, and coming from someone who’s privileged and powerful, it’s disappointing. She said, ‘Whatever the fuck those girls do’ so flippantly. There are so many stories and heartbreak, and exhaustion and health—there’s a whole system of abuse that’s happening that needs to be addressed and worked on.”

One model tweeted this:

Kendall Jenner hasn’t just grown up in a luxuriously-appointed Calabasas bubble. She’s has the advantage of a TV show now filming its sixteenth season, close to 100 million dedicated Instagram followers, a subscription blog starting at $2.99 a month, and backing from Kris Jenner, one of the most influential managers in entertainment.

Her thoughtless comments show arrogance and disrespect for her peers, but also a lack of maturity and empathy.

Instead of acknowledging her privilege, she once again played the victim, declaring on Twitter that her words were taken out of context:

It’s difficult to pick out redeemable qualities in Kendall. Right now, her brand depicts a perfect-looking runway model who finds herself in situations that shows she’s in a bubble and not relatable. Meanwhile, her sisters all have their own factors of realness, as privileged as they may be. Khloe lost a ton of weight and pretty much became the poster child of the ‘revenge body’ that everyone wants to get after a breakup. Kylie has a cosmetics line that is on track to make her the youngest self-made billionaire. Kourtney has a kids and focuses on motherhood. Kim has her own business and a family. Other than anxiety on an airplane, Kendall is never shown in a likable or relatable situation. And honestly, who’s going to feel sorry for a rich girl who has anxiety traveling around the world?

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Fans of Mac Miller Held Emotional Vigil at Park He Named His First Album After



Mac Miller passed away on Sept. 7 of a reported overdose and was pronounced dead at his Studio City, California home. He was 26 years old. But his hometown of Pittsburgh honored the late rapper with a touching public vigil Tuesday. Thousands showed up to Frick Blue Slide Park, which inspired the title of Miller’s 2011 debut album, Blue Slide Park.

“It was an emotional night,” said Jamie Byron after attending the vigil. Fans decorated the park with art, flowers and candles.

Byron, who at 25 is just one year younger than Miller, told Better than the Weekend he started listening to the late rapper as a freshman in college. Miller’s first album became the soundtrack to his first year of college.

“My roommate and I would listen to Blue Slide Park every day freshman year. It was in the background when we’d do homework, just chill, or get ready to go out,” said Byron. “Going through college is a weird time, and Mac’s music made sense to us because he was our age and from our city, so it felt good to hear.

Fans sang along to Miller’s music for hours. Chants of “412” which is the area code of Pittsburgh and “Thank you, Mac” circulated throughout the night, said Byron.

Byron said he had chills when the DJ stopped for the night and the crowd just broke into “Frick Park Market” for one last moment of honor.

RIP, Mac.

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This NBA Star Is Going to Harvard



Oh, back to school. Back to school — to prove to dad he’s not a fool. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is going back to school — and he’s going to Harvard.

Irving is headlining the newest group of athletes to enroll in a Harvard Business School course called “Crossover Into Business,” aimed at helping sports stars maximize their earning potential during and after their playing careers. The baller is joined in the class by Denver Nuggets power forward Paul Millsap and former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett, among others. Longtime NBA forwards Chris Boshand Caron Butler previously completed the program, per

In June, asked Irving about his interests away from the basketball court.

“I feel like if I had the same amount of time that I was afforded [for basketball] to learn about business and investments, I think I’d probably be in a pretty different place,” he said. “You just gotta learn as best you can on your own time.”

Taking a course at Harvard is a solid step in that process.

At the same time, Irving is working back from knee surgery that forced him to miss the latter stages of the 2017-18 season, including the playoffs.

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Paul McCartney Says He Masturbated with John Lennon (No, Really)



I’ll never be able to listen to the line: “I get my with a little help from my friends” the same way again.

Paul McCartney regaled writer Chris Heath in GQ with a story about how he, John Lennon and some of their friends masturbated together before the pair became world-famous members of the Beatles.

McCartney told GQ: “What it was was over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us. And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying—I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything—we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did.”

When asked if the “ritual” took place more than once, McCartney said: “I think it was a one-off. Or maybe it was like a two-off. It wasn’t a big thing. But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group.”

“Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it,” he acknowledged. “There’s so many things like that from when you’re a kid that you look back on and you’re, ‘Did we do that?’ But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone. Not even Brigitte Bardot.”

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